April 30th, 1851 in London. Our story starts the day before the opening of The Great Exhibition. In order to celebrate the event, Theodor Chapman, co-organizer of the exhibition, has invited a handful of influential people to a dinner party at his mansion in Kensington, just west of Hyde Park.
In episode 1 we meet the following characters:
Ashley – A young woman who happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Charlotte Rivers – Theodor Chapman’s favorite author who has decided to base her next novel on the exhibition.
Clara Hudson – Daughter of a very influential local politician. She has been left in charge of some the preparations for the exhibition.
Frederick Bennett – Young inventor who specializes in telecommunication.
Julien Laval – French journalist who has been sent to London to write articles about the exhibition.
Leonard Fitzgerald – Local investor who has made a fortune through his investment fund.
Patricia Fitzgerald – Leonard Fitzgerald’s wife. She is very passionate about new technology and her knowledge on the subject far exceeds that of her husband.
Reginald Owens – Young inventor who specializes in telecommunication.
Theodor Chapman – Co-organizer of The Great Exhibition and host of the dinner party.
Anja Falk as Ashley and Clara Hudson
Beth Laustsen as Patricia Fitzgerald
Camilla Laustsen as Charlotte Rivers
Daniel Pedersen as Frederick Bennett and Julien Laval
Jakob Sand as Reginald Owens and Theodor Chapman
Stefan Jensen as Leonard Fitzgerald
Episode written by Camilla Laustsen, Daniel Pedersen and Jakob Sand
Musical theme written by Rasmus Mogensen