Confirmed: There Will Be A Second Series Of Ten Pound Poms

By Olivia Emily

5 months ago

Time to go back down under


Can’t get enough of Michelle Keegan after Fool Me Once? You’re in luck: the BBC has announced a second series of its original hit drama Ten Pound Poms is coming. Here’s everything we know so far.

Confirmed: Ten Pound Poms Series 2

Michelle Keegan in Ten Pound Poms

Kate (MICHELLE KEEGAN) © BBC/Eleven/John Platt

It’s official: Ten Pound Poms is returning for a second series after the wildly successful first series, which aired in 2023 and attracted 7.7 million viewers. ‘The positive viewer response to Ten Pound Poms was a true delight,’ says writer, creator and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst. ‘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.’

What Is Ten Pound Poms About?

Set in the 1950s, Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits who leave dreary post-war Britain for a new life in sun soaked Australia. The opportunity is offered for just £10, with better housing and job opportunities promised. But the group soon learns that life in Australia is not as it was sold to them, and they struggle with their new identity as immigrants and to adapt to the nation’s harsh climate.

Annie (FAYE MARSAY), Pattie (HATTIE HOOK), (Terry (WARREN BROWN), Peter (FINN TREACY) in Ten Pound Poms

Annie (FAYE MARSAY), Pattie (HATTIE HOOK), (Terry (WARREN BROWN), Peter (FINN TREACY). © BBC/Eleven/John Platt

What Will Happen In Series 2?

‘After a challenging first year in Australia, the new series will follow nurse Kate Thorne (Michelle Keegan) and the Roberts family (led by Faye Marsay and Warren Brown) into 1957 on their adventure down under, as they are determined to make this new country everything they hoped it would be for a fresh start,’ the BBC says. ‘Will Kate, Terry and Annie finally get a slice of the Australian dream they were promised?

‘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,’ says the BBC. ‘But will these new characters bring some sunshine into our returning characters’ lives… or just more drama?’

Who Stars?

  • Michelle Keegan as Kate Thorne
  • Warren Brown as Terry Roberts
  • Faye Marsay as Annie Roberts
  • Rob Collins as Ron Mohoney
  • David Field as Dean Spender
  • Stephen Curry as JJ Walker
  • Leon Ford as Bill Anderson
  • Emma Hamilton as Sheila Anderson
  • Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Henry Broad
  • Nic English as Robbie Carter
  • Nikki Shiels as Fran Robinson
  • Declan Coyle as Stevie
  • Hattie Hook as Pattie
  • Finn Treacy as Peter
  • Cheree Cassidy as Marlene
Marlene (CHEREE CASSIDY), Annie (FAYE MARSAY), Terry (WARREN BROWN) in Ten Pound Poms

Marlene (CHEREE CASSIDY), Annie (FAYE MARSAY), Terry (WARREN BROWN). © BBC/Eleven/John Platt

Where Is Ten Pound Poms Filmed?

The first series of Ten Pound Poms was filmed in Australia in May 2022, mainly Scheyville National Park, Carcoar and Sydney. Series two will begin filming in Australia in mid February 2024.

‘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,’ says Executive Producer Joel Wilson.

Release Date

No release date just yet, but there was a year-long delay between filming and release with series one of Ten Pound Poms. If the same happens for series two, it would be released in February 2025. We hope it’ll be sooner than that, though.

WATCH

Ten Pound Poms series one is streaming now on BBC iPlayer.