Indian Summers

Sundays at 10pm on ThinkTV16

As a nation of 300 million vies for independence, India’s colonial rulers soldier on. Masterpiece continues its story of love, death and unbridled ambition, set in British India’s exotic summer capital in the 1930s.

The series stars Julie Walters (Oscar® nominee for Billy Elliot and Educating Rita) as well as Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Madame Bovary), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), and Jemima West (The Borgias). New this season are Art Malik (Arthur & George), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Blake Ritson (Upstairs Downstairs), and James Fleet (Death Comes to Pemberley).

As Season 2 opens, it is three years later, 1935. Ralph and Madeline are married. Aafrin has just returned from an official posting in Bengal, where he has fallen in love with freedom-fighter Kaira Das (Sugandha Garg, Tere Bin Laden) and also befriended firebrand nationalist Naresh Banerjee (Arjun Mathur, My Name Is Khan), who is menacingly paranoid. Just as unbalanced is Alice’s estranged husband, Charlie Havistock (Ritson), who has shown up from England, determined to humiliate her for deserting him with their young son.