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The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series 1984) Poster

(1984 TV Mini-Series)

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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.
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Filming of the interior scenes was disrupted when all the sets and props were destroyed in a fire at Granada studios.
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Part of an early 1980s cycle of British productions set in India. These included Gandhi (1982), Heat and Dust (1983), The Far Pavilions (1984), A Passage to India (1984), Octopussy (1983) and The Jewel in the Crown (1984).
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Tim Pigott-Smith (Ronald Merrick) and Geraldine James (Sarah Layton) both had roles in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." They played Lord & Lady Ascot, Alice's future in-laws. James also had a role in another drama based in India, with a role in "Ghandi."
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