BBC picks up Safe Harbour
Refugee drama from Matchbox Pictures will get a screening in the UK.
BBC Four has picked up SBS drama Safe Harbour.
It is one of several international dramas for the broadcaster.
Cassian Harrison, BBC Four Channel Editor, says: “As the original home of contemporary international drama on British television, BBC Four continues to fire on all cylinders, bringing choice new titles and returning favourites back to its established Saturday night slot. Ranging from the open seas of the South Pacific to the back-woods of Canada, with – of course – some Nordic wilderness stop-offs along the way, we hope audiences will enjoy our thrilling Spring selections as much as we do.”
Safe Harbour was produced by NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and acquired from NBC Universal International Distribution. The powerful four-part psychological thriller begins when six friends set sail on a yacht trip from Brisbane to Indonesia. What begins as an enjoyable holiday adventure unexpectedly changes when they come across a fishing boat only a day’s sail from their destination. The friends come to the aid of a group of asylum seekers on the broken-down boat, but this encounter leads to a series of events that change their lives irrevocably.