Q: Why has the second season of the PBS series "Beecham House" vanished? It was a wonderful story and ended on a cliffhanger, and those who watched it want to find out what happened.

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

The second season of "Beecham House" hasn't "vanished" so much as it never existed — and was never meant to.

From the beginning, before it ever aired, the show was being billed by its network (U.K. broadcaster ITV) as a six-part miniseries; and that's what they delivered.

A few days after the finale ended in July 2019, the show's official Twitter account even posted a pretty final statement: "We hope you've enjoyed the series as much as we have enjoyed making it."

However, there's always a way to make more if people want it enough, and in this case, one of the people who wanted it was actually the creator.

Writer-producer Gurinder Chadha was reportedly (according to Deadline.com) disappointed that ITV wouldn't give it a second season and briefly shopped it around to other broadcasters. That could explain why, as you say, it had a cliffhanger ending, despite being billed as a miniseries.

This was in 2019, though, so it appears she didn't have any luck finding "Beecham House" a new home.


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