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The Jewel in the Crown

Season 1
8.41984TV-14
The sweeping drama about the ruling and ruled classes of WWII India, trying amidst the turmoil to come to terms with the drastic changes taking place around them, knowing that their lives will never be the same again.
Starring
Art MalikCharles DanceEric Porter
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Crossing the River
    January 8, 1984
    1 h 45 min
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    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In 1942, the Japanese, having conquered Burma, are threatening India. At Mayapore, Hari Kumar comes under suspicion of subversion by Merrick, the District Superintendent of Police.
  2. 2. The Bibighar Gardens
    January 9, 1984
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Daphne and Hari have been drawn closer together. After an assignation with him in the Bibighar Gardens, on a night of rioting and protest, she returns home claiming to have been raped. On flimsy evidence, Merrick arrests Hari.
  3. 3. Questions of Loyalty
    January 16, 1984
    51min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Daphne dies giving birth to Hari’s daughter, and her aunt, Lady Manners, decides to raise the child herself. About to be posted to the war front, Teddie Bingham and his finance, Susan Layton, decide to bring forward their marriage.
  4. 4. Incidents at a Wedding
    January 23, 1984
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The arrangements for Susan and Teddie’s wedding are threatened, but Merrick provides a solution. The Layton family gathers at Mirat, but what should be a happy occasion is overshadowed by unexplained incidents.
  5. 5. Regimental Silver
    January 30, 1984
    52min
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    English
    Merrick apologizes to Sarah about his presence at the wedding and explains the connections between Mirat and Mayapore where Daphne was attacked. The events of that night also trouble Lady Manners as she works to have Hari freed from jail.
  6. 6. Ordeal by Fire
    February 6, 1984
    51min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Sarah tells Susan of her husband, and they learn of great bravery from an unexpected quarter. Sarah embarks on a journey to bring comfort to a wounded man, and in Calcutta, she comes face to face with the war and its pain.
  7. 7. Daughters of the Regiment
    February 13, 1984
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    While visiting Merrick in Calcutta, Sarah meets Jimmy Clark who challenges many of the values by which she lives. In Pankot, another daughter of the regiment confesses her own act of rebellion long ago.
  8. 8. The Day of the Scorpion
    February 20, 1984
    52min
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    English
    Sarah returns to Pankot to find her sister, Susan, becoming increasingly agitated by her new baby. Merrick, too, is close to madness, but who will snap first?
  9. 9. The Towers of Silence
    February 27, 1984
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Susan’s baby has been rescued from the ring of fire that nearly engulfed him. Barbie embarks on a generous mission, but is turned back by an appalling discovery.
  10. 10. An Evening at the Maharanee's
    March 5, 1984
    53min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bombay, 1945. Guy Perron, working in intelligence with Merrick, meets Sarah, who has come to Bombay to welcome her father home.
  11. 11. Travelling Companions
    March 12, 1984
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Sarah learns to her great distress that Merrick is about to announce his engagement to Susan. She turns for help to an old friend who knows more about Merrick’s past than anyone.
  12. 12. The Moghul Room
    March 19, 1984
    52min
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    English
    Merrick, having blackmailed an orderly to gain access to Sarah’s records, is recalled to Delhi at the end of the war.
  13. 13. Pandora's Box
    March 26, 1984
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    In 1947, Guy returns to India on the eve of independence to observe the last days of British rule. He discovers that Merrick had married Susan, but was subsequently killed. Suspicious, he investigates.
  14. 14. The Division of the Spoils
    April 2, 1984
    51min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Guy discovers the horrific details of Merrick’s death.

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Directors
Christopher MorahanJim O'Brien
Producers
Christopher MorahanRebecca Eaton
Network
PBS
Content advisory
Drug usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Supporting actors
Geraldine JamesJudy ParfittPeggy AshcroftRachel KempsonRosemary LeachSaeed JaffreySusan WooldridgeTim Pigott-SmithWendy MorganZia Mohyeddin