The story begins as handsome and soulful former soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a business as a trader. Wealthy and distinguished, John has witnessed profiteering and exploitation during his time with the controlling East India Company and appears haunted by his past. Determined to escape that life, he sets his sights on becoming an honorable member of the region's trading community.
But in the glorious setting of Beecham House, John's life remains shrouded in mystery. His arrival provokes speculation and gossip amongst the servants and despite filling his residence with relatives and friends, Beecham's house still has dark corners that crackle with conspiracy, disharmony and sinister intent. The story also unfolds at a time when the 1,000-year-old Mughal rule is over and the British vie with the Maharajas to claim India as their own.
Set in India 1795, former British soldier, John Beecham arrives at his new mansion in Delhi with Indian servants and a mixed-race baby. After leaving the British Trade Company, John hopes to get a trading license from the Emperor but runs into opposition from a French General who has earned the trust of the royal family. As John settles into his new home, invited and uninvited guests and family members begin to arrive bringing personal and political complications to Beecham House. The mystery of John's past, the mother of the baby, and why John has arrived in Delhi are revealed throughout the first season as secrets are revealed and characters both clash and form bonds. (the first season ties up some loose ends but ends in a cliffhanger and has not been renewed for a second season)
Rating: 6.70/10 (avg out of 1708 votes)
Beecham House Airs: Sunday
Beecham House Status: Ended
BEECHAM HOUSE - General Information
Series Premiere: June 23, 2019 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Drama Network: ITV Airs: Sunday at 09:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes