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"The Far Pavilions" (1984) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1984-

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The Far Pavilions: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Ash returns to Mardan, where the Corps of Guides has been fighting across the border. British envoy Cavagnari signs a treaty with Afghanistan's emir and establishes an embassy in Kabul. Wally leads a force to secure the legation, while Ash accepts an assignment to spy among the natives.


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22 April 1984 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 54 of 57)

Ben Cross ... Ash (3 episodes, 1984)

Amy Irving ... Anjuli (3 episodes, 1984)

Christopher Lee ... Kaka-ji Rao (3 episodes, 1984)

Robert Hardy ... The Commandant (3 episodes, 1984)

Rossano Brazzi ... The Rana of Bhithor (3 episodes, 1984)

Saeed Jaffrey ... Biju Ram (3 episodes, 1984)
Sneh Gupta ... Shushila (3 episodes, 1984)

Omar Sharif ... Koda Dad (3 episodes, 1984)
Shayur Mehta ... Prince Jhoti (3 episodes, 1984)
Parikshat Sahni ... Mulraj (3 episodes, 1984)

Benedict Taylor ... Wally (2 episodes, 1984)

John Gielgud ... Cavagnari (2 episodes, 1984)
Jennifer Kendal ... Mrs. Viccary (2 episodes, 1984)
Felicity Dean ... Belinda Harlowe (2 episodes, 1984)
Peter Arne ... The General (2 episodes, 1984)

Caterina Boratto ... Mrs. Chiverton (2 episodes, 1984)

Michael Cochrane ... Crimpley (2 episodes, 1984)

Rupert Everett ... George Garforth (2 episodes, 1984)
John Forbes-Robertson ... Squadron Commander (2 episodes, 1984)
Clive Francis ... Kelly (2 episodes, 1984)
Rupert Frazer ... Wigram Battye (2 episodes, 1984)
William Gaunt ... Commissioner (2 episodes, 1984)

Tanveer Ghani ... Gul Baz / ... (2 episodes, 1984)

Constantine Gregory ... Porson (2 episodes, 1984)

Art Malik ... Zarin (2 episodes, 1984)
Michael Malnick ... Podmore-Smythe (2 episodes, 1984)
Mary Peach ... Mrs. Harlowe (2 episodes, 1984)
Anthony Sharp ... Chiverton (2 episodes, 1984)
Jeremy Sinden ... Raikes (2 episodes, 1984)
James Snell ... Ponsonby (2 episodes, 1984)
Goga Kapoor ... Diwan (2 episodes, 1984)

Vinod Nagpal ... Gobind Dass (2 episodes, 1984)
Ravi Behl ... Prince Nandu (2 episodes, 1984)
Master Ravi ... Prince Lalji (2 episodes, 1984)
Rama Vij ... Geeta (2 episodes, 1984)
Bharati Devi ... Unpora Bai (2 episodes, 1984)
Bhushan Tiwari ... Manilal (2 episodes, 1984)
Praveen Paul ... Promila Devi (2 episodes, 1984)
Jonie Sethi ... Sita (2 episodes, 1984)
Ajit Singh ... Awal Shah (2 episodes, 1984)
Tej Sapru ... Afzal (2 episodes, 1984)
Soltan Lalani ... Mr. Singh (2 episodes, 1984)
Jay Devi ... Dilasah Khan (2 episodes, 1984)
Ojah Maharaj ... Senior NCO (2 episodes, 1984)
Kamran ... Head Mullah (2 episodes, 1984)
Iqbal Jamal ... Tally Clerk (2 episodes, 1984)
Sudhir ... Jemadar Jewand Singh (2 episodes, 1984)
Gaul Hassan ... Daud Shah (2 episodes, 1984)
Colonel Kappor ... Head Tribesman (2 episodes, 1984)
Tony Jordan ... Ash aged 11 (2 episodes, 1984)
Dilip Singh ... Ash aged 4 (2 episodes, 1984)
Kristina Lesho ... Anjuli aged 5 (2 episodes, 1984)
Prerna ... Nautch Girl (2 episodes, 1984)
David de Keyser ... The Rana (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Directed by
Peter Duffell (3 episodes, 1984)
Series Writing credits
Julian Bond (3 episodes, 1984)
M.M. Kaye (3 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
John Peverall .... executive producer (1 episode, 1984)
Geoffrey Reeve .... producer (1 episode, 1984)
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (1 episode, 1984)
Series Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff (1 episode, 1984)
Series Film Editing by
Peter Boita (1 episode, 1984)
John Jympson (1 episode, 1984)
Series Production Design by
Robert W. Laing (1 episode, 1984)
Series Art Direction by
George Richardson (2 episodes, 1984)
Series Set Decoration by
Hugh Scaife (2 episodes, 1984)
Series Costume Design by
Raymond Hughes (1 episode, 1984)
Series Makeup Department
Pat Hay .... makeup artist: Amy Irving (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
David C. Anderson .... production manager (1 episode, 1984)
Denis Johnson .... production manager (1 episode, 1984)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abel Goodman .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1984)
Series Art Department
Dave Everall .... rigger (3 episodes, 1984)
Series Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor (1 episode, 1984)

Keith Batten .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Rajen Rajkhowa .... sound mixer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... optical camera (unknown episodes)
Tony Willis .... effects cameraman (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mason Cardiff .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1984)
John Cardiff .... camera operator / camera operator: second unit (2 episodes, 1984)
Fred Tammes .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1984)

Frank Heeney .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Alec King .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Chris Pinnock .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Jonathan Lucas .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1984)

William Webb .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Carl Davis .... conductor (1 episode, 1984)
Series Other crew
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish subtitles (3 episodes, 1984)

Aneuryn Jones .... horse master: Wales (unknown episodes, 1984)
David de Keyser .... dubbing voice: Rossano Brazzi (unknown episodes)
Gerry Gavigan .... location manager: India (unknown episodes)
Haji .... horsemaster: India (unknown episodes)
Derek Lyons .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Robin Melville .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Gail Samuelson .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dileep Singh Rathore .... location team (unknown episodes)

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315 min
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According to the novel, Anjuli's rescue takes place long before the attack on the British delegation in Kabul. In the series, the order of the events is reversed.See more »
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Caveat Emptor!, 7 December 2005
Author: coulombe from Venice, Florida

Someday, a distributor will make the complete miniseries available for the consumer. Any release of about 300 minutes has about 2 or 3 episodes cut from the original. The opening scenes of the current releases showing flashes of Ash's youth are pieces of these episodes which have been dropped since they would be considered nothing more than superfluous exposition to most Western viewers. But in order to fully appreciate M.M Kaye's story, they are vital and should be restored. These lost episodes impress the viewer with the customs of India, the background of Ash and Anjuli, the treachery of Biju Ram, the love of Sita and the wisdom of Koda Dad. Without them you don't really fully appreciate why Ash and Juli are so close, why Ash is torn between two cultures, and his relationship with Gulkote. The exposure to life in an Indian royal court contained in the lost episodes adds so much to the experience. So until you see a release that has a running time of about 400-500 minutes, let the buyer beware -- you are not getting the complete original of the mini-series.

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