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SUITABLE BOY, A
Air Date: Monday, December 07, 2020
Time Slot: 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST on ACORN TV
Episode Title: (#101/102) "Episodes 1 and 2"
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Monday, December 7, 2020

A SUITABLE BOY (Acorn TV Exclusive Series), Episodes 1 and 2 of 6

"Groundbreaking" - The Guardian

This BBC One sweeping period drama hit is the first television series directed by Academy Award-nominated film director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) and adapted by Emmy-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice, Les Miserables) of the eponymous global bestseller by Vikram Seth - one of the longest novels in the English language. This intimate, epic tale of life and love set in vibrant 1950s India tells the story of a 19-year-old spirited university student, Lata Mehra (Tanya Maniktala), who comes of age in North India, at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. Lata seems to have her life already mapped out thanks to old traditions and an overbearing mother (Mahira Kakkar), who wants to find her a suitable husband, but torn between romance and responsibility and inspired by rebellious writers and daring new ideas, Lata is determined to decide her own future. Meanwhile, wayward Maan (Bollywood leading man Ishaan Khatter) wants every drop of excitement from life, but when he becomes infatuated with the glamorous courtesan Saaeda Bai (Indian screening legend Tabu, The Life Of Pi), the consequences could be catastrophic. (2 EPS, 2020)

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SUITABLE BOY, A (ACORN TV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/7/20 - 1/4/21
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2020-2021 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Acorn TV's web site, December 2020) This "groundbreaking" (The Guardian) BBC period drama based on the global bestseller by Vikram Seth is directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice). Amid the cultural upheaval of 1950s India, Lata (Tanya Maniktala) is torn between romance and responsibility, while wayward Maan (Ishaan Khatter) has a perilous affair with a glamorous courtesan (Tabu).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ishaan Khatter as Maan
· Namit Das
· Rasika Dugal
· Shahana Goswami
· Tabu as Saaeda Bai
· Tanya Maniktala as Lata
· Vijay Varma
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Davies as CRTR/EP
· Aradhana Seth as PROD
· Ayela Butt as EP (BBC)
· Faith Penhale as EP
· Laura Lankester as EP
· Lydia Dean Pilcher as PROD
· Mira Nair as DIR/EP
· Mona Qureshi as EP (BBC)
· Vikram Seth as BOOK/EP
· Will Johnston as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios
· Lookout Point