Exiles from the Iranian revolution talk to British-Iranian writer David Mattin about leaving their homeland and family behind to make a new life in Britain.
David meets middle-class Iranians for whom a new life in the UK often meant limited job prospects, financial insecurity, and a sudden loss of social status.
One, a successful builder, left his wife and daughter in Tehran and ended up in Manchester.
Lonely and with little English, he had to work nights, selling pizza and kebabs.
For middle-class Iranians, a new life in the UK often meant a sudden loss of social status