Episode 3
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date Jan 21, 2017 (BBC One)
Jan 24, 2017 (FX)
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm
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Episode 3 is the third of eight episodes of the first season of Taboo, a period drama miniseries originally aired on January 21st, 2017 on BBC One, and January 24th, 2017 on FX.

Synopsis Edit

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering 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 realises there are other softer options - people close by - that his enemies may choose to destroy in his place. [1]

Cast Edit


Guest StarringEdit


  • Edward Fox as Horace Delaney
  • Lewis Lloyd as Temple
  • Donovan Louie as The Malay
  • Evelyn Van Marle as Mudlark Girl
  • Alfie Mackay as Mudlark Boy
  • Fiona Skinner as Brighton
  • Ben Moor as Thoyt's Assistant
  • James Greaves as Strange's Clerk
  • Jonathan Milshaw as Footman
  • Sarah Thom as Stage Maid
  • Brian Nickels as Luis
  • Pearl Appleby as Nerissa
  • Sam Parks as Audience Member
  • Clare Foster as Maria
  • Nicholas Blane as Duke of Richmond
  • Gary Douglas as Butcher
  • Martyn Mayger as Gent at Theatre
  • Lachlan Moyle as East India Company Director

Gallery Edit

Videos Edit



  1. BBC One- Taboo Episode 3
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