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The Jewel in the Crown 

The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 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 Derrick Branche ...  Ahmed Kasim 6 episodes, 1984
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The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the series. Questions of identity and personal responsibility are explored against a background of war and personal intrigue. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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English

Release Date:

9 January 1984 (UK) See more »

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The Jewel in the Crown See more »

Filming Locations:

Kashmir, India See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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). 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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Referenced in Lovejoy: The March of Time (1986) See more »

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A Stunning Piece of Craftsmanship!
12 January 2004 | by snu_gradSee all my reviews

This miniseries is compelling, well-told, beautifully filmed, and superbly acted. With a powerfully moving script, it tells the story of the complex relationship between the British and Indian people at the end of British rule of the subcontinent. It has history, romance, action, mystery, and even a mild dose of sex and violence. ;-) It definitely has something for everyone.

I cried, laughed, was amazed, and said "Oh my God!" and "I knew it!" several times. I was glued to the screen and later watched my favorite scenes a second or third time.

Absolutely its only shortcoming was that there were no subtitles. Being as old as it is and with the many accents, it's sometimes a bit hard to make out the exact lines. But it's so easy to follow (yet never dull) that I was never lost. If A&E ever re-releases this with enhanced sound and subtitles, I'll snag it up in a New York minute! Even my husband (who normally hates British films) really enjoyed this. He hated to miss a minute; by Chapter 3, he was utterly hooked.

See this wonderful piece of work if you can. It's well worth every hour.


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