12 episodes

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.  

The India Hicks Podcast India Hicks

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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.  

    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
    8. Viceroy’s House; 17 Year Old Lady Pamela’s First Months in India

    8. Viceroy’s House; 17 Year Old Lady Pamela’s First Months in India

    When her father, Lord Mountbatten was given what he knew was the ‘impossible job’ as Viceroy of India, Lady Pamela, still only 17, along with her mother, knuckled down to work. They spent time in the refugee camps, sat spellbound at meetings with Gandhi and Nehru and had a front row seat at one of the most challenging times in Indian and British history. Lady Pamela tells us, through the eyes of a teenager, what it was like to witness this extraordinary period in time.

    • 58 min
    7. SPECIAL EPISODE; The Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian and Support

    7. SPECIAL EPISODE; The Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian and Support

    A special episode on which India tells us of the traumatic events surrounding the hurricane in the Bahamas, the place she calls home, and how we can support these wonderful islands. Amongst many organisations offering support, we are highlighting the group first to deliver relief to those hit hardest by Hurricane Dorian, a team of private sector captains and medics dispatched immediately into those hard to reach areas. Please consider donating to their essential work.

     www.idearelief.org 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

MomKar ,

Lady Mountbatten Episode?

I love this podcast. Thank you for sharing your mother with us, India. Her laughter and her touching stories are informative and delightful. You promised a full episode on Edwina. Is that still going to happen?

Leslie in Dana ,

Royal history!

I ve been watching the Crown, listening to Royally obsessed, and then found this podcast. Lady Pamela is a treasure and India is so entertaining and funny in how she interacts with her mom and just in general. I love her humor! The episode with Tina Brown (lady P rustling the papers in the background) was amazing. India, I love your humor and honesty, thank you for the podcast!

Painthorsegirl12212 ,

Fantastic

Fantastic series.

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