Banished is a new 7-part series on CBC Television, premiering July 27, 2015 at 9pm. In 1788, Britain banished its unwanted citizens & convicts to Australia. Among the first convicts to be exiled are close friends Elizabeth Quinn (MyAnna Buring), Tommy Barrett (Julian Rhind-Tutt) and James Freeman (Russell Tovey). In this new world, relationships between convicts aren’t allowed, but Elizabeth and Tommy break the rules. When their relationship is revealed to the soldiers in charge, it sets in motion a series of events that puts friendships and ideals to the test, at a time, and in a place, where survival depends on having the back of those you love.