ITV's Beecham House is shrouded in mystery that will leave you on tenterhooks
ITV’s brand new period drama Beecham House kick starts tonight, transporting us back to 18th century India to explore the beginning of the British empire – a period in time that not many people know about.
The six-part series follows John Beecham (played by Tom Bateman) as he settles down to begin his new life in Delhi. Shrouded in mystery and carrying many secrets, the character is clearly haunted by his past, but what exactly is troubling him remains under wraps and therefore keeps us coming back for more.
When we first meet John, the former East India Company worker arrives to his mansion with a baby son of mixed parentage, August, and lady Chandrika. Their unexpected lodgings leaves the ‘downstairs’ staff and viewers speculating their relationship and whether or not Chandrika is the mother’s child. The question mark over August’s ancestry carries through episode one and beyond, throwing a spanner in the works too – especially when it comes to John and his relationships.
The first episode sets the wheels in motion for a potential love story, with John setting his sights on the only English woman at a party, governess Margaret Osborne (Dakota Blue Richards). Things look to be promising for John and the fiery, intelligent scholar, however it’s seemingly thrown into disarray when his mother turns up with a special companion, oh and the discovery that he’s a parent to a newborn of course.
Period dramas might not be everyone’s cup of tea but there’s plenty of light relief in Beecham House, making it an enjoyable watch. John’s mother Henrietta Beecham (Lesley Nicol) and loyal family friend Violet Woodhouse’s (Bessie Carter) are without a doubt the comedic stand outs of the series and it’s hard not to snigger at Henrietta’s obnoxious ways.
Although a world away from the likes of Downton Abbey in terms of setting, the series shares many themes including family drama and romance with the backdrop of a monumental time in history. While it’s truly magical and enchanting setting will leave you wanting to book a holiday to India, the element of mystery will leave you hungry for more.
Beecham House airs tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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