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Beecham House


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Beecham House

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WEDNESDAYS FROM 24 JULY 8.30PM Channel 210

From BAFTA-nominated writer, director and producer Gurinder Chadha.

India 1795. On the cusp of a new century, the British East India Company is preparing to take over the empire. Using their armies, they enforce brutal deals with Kings, strip their assets and take over their wealthy lands. Competing with the French, they bid to take over India and become the world’s first superpower.

John Beecham leaves Calcutta, the seat of British rule in India, under a shadow. He moves into a grand mansion in Delhi and starts a new life. But how long can he survive before his secret past is revealed?

Beecham House presents a cut-and-thrust world of corporate expansion and political unrest at a turbulent time in a divided country. But at its heart are intimate relationships and personal interactions that constantly challenge the values and desires of residents and staff. This epic drama revolves around a family saga, unfolding in many directions. The lives of the owners and the servants are intertwined not just through duty but also through loyalty, mutual respect and love.

Brimming with intrigue, secrets will be revealed as the inhabitants of Beecham House must come to terms with their new identities and positions in a volatile society that is constantly changing.

Starring Tom Bateman (The Tunnel), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Gregory Fitoussi (Mr Selfridge), Adil Ray (Ackley Bridge), Marc Warren (The Good Wife), Pallavi Sharda (Lion), Kanika Kapur, Dakota Blue Richards (Endeavour), Leo Suter (Clique), Bessie Carter (Howard’s End), Denzil Smith (Viceroy’s House), Shriya Pilgaonkar (Fan), Trupti Khamkar (Tumhari Sulu) and Umesh Wadhavani.