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Delhi, India

Two out-of-control British teenagers are sent to India by their desperate families to get a taste of old-style traditional parenting.

17-year-old image-obsessed Shola Bruce-Coker has stopped studying books and discovered boys and parties. Joining Shola is excruciatingly shy Joiee Birch, who uses alcohol to cover his social embarrassment. For a week they must live with the strict Virk family in the new city of Gurgaon, north of Delhi's sprawling suburbs.

Joiee immediately resorts to alcohol to deal with living with strangers and decants his gin into a water bottle. Getting steadily more and more drunk, Joiee deceives his host parents and pretends he is suffering from jet lag.

When image-conscious Shola refuses to wear an Indian headscarf to a memorial ceremony in honour of dad Ashwani's dead father, all hell breaks loose. Ashwani throws Shola out of the apartment, forcing her to reconsider her feelings about what she looks like for the first time in her life.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 13 Sep 2012 19:00


Role Contributor
Series ProducerPaula Fasht
ProducerSarah Burton
DirectorSarah Burton