8:00pm, Sunday, 3 January 2016,ITV
Jemima West as…Kay Belborough
Morse (Shaun Evans) is out of jail and now holed up in a woodland shack. But there is no chance of a quiet life in episode one of series three. His neighbour, a tycoon called Bixby, is making a racket driving speedboats and hosting parties full of women in hot pants and chaps who say ‘old man’ a lot. Morse may be suspended, but DI Thursday, now recovered from being shot, wants him to help on the case of a woman found dead after going missing at a fairground. Morse is done with police work, he says, but Thursday reminds him ‘There’s a town that needs looking after’ and, before long, Morse has somehow unearthed more clues with a bit of gentle poking around than the rest of the force put together.
Check out below the trailer for Indian Summers Season 2 !
Indian Summers – exclusive trailer for the second series: ‘Butter wouldn’t melt’
Jemima West, Julie Walters, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Nikesh Patel will be joined by Rachel Griffiths, Art Malik and Sugandha Garg in the second series of Channel 4’s drama
It’s back to the British Raj and the hill of Simla as Channel 4’s colonial period drama returns early next year with another 10 episodes. We rejoin the guests of Royal Simla Club in the summer of 1935, where Cynthia (Julie Walters) will be entertaining new characters played by Rachel Griffiths, Art Malik, James Fleet, Sugandha Garg, Arjun Mathur and Blake Ritson.
Walters says: “I can’t wait to get back to the old girl! There’s some fantastic stuff to come in this series and Cynthia’s naughtiness goes up several notches.”
Griffiths says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of Indian Summers. I have been bingeing on UK television for the past 10 years and I’m very excited to be on board such a beautifully made and relevant show. Paul is an incredible creator and has developed an intriguing and provocative strong character in Sirene. I am sure she will have the mountain gossips aghast.”
Malik adds: “It’s wonderful and exciting to once again delve into this period in our history and, of course, to join such a fantastic cast is a delight. Paul Rutman has created the most vivid and evocative world and I cannot wait to see the waves my Maharaja shall be making in Simla’s society …”
(Source The Guardian)
INDIAN Summers has been branded as the new Downton Abbey, and rightly so.
The period drama, currently airing on Foxtel’s BBC First channel, centres on the divide between the British elite and lower classes.
It also features lavish costumes and is beautifully filmed, thanks to its setting at the foothills of the Himalayas in 1932 India.
The 10-part series traces the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India through the lives of the residents of Simla, a town where the colonial elite escape the Subcontinent’s oppressive summer heat.
Malaysia’s island state of Penang doubles for India. Filming also took place on a historic steam train in Borneo for the show’s atmospheric opening scenes.
“That scene was particularly realistic… the heat was so stiffing there was no need to add anything,” Jemima West tells APN.
“We get to film in these very old houses in tropical conditions, and it does make it more believable than filming in a studio in a grey (UK) suburb.”
The train delivers West’s character Alice back to her childhood home and into the arms of her brother Ralph, the private secretary to the Viceroy of India.
“She has made the decision to go back to India because she was trapped in a life that didn’t suit her,” West says.
“Because she grew up in India there’s been this fantasy of what life could have been. She’s going back to India to look for that freedom and that ideal. It’s quite a bold move for her.
“But between what we fantasise and what the reality is there’s a huge gap. That’s going to be Alice’s story, really, that she has to deal with the reality of what life in India is.”
Despite being separated for much of their lives, the siblings seem to have an unnaturally close bond.
“For viewers it’s quite an unsettling relationship because it’s not clear what they are,” she says.
“They lost their parents so they only really have each other. They haven’t seen each other for ages… but it’s very difficult to reminisce about the past and be in the present. They are discovering who they really are as adults.”
The show’s sprawling narrative follows a variety of other characters, including club manager and social matriarch Cynthia Coffin (Julie Walters) and Aafrin (Nikesh Patel), a young Parsi man working as a clerk in the Indian Civil Service.
The series has already been renewed for a second season, which is currently filming in Malaysia. The show requires key cast to be away from home for six months at a time.
“You get homesick at times, but we’re all a big family now,” West says.
“It’s a wonderful series for so many reasons and it’s great to see people are enjoying it as much as I personally enjoyed it when I first read it.”
Indian Summers airs Saturdays at 8.30pm on BBC First.
(Source : SUNSHINE COST DAILY )
I have just found 2 photos of Jemima and her co-star Henry Lloyd Hughes out & about in Manchester on February 11, 2015. Check them out in the gallery