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Beecham House: a new period drama Downton fans will love!

Lizzy DeningTV
Beecham House: a new period drama Downton fans will love!
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Good news for fans of period drama, as ITV has announced a new 'epic' series called Beecham House, which will be set in a gorgeous Indian mansion in the 19th century.

We're big fans of period drama on the channel - let's not forget it brought us Downton Abbey - so we're optimistic this could be a new favourite series!

It announced this month that Beecham House has been commissioned, and promises an 'ambitious' series on a grand scale. It's being made by Gurinder Chadha, who made the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.

It's going to be set in a mansion in 19th century Delhi and follow John Beecham - the wealthy home owner who's a former soldier. John buys the home for a new life for his family and to start work as a trader with the East India Company.

But he has a mysterious past that may mean his dream life comes crashing down.

Beecham House is a passion project that is driven by my commitment to telling diverse, emotionally engaging stories for mainstream international audiences," says Gurinder.
 
“I am assembling a vibrant cast of British and Indian actors to play original characters that will appeal to global audiences hungry to see stories from a unique point of view.”

Filming starts in India this Autumn.

We can't wait!