Absolutely India: Mancs in Mumbai Season 1
S01 E01Apr 29, 2020
Episode 1 Apr 29, 2020 In the opening episode, the siblings arrive in India and have an extremely fiery introduction to the local cuisine. They also give the kids at their grandad's old school a crash course in how to talk like true Mancs, and make a major discovery about the relatives their grandad left behind.
S01 E02May 6, 2020
Episode 2 May 6, 2020 Brothers Ryan, Adam and Scott Thomas embark on a journey to trace their family roots in India, joined by their dad Dougie, whose father was born in Mumbai. However, the trio have never visited the country they descended from. In the second episode, Ryan, Adam and Scott attempt to find their inner zen at a huge meditation hall, and Scott gets a fiery fix-up Indian style by a hairdresser who prefers flames to scissors. Later, a special family meeting leads to showman Dougie hitting the stage in Mumbai.
S01 E03May 13, 2020
Episode 3 May 13, 2020 Brothers Ryan, Adam and Scott Thomas embark on a journey to trace their family roots in India, joined by their dad Dougie, whose father was born in Mumbai. However, the trio have never visited the country they descended from. In the third episode, Ryan, Adam and Scott Thomas are on the trail of a very special cousin, before exploring one of Mumbai's most vibrant neighbourhoods.
S01 E04May 20, 2020
Episode 4 May 20, 2020 Manchester-born brothers Ryan, Adam and Scott Thomas embark on an epic journey to trace their family roots in India, joined by their dad Dougie, whose father was born in Mumbai. However, the trio have never visited the country they descended from. In the fourth episode, the three brothers track down another branch of their growing family tree, before being put through their paces in a brutal yoga session. Later, they travel to a place renowned for its spiritual enlightenment, but a therapeutic conversation takes a decidedly different turn as the brothers finally get to have their say and talk to Dougie about how they felt when he left the family home when they were children.
S01 E05May 27, 2020
Episode 5 May 27, 2020 In this latest episode the lads and Dougie are straight back into the chaos of Mumbai following their trip to see family in Goa. Adam decides a bit of chill time is required to help them make it through their last few days in the city, so books everyone in for a traditional Indian head massage at a local barbers. Adam and twin brother Scott are the first in the chair but it soon transpires it's not the most relaxing experience and Ryan and dad Dougie rapidly run for the exit.The family head to the family home that their Grandad grew up in with his parents and 3 siblings, then the four of them then go their separate ways. Adam and Scott get a taste of Indian parklife when they join in a cricket knockabout as well as attempt to master the strange mix of yoga and gymnastics that is Mallakhamb. Meanwhile Ryan and Dougie catch up with Dougie's cousin Glen who has flown in from Dubai for an emotional first ever meeting. The chat leads to a shock discovery about Dougie's Grandma that leaves the pair astounded.The lads time in India also coincides with Diwali - the Hindu festival of light. Adam and Dougie visit a temple to make an offering to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth of prosperity whilst Ryan and Scott help decorate a family home, where the kids don't pull any punches with the feedback on their artistic skills.
S01 E06Jun 3, 2020
Episode 6 Jun 3, 2020 In the sixth and final episode, the brothers prepare to say their goodbyes to Mumbai, but before they leave, they are invited to appear on a local news report. For their final stop in the city, the boys meet 85-year-old Norma Otter, who was a team-mate of Dougie's international hockey star aunt, Pansy Thomas. Following the meeting, the boys decide to take on a junior girl's hockey team who are training nearby. As their adventure draws to a close, the family arrive in Jejuri in the midst of the 100,000 festival goers who are there to take part in what is known as the Golden Festival