The series is set in Simia against the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India. It’s a rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But there are implications and ramifications from a tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes. These 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. Simia is little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months.
The scenery is stunning and Julie Walters carries the show along. Also it’s an ok storyline.
It drags in places. Some of the acting isn’t great and is a bit wishy washy.