Beecham House: Series 1 (2019)


Series 1
Beecham House

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Cast

Tom Bateman
as John Beecham
Bessie Carter
as Violet
Amer Chadha-Patel
as Ram Lal
Tisca Chopra
as Empress
Grégory Fitoussi
as General Castillion
Lesley Nicol
as Henrietta Beecham
Adil Ray
as Murad Beg
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Critic Reviews for Beecham House Series 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

The result is splendid to look at, and its take on complex geopolitics is commendably ambitious. But Beecham House will grip only if the hero transforms from wood to flesh.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is a straightforward white saviour narrative, and unless having white characters who are as underdeveloped as the Indian ones is the equality dreamed of, it is hard to see how any progress has been achieved here at all.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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I'm not sure that anything could have prepared me for this parasoled parade of cliché and desperation.

Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A spoof of itself so cheesy that it practically wafts off the screen.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Beecham House is a feast for the eyes, but not always for the ears...

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The selling point of Gurinder Chadha's series Beecham House was supposedly the equal emphasis on both Indian and European characters. But as this Poldark with turbans features mostly stereotypes, it feels like a hollow victory.

Jun 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In Beecham House everything was lavish, sumptuous, and larger than life, including a few of the performances.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Beecham House is no Downton-upon-Delhi.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Feels more like a fairytale concocted by the Indian division of Pixar than anything remotely connected to history.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's the sort of drama that suffers from both a surfeit of plot and also no plot at all. In other words, there is a lot happening, but no narrative through line, which makes it desperately boring.

Jul 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's plenty of light relief in Beecham House, making it an enjoyable watch.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beecham House: Series 1

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