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James Delaney has returned home for his father’s funeral, damaged and haunted, after ten mysterious years in Africa. Rumours of his hunt for diamonds that plunged him into hell, and of acts so unnatural even James’s enemies loath to believe them.

As heir to the old man’s trading interests, James is eager to claim the inheritance owed him despite the lengths to which his competitors are willing to go to wrestle it away. But James is just as ruthless, and tormented. He has not returned from Africa alone. Darkness has followed, and whatever is haunting James is ushering him into new beginning—one secretive, depraved and inexorably taboo.

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Taboo stars Tom Hardy and was created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) with Hardy and his father Chips Hardy. Ridley Scott is an executive producer. The series is the third collaboration between Knight and Hardy who have previously worked together on Peaky Blinders and Locke.

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence.

Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

In addition to Tom Hardy, Taboo’s star-studded cast also includes Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Tom Hollander (The Night Manager), Jason Watkins (W1A), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), Jefferson Hall (Vikings) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

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Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday October 22 at 5:10pm

Episode 5 | Series 1

After a duel at dawn takes a surprising turn, James Delaney is blackmailed into a dangerous mission that finds him in a deadly race against time

Episode 6, Series 1

Sunday October 22 at 6:15pm

Episode 6 | Series 1

As James Delaney's trading plans start to unravel, a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places, both real and emotional.

Episode 7, Series 1

Friday October 27 at 9:30pm

Episode 7 | Series 1

James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy.

Episode 8, Series 1

Friday October 27 at 10:35pm

Episode 8 | Series 1

It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth.

Episode 7, Series 1

Sunday October 29 at 5:10pm

Episode 7 | Series 1

James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy.

Episode 8, Series 1

Sunday October 29 at 6:15pm

Episode 8 | Series 1

It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth.

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 12:35pm

Episode 1 | Series 1

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 dead and a country at war with France…

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 1:40pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 2:45pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner,

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 3:50pm

Episode 4 | Series 1

The Crown makes a devious move against James Delaney, while the Company has its own reasons for frustrating the plot. As London begins closing its doors to him, James sets out to protect…

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 5:50am

Episode 1 | Series 1

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 dead and a country at war with France…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 6:50am

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 7:55am

Episode 3 | Series 1

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner,

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 9:00am

Episode 4 | Series 1

The Crown makes a devious move against James Delaney, while the Company has its own reasons for frustrating the plot. As London begins closing its doors to him, James sets out to protect…

Episode 5, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 1:05pm

Episode 5 | Series 1

After a duel at dawn takes a surprising turn, James Delaney is blackmailed into a dangerous mission that finds him in a deadly race against time

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 2:10pm

Episode 6 | Series 1

As James Delaney's trading plans start to unravel, a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places, both real and emotional.

Episode 7, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 3:15pm

Episode 7 | Series 1

James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy.

Episode 8, Series 1

Wednesday November 1 at 4:20pm

Episode 8 | Series 1

It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth.

Episode 5, Series 1

Thursday November 2 at 5:00am

Episode 5 | Series 1

After a duel at dawn takes a surprising turn, James Delaney is blackmailed into a dangerous mission that finds him in a deadly race against time

Episode 6, Series 1

Thursday November 2 at 6:00am

Episode 6 | Series 1

As James Delaney's trading plans start to unravel, a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places, both real and emotional.

Episode 7, Series 1

Thursday November 2 at 7:05am

Episode 7 | Series 1

James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy.

Episode 8, Series 1

Thursday November 2 at 8:10am

Episode 8 | Series 1

It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth.

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