BBC Wordwide announced sales for Banished ahead of MIPTV in Cannes. 

Ahead of launching Banishedin Cannes, BBC Worldwide announces sales of the drama to Mexico (VEO), Poland (TVP1), Israel (Cellcom), Finland (YLE) and Croatia (HRT). Created by Emmy award winning writer, Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Cracker) the series isa compelling, character-led drama based on the lives of the inhabitants of the first penal colony in Sydney. Starring Russell Tovey, Julian Rhind-Tutt, MyAnna Buring and David Wenham, Banished debuted on BBC Two with a 17.6% share easily winning its time slot against all other competition in the UK and more than doubling BBC Two’s prime time average. The seven part series is the first local co-commission for BBC First in Australia.

BARB has details of the consolidated ratings for the first 3 episodes of Banished, which all came in over 3 million! Episode 5 airs tonight on BBC2 at 9pm! 'A sweaty one' according to Joseph on Twitter.