‘Beecham House’ recap: What happened in Episode 4?

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 fourth episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 7th July 2019:

Chandrika visits John’s room late at night fuelling suspicions about their relationship.

The clandestine meeting is witnessed by Violet who tells a shocked Henrietta. They use this information to pursue their plan to drive John and Margaret apart.

When the Emperor presents John with his license, the event is soured for John by Margaret’s early exit. At Beecham House Chanchal is ostracised by the staff as news of her affair with Daniel spreads.

Prince Akbar and the Empress make plans to secure the future of their kingdom and the Prince makes John an offer he can’t refuse.

Samuel presents Castillon with another opportunity to sabotage John’s plans.

Margaret demands answers from John who realises that the only way he can win her trust is to reveal the secret he promised never to tell.

At night time, surrounded by candle light, with his family, Chandrika and Margaret present, he reveals in a series of dramatic flashbacks the identity of August’s mother and his relationship with her. He knows that doing this jeopardizes the safety of his child and his future with Margaret.