James Delaney knew that inheriting his father’s legacy was never going to be easy and turns up to the reading of his last will and testament well prepared.

A bag full of coins appeases the fist-waving mob that claims the late Horace is in their debt, but James’s smug smile soon fades when a young woman, Lorna (War & Peace’s Jessie Buckley), steps forward and announces she’s Horace’s widow.

While the East India Company bigwigs revel in the news, James also has to contend with an assassin on his trail…

This week’s episode introduces more top acting talent, including Stephen Graham and Jason Watkins, but keep an eye out for Sherlock star Mark Gatiss, whose plump, red-faced Prince Regent brings some light relief.