Preview – Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour
Picture Shows: Damien Pascoe (JOEL JACKSON), Ryan Gallagher (EWEN LESLIE). Image Credit: BBC/Matchbox Pictures/Vince Valitutti.

This four-part Australian drama deals with a subject that has been the subject of much controversy down under: asylum seekers.

It begins with five friends in Brisbane, where five rather privileged locals go out on a sailing holiday to Indonesia. However, during the trip they come across a stalled fishing boat full of asylum seekers. The five Aussies have to decide what to do about their discovery, and then also deal with the ramifications of their move.

Safe Harbour begins with a double-bill on BBC Four at 21.00.