Set in vibrant 1950s India, A Suitable Boy is an epic tale of life and love, based on the classic novel of the same name by Vikram Seth, coming to BBC One.

Produced by Lookout Point , A Suitable Boy is a six-part drama adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by internationally acclaimed film director Mira Nair ) in her television series debut.

Nineteen year-old university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala) seems to have her life already mapped out thanks to old traditions and an overbearing mother who wants to find her a suitable husband.

Torn between romance and responsibility and inspired by rebellious writers and daring new ideas, Lata is determined to decide her own future in a newly independent India, boldly breaking free of its past.

Connected to Lata through their siblings’ marriage, wayward Maan (Ishaan Khatter) wants every drop of excitement from life. However when he becomes infatuated with the glamorous courtesan Saaeda Bai (Tabu), the consequences could be catastrophic…


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