Beecham House

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Beecham House
GenreHistorical period drama
Created by
Written by
Directed byGurinder Chadha
Composer(s)Natalie Holt
Craig Pruess
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Paul Mayeda Burges
  • Victor Levin
  • Deepak Nayar
  • Caroline Levy
  • Sandra Shuttleworth
  • Rakesh Singh
Production location(s)India
CinematographyNiels Reedtz Johansen
Running time45 mins
Production company(s)Bend it TV
DistributorFremantleMedia International
Original networkITV
Picture format1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJune 23 (2019-06-23) –
July 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)

Beecham House is a British historical period drama television series set in 1795,[1] co-created, directed and produced by Gurinder Chadha.[2] The six-part series began filming in August 2018,[3] and was first shown on Sunday 23 June 2019.

The series, set in Delhi before British rule, depicts the lives of the Beecham family in their newly-bought house.[4] The family is headed by John Beecham, a former soldier with the East India Company who is "determined to make the house his safe haven".[5]


All listed cast appeared in at least 2 episodes.

Character Actor
John Beecham Tom Bateman
Henrietta Beecham Lesley Nicol
Begum Samru Lara Dutta
Daniel Beecham Leo Suter
Margaret Osborne Dakota Blue Richards
Benoît Castillon Grégory Fitoussi
Chandrika Pallavi Sharda
Violet Woodhouse Bessie Carter
Murad Beg Adil Ray
Baadal Viveik Kalra
Mool Chand Kulvinder Ghir
Bindu Goldy Notay
Chanchal Shriya Pilgaonkar
Ram Lal Amer Chadha-Patel
Maya Trupti Khamkar
Shah Alam II Roshan Seth
Samuel Parker Marc Warren
Maharaja of Kalyan Denzil Smith
Gopal Vicky Arora
August Beecham Shona Oberoi
Sienna Oberoi
Vijay Singh Arunoday Singh
Roshanara Medha Shankar
Akbar II Rudraksh Singh
Empress Tisca Chopra
Princess Maliya Kumiko Chadha Berges
Prince Kareem Ronak Chadha Berges


No.Title [6]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [6]UK viewers
1"Episode 1"Gurinder ChadhaGurinder Chadha & Paul Mayeda Berges23 June 2019 (2019-06-23)4.44
2"Episode 2"Gurinder ChadhaGurinder Chadha & Paul Mayeda Berges24 June 2019 (2019-06-24)4.17
3"Episode 3"Gurinder ChadhaShahrukh Husain30 June 2019 (2019-06-30)N/A
4"Episode 4"Gurinder ChadhaVictor Levin7 July 2019 (2019-07-07)3.57
5"Episode 5"Gurinder ChadhaVictor Levin14 July 2019 (2019-07-14)N/A
6"Episode 6"Gurinder ChadhaVictor Levin21 July 2019 (2019-07-21)3.49


Filming began shooting in Ealing Studios in August 2018.[7] More filming took place in Rajasthan and Delhi throughout 2018.[8]


  1. ^ "Gurinder Chadha OBE on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ Clarke, Stewart (20 March 2018). "ITV Orders Period Drama 'Beecham House' From 'Bend It Like Beckham' Director Gurinder Chadha". Variety. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Everything you need to know about new ITV show, Beecham House". The Sun. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (9 October 2018). "Pallavi Sharda plays a princess in Gurinder Chadha's period drama - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ "ITV commissions epic new drama Beecham House". ITV Press Centre. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Beecham House – Listings". Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  7. ^ Christie, Janet (25 August 2018). "Interview: Tom Bateman". The Scotsman. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ Shetty, Anjali (29 August 2018). "It all happened in a week: Shriya Pilgaonkar". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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