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Banished: episode 2 clips and synopsis

Posted: Mar, 06, 2015

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The BBC has shared several new preview clips for next week's episode of Banished. None feature Joseph, unfortunately. The BBC has also shared a synopsis for next Thursday.

Major Ross is apoplectic when he hears the news about Tommy and Elizabeth. Always a pragmatist, his military experience tells him that a failure to mete out punishment will lead to social instability or worse. And in spite of himself, Major Ross is drawn to a beautiful young convict, Kitty McVitie.

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Banished: Joseph Millson represents “bad man” with considerable glowering presence.

Posted: Mar, 05, 2015

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Banished begins tonight at 9pm on BBC 2. Some great previews have been shared online, including one for Joseph!

Jimmy McGovern creates and writes this historical drama, set in the penal colonies of New South Wales in 1788. Suffice to say that the setting, while both picturesque and threatening, is more a backdrop for a squaring off of the writer’s moral absolutes: cheeky lags, rotten redcoats, all playing their part in an immediately recognisable value system. Russell Tovey is the honourable Wheeler, and MyAnna Buring is the feisty Elizabeth Quinn. Casino Royale veteran Joseph Millson represents “bad man” with considerable glowering presence. Guardian

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Banished: Jimmy McGovern for BBC Writers Room

Posted: Mar, 05, 2015

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In advance of tomorrow night's first episode of Banished on BBC 2 at 9pm, the BBC Writers Room have shared a new interview with Jimmy McGovern.

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Banished: brutal story about British convicts

Posted: Mar, 04, 2015

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A few more articles about Banished and the making of the series, have been shared online. Banished starts tomorrow night, on BBC2 at 9pm.

One of the first production decisions taken was that all of the exteriors would be shot on location in Sydney, before relocating to Manchester to film the interior scenes. Giving a tour of the set, production designer Claire Kenny explains that the tents and wooden buildings that have been constructed in Manchester are a third larger than their Australian counterparts, to allow more room for cameras to move inside. She says the interiors are "historically accurate" because the settlers who left Britain in 1787 kept a detailed inventory of everything they took on the long voyage. BBC

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