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The Far Pavilions: Season 1: Episode 3 -- After making a last stand at the embassy, Ash journeys home. There, he learns that Anjuli's husband is near death; she and her sister, Shushila, will have to commit suttee, immolating themselves on his funeral pyre. Ash concocts a desperate plan to save his lover.


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Release Date:
22 April 1984 (USA) See more »
The 'Gone With The Wind' of the north-west frontier of India.
Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England. Full summary »
6 nominations 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
Aruna Harprasard .... cultural advisor (1 episode, 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 Christopher Lee in his autobiography all the cast and crew on the location shoot "were stricken with gut rot". According to the actor, the only exceptions were his wife Gitte, "who flourished on curry three times a day", and John Gielgud.See more »
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great romantic miniseries, 13 October 2004
Author: stieric from Netherlands

I saw this one on television shortly after it was made, in the 80s, and I was happily surprised when it appeared on DVD. Like the book, the series doesn't have any deeply intellectual hidden layers (as far as I know), but it's a quality product in its kind and a great romantic story with some action too. The English are played by top English actors and the Subcontintent people by Indians or people who could more or less pass of for them, which is a nice change if you're used to seeing ancient Greeks or early Christians played by surf dudes. The odd one out seems to be blue-eyed Amy Irving as the Indian Princess Anjuli, but if you pay attention, you'll know she's supposed to be half-Russian in the series and she looks splendid in a saree anyway. Looking at British costume-dramas I often get the feeling that they enjoy making them even if it's only for the fun of walking up and down a muddy street in a silly 19th-century costume, and this movie has some of the same gusto. Throw in the breathtaking Rajastan scenery and you have a feast for the eyes.

The Far Pavillions is not a series cut down in size to get a movie, but a miniseries, period. Like India itself, it takes its time. Don't expect to sit through it in one evening but relax, settle down with a chai or a whisky and who knows, you might find yourself watching the end credits at 3 AM anyway.

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