On the eve of the Great War Roger Bartlesham's aristocratic parents are firm believers in the Empire though Roger, encouraged by socialist Latin teacher Mr Hopper,dreams of equality and opening a tea shop with his sweet-heart Miranda. After a sojourn in India where various officers shoot themselves to atone for breaches in etiquette Roger gets caught up in Hopper's attempt to bring the Russian revolution to England but is rescued from the chaos by Miranda in time for them to pursue their dream. Written by
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24 October 1979 (UK)
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"Roger of the Raj" was the final title of this episode. It started off as "Potter of the Punjab", then "Roy of the Raj" and finally "Roger of the Raj". See more
You know, I often think that if people had been a little more kind to each other, we could have avoided many of the wars which have plagued society through the ages.
Well... maybe... but just suppose for a minute that when Wallenstein reached the gates of Magdeburg in 1631, instead of razing the city to the ground and putting its inhabitants to the sword, he'd said... "What a lovely place! How lucky you are to live here. I live in Sweden... you must come and see me some time." ...
Music by Edward Elgar
Performed by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra See more