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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PBS and Masterpiece talk with the creators and cast about the new series Indian Summers. Featuring interviews with Nikesh Patel (Aafrin), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Ralph), writer Paul Rutman and Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton.
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.
Created by Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey has quickly become the most-watched program in PBS’ history. Led by Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and many others, the all-star cast brings to life the trials and tribulations of the Crawley family and their servants in the English countryside. Spanning the years of pre-war England through the storms of World War I and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s, viewers are captivated by the grand estate whose inhabitants are shaped by romance, heartbreak, scandals, and betrayal.
Stunning, award-winning drama set in India during the Second World War and the independence riots. This is the story of the men and women of that time, the rulers and the ruled - lives which were to suffer violent, even catastrophic change.
It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it.
Home Fires follows a group of inspirational women in a rural English community where the shadow of World War II is casting a dark cloud over their lives. The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the women find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world. Inspired by the book Jambusters, Julie Summers’ enthralling history of the Women’s Institute in WWII, the six-part series stars acclaimed actresses Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) as bitter rivals, as well as Clare Calbraith (Downton Abbey), Ruth Gemmell (Fever Pitch), Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel), and Ed Stoppard (Upstairs, Downstairs).
Tony® Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star in the six-hour miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel’s best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels: Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. From humble beginnings and with an enigmatic past, Thomas Cromwell (Rylance) is the brilliant consigliere to King Henry VIII (Lewis). Told from Cromwell’s perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy, Little Dorrit), and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation. A historical drama for a modern audience, this unromanticized re-telling lifts the veil on the internal struggles England faced on the brink of Reformation. At the center of it all is Cromwell, navigating the moral complexities that accompany the exercise of power, trapped between his desire to do what is right and his instinct to survive.
Created by Daisy Goodwin, this ambitious drama presents the early years of one of history’s greatest monarchs. A saga of interlocking circles from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles, and unrequited love, at the center of which stands the new Queen (Jenna Coleman)—a strong, complex, and willful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon.