Truly gripping and sad but Australian not British production
This is certainly a gripping drama, though I doubt that Britons can be proud of it as, although it does feature two fine British actors in the lead roles, it is an Australian production with mostly Australian cast and almost totally Australian crew and completely Australian post production at ABC TV studio in Sydney. Yes the BBC did help fund the project and has a Co-Producer credit but to claim it as a British production is a complete mistake. Australian producers, directors, cinematographer, sound, editing, sound post production and facilities. An interesting side note is that the Austrlaian producer, Steven Knapman, adopted the Keven, who plays 'Bert' with such tragic realism. The production could only skim the surface of some of the real deprivation and brutality suffered in the ill-conceived child migration scheme that ran from the late 1930's through to the 1970s.
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