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


Paul Rutman
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Series cast summary:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ...  Ralph Whelan 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Jemima West ...  Alice Whelan / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Julie Walters ...  Cynthia Coffin 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Rick Warden ...  Ronnie Keane 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Aysha Kala ...  Sooni / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Olivia Grant ...  Madeleine Mathers / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Nikesh Patel ...  Aafrin Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Lillete Dubey ...  Roshana Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Roshan Seth ...  Darius Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Ashna Rabheru ...  Shamshad Dalal / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Ash Nair Ash Nair ...  Bhupinder 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Fiona Glascott ...  Sarah Raworth / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Alexander Cobb ...  Ian McLeod 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Indi Nadarajah Indi Nadarajah ...  Kaiser 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Craig Parkinson ...  Dougie Raworth / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Lisa Kay ...  Stella Barham / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Amber Rose Revah ...  Leena Prasad / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Guy Williams Guy Williams ...  Superintendent Rowntree / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Anitha Abdul Hamid Anitha Abdul Hamid ...  Sumitra 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Shachin Sailesh Kumar Shachin Sailesh Kumar ...  Adam 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Chloé Webster ...  Daphne 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Sudarshan Kumar Sudarshan Kumar ...  Mujinder Singh / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Patrick Malahide ...  Lord Willingdon / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Tanmay Dhanania ...  Naseem Ali Khan 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Blake Ritson ...  Charlie Havistock 10 episodes, 2016
Edward Hogg ...  Eugene Mathers 9 episodes, 2015
Alyy Khan ...  Ramu Sood 9 episodes, 2015
Ellora Torchia ...  Sita 9 episodes, 2015


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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The series was planned to be a five-season story arc, taking place between the years 1932 and 1947. See more »


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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Fantastic Television
30 April 2015 | by Geronimo2900See all my reviews

I went into Indian Summers out of curiosity but, with the thought that, realistically it wasn't something I'd be too into. The whole kind of 'period drama with a twist' has never worked for me. However, I quickly had a change of opinion - I think this might be the best show I've seen this year.

Everything that you would expect to be good is - the acting is superb from pretty much the whole cast - I can't think of anyone who lets it down. The story is complex, with various characters lives interweaving against the backdrop of crumbling colonial India, with endless contrasts of high society and vicious oppression being beautifully balanced to seem both natural and revealing.

The thing that stood out to me though, and it is certainly something that is harder to pinpoint, was the vibrant nature of the whole show. Despite much of the 'action' coming from character tensions rather than events, the eclectic range of character backgrounds, combined with the fierce political and cultural battles being fought brought the show to life in a way I haven't seen for some time. A beautiful colour palette with some stunning camera work makes this an absolute pleasure to watch.

I don't know how season 2 will live up to this standard, but I owe the whole team my confidence after such a brilliant show.

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27 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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