Windrush drama greenlit for BBC One
A feature-length drama about the Windrush immigration scandal has been greenlit for BBC One.
Sitting In Limbo comes from Left Bank Pictures and writer Stephen S Thompson – his first screenplay for television.
Based on a true story, the drama is set in 2016, four years after the coalition government introduced the hostile environment policy.
It centres on Thompson’s brother Anthony Bryan and his personal struggle to be accepted as a British citizen during the scandal.
Thompson said of the project: “Like everyone caught up in the Windrush scandal, Anthony has been severely traumatised by the experience. It has badly affected his confidence and left him questioning his very identity.
“As his brother, I saw what he went through first-hand. I couldn’t bear the idea that he had suffered in vain and it made me determined to tell his story. For me, this is personal”.
Mona Qureshi executive produces for the BBC alongside Lila Rawlings and Andy Harries for Left Bank Pictures; filming will begin later this year.
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