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Season 1 / Episode 3 and airs on 21 January 2017 21:15
1814: James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa and is encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.
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.
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 suspicion, James begins to enlist allies in unlikely places and with irregular loyalties.
At the reading of his father's will, an unexpected arrival threatens to disrupt his plans, and it is not long before the poisonous nature of his newfound inheritance is finally revealed. Not only must he face down two of the mightiest powers in London, but there are equally complicated matters much closer to home. And then there is his past, which will not be denied.
James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr. Dumbarton and discovers an unlikely new ally.
With enemies lurking in every corner, James decides only radical action and perilous affiliations will be able to safeguard him from those intent on his demise.
As he works to prevent further attempts on his life, James realizes there are other softer options - people close by - whom his enemies may choose to destroy in his place.
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 his business by any means necessary.
With empire and mayhem in mind, James adds Cholmondeley, a depraved Chemist, to his company with explosive consequences. Meanwhile, Lorna aims to prove she's anything but a weak link, and buried secrets become a matter of yet more intrigue and violence.
James Delaney is blackmailed into a dangerous mission, whilst animosity between the Crown and Company escalates to a new level.
The East India Company declares war on James Delaney, whilst a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places.
Franka Potente(Helga von Hinten)
Michael Kelly(Dr. Edgar Dumbarton)
Oona Chaplin(Zilpha Geary)
Jefferson Hall(Lieutenant Thorne Geary)
Mark Gatiss(Prince Regent)
Tom Hardy(James Delaney)
Nicholas Woodeson(Robert Thoyt)
Leo Bill(Benjamin Wilton)
Jason Watkins(Solomon Coop)
Jonathan Pryce(Sir Stuart Strange)
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