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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney builds his own shipping empire in the early 1800s.
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 James Keziah Delaney (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Brace (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sir Stuart Strange (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Zilpha Geary (8 episodes, 2017)
Richard Dixon ...
 John Pettifer / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Benjamin Wilton / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Godfrey (8 episodes, 2017)
Ruby-May Martinwood ...
 Winter (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Lorna Bow (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Atticus (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Helga (7 episodes, 2017)
James Greaves ...
 Strange's Clerk (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Dumbarton (7 episodes, 2017)
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ...
 Robert (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Thorne Geary (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Solomon Coop (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Martinez (6 episodes, 2017)
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 French Bill (6 episodes, 2017)
Tallulah Rose Haddon ...
 Pearl (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Cholmondeley (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert Thoyt / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Prince Regent (5 episodes, 2017)
Lewin Lloyd ...
 Temple (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Horace Delaney (4 episodes, 2017)
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 George Chichester (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Brighton (4 episodes, 2017)
Rob Parker ...
 Cole (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Ibbotson (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Countess Musgrove (3 episodes, 2017)
Evelyn Van Marle ...
 Mudlark Girl (2 episodes, 2017)
Alfie Mackay ...
 Mudlark Boy (2 episodes, 2017)
Donovan Louie ...
 The Malay (2 episodes, 2017)
Larrington Walker ...
 Street Beggar (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Ship's Captain (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Luis (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Palace Servant (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Tower of London Guard (2 episodes, 2017)
Jordan Long ...
 Walsall (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Surgeon (2 episodes, 2017)
The Hanover Band ...
 Concert Musicians (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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 Abraham Appleby (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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'Taboo' airs first in the UK every Saturday on BBC One then follows in North America on Tuesdays. See more »

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Every Taboo is Broken.
28 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first season of this show is excellently written and directed. Tom Hardy does an outstanding job. The historical material is an educator's dream, but the content is a school teacher's nightmare! Every taboo is broken, and in pre-Victorian England, that's a lot of taboos!

This TV show explores a part of history that is often glossed over. I definitely tried to research a little more about the war of 1812 while watching it. Some quite interesting things happened in that war. The British burned down Washington D.C.!

If I had one critique of this show, it would be that the color scheme is a little monotonous. I think they should take off the 19th century filter.

I definitely am looking forward to the next season. I really hope that the intricate plot development continues and becomes more historically interesting. It will be difficult, however, to live up to this outstanding first season. Please, give it a watch! Though not with children -


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