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 ...  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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Drama | History

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Banished See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Banished was BBC2's second biggest new drama launch for several years, behind Wolf Hall (2015), which began in January with an overnight audience of 3.9 million. See more »

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Excellent acting in this tense drama
17 April 2015 | by sue-payneSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this and by the final episode the tension was unbearable because these were characters I really got involved with. The drama was clever in showing that most characters had good and bad sides. Major Ross - the "villain" was ruthless but clearly had a softer side (and was gorgeous too in my opinion!). Such an interesting character and a great performance by Joseph Millson. Julian Rhind-Tutt, who I've always thought of as a wimpy sort of man, was a revelation here as tough convict Tommy and the love between him and his woman in this was heartbreakingly real. Their friendship with Russell Tovey's character was brilliantly played. So many great performances, too many to mention. An excellent drama, best thing on TV for a while. The emotions in the finale were almost too much to bear.


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