Ten Pound Poms TV series about postwar Brit migrants

Screening on STAN, BBC I, six 52-minute episodes 3 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury   For such a big cohort, there have been fewer stories on screen, than you might expect, involving the hundreds of thousands of British immigrants who sought a new life in Australia after WWII. Perhaps it’s why this new six-part… Continue reading Ten Pound Poms TV series about postwar Brit migrants

Man Vs Bee

PG, 102 minutes Netflix 3 Stars     Review by © Jane Freebury Man on bicycle rides into gated property towards designer mansion in the modern style. The owners have been expecting someone to arrive from HouseSittersDeluxe and are all set to leave the moment he does. As they drive off, it is one of… Continue reading Man Vs Bee

First Ladies

PG & M, 6 x 40-minute episodes 5 Stars Streaming, SBS On Demand     Review by © Jane Freebury   A mixed-race guy, brought up in Hawaii, he’s gotta be weird. It’s how Michelle Obama recalls what went through her mind as she met the man who would become her husband and subsequently the… Continue reading First Ladies

La Garçonne

  M & MA 15+ 6 x 50-minute episodes, subtitled Streaming, SBS On Demand 3 Stars     Review by © Jane Freebury Paris in the 1920s might have been home at some point to everyone who would become anyone in 20th century arts, philosophy and culture. Even Ho Chi Minh, the future leader of… Continue reading La Garçonne