Ten Pound Poms Renewed for Second Series
TEN POUND POMS is returning for a second series, the BBC confirmed today.
First commissioned in 2022, the series was created by Danny Brocklehurst and follows the lives of those at the centre of the largest planned migration of the 20th century. One million Britons were sold the dream of a modern way of life in Australia and were seduced by a fare of just £10.
The announcement follows news that Ten Pound Poms was one of the UK’s biggest new dramas of last year, launching to a 28-day figure of 7.7 million viewers, and the awarding of two Golden Nymph trophies at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown will reprise their roles as Kate, Annie and Terry, respectively. Series two will also introduce some exciting new characters, including the Skinner family, fresh off the boat from Ireland and the unscrupulous land-lord Benny Bates. But will these new characters bring some sunshine into our returning characters’ lives… or just more drama?
Writer, creator and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst says: “The positive viewer response to Ten Pound Poms was a true delight. We tapped into a little-known part of our recent history and told stories which reflected the realities of the real Poms that made the trip. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be teaming again with the BBC, Stan and Eleven to continue our characters’ adventure down under.”
Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Eleven Joel Wilson says: “I fell in love with Australia last season, so I’m delighted to be heading back there with Danny, Faye, Michelle and Warren to reunite with our fabulous director Ana and our wonderful cast and crew, as well as welcoming director Tom McKay into the fold.”
Read the full announcement here.