There is no shortage of Blackadder fans who grace this site, nor is there a shortage of Let Them Eat Cake Fans-er, maybe that's just Lauren and I. But now we have a new 18th century series to look forward to which Polonaise was so kind as to point out to me.
City of Vice stars
Darth Sidious Ian McDiarmid and Iain Glen as magistrate brothers trying to bring down crime in dirty, dark, and evil 1750's London. Here is the scoop:
In the 1750s London’s perilous streets were run by armed gangs, corrupt night watchmen and thief takers. Then two Westminster magistrates, novelist Henry Fielding and his brother, John, obtained a grant from Parliament allowing them to bring some law and order to the crime-ridden boroughs of Central London.
Starring Ian McDiarmid and Iain Glenn as these unlikely crime-fighting brothers, 'City of Vice' uses authentic historical research to tell the story of the two men battling to create a police force, 75 years before Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police.
Sounds good, huh? City of Vice has been running on Channel 4 for a while but I never caught wind of it. However my awesome sleuthing skills have located the first episode here and part 2 here. Enjoy!