Emotional, intense and wildly entertaining
In a sphere where no one reveals their true intentions until the game is up, Tommy has to contend with a White Russian exile whose brutality knows no bounds, a priest with a killer dog, a beautiful Duchess even more manipulative than him, and a powerful entity at the heart of the British establishment that will stop at nothing to accomplish its reactionary aims. The pressures they inflict upon Tommy are carefully chosen and exquisitely unpleasant.
Meanwhile Tommy’s legal and illegal businesses have made him rich beyond his dreams. He now inhabits a Roaring Twenties world of beautiful people and sumptuous mansions, and he has found love at last. But Tommy’s relatives have become increasingly difficult to handle, and threaten to blow the Shelby family apart.
As Tommy is coerced into the most audacious criminal act of his career, he realises that his response to overwhelming external and internal forces will define the kind of man he is.
Overflowing with characters of startling originality and a story that truly gets under the skin, Steven Knight’s phenomenal vision of a family’s odyssey through British society reaches new heights in a series that is emotional, intense and wildly entertaining.
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