Ten Pound Poms

Michelle Keegan to return as Ten Pound Pom in second series of hit BBC period drama

Michelle Keegan holds a child's shoulders in 50s period clothing

Nicknamed Ten Pound Poms after the £10 processing fees, the first series saw them leave post-War Britain in search of a better job and quality of life, but soon learn of a much harsher reality.

The second series will re-join the Poms a year on in 1957, with Keegan's (Fool Me Once) nurse Kate Thorne and the Roberts family (led by Marsay, Game of Thrones, and Brown, Luther) still seeking the sun-soaked Australian dream they were promised.

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.