Australian drama Safe Harbour will receive its UK premiere on BBC Four on Saturday February 2nd at 9pm with a double-bill, it has been announced.
Safe Harbour is a four-part thriller that tells the story of a group of friends on a yachting holiday from Darwin to Indonesia whose idyllic vacation takes a disastrous turn when they come across a broken-down fishing boat, full of desperate asylum seekers. The Australians decide to help, towing the refugees, but when they wake the next morning the fishing boat is gone. Five years later they meet some of the refugees again and learn the truth.
Someone cut the rope between the two boats and, as a result, seven people died when the fishing boat sank. The revelation drives a wedge of mistrust between the Australians, as they grapple with protecting themselves and doing the right thing. The refugees struggle with their desire for justice and, possibly, revenge. The drama is produced by Matchbox Pictures and stars Phoebe Tonkin, Joel Jackson, Ewen Leslie, Leeanna Walsman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Hazem Shammas, Nicole Chamoun and Robert Rabiah.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.