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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 Zilpha Geary (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Wilton (8 episodes, 2017)
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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)
Jessie Buckley ...
 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)
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 Lady Littlewood (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Junior Clerk (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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Intriguing
13 January 2017 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is an intriguing start, a little slow, but not the bad kind of slow. The good kind of slow, like a slow kiss with someone who knows how. It's the slow of a cast and crew who know what dynamics are, and timing. It's the slow of a cast and crew who know that there is much more to come and it wouldn't do to rush into it. A few elements that really stand out are:

Atmosphere, of course, no surprises there, anyone could see that coming from the posters, but it doesn't drop the ball on that promise at all, fleshing out each scene with a beautiful backdrop and a gritty but beautiful portrayal of early 19th century London.

It handles the supernatural elements shockingly well, something that is dear to my heart, having been so severely disappointed by show after show trying to do it right and not even coming close. Example, see the show that literally calls itself Supernatural. Taboo was a breath of fresh air.

Delighted to find out what happens next, and that, above all, is what i look for in the first episode in a show.


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