The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

Disc 1 [and] 2, Episodes 1-5

DVD - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [S.l.] : PBS Distribution, [2015].
Edition: Remastered anniversary edition, Standard version
ISBN: 9781627891660
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 JEW NVD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 311 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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Crpalace68
Sep 19, 2017

A beautiful thematic story with engaging characters and breathtaking scenery.

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rudisill
Sep 02, 2015

OUR SUPERB ENGLISH SUPER-STARS, SUSAN WOOLDRIDGE, ART MALIK & TIMOTHY PIGOTT-SMITH ARE THE WORLD'S FINEST LIVING ACTORS, ESPECIALLY THE MOST TRULY MAGNIFICENTLY-EXCELLENT MS. SUSAN WOOLDRIDGE, OUR NATIONAL TREASURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BeausPerson
May 18, 2015

There were so many criticisms of the quality of the initial dvd release that I didn't see this gem until now.

The story of India in the last years under Britain's rule is beautifully told through the drama of these characters.

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