Period drama, set in 18th-century Delhi, years before the territory fell under British colonial rule.
John is shocked to discover that Margaret has left Delhi, but before he can react there is worse news at home. The truth behind his brother Daniel’s relationship with the beautiful servant Chanchal is exposed with the revelation that she is pregnant, and the brothers come to blows. John is shocked to discover that Margaret has left Delhi. Determined to go after her he is stopped in his tracks by Ram Lal who reveals the truth about Chanchal and Daniel’s relationship. Daniel has been summoned back to the Company and he is intent on leaving.
An angry John tells him that Chanchal is pregnant. He shirks the responsibility. The brothers come to blows in front of the entire household and the secret around the pregnancy is exposed. Servants, Henrietta and Violet are shocked by the news. But there is worse to come as Castillon bursts into Beecham House. He accuses John of theft and arrests him for stealing the Agra Diamond from the Royal Emperor’s household. John pleads his innocence but is thrown in jail by the Emperor for refusing to reveal his accomplice. Daniel’s suspicions about Samuel increase when he follows him through the Delhi docks and market to the Red Fort. Samuel is clearly up to no good. The shock of John’s arrest forces Chandrika to leave.
Daniel now takes charge of the household and finally steps up to his responsibility of fighting for the return of his brother. In a race against time Ram Lal, John’s loyal servant, rushes to find Margaret and tell her the news. Can anyone save John from this false accusation or is he fated to spend the rest of his days in jail? John is shocked to discover that Margaret has left Delhi, but before he can react there is worse news at home. The truth behind his brother Daniel’s relationship with the beautiful servant Chanchal is exposed with the revelation that she is pregnant, and the brothers come to blows.
However, before it can escalate further, Castillon bursts into the house to arrest John for stealing a precious diamond owned by the Emperor – who has betrayed John and who can save him?
John Beecham – TOM BATEMAN
Henrietta Beecham – LESLEY NICOL
Begum Samru – LARA DUTTA
Daniel Beecham – LEO SUTER
Margaret Osborne – DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS
General Castillon – GRÉGORY FITOUSSI
Chandrika – PALLAVI SHARDA
Violet Woodhouse – BESSIE CARTER
Murad Beg – ADIL RAY
Baadal – VIVEIK KALRA
Mool Chand – KULVINDER GHIR
Bindu – GOLDY NOTAY
Chanchal – SHRIYA PILGAONKAR
Ram Lal – AMER CHADHA-PATEL
Maya – TRUPTI KHAMKAR
Emperor Shah Alam – ROSHAN SETH
Samuel Parker – MARC WARREN
Maharaja of Kalyan – DENZIL SMITH
Gopal – VICKY ARORA
August Beecham – SHONA and SIENNA OBEROI
Vijay Singh – ARUNODAY SINGH
Roshanara – MEDHA SHANKAR
Prince Akbar – RUDRAKSH SINGH
This episode airs tonight at 9 on ITV