BBC Orders ‘Sitting in Limbo’ Immigration Drama From ‘The Crown’ Producer Left Bank

Variety | 7/8/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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The producer of Netflix’s “The Crown” is making “Sitting in Limbo” for the BBC, a feature-length drama about a recent real-life immigration scandal in the U.K. Novelist Stephen S. Thompson is writing, and it is his first TV script.

The Windrush scandal concerns immigrants to Britain, mostly those who came to the country from the Caribbean. Many arrived as children and did not receive paperwork as they traveled on their parents’ passports. They were wrongly deported, detained, or faced the threat of deportation because the authorities said they did not have the correct documents. The scandal led to a public outcry and protests.

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Thompson’s story will focus on the true story of his brother Anthony Bryan’s struggle to be accepted as a British citizen. After living in the U.K. since he was 8 years old, he set out to visit his elderly mother in Jamaica. He had never needed a passport before and while filling out the paperwork was stunned to discover that there was no record of him as a British citizen. With the onus on him to...
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