Beecham House start date confirmed - director of Bend it Like Beckham returns

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ITV's Beecham House is shaping up to be a fascinating show but when is it due to hit our screens?

ITV's upcoming period drama Beecham House looks to give us a fascinating glimpse at late 18th century India.

With the guidance of writer and director Gurinder Chadha, of Bend it Like Beckham fame, Beecham House looks like a real treat when it finally makes it onto our screens.

But just when is Beecham House set to start and what's it all about?

What's Beecham House all about?

Beecham House tells the story of a British family who have moved to Dehli on the cusp of the 19th century.

There is tension in the air as the series is set just before the British rule of India sets in.

From the trailer above we can see that John Beecham will be the main focus of the series as he seemingly gets embroiled in a forbidden love affair or two that opens a rift in the Beecham family household.

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When is Beecham House starting?

Viewers who are eagerly anticipating the release of ITV's new period drama don't have long to wait at all.

We've known for some time that Beecham House will be heading to our screens in June but not known the exact air date, until now.

ITV have recently announced that Beecham House will be starting on Sunday, June 23rd at 9pm.

At the time of writing, that's just 10 days away.

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Who's in it?

As well as being written and directed by the exceedingly talented Gurinda Chadha, the series boasts an impressive looking cast who we can't wait to see in action when the series airs.

Starring as John Beecham is Tom Bateman of Murder on the Orient Express and Cold Pursuit fame.

Joining the family of Beechams is Henrietta, John's mother who is played by Lesley Nicol who has appeared in almost every British TV series under the sun, from Shameless and Doctors to Blackadder and Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies. 

John's long-long brother Daniel is set to be played by Leo Suter who had the enviable role of 'A Young Man' in Disney's Maleficent.

Aside from the Beechams themselves, the cast includes Gregory Fitoussi (Mr Selfridge) as French mercenary General Castillon, Adil Ray (Citizen Khan) as the Beecham's neighbour Murad Beg and Marc Warren (Doctor Who, Band of Brothers) who plays John's best friend Samuel Parker.

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The rest of the cast is as follows:

Vaishali Malhara as Kamlawati

Pallavi Sharda as Chandrika

Kanika Kapur as Roshanara, Murad's daughter

Dakota Blue Richards as Margaret Osborne, Roshanara's English governess and John's love interest

Bessie Carter as Violet, Henrietta's friend

Denzil Smith as the Maharaja of Kalyan

Shriya Pilgaonkar as Chancal, a nursemaid

Trupti Khamkar as Maya, a nursemaid

Umesh Wadhavani as a Servant

 

 

 

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