Though we still don't have a firm broadcast date for Banished, some reviews have been shared online from those who have seen previews of the series. 

Firstly this month, you should make an appointment to view Banished (BBC Two), the new drama from Jimmy McGovern which stars Russell Tovey and Myanna Buring as two of the thousands of British convicts transported to the first Australian penal colony in the 18th century. It’s sweltering, conditions are basic and every day is an obstacle course to survival. McGovern’s carefully drawn characters drive the story along with huge energy and the ensemble cast really convey the struggle of life in a hostile place. Seven hours of incredible television. Julia Raeside's Digital Watch