New from Channel 4 is the fantastic Indian Summers, which is apparently their most expensive drama that they have ever made. Now, from 20th April 2014 courtesy of RLJ Entertainment’s label Acorn, you can own one of the most luxurious and exotic dramas to air on British TV.
Set in India, during British rule in 1932 as the Indian Civil Service begin their annual move to the stunning foothills of the Himalayas, a small British Colony called Simla. The white British Club is run by Cynthia Coffin, play by our very own Julie Walters, who is, what people at the time would have dubbed, a doyenne, a lady with the utmost experience is such matters.
As the guests arrive, so does the beautiful summer. British workers, guests and the citizens of the far-flung land of India, come together to celebrate the summer. However their presence in the same place does not demand equality, in fact they are torn apart by the huge divide of not just class and race, politics and power, but because of love, dishonesty, secrets and promises that just are not going to be kept.
Whilst there seems to be a peace of sorts across the country, the British Raj begins to fall as Indians start to look for the power to govern themselves, things will never be the same and it will not be
Julie Walters is joined by Henry Lloyd Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Jemima West (Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), Aysha Kala (Shameless), Fiona Glascot (Episodes), Amber Rose Revah (What Remains), Craig Parkinson (The Mill) and many more fabulous actors to create not just a star-studded specticle of the screen, but a striking, vibrant and captivating tale.