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)
Did You Know?
The East India Company's armies were not part of HM's armed forces. As such they did not - as shown - carry the National Colors of the UK. Rather they carried a private, company flag known as the "gridiron flag". Oddly enough, it had red and white stripes like the US flag, with the Union Jack inthe canton. See more