Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown to go down under in new drama from the creator of Brassic

Set in 1956, Ten Pound Poms will star Michelle Keegan (Brassic), Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones) and Warren Brown (The Responder) as a group of Brits escaping dreary post-War Britain to pastures new in Australia.

For just ten pounds, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in the sunny down under. But when they arrive, they soon realise that they have been sold a dream.

Sky announces release date for Brassic series two

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Picking up a few months after the first series ended, Brassic’s follow-up re-joins the gang of Lancashire lads on their marvellous misadventures.

The first episode of the new series finds Vinnie, played by Joe Gilgun (Misfits), in his weed shed, where he’s been hiding out since faking his own death to escape the wrath of local gangster Terrance McCann (Ramon Tikaram).

Brassic co-creators discuss how Joe Gilgun turned his colourful past into a hit TV show

Brassic, a tale of Lancashire lads on the scam, is a madcap comedy with a sensitive side. The Guardian called it “a hilarious, warm, brutal melange”.

But it is not, as Gilgun was at pains to point out at a packed event, miserable: “Any show that represents the working classes is fucking miserable. Some of the happiest people I know are working class; some of the smartest lads I know are working class.”

Winners of the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2019 announced

The winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony held this evening at the London Hilton, Park Lane, and was hosted by political comedian Ahir Shah.

The RTS Craft & Design Awards celebrate excellence in broadcast television and aim to recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production. They span across 30 categories in total, and this year Chernobyl led the way with six wins across Costume Design – Drama, Make Up Design – Drama, Music – Original Score, Photography – Drama & Comedy, Production Design – Drama and Sound - Drama categories.