Series 1 of ITV drama Beecham House is now available to purchase on DVD and to watch online.
Co-created, written and directed by one of the UK’s most respected filmmakers, Gurinder Chadha OBE, Beecham House aired across six episodes on ITV.
Set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that region, the drama depicts the fortunes of the residents of Beecham House, an imposing mansion surrounded by acres of exotic woods and pristine lawns.
Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair, Jekyll and Hyde) takes the role of enigmatic, soulful John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who has purchased the magnificent mansion, Beecham House, to begin a new life with his family.
Stream or download Beecham House online
At the time of writing you can also catch up on all episodes of series 1 for free via the ITV Hub.
A synopsis for the series reads:
India 1795: John Beecham (Tom Bateman, Vanity Fair), a former soldier in the East India Company, is determined to start a new life as an independent trader. When he arrives to take up residence in Delhi the staff are shocked to discover that their secretive new master's infant son August is of mixed parentage.
John is keen to reunite his family and for Beecham House to become home to his mother (Lesley Nicol, Downton Abbey) and bring his errant brother Daniel (Leo Suter, Victoria) back into the fold.
Family friend Violet (Bessie Carter, Howards End) clearly hopes to become the next Mrs Beecham but John has met the charming and talented English governess Margaret (Dakota Blue-Richards, Endeavour) and there also appears to be a deep connection with another member of the household.
With the country in turmoil and political tensions on a knife edge John must tread carefully if he is to secure his future and keep his family safe. But the mystery surrounding Beecham House is who and where is August's mother?
Created and directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, The Viceroy's House), this sumptuous drama will transport you to the India of a bygone age while its mysteries unravel.