BBC One – 7th January 2017 – 9:15pm
Written by: Steven Knight
Directed by: Kristoffer Nyholm
RUMOURS, WOE AND RESURRECTION
In a bold show of supreme confidence in the broader-than-usual appeal of their first major new drama of 2017, the BBC scheduled this dark period piece for a prime time Saturday evening slot. With Hollywood hunk Tom Hardy in the lead role and with Ridley Scott as an Executive producer, such star pedigree and lofty production values make it hard to question their decision. But did last night’s debut instalment of Taboo make me desperate to return next weekend?