The BEST episodes of Banished

Every episode of Banished ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Banished!

At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.

Last Updated: 2/7/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Episode 6
158 votes

#1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/9/2015

Rebellion is in the air and Tommy's headstrong behaviour risks Elizabeth's future plans.

Directors: Jeffrey Walker
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Episode 3
161 votes

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/19/2015

Reverend Johnson leads the community in prayer on a hot beach as they bury another poor soul who has succumbed to the hardships of life. After shouting is heard from out at sea, some marines are gesturing that their fishing nets have been slashed. Elizabeth and Tommy marriage is later blessed by Reverend Johnson in the partially built church.

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Episode 7
166 votes

#3 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/16/2015

James Freeman faces the most difficult decision of his life. With the prisoners far outnumbering the soldiers, what will the outcome be?

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Episode 4
165 votes

#4 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/26/2015

Mary Johnson shares her past sorrow with the insightful convict Anne Meredith as the camp waits for news of Freeman.

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Episode 2
181 votes

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/12/2015

Freeman must tackle bully Marston, who is persisting in stealing his food. Drastic action is required.

Directors: Daniel Percival
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Episode 1
258 votes

#6 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/5/2015

It is 1788 in New South Wales, and dawn is breaking over the ramshackle camp where British convicts and their masters are waking up to another dangerous day.

Directors: Daniel Percival
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Episode 5
163 votes

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/2/2015

To everyone's amazement Freeman is alive, and Major Ross is deeply affected by a personal loss.

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