The first season of ITV’s epic new India-set series Beecham House concluded 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 sixth episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 21st July 2019:
John is thrown a life line by his surprise visitor but is warned to be patient.
He knows he has been betrayed and spends the hours in his cell recalling events of the past few months to work out the identity of the betrayer.
Armed with the truth about the diamond, Daniel and Margaret try to send a message to the Emperor.
When Margaret sees Kalyan arrive in Delhi with Chandrika she senses an opportunity.
Finally discovering the truth about John’s accomplice, the Emperor realises his reign must come to an end if his kingdom is to have a future and gives up the throne to Akbar.
Samuel sees his plans lying in ruins and is forced to make a desperate escape.
John makes an emotional return to Beecham house and is reunited with Margaret. But just as John seems finally set to achieve his dreams, he is about to lose the one thing he holds most dear in his life.
He returns to discover, Ram Lal in a pool of blood. His house has been attacked but what has happened?