Russell Tovey was promoting Banished and the DVD release on today's Paul O'Grady Show on ITV. As well as saying kind words about Joseph being a phenomenal actor after a clip was shown, he was asked about series 2 news. Apparently they expect to hear something any day now, so keep tweeting your support, and encourage people to watch the show! Click the link to watch the Paul O'Grady show on catch up.

The first DVD review has appeared online via Mass Movement.

Deeply moving and ferociously brutal in equal measure, and cut from same cloth as ‘Black Sails’ and ‘Sharpe’, ‘Banished’ doesn’t pull any punches in its story telling and examination of the stark reality faced by the people whose lives it charts as their existence becomes harder and harder... ...And if you’re the sort who expects a happy ending and a joy filled finale, then this probably isn’t the series for you, as nothing ends the way you’d expect it to in this riveting, involving and immensely watchable drama that leaves you desperate for more and it’s proof positive that the BBC can still pull a rabbit out of the hat when they need to. Thoroughly recommended.

Adam Nagaitis shared a fascinating interview link, where he chats a lot about Banished.