Indian Summers II

Channel 4 & WGBH

Paul Rutman

Lisa McGee

Anna Symon


John Alexander

Jonathan Teplitzky

Paul Wilmshurst

Dan Winch
Executive Producers

Charlie Pattinson

Willow Grylls

Elaine Pyke

Simon Curtis

Rebecca Eaton

Paul Rutman

Indira Varma


Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, Julie Walters, Patrick Malahide, Jemima West, Roshan Seth, Lillete Dubey, Aysha Kala, Alexander Cobb, Fiona Glascott, Craig Parkinson

INDIAN SUMMERS II is the second series created and written by Paul Rutman, starring Julie Walters, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West and Nikesh Patel.

Three years on and we return to Simla in the summer of 1935. Life in Simla continues to be as fun and debauched as ever, but Alice and Aafrin’s affair is threatened by the combination of the re-appearance of Alice’s violent ex-husband and Aafrin’s involvement with the Congress rebels. The Viceroy, Lord Willingdon, is in his final few months in the role, and Ralph Whelan has long been tipped for the top job. However, the violent arm of Congress is determined to achieve Indian independence, whatever the cost. At the club, Cynthia still reigns supreme, but even she cannot deny that it is becoming ever more apparent that British rule is fading in the sub-continent.

“Like the first series, it’s multi-stranded, a riot of colour and detail and full of events and complicated characters. Everything Downton Abbey was at its best and in many ways, even better.”
Daily Express
“The second series of Channel 4’s Indian Summers is as vivid and rich as its first but is also altogether more violent and darker in tone, revolving around a theme of innocence lost. This makes for compelling viewing and I was disappointed to hear the news that this is also the final series.”
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