Rent Jewel in the Crown (Miniseries) (1984)

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12h 58min
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Synopsis:
The Jewel in the Crown is the epic award winning drama based on the Booker prize winning classic novels. The haunting story opens during the turbulent final years of British rule in India as rioting and violence herald the granting of Independence... A tale of passion ensues as questions of identity and personal responsibility are explored against a background of war and personal intrigue.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Studio:
ITV
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Dramas, TV Political
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/04/2005
Run Time:
778 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary with Art Malik and Tim Pigott-Smith on Episode 1
  • Commentary with Geraldine James and Charles Dance on Episodes 13 & 14
  • Directors Commentary on Episode 4
Disc 1:
This disc includes the epiodes 1-3
Disc 2:
This disc includes the epiodes 4-7
Disc 3:
This disc includes the epiodes 8-11
Disc 4:
This disc includes the epiodes 12-14

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Reviews (2) of Jewel in the Crown (Miniseries)

Paul Scott - late-flowering of a master - Jewel in the Crown (Miniseries) review by PG

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20/03/2018

Paul Scott was a phenomenon. For most of his life, he wrote little of note - and was better known as the literary agent of writers such as Muriel Spark, who did not rate him. Then - after wartime service in India - he began writing novels inspired by his observation of the last days of the Indian Raj. He lived long enough to know that finally he had achieved something memorable : the books themselves and the mini-series of 4 television films based on them are outstanding, important pieces of work.

Seeing the mini-series again alongside reading the novels has been a terrific experience : the acting across the board is pitch-perfect : not a weak performance among them. Art Malik's poignant Hari Kumar - Tim Pigott-Smith's horrendous Ronald Merrick - Geraldine James and Charles Dance - not to forget Dame Peggy Ashcroft's wonderful Barbie Batchelor and the supporting cast of Raj Ladies The dvd collection explains the care with which the tv series was made : altogether this is quality work - which deserves regular network revival so that younger people come to know what the best of the best looks like.

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Revisited - Jewel in the Crown (Miniseries) review by MD

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07/04/2021

As great as when I first watched it. Then I had a small screen. This time around I got a real sensation of India.

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