The Exiles

Episodic Information


The Exiles reveals untold stories of love and loss during an era of racially motivated deportations from post-war UK and Australia. At the end of the Second World War, on opposite sides of the world, Asian men were forcibly deported from their adopted homes, tearing them away from wives and children and thrusting them into an uncertain future. This series tells poignant and little-known stories of men who served valiantly for the Allies during wartime; but in a new era of peace, found themselves unwanted and discarded. Faced with a hostile immigration system, these men were forced onto ships and deported, in some cases in secret and unknown to their own families. The Exiles follows the descendants of these men as they reflect on seismic events from the past which still resonate today. These are poignant and agonising stories of deception and betrayal, and of love and resilience.


Awards and Accolades: 

14th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards (2023) -

History and Personalities/Portraits - My Stolen Chinese Father (Silver) 

ContentAsia Awards 2023 -

Best Factual Programme Made in Asia for Multiple Asian and/or International Markets  (Gold) 


Episodes: 2 x 60 minutes

Languages: English

Production year: 2023