The Jewel in the Crown Anniversary Edition (5-disc set) DVD (U.K. Edition)

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The Jewel in the Crown was hailed by critics as one of the most thoughtful and important TV dramas ever. This sweeping 14-part remastered adaptation of Paul Scott's 'Raj Quartet' is the story of the men and women of both 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.

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  • Length: 740 minutes on 5 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 14
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • The Jewel in the Crown Remastered Anniversary Edition (5-disc set)

    The landmark miniseries based on Paul Scott's Raj Quartet

    Emmy® Award Winner, Outstanding Limited Series

    February, 1942: India is in turmoil with the Japanese poised to invade, and Gandhi rallying his followers in the struggle to end British rule. A young London-educated Indian, Hari Kumar (Art Malik), suspected of being a subversive by the local British police superintendent Ronald Merrick (Tim Piggott-Smith), strikes up a romance with a shy young English girl, Daphne Manners (Susan Wooldridge). But their star-crossed affair leads to Merrick's persistent hatred for Kumar, and so the story begins.

    Filmed extensively in India, and taking place during the five years preceding India's independence from Britain, The Jewel in the Crown was hailed by critics as one of the most thoughtful and important TV dramas ever. This sweeping 14-part remastered adaptation of Paul Scott's 'Raj Quartet' is the story of the men and women of both ruling and ruled classes, 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.

    Episodes include...
    Crossing the River
    The Bibighar Gardens
    Questions of Loyalty
    Incidents at a Wedding
    The Regimental Silver
    Ordeal by Fire
    Daughters of the Regiment
    The Day of the Scorpion
    The Towers of Silence
    An Evening at the Maharanee's
    Travelling Companions
    The Moghul Room
    Pandora's Box
    A Division of the Spoils

    Special Features include...
    - The original Masterpiece Theatre introductions by legendary host Alistair Cooke
    - Commentary with Art Malik and Tim Pigott-Smith on Episode 1
    - Commentary with Geraldine James and Charles Dance on Episodes 13 & 14
    - Director's commentary on Episode 4

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)