Description

A compelling drama from the Emmy award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern. In 1787 Britain banished its unwanted citizens – orphans, petty thieves, prostitutes and highwaymen – to Sydney in Australia. They found it to be so hot, barren and hostile that very few Englishmen wanted to set foot there. Yet these rejects, overseen by a small number of British officers and marines were expected to establish a colony. Somehow, in spite of famine, drought, escapes, hangings and floggings, the colony thrived. This drama shows how a group of misfit characters established a new society, following their friendships and love stories, their struggles and successes.

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Description

A compelling drama from the Emmy award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern. In 1787 Britain banished its unwanted citizens – orphans, petty thieves, prostitutes and highwaymen – to Sydney in Australia. They found it to be so hot, barren and hostile that very few Englishmen wanted to set foot there. Yet these rejects, overseen by a small number of British officers and marines were expected to establish a colony. Somehow, in spite of famine, drought, escapes, hangings and floggings, the colony thrived. This drama shows how a group of misfit characters established a new society, following their friendships and love stories, their struggles and successes.

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    It is 1788 in New South Wales, and dawn is breaking over the ramshackle camp where British convicts and their masters are waking up to another dangerous day.

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    • 59 Minutes

    It is 1788 in New South Wales, and dawn is breaking over the ramshackle camp where British convicts and their masters are waking up to another dangerous day.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    Freeman must tackle bully Marston, who is persisting in stealing his food. Drastic action is required.

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    • 59 Minutes

    Freeman must tackle bully Marston, who is persisting in stealing his food. Drastic action is required.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    The marriage of Elizabeth and Tommy is blessed by Reverend Johnson. Kitty continues to suffer the attentions of Major Ross.

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    • 59 Minutes

    The marriage of Elizabeth and Tommy is blessed by Reverend Johnson. Kitty continues to suffer the attentions of Major Ross.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Episode 4

    Mary Johnson shares her past sorrow with the insightful convict Anne Meredith as the camp waits for news of Freeman.

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    • 59 Minutes

    Mary Johnson shares her past sorrow with the insightful convict Anne Meredith as the camp waits for news of Freeman.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Episode 5

    To everyone's amazement Freeman is alive, and Major Ross is deeply affected by a personal loss.

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    • 59 Minutes

    To everyone's amazement Freeman is alive, and Major Ross is deeply affected by a personal loss.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Episode 6

    Rebellion is in the air, and Tommy's headstrong behavior risks all Elizabeth's plans for the future.

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    • 59 Minutes

    Rebellion is in the air, and Tommy's headstrong behavior risks all Elizabeth's plans for the future.

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    • 59 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Episode 7

    James Freeman faces the most difficult decision of his life. With the prisoners far outnumbering the soldiers, what will the outcome be?

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    • 1 Hour

    James Freeman faces the most difficult decision of his life. With the prisoners far outnumbering the soldiers, what will the outcome be?

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    • 1 Hour
    • EPISODE 101

    Trailer

    New world. New rules. Check out the trailer for this story of survival set in the founding of the Australian penal colony in 1788.

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    New world. New rules. Check out the trailer for this story of survival set in the founding of the Australian penal colony in 1788.

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    • 1 Minute
    • EPISODE 102

    Behind the Scenes

    Behind the scenes of the compelling drama based on the founding of Sydney.

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    • 6 Minutes

    Behind the scenes of the compelling drama based on the founding of Sydney.

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    • 6 Minutes
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