Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.

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 Ralph Whelan 20 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Cynthia Coffin 20 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Ronnie Keane 20 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Madeleine Mathers / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Aafrin Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Roshana Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Darius Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Shamshad Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Sarah Raworth / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Alexander Cobb ...
Indi Nadarajah ...
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 Stella Barham / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2016
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Guy Williams ...
 Superintendent Rowntree / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Anitha Abdul Hamid ...
Shachin Sailesh Kumar ...
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Sudarshan Kumar ...
 Mujinder Singh / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Lord Willingdon / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Naseem Ali Khan 10 episodes, 2015-2016
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 Charlie Havistock 10 episodes, 2016
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 Eugene Mathers 9 episodes, 2015
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 Ramu Sood 9 episodes, 2015
Ellora Torchia ...
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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. It's the summer of 1932. India dreams of Independence, but the British are clinging to power. In the foothills of the Himalayas stands Simla; a little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months. Written by Channel4

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India 1932. A fuse is lit.

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27 September 2015 (USA)  »

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El fin de un imperio  »

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The biggest launch for a UK drama on Channel 4 in more than 20 years. See more »

Goofs

Captain Saunders claims to be serving in the 'Royal Irish'. The Royal Irish Regiment was disbanded in 1922 and not reformed until 1992. Also, the slogan 'Jai Hind' wasn't used before 1942. See more »

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With solid preproduction and great cast, the team have made sure that they haven't left any corners untouched
15 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Just watched the first episode on Channel 4, the pilot was 1 hr 45 min long but wasn't boring at all though some of it was a bit predictable but it's only the first episode and still got 9 more to go. The first episode was about Ralph Whelan and the rest of the Indian Civil Service begin the annual move to Simla where Cynthia Coffin prepares the exclusive white British Club for the summer season. Overall it was a great experience and especially performance by Jemima West, Julie Walters, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Nikesh Patel were flawless and true to their character. The sets looks great and hope the audience enjoys it and the producers manage to make the remaining 30 episodes.


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