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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney builds his own shipping empire in the early 1800s.
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 James Keziah Delaney (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sir Stuart Strange (8 episodes, 2017)
Richard Dixon ...
 John Pettifer / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Zilpha Geary (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Benjamin Wilton / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Brace (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Godfrey / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
Ruby-May Martinwood ...
 Winter (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Helga (7 episodes, 2017)
James Greaves ...
 Strange's Clerk (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Atticus (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Solomon Coop (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Dumbarton (7 episodes, 2017)
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 French Bill (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Lorna Bow (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Thorne Geary (6 episodes, 2017)
Tallulah Rose Haddon ...
 Pearl (6 episodes, 2017)
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ...
 Robert (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Martinez (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Brighton (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Thoyt / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Prince Regent (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Cholmondeley (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Horace Delaney (4 episodes, 2017)
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 George Chichester (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Ibbotson (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Countess Musgrove (3 episodes, 2017)
Rob Parker ...
 Cole (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Ship's Captain (2 episodes, 2017)
Larrington Walker ...
 Street Beggar (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Palace Servant (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Appleby (2 episodes, 2017)
Alex Ferns ...
 Hall (2 episodes, 2017)
Donovan Louie ...
 The Malay (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Lady Littlewood (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Junior Clerk (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Musgrove's Butler / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Surgeon (2 episodes, 2017)
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 EIC Spy (2 episodes, 2017)
Jordan Long ...
 Walsall (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Tower of London Guard (2 episodes, 2017)
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James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

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Epic new period drama for 2017
8 January 2017 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Taboo is one of the most powerful period dramas I've ever had the pleasure of viewing.

Set in 1913, it's a brooding, dark tale from the minds of Tom Hardy and his father, Edward "Chips" Hardy. Tom Hardy plays the central role, the enigmatic James Delaney, who has returned to England after a decade in Africa, to attend his father's funeral.

Pitch perfect, the excellent script is backed with strong performances from many familiar faces including Jonathan Pryce, the beautiful Oona (Game of Thrones) Chaplin, Franka (The Bourne Identity) Potente and Jason (Being Human) Watkins.

For Saturday evening viewing in the UK, this is far from comfortable subject matter. The first episode alone contained nods to the occult, incest, untold atrocities in far away territories, and the most graphic threats from Delaney to those who would be foolish enough to cross him. It's all gripping good fun.

10 out of 10. I've been waiting a long time for this series and it doesn't disappoint.


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