Indian Summers: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Indian Summers gathers intrigue slowly but effectively, building into an addictive political thriller with exotic overtones.


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Air date: Sep 27, 2015
Air date: Oct 4, 2015
Air date: Oct 11, 2015
Air date: Oct 18, 2015
Air date: Oct 25, 2015
Air date: Nov 1, 2015
Air date: Nov 8, 2015
Air date: Nov 15, 2015
Air date: Nov 22, 2015

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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 the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the warmer months.


Olivia Grant
as Madileine Mathers
Rick Warden
as Ronnie Keane
Nikesh Patel
as Aafrin Dalal
Lillete Dubey
as Roshana Dalal
Jemima West
as Alice Whelan
Craig Parkinson
as Dougie Raworth
Fiona Glascott
as Sarah Raworth
Roshan Seth
as Darius Dalal
Alyy Khan
as Ramu Sood
Amber Rose Revah
as Leena Prasad
Aysha Kala
as Sooni Dalal
Alexander Cobb
as Ian McLeod
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
as Ralph Whelan
Julie Walters
as Cynthia Coffin
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Critic Reviews for Indian Summers Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

There is a lot to love about Masterpiece: Indian Summers on PBS.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Maybe you'll care enough to stick around for 10 episodes to sort this out. I'm not sure I do.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

At some point in episode three or four, when the characters and their story lines finally cohere... Indian Summers becomes a formidable and thoroughly addictive narrative.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Indian Summers is better than that, never judging, never eulogising, even as it makes clear how wrong and morally vacant the whole enterprise called the white man's burden was.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

After watching the first somewhat slow episode, you may be tempted to give up on [the series]. But, don't. It has more than enough style, suspense and thrills to keep one glued past the first episode.

Nov 29, 2015 | Full Review…

A glimpse of the last gasp of the British Raj in India with its nationalistic pride and it toxic racism.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Indian Summers looks fantastic. It's not involving enough in its first two episodes but begins to coalesce more in a third installment.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

For all those sumptuous settings and despite the impeccable performances, there remains something slightly hollow at its heart.

Mar 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Pleasingly, Indian Summers never feels overstuffed, just exceedingly generous in the way it approaches the disparate people and situations portrayed.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite its innocuous title, Indian Summers develops some real heat as a political thriller.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

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