BBC One has announced a feature-length drama called Sitting In Limbo, which is inspired by the real-life Windrush immigration scandal. Here’s all the info…
TV Wise reports that the drama “is set in 2016, four years after the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government introduced the Hostile Environment Policy. After living in the UK since he was 8 years old, Anthony decides to visit his elderly mother in Jamaica. He has never held, or needed, a passport before and while filling out the paperwork at the Passport Office he is stunned to discover that there is no record of him as a British Citizen – despite having lived in the country since 1965.”
Sitting In Limbo is written by Stephen S. Thompson, who based the story on the experiences of his brother Anthony Bryan. Thompson said this about 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.”
This sounds like it could be an important and informative production, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more about it.