ITV’s epic new India-set series Beecham House continued tonight.
Set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that region, the six-part period drama depicts the fortunes of the residents of Beecham House, an imposing mansion surrounded by acres of exotic woods and pristine lawns.
Beecham House features a cast of familiar faces from British period dramas, including Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair), Dakota Blue Richards (Endeavour), Leo Suter (Victoria), Gregory Fitoussi (Mr Selfridge) and Bessie Carter (Les Miserables).
Here’s a plot recap for the third episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 30th June 2019:
John and Samuel find the perfect gift for the Empress, but when their shipment goes missing and Gopal, John’s loyal servant, is murdered John’s future is thrown into jeopardy. He suspects that Castillon is behind the death.
Violet agrees to procure more opium for Henrietta in return for help in her quest to win John’s affections.
At great risk to her safety she ventures into the medical quarter and is attacked. Will Henrietta’s secret addiction be exposed?
Samuel reveals to Castillon that they share a common interest – the downfall of John Beecham. Samuel is determined to bring John back to England.
Baadal is left heart-broken as Daniel and Chanchal become closer.
Margaret is now part of the inner circle of the court and is determined to help John discover the whereabouts of the shipment.
With her help, Daniel and John, at great risk, break into a property hoping to discover the gift. Will they find it before they are discovered?
John’s future in Delhi is at stake.