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  • 2018-08-01T21:00:00+01:00 on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • Documentary

A group of famous faces travel to India to see if retiring in India would be better than retiring in England.

4 episodes

3x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2018-08-01T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Nine celebrities embark on an experimental adventure to Udaipur in India, to test whether they can set up a more rewarding retirement than in the UK. Selina Scott, Susan George, Stephanie Beacham, Syd Little, Peter Dean, Bob Champion, Stanley Johnson and the Krankies are the volunteers. However, while veteran of India Stanley throws himself into the experiment with aplomb, Selina is unsure about the group living arrangements and first-time curry eater Bob struggles with the diet.

3x02 Episode 2

  • 2018-08-08T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Selina Scott, Susan George, Stephanie Beacham, Ian and Janette Tough, Syd Little, Peter Dean, Bob Champion and Stanley Johnson embrace life in Udaipur in India. They receive a grand invitation from the Maharanah and are invited to mingle with Udaipur's high society at the City Palace, ending the week with a trip to the northern state of the Punjab to visit one of India's most spectacular and holiest cities and the magnificent Golden Temple in Amritsar.

3x03 Episode 3

  • 2018-08-15T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Bob, Susan and Selina want to see more of rural Rajasthan and head into the hills to go horse-riding and camping. Meanwhile, Stanley the adventurer re-lives his youth on the back of a motorcycle, and Stephanie explores her inner self her through mediation. Later, a sleeper train takes the group to Navratri, one of India's biggest annual festivals. After attempting to learn a Gujarati folk dance, they get kitted out in traditional costumes and join thousands of worshippers for a night of celebrations for the powerful Hindu Warrior Goddess Durga.

3x04 Episode 4

  • 2018-08-22T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

After a month of testing the waters to see whether they could live a life of retirement in India, the group enjoy their final week at the Udaipur Haveli. Susan, Syd and the Krankies go on one last adventure as they head off to the pilgrimage town of Pushkar, and Bob delves into the world of natural medicine, and his first Ayurvedic treatment comes as rather a surprise. Elsewhere, Stanley organizes a final cricket match between the senior citizens and their new local friends, before the group reflect on friendships formed, and lessons learnt, at the end of a wonderful month spent in Rajasthan. Last in the series.