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Period drama series. It is 1814 and James Delaney reappears in London after 10 years in Africa to claim a mysterious legacy left to him by his father.

Period drama series.

It is 1814 and James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country at war with France and the United States.

Set to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire, James's arrival not only threatens to disrupt the plans of his half-sister Zilpha and her husband Thorne, but also the political ambitions of the mighty East India Company, chaired by Sir Stuart Strange.

55 minutes

Last on

Sat 4 Mar 2017 01:05

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Steven Knight

    The Street Beggar's Bonaparte

  • 00:05

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave Verum Corpus

  • 00:07

    Washington Irving



  • Sat 7 Jan 2017 21:15
  • Sat 4 Mar 2017 00:05
  • Sat 4 Mar 2017 01:05

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Cast and Characters

Meet James Delaney, his friends, family and enemies in Taboo.