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When Beecham’s old pal Samuel (Marc Warren, as game as the rest of the poor bastards) turns up, having been sacked from the East India Company for giving evidence against it at a trial our hero should have testified at too, he also is assured by Beecham that “Their hypocrisy sickens me!” Out of guilt, Beecham makes him a partner, which may yet turn out to be a wrong move, given that Samuel has reason to resent his friend (“They sullied my name!”) and is, I would remind you, played by Marc Warren – whose CV in its entirety reads “shifty”. So it is with ITV’s new six-part drama Beecham House. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. As it stands, it’s a jewel in no one’s crown. Beecham, his chest, beard and legend are played by Tom Bateman, who looks like a cross between Aidan Turner and Jamie Dornan. The Cold War is at its peak and the opponents are hostile. Sadly, Beecham House had a lot of flaws. The series has been fairly entertaining but it was bogged down in the beginning. Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitter. But as a passion project of the rightly feted director Gurinder Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach, Bend it Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice) that was touted as a corrective to the tradition of period dramas that prioritise and do not sufficiently problematise the white colonial version of history, it is simply bizarre. ITV announced back in March 2018 that it had commissioned an ‘epic’ and ‘ambitious’ drama series called Beecham House from Gurinder Chadha, the writer, director and producer responsible for Bend It Like Beckham. Gurinder Chadha’s (Bend it Like Beckham) drama Beecham House is set in 19th century Delhi before the British ruled in that region. As a standard ITV drama it would be risible – a meagre, basic plot being parcelled out by actors constrained by lines that make them sound as if they are giving dictation to a secretary they have every reason not to trust.

Of course, comparisons are going be drawn between Beecham House and fellow big budget ITV drama, Downton Abbey. The first two parts play over consecutive nights – the second episode is on Monday night – which is the equivalent of ripping off a plaster quickly.

Speaking about focusing on the start of British Empire in India, a time which hasn't been widely explored in drama, Gurinder told press including Goodhousekeeping.com/uk: "People want something fresh about the story between Indians and Britons. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

Beecham House review – one man and his beard try to save India 1 / 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars. Tom Bateman stars as John Beecham in the new drama coming to MASTERPIECE.

Even though series one hasn't aired, Gurinder is already fielding questions about season two. Beecham House airs Sundays at 9pm on ITV. The cast also stars Dakota Blue Richards as Margaret Osborne, Pallavi Sharda as Chandrika, Bessie Carter as Violet Woodhouse and Viveik Kalra as Baadal. Is Beecham House based on a true story? “I have severed ties with them.”. PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. "Hopefully this can become one of those epic moments where you remember scenes rather than it all blending into the same thing," she added. “Their expansion plans are shameful,” he announces to the Maharajah he must persuade to grant him a trading licence. Now, the six-part series is underway and providing us with some top-rate Sunday night escapism. The biggest problems were John’s mother, his multiple love interests, and John’s mysterious past. Gurinder Chadha’s (Bend it Like Beckham) drama Beecham House is set in 19th century Delhi before the British ruled in that region. I don’t believe there’s ever been anything like it before. The cast includes Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Gregory Fitoussi (Mr. Selfridge), Adil Ray, Pallavi Sharda, and others. ITV drama Beecham House, set in Delhi in the 1790s, promises to spice up Sunday nights when it starts this June. Tom Bateman steps into the role of John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who has purchased the mansion, Beecham House, to begin a new life. The remaining parts are to be shown over the following Sunday nights, to let some air get to the wound and hope it heals. Available for everyone, funded by readers. The secrets of #BeechamHouse will soon be revealed.

The only parallel I can see is that it’s a house with servants, because it’s a different country, it’s a different era, totally different style. Tom Bateman stars as John Beecham in the new drama coming to MASTERPIECE.MoreMore. We know that ITV can do stately home-set period dramas pretty well (anyone remember that little-known show called Downton Abbey?) Beecham House has largely been panned by critics. That one really should have gone back for an edit.

Various servants giggle and whisper in corners about the master and the mysterious baby and its attendant whom he has brought with him.

Charming but guarded former soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a business as a trader.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Tonight’s Beecham House ... August needed to be saved, we wanted some more story with Daniel, and in the end, more of a great sense of adventure. “You will learn that I am a private man,” he says, although we viewers are privileged by glimpses of the erotic dreams he has of an Indian woman whose presence he reaches for yearningly as he wakes, only to find his bed empty. I hope it’s as successful as course," she told press including Goodhousekeeping.com/uk. New crime series The Bay: What you need to know, The Singapore Grip: Everything you need to know, Everything you need to know about ITV's Butterfly, After Life on Netflix: Everything you need to know. The epic ITV drama features an impressive cast. If we hear once that he has resigned from the East India Company in protest at its rapacious, colonialist impulses in order to set up as an independent businessman with the good of the oppressed continent at heart, we hear it a thousand times. Where is ITV’s Beecham House filmed?

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Tom Bateman steps into the role of John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who has purchased the mansion, Beecham House, to begin a new life.

In the final minutes of the series, John and Margaret return to Beecham House … Bateman does the very best he can with the script that, I can only imagine, was thrust at the actors from the wings just before the cameras rolled. Sometimes you just want to gather actors to your breast, crush them close and whisper in their ears that all of this will be over soon.

The cast includes Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Gregory Fitoussi (Mr. Selfridge), Adil Ray, Pallavi Sharda, and others.

Beecham House could have been greatly enriched if they didn't miscast the role of the mother. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. But despite his best intentions, John’s life remains shrouded in mystery and is the cause of speculation. When his wayward brother, Daniel, and haughty mother arrive to live with him, their presence and influence is felt in Delhi at a turbulent time, given the 1000-year-old Mughal rule is over and the British vie with the Maharajas and the French to claim India as their own.

Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future. We’ve compiled a list of answers to some of the most commonly asked fan questions about Beecham House, starring Tom Bateman, Lesley Nicol, Leo Suter and more.

By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The love interest is a local governess, Margaret Osbourne (Dakota Blue Richards, who was Lyra in the film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass and no slouch). Basically, it’s Downton Abbey relocated to late-18th-century Delhi, covering the adventures of John Beecham; the man, the chest, the legend. That hunch is correct. You've just tried to add this show to My List.

Beecham House Review.

Beecham House follows the story of John Beecham, and what unfolds within his family and staff as …

On paper, it’s a story that hasn’t really be done before, set in a period we rarely get to see in shows like this. We can remove the first video in the list to add this one. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Where the Crawdads Sing film: Your need to know, Line Of Duty stars join Celebrity Gogglebox, Call The Midwife season 10: What you need to know, Gentleman Jack season 2: What you need to know, Good Housekeeping, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network. Wealthy and distinguished, John has witnessed profiteering and exploitation during his time with the controlling East India Company and appears haunted by his past.

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