MASTERPIECES’ Nine-part Series “Indian Summers” Premieres on PBS

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24 September 2015
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Indian Summers
 Ralph played by Henry LloydHughes  Alice played by Jemima West 
Photo: Courtesy of New Pictures/Channel 4 for MASTERPIECE in association with ALL3Media International
“Indian Summers”
Premieres Sunday, September 27 at 9PM ET/PT on PBS
(Check your local listings)
 
          Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise during the twilight era of the British Empire, Indian Summers explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence.
 
          As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics, and passion. Also starring in this lavish production are Henry Lloyd-Hughes,  Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth, and Lillete Dubey.
 

Episode Descriptions
 
Part One
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9pm ET
The British arrive at their summer headquarters in northern India for a season of parties, romance, and trouble—including attempted murder.
 
Part Two
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9pm ET
While Aafrin fights for his life, Ralph confronts the gunman in jail. Sarah is suspicious of Alice's past. Adam goes missing.
 
Part Three
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 9pm ET
Sooni gets into trouble. Witness tampering runs riot. Ramu confronts Armitage at the annual fair. Dougie confesses to Sarah.
 
Part Four
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9pm ET
The viceroy gets a royal welcome. A crucial piece of evidence is missing. Aafrin sends Alice on an urgent errand. Ian gets bad news.
 
Part Five
Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 9pm ET
Ralph plays politics at his engagement bash. Eugene tells Cynthia a shocking secret. Adam
and his mother make a surprise visit.

Part Six
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9pm ET
A mountaineer makes trouble. Aafrin and Alice try to check their growing attraction. Ralph’s covert appointment is thwarted by tragedy.
 
Part Seven
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 9pm ET
A murder victim is found and a suspect confesses. Ian finds a cause. Aafrin is blackmailed.  Meanwhile, the British Club performs Oscar Wilde.
 
Part Eight
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 9pm ET
While Simla citizens look on, Ramu is tried for Jaya’s murder. Leena and Ian come to his  defense. Sarah is humiliated.
 
Part Nine
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9pm ET
Madeleine gets a shock. Ramu’s fate is in Ralph’s hands. Aafrin makes two fateful decisions.  The club changes course. Ian becomes a local hero.
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