While Taboo is undoubtedly The Tom Hardy Show, his co-stars have each made a sizeable mark in this period romp, with Tom Hollander’s depraved chemist Cholmondeley bringing an extra spark and Jessie Buckley a breath of fresh air as the one strong female character, Lorna Bow.

But casting Jonathan Pryce as the East India Company’s tyrant Sir Stuart Strange is genius, and he’s dropping F-bombs left and right as he declares all-out war on James Delaney, who must be on his ninth life by now!

James, though, loses his grip on his family, household and reality tonight when he finds another skeleton in the Delaney closet…