Banished viewers want support group and second series after heart-wrenching finale

The last instalment of Jimmy McGovern's penal colony drama had Twitter in quite a state...

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Talk about an emotional punch, eh? The final episode of BBC2 drama Banished starring Myanna Buring, Russell Tovey and Julian Rhind-Tutt was powerful and heart-wrenching, leaving fans drowning in their own tears.

Russell Tovey, who plays cheeky James Freeman, did hint beforehand that it wouldn’t be a happy ending for all involved (especially not for him)… 


And it left viewers asking the BBC for a second series…

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And these Banished fans summed up exactly the mood on Twitter last night…