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Timewatch - 2007-2008 - Ten Pound Poms


The stories of the one million post-war Britons who paid ten pounds to emigrate to Australia under the Assisted Passage Scheme. It was one of the biggest planned migrations of the twentieth century. The catch was that they had to stay for a minimum of two years. Many loved their new country, but one quarter fled home disillusioned, fleeing 'pommy bashing' or believing that they had been sold a lie.

Broadcasts

  • 2008-02-02 20:20:00 - 2008-02-02 21:10:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue,
  • 2008-02-16 02:05:00 - 2008-02-16 02:55:00 on BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Wales, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One South East, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One East, BBC One Oxford, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One North West,
  • 2008-10-25 20:10:00 - 2008-10-25 21:00:00 on BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue,

Credits

  • Presenter Michael Praed