Episode 4
Season 1, Episode 4
Air date Jan 28, 2017 (BBC One)
Jan 31, 2017 (FX)
Written by Steven Knight
and Emily Ballou
Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm
Episode Guide
Episode 3
Episode 5

Episode 4 is the fourth of eight episodes of the first season of Taboo. It premiered on January 28th, 2017 on BBC One, and January 31st, 2017 on FX.

Synopsis Edit

The Crown makes a devious move against James Delaney, while the Company has its own reasons for frustrating the plot. As London begins closing its doors to him, James sets out to protect his business by any means necessary. With empire and mayhem in mind, James adds depraved chemist Cholmondeley to his company with explosive consequences. Meanwhile, Lorna aims to prove she's anything but a weak link, while buried secrets become a matter of yet more intrigue and violence.[1]

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  • The Duke of Richmond is loosely based on the nobleman of the same name. In 1814, Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond was a 50 years old Governor-General of British North America, living in Brussels. In the setting of Taboo, however, he's depicted as grotesque and depraved.
  • The actresses are heckled during Act 1, Scene 2 of "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare.


  1. BBC One - Taboo Episode 2
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