The son of a British family living in South East Asia becomes involved in a love triangle.
Cast: David Morrissey, Colm Meaney, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth Tan, Lilo Baier, Georgia Blizzard, Bart Edwards, Dan Farrell, Christophe Guybet, Luke Newberry, Nicholas Agnew, Julian Wadham, Jane Horrocks, Ed Birch, Richard Lumsden, Martin Wenner, Bradley Hall, Joe Bannister, Sam Cox, Tom Edden, Masa Yamaguchi
Despite the crushing attacks on Singapore, the British army are instructed to continue fighting at all costs. Walter, still reeling from recent news, struggles to face the harsh truth and his grip on reality weakens.
alter is given a surprising opportunity as Matthew determines to save Vera from the chaos taking root.
Matthew learns the true nature of life in Malaya as the Japanese tighten their grip on the continent.
The Blacketts intensify their campaign to secure Matthew's allegiances and Walter remains obstinate, despite the Japanese bombing Singapore. Vera nurses Matthew through his fevered delirium while the Major is warned not to trust her. Charlie, Sylvia's brother, re-joins his regiment and Ehrendorf volunteers, and Matthew makes a momentous decision.
Matthew adjusts to life in Singapore and acquaints himself with his father's rubber trade, but is troubled when he discovers that dubious practices are taking place. After an evening of Singaporean entertainment with the Blacketts, Matthew, exhausted and fever-ridden, finds himself torn between two women, and America joins the war.
For rubber baron Walter Blackett and his family, 1941 Singapore is full of wealth and privilege, where the horrors of war-torn Europe are a distant whisper. But when their power and stability are rocked by new arrivals and the looming threat of a Japanese invasion, Walter has a cunning plan.