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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
12 February 1985 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fantastic See more (32 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 47)

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Ronald Merrick (13 episodes, 1984)

Geraldine James ... Sarah Layton (12 episodes, 1984)
Wendy Morgan ... Susan Layton (11 episodes, 1984)

Judy Parfitt ... Mildred Layton (9 episodes, 1984)
Rosemary Leach ... Aunt Fenny (7 episodes, 1984)

Peggy Ashcroft ... Barbie Batchelor (7 episodes, 1984)
Geoffrey Beevers ... Kevin Coley (7 episodes, 1984)
Eric Porter ... Dimitri Bronowsky (6 episodes, 1984)
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Nigel Rowan (6 episodes, 1984)

Art Malik ... Hari Kumar (6 episodes, 1984)
Derrick Branche ... Ahmed Kasim (6 episodes, 1984)
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Series Directed by
Jim O'Brien (5 episodes, 1984)
Christopher Morahan (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Ken Taylor (14 episodes, 1984)
Paul Scott (4 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Christopher Morahan .... producer (8 episodes, 1984)
Milly Preece .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ray Goode (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Edward Mansell (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Casting by
Susie Bruffin (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Vic Symonds (8 episodes, 1984)
Alan Pickford (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Costume Design by
Esther Dean (8 episodes, 1984)
Diane Holmes (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Anna Jones .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Les Davis .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1984)
Ian Scaife .... production manager (8 episodes, 1984)
Bill Shephard .... production manager (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Art Department
Nick King .... designer (8 episodes, 1984)
John Leech .... graphic designer (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Christopher Ackland .... dubbing editor (8 episodes, 1984)
Richard Dunford .... dubbing editor (8 episodes, 1984)
Martin Kay .... sound recordist (8 episodes, 1984)
John Whitworth .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Goode .... lighting cameraman (8 episodes, 1984)
Jon Woods .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1984)

Ian Jackson .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Hughes .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1984)
Noreen Ingham .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1984)
Janet Johnson .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1984)
Paul Watts .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1984)

John Mollo .... advisor: military costumes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Paul Dickerson .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1984)
Peter M. Dodd .... senior assistant film editor (1 episode, 1984)
Mark Senior .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1984)
Navin Thapar .... assistant film editor (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
George Fenton .... additional music arranger (unknown episodes)
Anthony Randall .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Jane Houston .... production secretary (14 episodes, 1984)
John Friend Newman .... floor manager (8 episodes, 1984)
Sue Wild .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1984)
Christine Watt .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1984)
Bhaskar Bhattacharyya .... advisor: India / indian advisor (2 episodes, 1984)

Gerry Crampton .... horse rider (unknown episodes)
Nick King .... design (unknown episodes)
 

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778 min
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Trivia:
All the exteriors of India were shot on location in India, but all the interiors of the Indian buildings were shot some six months later and 5000 miles away in the studios of Granada TV in Manchester, causing continuity problems because some of the cast had put on or lost weight in the meantime.See more »
Quotes:
Dimitri Bronowsky:[looks at Perron's shoulder-tabs] Tell me what this stands for - AEC?
Capt. Ronald Merrick:[quickly] Army Education Corps.
Dimitri Bronowsky:I see. Tell me - how does one educate an army?
Guy Perron:One tries to see to it that it doesn't get bored.
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32 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic, 30 July 2001
Author: arybug from England

Apologies but those above who have slated the series by rubbishing the acting I feel, are seriously mistaken. Those who have said that the British characters were too reserved and meandering are quite correct - it is how British people were and definitely how they were portrayed in Paul Scotts original book. The beauty of the piece lies in its tender subtlety which provides in itself enough drama without constant high adrenaline action so common to the Hollywood Blockbuster. Tim Pigott Smith was just beautiful with his sadistic menacing Ronald Merrick who definitely goes top on my list of all time favourites. The whole piece when watched one after the other definitely gives the sense of time and place which - living in modern times it is often easy to lose sight of. Thumbs up to all the cast I feel that the acting from all members was superb.As the show progresses the viewer gets gradually enveloped and involved in the lives of these people the thing to remember about this piece is that it is not necessarily the action which enhances the show but more importantly the psychological development of every single character ( maybe with the exception on Aunt Fenny - funny but was only there for convenience - to introduce Sarah to Jimmy the soldier)

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