“Indian Summers” BBC Miniseries


Sunday night was the first episode and my only complaint was that it was on later than I wished. See where the English went to escape the heat and sun of  The  Indian Summers. The accents make it a tad challenging to understand but  Downton Abbey is in its last season, so this is a great addition! If you like history, great writing and acting, breathtaking scenery , filmed at the foot of the Himalayas and tucked into the tea plantations,  intrigue , complicated love stories. . . .take a look.  I love history, BBC miniseries with stellar writing and acting,  handsome Indians, beautiful Indian women . . . . .and of course Incredible India!


Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything. 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 every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months.Written by Channel4


Do you like these miniseries done by the BBC?

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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31 Responses to “Indian Summers” BBC Miniseries

  1. Thanks so much for alerting me to this new series! Sounds right up my alley. Besides, I’m going through Downtown Abbey withdrawal!


  2. And it’s filmed in my hometown 😄🌴😄

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  3. Reblogged this on ' Ace Friends News ' and commented:
    Nice post and loved the programme 🌷


  4. joey says:

    I recorded it. I like to record things and then binge-watch. I’m looking forward to it! 🙂


    • annetbell says:

      LOL. . . My husband likes to do that , too. I get glassy eyed at it all. When we came home from India this May, we binged watched Downton Abbey, and House of Cards, so I see the benefit of the whole story laid out . . . but oh the disappointment at the end knowing it will be months until the next season! We like the Blacklist, too and David planned it that we saw the end of the season last night and tonight is the beginning of a new season! Such a clever man! 😎

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  5. Reblogged this on The Crazy Bag Lady @BulanLifestyle.com and commented:
    The new British tv series INDIAN SUMMERS will spice up your weekend!


  6. Kentucky Angel says:

    Hi Anne. I’ve heard about the British minis for years, but have never had much luck getting a clear signal for the PBS networks so I can watch them. Also, while I can understand most dialects if I can watch the person as he/she speaks the English have so many strange dialects that it’s nearly impossible for me.
    On the bright side, as far as my apartment is concerned, I’m done! A few touch ups along the way, but the major part is finished as of one hour ago. Little things always to do, but no more feeling of go, go, go. Sleeping in tomorrow. Hope you can do the same thing my friend. Hugs, Angie.


  7. This is an excellent series. Can’t wait for the next one.


  8. inavukic says:

    I am totally hooked. Love these series by BBC – Can’t wait for new season 😀

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  9. beetleypete says:

    This was popular here. The British love to dwell on their shameful past in India! (My father was stationed there, in the army, from 1941-1946.) The sets and period feel were captured well, and the British actors were mostly well-known to us here. I was surprised that you had some trouble with the accents, as everyone speaks ‘correctly’. You would have a lot more trouble with my South London accent, I fear.
    Thanks for the follow, and best wishes from Norfolk. Pete.
    (By the way, the new series of ‘Downton Abbey’ is well under way here, and has a few surprises left.)


  10. annetbell says:

    Pete, I was blessed to visit Incredible India for a total of 8 months. My professor husband took architecture students to study and travel. My blog started as a sort of journal of my travels for posterity. I am a story teller, not a writer so the topics are just tales about things that touched me. It is a daunting task as I have 950 posts ! I can always suggest certain ones or you can type in places and see if I have a post! Do go if you have an opportunity. It is life chance. A flight to India is expensive but traveling and staying are still quite reasonable , at least for visitors from the west. Listen I would go back in a New York minute. I get all excited just thinking about it.

    Have a lovely weekend.


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