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Indian Summers

All Episodes 2015 - 2016

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  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 2015-02-15T21:00:00Z
  • 55 mins
  • 17 hours, 35 mins (20 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New Pictures + 3 more, Biscuit Films, Masterpiece Theatre, Little Island Productions
  • Drama
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Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything.
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29 episodes

Writer Paul Rutman is joined by Julie Walters and the rest of the cast and crew to discuss the real history behind the drama, and the ambitious undertaking that brought Indian Summers to life.

Special 2 The Making of Series 2

  • 2016-09-27T20:00:00Z — 55 mins

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of Season 2 with the cast and crew of the series. They are discussing the historical and political significance behind the series as well as the uniqueness of filming in the Malaysian state of Penang.

Special 3 Behind the Scenes

  • 2015-10-13T20:00:00Z — 55 mins

An extensive look at the creation of "Indian Summers," highlighting its working parts. The cast and crew discuss Indian Summers and the personal stories that make the drama unique and the rugged, exotic, and historic locations used in filming Indian Summers is featured. Actors Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, and series creator Paul Rutman tell their shocking stories from the subtropic set.

Special 4 The Writing

  • no air date — 55 mins

The cast of "Indian Summers" discuss the captivating story lines and brilliant writing in the series.

Actress Julie Walters discusses her role as Cynthia Coffin in "Indian Summers".

Actress Olivia Grant discusses her role as Madeline Mathers in "Indian Summers".

Actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes discusses his role as Ralph Whelan in "Indian Summers".

Actress Jemima West discusses her role as Alice Whelan in "Indian Summers".

Actor Nikesh Patel discusses his role as Afrin Dalal in "Indian Summers".

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2015-02-15T21:00:00Z — 74 mins

Ralph Whelan and the rest of the Indian Civil Service begin the annual move to Simla where the doyenne of British society Cynthia Coffin prepares the exclusive white British Club for the summer season.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2015-02-22T21:00:00Z — 48 mins

Sarah becomes suspicious of Alice's past and begins some detective work to uncover the real reasons behind her move to India.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2015-03-01T21:00:00Z — 47 mins

It's the Sipi Fair in Simla, the only time in the year that the Indian community are allowed onto the grounds of the British Club.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2015-03-08T21:00:00Z — 48 mins

There's much excitement in Simla as the Viceroy arrives. Ralph is troubled when he discovers that the only evidence that linked Chandru Mohan to the Congress Party is missing.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2015-03-15T21:00:00Z — 46 mins

Ralph tries to take advantage of divisions among the Indian communities. Cynthia is shocked by Eugene's revelation about his finances. Sarah places Alice in a very difficult position.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2015-03-22T21:00:00Z — 52 mins

The pressure continues to mount on Ralph as Jaya reveals the real reason for her visit to Simla. A mountaineer saves Alice, Madeleine and Ronnie from a perilous situation.

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2015-03-29T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

Simla is buzzing as it prepares for the annual amateur dramatic production, but the play is overshadowed by the news that a murder victim has been found in the river.

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2015-04-05T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

The British community turn out in force for the murder trial. Ian is wracked with guilt about his part in Ramu's arrest and Leena is torn apart in the witness box.

1x09 Episode 9

  • 2015-04-12T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

Madeleine is dealt some devastating news, and Alice is terrified when Sarah threatens to tell everyone that Alice's husband is alive. Tensions between Ralph and Cynthia escalate.

1x10 Episode 10

  • 2015-04-19T20:00:00Z — 67 mins

It's the end of the summer season and Ramu's fate is left in Ralph's hands. Now he knows the truth behind the murder, will he let an innocent man hang? A vote takes place at the club to lift the colour bar, and although Ronnie tells Cynthia it was on Willingdon's orders, she knows it's really an act of vengeance by Ralph following their recent argument. Alice and Aafrin go public with their relationship, while Sarah is distraught as she prepares to say goodbye to India and her husband.

2x01 Indian Man, British Suit

  • Season Premiere

    2016-03-13T21:00:00Z — 54 mins

The epic drama picks up in 1935. A terrorist attack against the British Viceroy of India puts Aafrin in the frame, while Cynthia urges Ralph to make a play for the top job.

2x02 Black Kite

  • 2016-03-20T21:00:00Z — 52 mins

Aafrin's wounded comrade Naresh is convinced someone has betrayed him.

2x03 White Gods

  • 2016-03-27T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

Aafrin's troubles deepen as his personal and political worlds collide, while Ralph needs to befriend the slippery but powerful Maharajah of Amritpur and his mistress Sirene

2x04 The Empty Chair

  • 2016-04-03T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

A fashion show at the club ends with a horrifying attack on one of the guests. Ralph plays detective to find the culpit, but the truth is worse than he could have imagined.

2x05 Hide and Seek

  • 2016-04-10T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

A badly burned Lord Hawthorne demands Adam be arrested for the attack against him. Ralph and Cynthia try to find a way to protect the boy, when everyone's lives are thrown into chaos as a devastating earthquake strikes Simla. In the ensuing chaos, Ralph discovers a secret concerning his family history that threatens his relationship with Cynthia, while Alice finally stands up to her abusive husband.

2x06 A Gift For The King

  • 2016-04-17T20:00:00Z — 47 mins

As Simla gathers to celebrate King George's Silver Jubilee, Aafrin is trapped in a nightmare - the terrorist Naresh Banerjee is plotting a bomb strike at the picnic.

2x07 The Proposal

  • 2016-04-24T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

The Maharajah returns to Simla, and offers Ralph his political support - at a price. Ralph is forced to consider how far he is prepared to go to achieve his ambitions as his marriage enters its darkest hour. Sarah also returns to help with the aftermath of the bombing, and her appearance prompts Cynthia to reveal a secret from her past.

2x08 The Birthday Party

  • 2016-05-01T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

Alice and Aafrin decide to flee Simla with Cynthia's help, but Charlie comes close to unveiling the truth, while Ian discovers some devastating information about Ramu Sood.

2x09 Winner Takes All

  • 2016-05-08T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

Ralph's life spirals out of control. The announcement of the new Viceroy leaves his ambitions in tatters, and he realises those closest have been conspiring behind his back.

2x10 Leaving Home

  • 2016-05-15T20:00:00Z — 52 mins

Alice and Charlie prepare to leave India for good. Ralph and Aafrin make momentous decisions about their careers. Cynthia is in a bidding war as Chotipool goes under the hammer.

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