The finale of Banished has been included in several online TV Picks for tonight. Don't miss it! 9pm on BBC2. And remember to hashtag #renewBanished during and after the show on Twitter! 

Will James (Russell Tovey), as the colony’s hangman, be able to put the noose around the neck of his friend, Tommy Barrett (Julian Rhind-Tutt)? And will the soldiers be able to keep order if “brave, principled, heroic” Tommy does meet his end? Such are the questions that underpin the final episode of Jimmy McGovern’s penal colony saga. As answers emerge, there’s precious little let-up in the brutality. Despite nagging misgivings about the way it sometimes slips into sentimentality, Banished surely deserves another series. Guardian

BANISHED (BBC2, 9pm) **** So far, 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for period dramas, whether it's BBC Two's prestigious adaptation of Wolf Hall, or viewers swooning over the shirtless scything action in Poldark. Banished, which follows the first prisoners sent to Australia in 1788 and their battle to survive, hasn't made quite so many headlines. However, as we reach the final episode this week, it has offered plenty of drama and, as you'd expect given its premise and the fact that it was written by Cracker creator Jimmy McGovern, plenty of grit. WMN

Last in the series of the period drama written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Russell Tovey, MyAnna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and David Wenham. Digital Spy