Jewel In Crown

Jewel In Crown

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Director: Christopher Morahan, Jim O'Brien, Peggy Ashcroft, Charles Dance

Cast: Christopher Morahan, Jim O'Brien, Peggy Ashcroft, Charles Dance

     
 

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Based on Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet, Jewel in the Crown was an Emmy-winning 14-part presentation of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. The story is set during the last two decades of British rule in India. The plot is set in motion by the disappearance of British woman Daphne Manners (Susan Woolridge); educated Indian Hari Kumar is implicated and

Overview

Based on Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet, Jewel in the Crown was an Emmy-winning 14-part presentation of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. The story is set during the last two decades of British rule in India. The plot is set in motion by the disappearance of British woman Daphne Manners (Susan Woolridge); educated Indian Hari Kumar is implicated and eventually imprisoned. Carrying the throughline of the story is investigating police superintendent Ronald Merrick (Tim Piggott-Smith), whose own life experiences touch the lives of the several families--British and Indian--involved in this multigenerational tale of class and color consciousness. Originally presented during Masterpiece Theatre's 1984-85 season, Jewel in the Crown was successfully repeated in the summer of 1987.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2015
UPC:
0841887022958
Original Release:
1984
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
14:30:00
Sales rank:
3,556

Special Features

The original Masterpiece Theatre introductions by legendary host Alistair Cooke; Commentary with Art Malik and Tim Pigott-Smith on episode 1; Commentary with Geraldine James and Charles Dance on episodes 13 & 14; Director's commentary on episode 4

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masterpiece: The Jewel in the Crown - Crossing The River/The Bibighar Gardens
1. Only a Drunk [10:43]
2. Miss Manners [7:12]
3. Lady Chatterjee's Cocktail Party [7:05]
4. The War Week Exhibition [10:10]
5. Jazz And Swing [7:55]
6. Hari's Hospitality [10:49]
7. Chapter 7 [9:42]
8. A Surprising Policeman [10:49]
9. Bibighar [10:38]
10. A Visit To The Temple [3:40]
11. Not Amused [7:55]
12. Old Times [12:43]
13. The Trouble In India [:05]
1. Beyond That [3:19]
2. Evidence [9:40]
3. Fear And Contempt [5:28]
4. Wild Talk [13:43]
5. Willful Obstruction [6:40]
6. To Live Without [10:18]
7. Chapter 7 [7:48]
Disc #2 -- Masterpiece: The Jewel in the Crown - Questions Of Loyalty/Incidents At A Wedding/The Regimental Silver
1. The Silence Of India [6:09]
2. Lady Manners At Lake Srinagar [11:23]
3. Captain Merrick [7:59]
4. A Broken Bicycle [11:42]
5. Last Chance To Call [8:45]
6. A Fearful Thing [7:26]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. A New Best Man [9:33]
2. The Most Dangerous Man In Mirat [9:19]
3. Speaking Of Miss Manners [9:31]
4. The Incident Of The Stone [6:03]
5. A Jinx-Ridden Affair [9:12]
6. Common Ground [10:31]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. Drawing The Line [10:59]
2. Lady Manners In Ranpur [6:47]
3. A Loose End [5:51]
4. Haunted [7:39]
5. Visiting The Mess [10:21]
6. Bad News [12:01]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
Disc #3 -- Masterpiece: The Jewel in the Crown - Ordeal By Fire/Daughters Of The Regiment/The Day Of The Scorpion
1. A Place To Be Of Use [4:41]
2. A Kind Thing To Do [9:47]
3. A Face In The Crowd [4:56]
4. Teddy's Pledge [12:25]
5. The Old Mystique [10:21]
6. Crossing The Bridge [11:00]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. This Girl [8:49]
2. To Be Joyful [7:11]
3. One Hundred Pounds [6:24]
4. In The Sun [6:16]
5. In Torment [18:37]
6. Back In Ranpur [6:20]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. A Glass Of Champagne [10:36]
2. What Can Be Believed [6:37]
3. Two Pretty Young Girls [7:56]
4. Without God [14:00]
5. A Hero Or A Pansy [6:37]
6. Go Free, Little Prisoner [8:15]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
Disc #4 -- Masterpiece: The Jewel in the Crown - The Towers Of Silence/An Evening At The Maharanee's /Travelling Companions
1. A Gift Of Silver [13:08]
2. Susan's Holiday [9:36]
3. Better To Know [6:17]
4. Reich's Beliefs [4:41]
5. Sharing Hope [13:52]
6. In Silence [6:51]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. Waiting For Delhi [15:11]
2. An Interloper [8:03]
3. Taboo [11:46]
4. Mission Canceled [5:11]
5. Whiskey For The Colonel [6:58]
6. Too Emotional For Logic [7:38]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. Surprise Breakfast [6:39]
2. Homecoming [7:13]
3. A New Posting [8:05]
4. A Hallucinatory Atmosphere [14:15]
5. Rigid Minds [7:34]
6. Everything Fixed [10:04]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
Disc #5 -- Masterpiece: The Jewel in the Crown - The Moghul Room/Pandora's Box/A Division Of The Spoils
1. War's Over [7:01]
2. Pinky's Great Romance [10:36]
3. Dinner With The Laytons [7:01]
4. Divided India [12:54]
5. Guy's Release [7:27]
6. A Visit To The Summer Residence [8:52]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. Paying Tribute [4:06]
2. Back To India [4:40]
3. Time For Coffee [9:28]
4. A Clot Of Blood [11:01]
5. Something Of Old India [11:46]
6. Philoctetes [13:02]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]
1. Strange And Unsavory [18:33]
2. Stowing The Luggage [5:54]
3. A Cow On The Line [7:26]
4. One Man Among So Many [6:28]
5. Going Back [6:47]
6. Hope For India's Tomorrow [8:12]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]

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Masterpiece: The Jewel In The Crown 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most interesting mini series I have even seen, I couldn't wait for the next segment. I watched it all in one day in 1984 on A&E. Going to buy the Dvd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Jewel on PBS in the mid-80s and loved it, so much so that I bought it in DVD to see once again. The story and production, as before, were wonderful, but the video transfer onto DVD was something this side of terrible as was the sound quality. The picture is overly grainy, especially during darker scenes, and the dialogue is at times very difficult to understand. Until the DVD is redone to improve its video and sound quality, I cannot recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago