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Steamy, juicy and deliciously disturbing,  Tom Hardy’s series is the fun flip-side to the regular bonnets-and-breeches period drama. And it’s really livening up now, with lead brute James Delaney (Hardy) on the warpath after the attempt on his life.

He’s so far managed to outsmart the East India Company in a strategic battle of wills over the precious Nootka Sound, but Coop and Stuart Strange (scenes featuring the brilliant Jason Watkins and Jonathan Pryce give this drama even more clout) are combining forces in an effort to show him who’s boss, while the irrepressible Lorna Bow (Jessie Buckley) would like to strike a deal of her own…