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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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...  Ronald Merrick 13 episodes, 1984
...  Sarah Layton 12 episodes, 1984
...  Susan Layton 11 episodes, 1984
...  Mildred Layton 9 episodes, 1984
...  Aunt Fenny 7 episodes, 1984
...  Barbie Batchelor 7 episodes, 1984
Geoffrey Beevers ...  Kevin Coley 7 episodes, 1984
...  Dimitri Bronowsky 6 episodes, 1984
...  Nigel Rowan 6 episodes, 1984
...  Hari Kumar 6 episodes, 1984
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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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." See more »

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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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The Jewel shines...
31 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The haunting story of Paul Scott's THE RAJ QUARTET brought to the screen with flawless acting and character interpretation. While the story is not a pleasant one, the screenplay captures the scope of the problems created by nearly 300 years of British presence in India. Peggy Ashcroft, Fabia Drake, Judy Parfitt, Art Malik and above all Tim Pigott-Smith, to mention but a very few of the cast, create memorable characters that come alive on the screen and will live on in your memories. Superb...


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