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The best TV in June 2019—Big Little Lies and Beecham House

Plus The Hunt for Jihadi John on Channel 4

By Chris Harvey   June 2019
New ITV drama Beecham House

New ITV drama Beecham House BEECHAM HOUSE BEECHAM HOUSE FIRST LOOK PICTURES Tom Bateman, Marc Warren, Lesley Nicol, Leo Suter, Dakota Blue Richards, Pallavi Sharda Bessie Carter and Viveik Kalra appear in epic and ambitious drama Beecham House airing on ITV this Spring. Produced by award winning production company Bend It TV, and directed and written by Gurinder Chadha OBE, the six part series is set in Delhi on the cusp of the 19th century. The drama depicts the fortunes of the residents of Beecham House, an imposing and beautiful mansion owned by enigmatic, soulful John Beecham, played by Tom Bateman, a former soldier determined to begin a new life with his family. However, John is haunted by his past and with dangerous enemies in high places, rival suitors competing for his heart and discord with family members, his plan for a new life does not run smoothly. The series also features Gregory Fitoussi, Adil Ray, Laura Dutta and Shriya Pilgaonkar. Beecham House is written by Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges (Viceroy’s House, The Mistress of Spices, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging) Victor Levin (Destination Wedding, Mad Men, Mad About You) and Shahrukh Husain. Caroline Levy (Hooten & the Lady, Inspector George Gently, The Mill) is the Series Producer. Acclaimed writer and international renowned expert on this period in India, William Dalrymple, and Shahrukh Husain are historical consultants for the series. FremantleMedia International will act as the global distributor for the series. Pictured L-R:BESSIE CARTER as Violet,LESLEY NICOL as Henrietta,MARC WARREN as Samuel, PALLAVI SHARDA as Chandrika,GREGORY FITOUSSI as General Castillon,TOM BATEMAN as John Beecham,DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS as Margaret,GOLDY NOTAY as Bindu,AMER CHADHA-PATEL as Ram Lal,TRUPTI KHAMKAR as Maya,LEO SUTER as Daniel,SHRIYA PILGAONKAR as Chanchal and VIVEIK KALRA as Baadal. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms Copyright: ITV,FREMANTLE For further information please contact: Patrick.smith@itv.com 0207 1573044

Big Little Lies

Sky Atlantic

Writer David E Kelley created several high-rating US drama series—Ally McBeal, Boston Legal—before he adapted the novel Big Little Lies. But it’s a dramatically satisfying marvel that trumps them all, as it grips and holds by force of character alone. The first series attracted the star power of Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Alexander Skarsgård; the second has added Meryl Streep. It’s set in wealthy Monterey, among a group of mothers with young…

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