Banished: episode guide

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Part 6

UK: Thu, April 09, 2015
Written by Jimmy McGovern
Directed by Jeffrey Walker

When the truth of Private Buckley's accusations about Elizabeth Barrett sink in, Tommy Barrett sees red. The soldier runs for his life but he is not quick enough, and Tommy batters him to within an inch of his life.

Despite James Freeman and Elizabeth's attempts to stop him, Tommy does a thorough job. For a convict to assault a soldier is a capital offence, and this time Major Ross feels there can be no exceptions or reprieves — Tommy Barrett must be made an example of and hang. For once Governor Phillip agrees with his nemesis and Tommy is unceremoniously frog-marched through the camp to prison.

Meanwhile, the young love between Katherine McVitie and Private MacDonald is beginning to curdle. Are Major Ross' underhand tactics winning her over?


  • Orla Brady as Anne Meredith
  • Ewen Bremner as Reverend Johnson
  • MyAnna Buring as Elizabeth Quinn
  • Ryan Corr as Private MacDonald
  • Brooke Harman as Deborah
  • David Dawson as Captain Collins
  • Ned Dennehy as Letters Molloy
  • Cal MacAninch as Sergeant Timmins
  • Joseph Millson as Major Ross
  • Nick Moss as Spragg
  • Adam Nagaitis as Private Buckley
  • Genevieve O'Reilly as Mrs Johnson
  • Jordan Patrick Smith as Private Mulrooney
  • Russell Tovey as James Freeman
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as Tommy Barrett
  • Joanna Vanderham as Katherine McVitie
  • David Walmsley as Stubbins
  • David Wenham as Governor Arthur Phillip