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

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A Joy of a Series....
20 October 2016 | by sonolite-97752See all my reviews

This is a period piece that takes place in 1800 Australia. Filmed on location, the setting is beautiful. If you haven't been to Australia this gives you a chance to enjoy this beautiful continent... The story is pure enjoyment...Up there with The Boardwalk Empire, Rome and a few others... the acting is great, the writers are fantastic! It is easy to buy into the story and you are gone on a wonderful vacation from reality....and isn't that the best in entertainment? I just discovered it...just finished it..and then found out there is not to be a second series...However, the story has a natural ending even through there is much more that could be done with such a script. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.


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