About A Place To Call Home
From the creator of Packed to the Rafters comes the sweeping and romantic drama A Place To Call Home.
It tells the story of a mysterious woman perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia and of a wealthy family forced by her to embrace the winds of social change.
It’s 1953 and the horrors of World War II are still raw and alive in many memories. Graceful yet enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) learns of the death of her half-brother and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother.
She carries with her the secrets and scars of her wartime suffering. In returning, she finds another country from the one she left behind. She finds an Australia perched on the verge of the social changes of the post-War boom.
Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian pastoralist family.
She develops an immediate connection with gentle and charming widower George (Brett Climo), as well as his modern young daughter Anna (Abby Earl) and withdrawn daughter-in-law Olivia (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood). But it is when Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret that her future becomes forever linked with theirs.
Only the uncompromising matriarch of the family, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst), and her grandson James (David Berry), know Sarah has uncovered this family skeleton. Elizabeth is determined to keep it that way – and Sarah at arm’s length.
But Sarah’s involvement with the Blighs only intensifies when, after her attempt at reconciliation with her mother goes awry, she accepts an offer from George to come and work in Inverness, the picturesque country town near the beautiful estate of Ash Park where the family resides.
Ever fearful of the dark secret coming out, and George’s warm relationship with Sarah developing further, Elizabeth resolves to sabotage Sarah’s prospects of work at the local hospital.
Despite being able to circumvent the forces working against her and prove her worth to the laid-back head doctor Jack Duncan (Craig Hall), the feeling for Sarah of being set-against is an unwanted echo of her dark and haunted past.
But it is time for Sarah to face life again and begin her journey towards healing and hopefully finding a place to call home...