British convicts have been sent to Australia as punishment for their crimes. As they try to live their new lives, they have to live with the new rules. The soldiers also have to adjust.


Jimmy McGovern
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Series cast summary:
Orla Brady ...  Anne Meredith 7 episodes, 2015
Ewen Bremner ...  Reverend Johnson 7 episodes, 2015
MyAnna Buring ...  Elizabeth Quinn 7 episodes, 2015
Ryan Corr ...  Corporal MacDonald 7 episodes, 2015
David Dawson ...  Captain Collins 7 episodes, 2015
Ned Dennehy ...  Letters Molloy 7 episodes, 2015
Brooke Harman ...  Housekeeper Deborah 7 episodes, 2015
Cal MacAninch ...  Sergeant Timmins 7 episodes, 2015
Joseph Millson ...  Major Ross 7 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Moss ...  Spragg 7 episodes, 2015
Adam Nagaitis ...  Private Buckley 7 episodes, 2015
Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Mary Johnson 7 episodes, 2015
Russell Tovey ...  James Freeman 7 episodes, 2015
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Tommy Barrett 7 episodes, 2015
Joanna Vanderham ...  Kitty McVitie 7 episodes, 2015
David Walmsley ...  William Stubbins / ... 7 episodes, 2015
David Wenham ...  Governor Arthur Phillip / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Isabelle Estelle Corbusier Isabelle Estelle Corbusier ...  Miley Mathers 5 episodes, 2015
Clement Hicks Clement Hicks ...  Convict / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Private Mulrooney / ... 5 episodes, 2015
Rory McCann ...  Marston 4 episodes, 2015
Bianca Rudman Bianca Rudman ...  Sarah Parkinson 3 episodes, 2015
Ayesha Fraser Ayesha Fraser ...  Laurie McVitie 2 episodes, 2015
Nig Richards Nig Richards ...  Convict 2 episodes, 2015


British drama created by Jimmy McGovern. The seven-part serial is inspired by events in the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia. Written by Clive Richards

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The Guardian newspaper has named the series "I'm a Convict, Get me Out of Here!" with reference to the reality TV series I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002). See more »


Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #5.3 (2015) See more »

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60 Minutes Gone In 60 Seconds
26 March 2015 | by challenged_travellerSee all my reviews

That's how this program feels like each episode. Fantastic setting, Blue skies, green jungles, sunny beaches. The acting is first rate, the script is challenging enough to be fun without being too cerebral. That's what entertainment is supposed to be. Its one of those series where an hour is not long enough. As for realism, I don't want to see skanky teeth or manky uniforms but I do agree on the condition of Kitty's hair but then again 'maybe shes worth it'. Maybe in the second series, she looses her memory and The Major convinces her its May Belle Lynn McVitie This story could run and run as the New South Wales colony grows over the decade. If done properly, more series than Stargate SG1 Well done script writers and well done to the BBC for funding it. Feel free to making a remake of Mutiny On the Bounty or Hornblower or anything anywhere hot 'n' sunny on water or in a jungle and I'll be a fanboy of that too. :)

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