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The Indian Dream Hotel 2
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The Indian Dream Hotel Series 2 is a 4 part factual observational documentary series, this time set in enchanting Kerala, which follows on from last year’s warm and colourful ratings hit.

A new group of eight famous faces of retirement age will travel to India to live together for a month. They will join what has been dubbed the ‘grey flight’: a growing number of over-60’s Brits who are actively pursuing retirement options abroad.

They will set up home together in a guest house in Kochi and learn what it might be like to retire in India, looking at the benefits and overcoming the challenges of living abroad. A real journey of discovery.



The series averaged 4.3m (21%) across its four-part run, over a million up on the 3m (12.6%) who watched the first series on BBC2 in January 2016.

It also comfortably outperformed the channel’s 3.7m (17.8%) slot average.

With 24.2% of the audience share it is an impressive +39% up on slot average, and +42.3% up on slot average with the ABC1 demographic.


 “The second series of The Real Marigold Hotel looks set to be another touching watch. The clear devotion that Paul Nicholas and Lionel Blair had to their wives at home was just one aspect that made episode one gently heartwarming.” - The i

“…my seventysomething Indian parents absolutely love it.” - The Guardian

“As entertainment, this was all gentle almost to a fault, but decidedly winning. Lionel Blair, Amanda Barrie, Bill Oddie, Miriam Stoppard et al proved a remarkably engaging – not to mention startlingly well-preserved lot - and little character arcs were already appearing.” - The Telegraph

"The Real Marigold Hotel left everyone feeling warm and fuzzy inside" - Radio Times

“Anyway, the programme is – hurrah, hurrah – as charming, funny, informative, poignant, exotic and delightful as ever.” – Saga