- Tom Hardy cutting through the streets of London in stovepipe hat and billowing greatcoat.
- Jonathan Pryce tapping his cane ominously in the East India Company board room.
- The Machiavellian Solomon Coop (Jason Watkins) has a great catchphrase: "Always assume I know".
- Gout ridden Prince Regent (heavily padded Mark Gatiss) surrounded by stuffed zebra and legless giraffe.
- Atticus's (Stephen Graham - remember Al Capone in "Boardwalk Empire"?) compass rose skull tattoo
- The always-good-value David Hayman (in any scene).
- Michael Kelly (Doug Stamper from "House Of Cards").
- The intriguing relationship between Delaney and his school chum/EIC spy
- Chemistry lessons with manure-munching Mr Cholmondeley (Tom Hollander; he played the slimy Lance in "The Night Manager").
- Delaney's constant companion, his mini-scythe - it slices, dices, slashed - the perfect kitchen tool.
- Amazing night photography.
- Street scenes - looks like a movie budget
- Lush musical score.
Friday, 20 January 2017
BBC's new historical drama is full of fun, if you can get past the mumbling and murky plotting. Steven ("Peaky Blinders") Knight turns his attention to Regency England.