Original name: Taboo
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Aired 8 months ago - Feb 25, 2017
It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth. Revelations about those surrounding him are unearthed and met with deadly ramifications.
Meanwhile, James conspires
to escape, but as the cold enmity of the Prince Regent turns into a lethal fury, the Crown unleashes one final plan to destroy him. Time is running out, scores need to be settled, and tragic consequences must be borne.
Aired 8 months ago - Feb 18, 2017
James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy. Armed with the opportunity they have been longing for, the Crown and Company conspire to bring him down once and
Elsewhere, Lorna sets out to discover the truth, whilst Zilpha perhaps has already found her own.
Aired 8 months ago - Feb 11, 2017
The East India Company declares war on James Delaney, whilst a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places.
Aired 8 months ago - Feb 04, 2017
James Delaney is blackmailed into a dangerous mission, whilst animosity between the Crown and Company escalates to a new level.
Aired 9 months ago - Jan 28, 2017
Blacklisted, James Delaney sets out to protect his business by any means necessary.
to contest his will,
on the grounds of insanity.
I believe that to be true, too.
but he instructed me
to make sure you get home safely.
the only merchandise you could
possibly use would be gunpowder.
Now, finally, here,
I'm introducing chlorine gas
I hope now is not inconvenient.
So, what exactly is it you
would use me for?
We're all just part
of the plan, aren't we, sir?
Is that why you let it happen?
To teach me a lesson?
War going on.
Brace, do not believe
that I will not know
you cannot be outside lurking in the
garden in the dark scaring people.
- And Mary.
- Thank you so much.
Ah! You feel me, don't you,
when I break in?
You're quite a prize, Mr. Delaney,
quite a prize.
Love is now part of the deal
that we are offering
offering the gift of hysteria
before the night is over.
I want you to bring my father's
In the absence of a chimpanzee,
a gorilla will have to do.
What will the gorilla do
with the lady, one wonders.
Aired 9 months ago - Jan 21, 2017
James Delaney decides to take radical action in order to safeguard himself from those intent on his demise.
Well, you tell Carlsbad...
So now I know I'm looking for a lady.
lies along the line of our disputed
border with the Americans.
- Dear God.
So, when the carpenter comes,
You see the heathen?
There is a hand-written note
on my desk in the attic.
"This is the last will and
testament of me, James...
For now I'm only in danger
from the Americans
And down he floats...
Vancouver coast to Canton.
like carcasses into the Seine.
Always, Sir, on account of her
being a fussy, stuck up bitch, Sir.
♪ How can I keep my maidenhead ♪
and you also hear everything
they say when they raise their hand?
I have registered the
Delaney Trading Company
There is enough treachery
already surrounding us
Your servant is also now half mine.
I'm willing to take care of
the insurance of your ship.
and I also believe that that
is of no consequence to you.
it excites me,
A beautiful exhaustion.
Now this gentleman is a Duke.
Aired 9 months ago - Jan 14, 2017
As James Delaney assembles his league of the damned; an unexpected arrival threatens to disrupt his plans.
To keep things safe.
your father only gave me coppers.
gave him money
and secured his services.
Ah! See, there it is.
See? So I said,
"You go or I'll slit your gizzard"
Why did you make them red?
It's us who should be red.
You really must try and drink
more from the green bottle
What the fuck is this?
Oh, it's, um, from the East India.
I spy on her.
From the conversation,
not enough to get you to heaven.
I would rather that you worked
with me rather than against me.
The Whigs want to protect you.
They said you were a doctor.
He was drunk.
There are only savages at Nootka.
Then I will trade with them.
of his most intimate business to his
enemies at the East India Company.
To his son, James Keziah Delaney,
and I never got a penny.
If the paperwork from Dublin
Well, what kind of documents?
You, what's your name?
She would have a claim
against James Delaney for
Tonight, composer Ludwig van
Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
Aired 9 months ago - Jan 07, 2017
In the series opener, James Delaney returns to 1814 London after ten years in Africa to claim a mysterious legacy left to him by his father.
What extra shilling?To bury your
father deeper in the ground.
Before we begin,
may we bow our heads in prayer?
whereby he is able to subdue all
things to himself.
Were those Negro words
he said over the grave?
and, yes, I have other business than
The land in your father's will is
not only useless,
These girls arriving are all whores.
Well, then you will have
no need for legacies now, will you?
Words from a raised hand...
She was committed as
a resident of Bedlam.
The necks he broke always
belonged to officers.
Where perhaps our lawyers
could pick it apart?
In the end, he was calling for you.
And he would talk to Anna.
Thoyt has been trying to buy
the Delaney Shipping Company
Where did you get the key?This key?
This is my father's key.
Why does a soldier know that
a nigger bowing low
now you know the truth.
Now it's time for you to do some
bleeding good among your own.
the Royal College of Physicians,
see you know many others of them
No, because I have
no fear to feed you with.
Today, I have work to do.
Chairman of the Honourable
East India Company
actually will be very,
very valuable to the Crown