Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play rom award winning writer Jimmy McGovern An epic drama about human courage and endeavour love loss and impossible choices In 1787 Britain banished its unwanted citizens - orphans petty thieves prostitutes and highwaymen to Sydney in Australia Among the first convicts are close friends Elizabeth Quinn (MyAnna Buring) Tommy Barrett (Julian Rihind-Tutt) and James Freeman (Russell Tovey) When Elizabeth and Tommy&39;s illicit relationship is revealed to those in charge it sets in motion a series of events that forces the pragmatic idealistic Governor Phillip (David Wenham) into further opposition with his nemesis Major Ross Their relationship also threatens the close bond between Elizabeth Tommy and James at a time and in a place where survival depends on having the support of those you love
Seven-part BBC drama series which follows the lives of those in a British penal colony in Australia. In 1787, convicts Elizabeth Quinn (MyAnna Buring), Tommy Barrett (Julian Rhind-Tutt) and pickpocket James Freeman (Russell Tovey) are amongst the first prisoners to be sent across the world to a penal colony in New South Wales. Once there, the 1,000 island inhabitants are forced to adapt to the grim realities of living alongside the brutal military personnel who guard and rule over them. Meanwhile, the relationship of Tommy and Elizabeth is put to the test when she is discovered in the men's living quarters, as the sexes are strictly separated unless married and only soldiers allowed to engage with the colony's female populace.
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