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Title The jewel in the crown [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint [New York, NY] : A&E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2008]


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Edition 25th Anniversary ed.
Description 4 videodiscs (ca. 750 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Adapted by Ken Taylor from Paul Scott's novel The Raj quartet.
Contains all 13 episodes of the mini-series.
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.
v. 1. Discs 1 & 2 -- v. 2. Discs 3 & 4.
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.
Event Originally broadcast on Granada Television in 1984.
Summary Beset by the political tension of an unsettled ear, 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.
System Details DVD, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Subject English -- India -- Drama.
Prisoners -- Abuse of -- India -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- India -- Drama.
Independence Day (India) -- Drama.
Culture conflict -- India -- Drama.
Decolonization -- India -- Drama.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical television programs
Foreign television programs -- Great Britain.
Television mini-series
Added Author Morahan, Christopher.
Taylor, Ken, 1922-
O'Brien, Jim, 1947-2012-
Pigott-Smith, Tim.
Wooldridge, Susan, 1940-
Malik, Art.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991
Dance, Charles.
James, Geraldine, 1950-
Scott, Paul, 1920-1978. Raj quartet.
Granada Television.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Arts and Entertainment Network.
New Video Group.
ISBN 1422921220 (set)
9781422921227 (set)
1422921204 (Discs 1 & 2)
9781422921203 (Discs 1 & 2)
1422921212 (Discs 3 & 4)
9781422921210 (Discs 3 & 4)
Standard No. 733961134575 set
733961134551 Discs 1 & 2
733961134568 Discs 3 & 4
Music No. AAAE134570 A&E Television Networks (set)
AAAE134550 A&E Television Networks (Discs 1 & 2 and Discs 3 & 4)

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