Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy

Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy

Director: Tom Clegg

Cast: Sam Dastor, Nigel Davenport, Wendy Hiller

     
 
Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy was a 6-part British miniseries, first telecast in the US on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. The series covers the years 1946 through 1947, during which time the British government granted independence to India. War hero Lord Mountbatten (Nicol Williamson), although considered a political lightweight, is appointed the task of

Overview

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy was a 6-part British miniseries, first telecast in the US on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. The series covers the years 1946 through 1947, during which time the British government granted independence to India. War hero Lord Mountbatten (Nicol Williamson), although considered a political lightweight, is appointed the task of overseeing the transition of power. It is the sort of test that separates the Lords from the boys: Mountbatten must not only unite the squabbling factions within India, but also counteract the rhetoric of Winston Churchill (Malcolm Terris), who is dead set against losing the Empire's "jewel of the crown." Once independence is officially granted, Mountbatten is challenged with open combat between the Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, as well as territorial demands from Pakistan and the Kashmir. Also appearing in this epic production is Sam Dastor as Gandhi, Ian Richardson as Nehru, and Vladek Sheybal as Jinnah. Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy was first seen on Masterpiece Theatre from January 26 through March 2, 1986.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/11/2006
UPC:
0054961866090
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Time:
5:06:00

Special Features

Biography of Lord Mountbatten; Cast filmographies; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lord Mountbattan: The Last Viceroy, Vol. 1
1. India 1946 [4:22]
2. The Right Man [9:03]
3. Muslim Day of Action [6:44]
4. Send-Off & Arrival [10:58]
5. Swearing-In Ceremony [7:24]
6. Gandhi [12:20]
1. Patel [5:26]
2. Talk With Gandhi [11:26]
3. Hand Over Government? [6:39]
4. Partition [10:36]
5. Workable Plan [9:38]
6. Summoned to London [7:18]
1. Future of India [7:07]
2. Silent Treatment [5:51]
3. Questioning [11:43]
4. Prince Trouble [3:35]
5. First Governor-General [6:17]
6. Sir Cyril Radcliffe [8:55]
7. Pakistan Ceremonies [7:32]
Disc #2 -- Lord Mountbattan: The Last Viceroy, Vol. 2
1. Independence Day [13:45]
2. House of Gandhi [3:33]
3. Divided Views [9:53]
4. Refugee Situation [11:20]
5. Place of Hope [5:27]
6. Talk With Jinnah [7:06]
1. Rioting in Delhi [8:23]
2. Emergency Committee [8:12]
3. The Slain Train [6:58]
4. United Council [7:59]
5. Birthday Wishes [11:55]
6. Ready to Sign [7:33]
1. Inspection [12:38]
2. Who's the Leader? [6:44]
3. Political Fast [8:26]
4. Assassination [10:57]
5. Time to Go [4:39]
6. Goodbye Toast [7:37]

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