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Masterpiece: Indian Summers

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It is 1935 and as a new summer falls upon the foothills of Simla, political tensions reach fever point. Ralph faces a pivotal year, Alice's husband has followed her to India, and Aafrin's career may be in jeopardy.
Starring
Henry Lloyd-HughesJemima WestJulie Walters
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    September 10, 2016
    53min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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. 2. Episode 2
    September 17, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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. Naresh threatens the life of Aafrin’s family unless he can find the spy who betrayed him.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    September 24, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As the slippery Maharajah of Amritpur visits Simla with his 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. 4. Episode 4
    October 1, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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 dilemma as her investigation into Kaira’s death intensifies.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    October 15, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    An earthquake rocks Simla, leaving Aafrin and Alice dangerously exposed. As Ralph tries to minimize the fallout from the recent attack, Adam decides to take his future into his own hands. Meanwhile, Ralph grows suspicious about his past.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    October 22, 2016
    47min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The King’s Silver Jubilee celebrations get underway. 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. 7. Episode 7
    October 29, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After a 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. 8. Episode 8
    November 5, 2016
    53min
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    English
    Alice and Aafrin decide to elope, but as the clock ticks down Charlie closes in on their plan. Sooni’s painful decision about her suitors threatens to tear her family apart. Ralph’s dreams of becoming Viceroy receive another terrible blow.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    November 12, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As the announcement of the new Viceroy leaves his ambitions in tatters, Ralph realizes those closest to him have been conspiring behind his back. Having discovered the truth about his wife’s affair, Charlie orchestrates Aafrin’s downfall.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    November 19, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Alice and Charlie prepare to leave India. Ralph and Aafrin make decisions about their careers. Cynthia and the Soods bid for Chotipool. Violence erupts down in the plains, putting the lives of several residents in terrible danger.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Snapshot into History
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    September 5, 2016
    3min
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    The cast of Indian Summers discuss the historical and political significance behind the series.

More details

Directors
John AlexanderJonathan TeplitzkyPaul Wilmshurst
Producers
Charles PattinsonDan WinchElaine PykePaul RutmanRebecca EatonSimon CurtisWillow Grylls
Network
PBS
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingviolence
Supporting actors
Nikesh Patel