Australian television drama about the true story of a group of German Jewish refugees who are deported from Britain to Australia at the start of the Second World War. Worried that some of them might be spies, the refugees were sent off even if they had been living in Britain for years. Bob Hoskins plays affable fishmonger Morrie Mendellsohn, who helps keep the refugees together once they reach Australia, and who managed to teach the natives a thing or two about Jewish culture.
Anyone who misses this should kick themselves. One of the best drama series seen on British television in years. -- Sunday Times
If you look at nothing else this year, or even this decade, don't miss it. -- Weekend Australian
Likely to be the bench mark against which others are measured. -- Variety
This was a lavish production which managed to seem quite different from (and superior to) most other American TV mini-series. -- Peter Ackroyd