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Period drama

Country of origin
United Kingdom

No. of series

First episode date
15 February 2015

Channel 4

Julie Walters



Stephen Warbeck

Original language(s)

No. of episodes

Final episode date
15 May 2016

Created by
Paul Rutman

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Indian Summers is a British drama series that began airing on Channel 4 on 15 February 2015. The show details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of British socialites at the time of the British Raj. The first series is set in 1932. It was broadcast in several countries subsequently.


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The show was renewed for a second and final series on 1 March 2015. The second and final series is set in 1935 and began airing on 13 March 2016. Although initially planned by producers for five series, on 25 April 2016 it was announced that the show would not be renewed for a third series due to poor ratings and strong competition in its timeslot.

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Series 1 and 2

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  • Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Ralph Whelan
  • Nikesh Patel as Aafrin Dalal
  • Julie Walters as Cynthia Coffin
  • Patrick Malahide as Lord Willingdon
  • Jemima West as Alice Whelan
  • Roshan Seth as Darius Dalal
  • Lillete Dubey as Roshana Dalal
  • Aysha Kala as Sooni Dalal
  • Alexander Cobb as Ian McLeod
  • Fiona Glascott as Sarah Raworth
  • Craig Parkinson as Dougie Raworth
  • Olivia Grant as Madeleine Mathers
  • Amber Rose Revah as Leena Prasad
  • Rick Warden as Ronnie Keane
  • Tanmay Dhanania as Naseem Ali Khan
  • Ashna Rabheru as Shamshad Dalal
  • Indi Nadarajah as Kaiser
  • Ash Nair as Bhupinder
  • Series 1

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  • Ellora Torchia as Sita
  • Edward Hogg as Eugene Mathers
  • Alyy Khan as Ramu Sood
  • Daniel Skitch as Shopkeeper
  • Anthony Theil as The Coroner
  • Series 2

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  • Art Malik as The Maharajah of Amritpur
  • Rachel Griffiths as Sirene
  • Sugandha Garg as Kaira Das
  • Arjun Mathur as Naresh Banerjee
  • Blake Ritson as Charlie Havistock
  • Production

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    The series was filmed in Penang, Malaysia, as a stand-in for Simla. Simla was not chosen due to the large number of modern buildings and a monsoon season that would have interfered with filming. Shooting locations included Penang Hill and historic buildings in and around George Town, which share a similar British colonial architectural lineage.

    Series 2 (2016)

    On 1 March 2015, Channel 4 confirmed that Indian Summers would return for a second and final series in 2016, starring new cast members including Art Malik and Academy Award nominated Rachel Griffiths. The first episode aired on Sunday 13 March 2016. The 10-part series returns to Simla in the summer of 1935, three years after the events of the first series. Paul Rutman, creator and writer of the series, said: "Our story moves forward three years, to a Viceroy’s last summer, a political gamble to stifle Independence and a great reckoning for Ralph, Alice and Aafrin."


    The first series of Indian Summers received largely positive reviews, gaining a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time, the first episode was Channel 4's highest rating original UK drama in over 20 years. After the first episode aired, The Times described the series as "A work of subtlety, intelligence and some beauty." The Independent wrote "Indian Summers is a fully immersive experience that plunges its audience headlong into 1930s Simla in British-ruled India." The Daily Express said "The opening did not disappoint." In the US, the San Francisco Chronicle called the series "exemplary" and stated that Rutman had an "exquisite sense of character".

    International broadcast

    Indian Summers premiered in the United States on PBS on 27 September 2015. It premiered in Australia on BBC First on 16 May 2015 while in New Zealand, it premiered on TVNZ TV One on 7 June 2015. In Estonia, the show premiered on Kanal 2 on 12 July 2015 and on SVT1 in Sweden on 20 June 2015. On 31 May 2015 it premiered on NRK1 in Norway.


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