Set in India 1975, 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)
Did You Know?
On 25th October 2019, ITV announced that it had no plans for the lavish period drama to return for a second series. The drama is scheduled to air in the U.S. in March 2020 and creator Gurinder Chadha is hopeful an international broadcaster may pick up the show. See more