Banished

Banished

Season 1

Downloadable Video - 2015
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A compelling drama from the Emmy award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern. In 1787 Britain banished its unwanted citizens - orphans, petty thieves, prostitutes and highwaymen - to Sydney in Australia. They found it to be so hot, barren and hostile that very few Englishmen wanted to set foot there. Yet these rejects, overseen by a small number of British officers and marines were expected to establish a colony. Somehow, in spite of famine, drought, escapes, hangings and floggings, the colony thrived. This drama shows how a group of misfit characters established a new society, following their friendships and love stories, their struggles and successes.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Studios, 2015
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (7 video files (approximately 420 min.)) : sd., col
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firefly5
Dec 23, 2017

I was doubtful at the start of this series, but it did not take long before I was totally captivated. I found this story harsh, cruel and heartbreaking. I am sorry to learn there will not be more of this series.

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tenet
Nov 23, 2017

Rated 6/10. I was more impressed with episodes 1 to 4, rather than the final stories.

It seemed to disintegrate into individual stories, rather than an overall show about life in early Australia. It's too bad, as it could have been better.

But, we will never know now anyways if it would have gotten better, as it has been announced that Banished will not return for a 2nd season.

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