Thursday, 26 January 2017

Early start and Taboo

It was announced last night that New Eltham station would be closed until the end of the week. This meant that Sam and I would be continuing our nightmare journeys. We decided to leave half an hour earlier with a view to getting a jump on the crowds. This did prove to be successful going in but our return journey was still via Victoria and so we were doing much longer days that we liked.

Toni and I stared watching the new BBC series Taboo tonight.

It's a brilliant show, quite dark but carries some humour too. Adventurer James Keziah Delaney (played by Tom Hardy), long believed to be dead, returns home to London from Africa in 1814 in order to inherit his late father's shipping empire. All is not what it seems, however, as Delaney encounters numerous enemies intent on making his life back in the United Kingdom very difficult. Focused on building a shipping empire to rival the imperious East India Company, Delaney's other wish to seek vengeance for his father's death means conspiracy, betrayal and bloodshed are also in the cards. As he works to accomplish that, Delaney must also navigate increasingly complex territories in order to avoid his own death sentence.

Hardy is excellent in his role as Delaney and the supporting cast is made up of faces old and new. The casting in general is superb and everyone fits perfectly with the excellent script. The costumes and set are also really well executed and the recreated old London town is great.

If you haven't come across it yet then here's a trailer. The series is on BBC iPlayer if you want to indulge.
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