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.

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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 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 7 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 4 episodes, 2015
Ayesha Fraser Ayesha Fraser ...  Laurie McVitie 2 episodes, 2015
Nig Richards Nig Richards ...  Convict 2 episodes, 2015
Patricia Winker Patricia Winker ...  Female Convict 2 episodes, 2015
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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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2015 (UK) See more »

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Banished See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Jimmy McGovern had already started writing a second series of the show before it was canceled by the BBC. The second series was to introduce indigenous characters. See more »

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I enjoyed it
8 March 2015 | by stephensims53See all my reviews

I'm sorry Lavina but I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the locations and the acting but I have to admit there wasn't the brutality as there would have been in the early stages of the settlement of the real Australia. I also found that certain things didn't look true to life eg When the woman gets flogged shes up and walking the same day after 25 lashes (I don't think so)flogging would have been a major injury which would have needed several days if not weeks to get better. There also wasn't the broad spectrum of ages in the prisoners, there was no age limits to who was transported from children as young as 5yrs through to the elderly and most were sent for as little as supposedly stealing a piece of bread.


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