According to the Radio Times and The Times, Banished could be broadcast March or April 2015. 

BBC Two, March/April

Jimmy McGovern, the agent provocateur of British drama, dips his hand into period drama for the first time for this seven-part series, loosely inspired by events in the 18th century when Britain established a penal colony on the other side of the world. “How the first convicts survived is the best story I’ve come across in over 30 years as a dramatist,” says McGovern. “When you’ve got something like that, you don’t worry about the narrative; you just concentrate on the characters. That is what we did. Consequently, I don’t think I’ve ever written anything so character-driven.”

The drama opens in 1788 on Australia’s gold coast, and among the convicts stepping ashore are MyAnna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Russell Tovey and Ewen Bremner. Produced by See-Saw-Films (Top of the Lake), it’s an epic story of survival against the odds.