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The jewel in the crown

Author: Christopher MorahanKen TaylorJim O'BrienTim Pigott-SmithSusan WooldridgeAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 25th Anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse. Sarah is seduced by an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign television programs
Drama
Historical television programs
History
Television mini-series
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Morahan; Ken Taylor; Jim O'Brien; Tim Pigott-Smith; Susan Wooldridge; Art Malik; Peggy Ashcroft; Charles Dance; Geraldine James; Paul Scott; Granada Television.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 1422921220 9781422921227 1422921204 9781422921203 1422921212 9781422921210
OCLC Number: 256499173
Notes: Title from container.
Adapted by Ken Taylor from Paul Scott's novel The Raj quartet.
Originally broadcast on Granada Television in 1984.
Contains all 13 episodes of the mini-series.
Credits: Camera operator, Jon Woods ; editor, Edward Mansell ; music composer, George Fenton.
Cast: Tim Pigott-Smith, Susan Wooldridge, Art Malik, Peggy Ashcroft, Charles Dance, Geraldine James.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 750 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Disc 1: Crossing the river ; The Bibighar gardens ; Questions of loyalty --
Disc 2: Incidents at a wedding ; The regimental silver ; Ordeal by fire ; Daughters of the regiment --
Disc 3: The day of the scorpion ; The towers of silence ; An evening at the Maharanee's ; Travelling companions --
Disc 4: The moghul room ; Pandora's box ; A division of spoils.
Responsibility: produced by Granada Television in association with WGBH Boston ; produced by Christopher Morahan ; written by Ken Taylor ; directed by Christopher Morahan and Jim O'Brien.

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Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse. Sarah is seduced by an officer. Susan delivers a baby boy. Tension mounts over home rule. Merrick is reassigned to Delhi. On the eve of Indian independence, Perron learns of Merrick's death. Before the independence, the Laytons and Perron prepare to return to England, leaving India to it's uncertain future.

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