UK drama Beecham House prepping India shoot

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is in pre-production on new ITV period drama Beecham House that will film on location in the UK and India.

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is in pre-production on new ITV period drama Beecham House that will film in the UK and India.

Set at the turn of the 19th century, the story follows former soldier John Beecham as he starts a new life for himself and his family at the historic Beecham House in Delhi.

UK drama Beecham House prepping India shoot
India

“I am delighted to commission this epic and ambitious new drama from the brilliant Gurinder Chadha,” said Polly Hill, head of drama at ITV, when the series was first announced.

“Beecham House is set in Delhi before the British ruled India in that region, which is exciting by being less familiar to audiences.

“Gurinder brings a fresh take to period drama, but at its heart are wonderful characters and a compelling story that will make this a treat in the ITV schedule next year.”

Filming will take place over 15 weeks from this autumn.

India can be a challenging production environment for foreign producers due to local bureaucracy and a lack of formal filming incentive support.

Nonetheless, another TV drama, an ambitious £113m adaptation of 1978 novel The Far Pavilions, is also in development as an official co-production between the UK and India.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in India.

Image: FreeImages.com/HalfOrc

UK drama Beecham House prepping India shoot
India

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is in pre-production on new ITV period drama Beecham House that will film in the UK and India.

Set at the turn of the 19th century, the story follows former soldier John Beecham as he starts a new life for himself and his family at the historic Beecham House in Delhi.

“I am delighted to commission this epic and ambitious new drama from the brilliant Gurinder Chadha,” said Polly Hill, head of drama at ITV, when the series was first announced.

“Beecham House is set in Delhi before the British ruled India in that region, which is exciting by being less familiar to audiences.

“Gurinder brings a fresh take to period drama, but at its heart are wonderful characters and a compelling story that will make this a treat in the ITV schedule next year.”

Filming will take place over 15 weeks from this autumn.

India can be a challenging production environment for foreign producers due to local bureaucracy and a lack of formal filming incentive support.

Nonetheless, another TV drama, an ambitious £113m adaptation of 1978 novel The Far Pavilions, is also in development as an official co-production between the UK and India.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in India.

Image: FreeImages.com/HalfOrc

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