14 episódios

A wonderfully intimate look into the life and work of India Hicks and her extraordinary family. In Season One we’re talking Movie Stars, Matadors and Maharajas as we have tea and cake with Lady Pamela, daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten and of course India’s much moved mum. Now in her 90s Lady Pamela’s stories will astound you; she’s first cousins with Prince Philip, travelled the world on the famous Commonwealth tour when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, befriended everyone from Grace Kelly to Gandhi and had a front row seat as her father, the last Viceroy of India, oversaw the complicated process of partition.

Produced by Lisa Francesca Nand and edited by Alex George.  

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A wonderfully intimate look into the life and work of India Hicks and her extraordinary family. In Season One we’re talking Movie Stars, Matadors and Maharajas as we have tea and cake with Lady Pamela, daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten and of course India’s much moved mum. Now in her 90s Lady Pamela’s stories will astound you; she’s first cousins with Prince Philip, travelled the world on the famous Commonwealth tour when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, befriended everyone from Grace Kelly to Gandhi and had a front row seat as her father, the last Viceroy of India, oversaw the complicated process of partition.

Produced by Lisa Francesca Nand and edited by Alex George.  

    14. Lady Mountbatten: Part Two, The Transformation

    14. Lady Mountbatten: Part Two, The Transformation

    The conclusion of our episodes about Lady Louis Mountbatten, one of the most intriguing debutants of her day and mother to Lady Pamela and grandmother to India. Born Edwina Ashley she was the goddaughter of Edward VII and heiress to a vast fortune. She married Louis Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, in 1922. On this episode Lady Pamela explores how the war and her role as the last Vicereine of India transformed her mother from party-loving socialite to a formidably powerful and intuitive

    • 48 min
    13. Lady Mountbatten; Episode 1, Party-Loving Heiress, Wife and Mother

    13. Lady Mountbatten; Episode 1, Party-Loving Heiress, Wife and Mother

    Lady Louis Mountbatten, mother to Lady Pamela, grandmother to India, was one of the most intriguing debutants of her day. As goddaughter of Edward VII and heiress to a vast fortune, she married Louis Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, in 1922, cementing this powerful couple’s place in British society. In the first of two episodes Lady Pamela explores her mother’s glamorous years of parties and travels, before the war years and Vicereineship in India changed the course of her life.

    • 40 min
    12. SPECIAL EPISODE; India Hicks in Conversation with Tina Brown

    12. SPECIAL EPISODE; India Hicks in Conversation with Tina Brown

    India is joined by special guest, Tina Brown, award-winning journalist, author, founder of the Women in the World summits and former editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Awarded a CBE in 2007, she founded Women in the World in 2009 as a live platform for female leaders, CEO’s, celebrities, and global activists. Tina has popped in for tea with Lady Pamela and for this inspirational chat with India. Like we always say…there's no studio, no formalities just good conversation. 

    • 17 min
    11. Viceroy's House Part 4; A Bittersweet Goodbye

    11. Viceroy's House Part 4; A Bittersweet Goodbye

    In the drawing room of Lady Pamela Hicks’ home in Oxfordshire Lady Pamela tells of living through some pretty extraordinary and now historic times. It’s just India, Lady Pamela and Lisa the producer; no studio, no formalities just conversation, tea and cake. In the last Viceroy’s House episode Lady Pamela recalls the sadness of saying goodbye to India, a country she had grown to love, leaving the many people who had become very dear to her and the family and their bittersweet arrival back home.

    • 19 min
    10. Viceroy’s House Part 3; The Chaos After Partition, Gandhi and Nehru

    10. Viceroy’s House Part 3; The Chaos After Partition, Gandhi and Nehru

    In the now very tense aftermath of partition Lady Pamela, along with her mother Lady Louis Mountbatten, are still supporting the refugees and Lord Mountbatten is working flat out. The political and social situation is very challenging and Gandhi starts his hunger strike. India, Lady Pamela and Lisa the producer have tea and cake in the drawing room in to another riveting account of Lady Pamela's memories. And yes we do talk about the friendship between Indian Prime Minister Nehru and Lady Edwina.

    • 37 min
    9. Viceroy's House Part 2; The Build Towards Indian Partition

    9. Viceroy's House Part 2; The Build Towards Indian Partition

    In the second Viceroy’s House episode Lady Pamela regales more incredible memories as a teenager in India when her father, Lord Mountbatten, was given what he knew was the ‘impossible job’ as the last Viceroy of India. In the now very tense build up to Indian partition 18 year old Lady Pamela and her mother Lady Louis Mountbatten are still working in the refugee camps, have become close friends with Gandhi and Prime Minister Nehru and witness some of the intense highs and lows of this challenging time

    • 23 min

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