Indian Summers

2015 • PBS
121 reviews
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Season 2 episodes (12)

1 Episode 1
Three years on, Aafrin plots an attack on the Viceroy with his nationalist comrades. Events spiral out of control and a game of cat and mouse ensues between Ralph and Aafrin. Ralph has a choice to make about the ailing Viceroy and his own future.
2 Episode 2
Simla prepares for a visit from Lord Hawthorne, a high-ranking figure at the India Office, throwing Ralph’s ambitions to become Viceroy into doubt. Meanwhile, Naresh threatens the life of Aafrin’s family unless he can find the spy who betrayed him.
3 Episode 3
As the slippery Maharajah of Amritpur visits Simla with his mysterious mistress Sirene, Ralph hosts a cricket match in an effort to unite India’s feuding political factions. Sooni makes a shocking discovery while investigating Kaira’s murder.
4 Episode 4
As the Club plays host to a decadent fashion show, Ralph is desperate to get the Maharajah onside. Lord Hawthorne’s interest in Leena takes a dangerous turn. Sooni is left with a terrible dilemma as her investigation into Kaira’s death intensifies.
5 Episode 5
An earthquake rocks Simla, leaving Aafrin and Alice dangerously exposed. As Ralph tries to minimise the fallout from the recent attack, Adam decides to take his future into his own hands. Meanwhile, Ralph grows suspicious about his past.
6 Episode 6
The King’s Silver Jubilee celebrations get underway in Simla. Aafrin’s role as a double agent reaches its bloody climax as he tries to stop Naresh’s plan to strike at the heart of British rule. The Viceroy struggles over his address to the nation.
7 Episode 7
After a sinister tiger hunt, the Maharajah and Sirene spend a night at Chotipool, pushing Ralph and Madeleine’s marriage to breaking point. Sooni finds herself having to choose between three suitors. The Raworths make a sorrowful return to Simla.
8 Episode 8
Alice and Aafrin decide to elope to Australia, but as the clock ticks down Charlie closes in on their plan. Sooni’s painful decision about her suitors threatens to tear the Dalal family apart. Ralph’s dreams of becoming Viceroy receive another terrible blow.
9 Episode 9
As the announcement of the new Viceroy leaves his ambitions in tatters, Ralph realises those closest to him have been conspiring behind his back. Having discovered the truth about his wife’s affair, a ruthless Charlie orchestrates Aafrin’s downfall.
10 Episode 10
Alice and Charlie prepare to leave India. Ralph and Aafrin make momentous decisions about their careers. Cynthia and the Soods bid for Chotipool. Violence erupts down in the plains, putting the lives of several of our residents in terrible danger.
101 Snapshot into History
The cast of Indian Summers discuss the historical and political significance behind the series.
103 Filming in Penang
The cast and crew of Indian Summers discuss the uniqueness of filming in the Malaysian state of Penang.

About this show

Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, Indian Summers explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics, and passion.

Ratings and reviews

121 reviews
Peter C. Frank (NiteStar)
September 28, 2017
Fantastic examination of the historical interactions among the classes in Britain's India as India herself comes into her own right as an independent nation, told through the lens of a group of loosely-acquainted friends connected through a web of love and politics. Well played, well-acted, beautifully filmed, and intensely portrayed, this is a series you won't want to miss.
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A Google user
December 11, 2016
Excellent character development. Great explorations of the nuisance of evil and good. Nice historical context. Perfect time period representation. Completely entertaining and drama ridden.
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October 2, 2016
Visually, emotionally fascinating. Characters can be a bit repetitive. The story is an in-depth blending of two cultures with a bit of finesse!
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