The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1984-01-09

Runtime: 1 hour

Genre(s): Drama

Language(s): English


The Jewel in the Crown, based upon the Raj Quartet novels by Paul Scott, is a British television serial about the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape. The consequences of this echo through the series. Questions of identity and personal responsibility are explored against a background of war and personal intrigue. The series was produced by Granada Television for the ITV network.

Cast 18
Tim Pigott-Smith - Ronald Merrick
Geraldine James - Sarah Layton
Wendy Morgan - Susan Layton
Judy Parfitt - Mildred Layton
Rosemary Leach - Aunt Fenny
Peggy Ashcroft - Barbie Batchelor
Geoffrey Beevers - Kevin Coley
Eric Porter - Dimitri Bronowsky
Nicholas Le Prevost - Nigel Rowan
Art Malik - Hari Kumar
Derrick Branche - Ahmed Kasim
Charles Dance - Guy Perron
Rachel Kempson - Lady Manners
Susan Wooldridge - Daphne Manners
Saeed Jaffrey - Ahmed Ali Gaffur Kasim Bahadur, the Nawab of Mirat
Om Puri - Mr de Souza
Karan Kapoor - Colin Lindsey
Warren Clarke - 'Sophie' Dixon
Production 3
Christopher Morahan - Producer
Milly Preece - Producer
Denis Forman - Executive Producer
Directing 1
Jim O'Brien - Director
Writing 3
Paul Scott - Writer
Irene Shubik - Writer
Ken Taylor - Writer
Sound 1
George Fenton - Music
Camera 1
Ray Goode - Director of Photography
Editing 1
Edward Mansell - Editor
Network 1

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