Hot un­der the col­lar

In­dian Sum­mers’ ac­tor Henry Lloyd-Hughes spills some civil se­crets.

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Simla club owner Cyn­thia (Julie Wal­ters) with Ralph Sea­son 1 Sun­days (from 31 July) BBC First (*119) 21:00

It’s In­dia, it’s 1932 and the Bri­tish civil ser­vice has moved out of the hottest part of the coun­try to Simla, at the foot of the Hi­malayas in two-sea­son mini-se­ries In­dian Sum­mers (2015-2016). It’s time for the start of the sum­mer so­cial sea­son, tea par­ties and in­trigue. “I found the at­mos­phere of hill sta­tions fas­ci­nat­ing,” says se­ries cre­ator Paul Rut­man. “These were peo­ple try­ing to recre­ate this idea of Eng­land in an en­vi­ron­ment that wasn’t Eng­land.” Henry Lloyd-Hughes, who plays hand­some Ralph Whe­lan, sec­re­tary to Viceroy Of In­dia Lord Willing­don (Pa­trick Malahide), re­veals more about the story…

What was the at­trac­tion of In­dian Sum­mers? At ev­ery stage of the script, char­ac­ters do things that are strange and make peo­ple un­com­fort­able.

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