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The Jewel In The Crown: An Evening at the Maharanee’s (S1EP10 ITV 12 Mar 1984, Frederick Treves)



An Evening at the Maharanee’s: Sarah travels to Bombay to meet her father, Colonel John Layton, who has been freed from his prisoner of war camp. Colonel Layton is concerned as to the well-being of a Havildar from his Regiment who apparently joined the Frei Hind, the Nazi version of the Indian National Army who fought with the Japanese. The officer in charge of the case is Major Ronald Merrick and he takes sadistic delight in belittling and degrading the Havildar during interviews. Sgt. Guy Peron from Field Security is in Bombay to attend a party where it has been reported there has been much discussion of planned military operation. Drafted as a witness to Merrick’s interview of the Havildar, the Major takes a liking to him and decides to have Peron transferred to his staff. Peron was a student at Chillingborough and new Hari Kumar.

Cast: Tim Pigott-Smith (Merrick), Art Malik (Hari Kumar), Susan Wooldridge (Daphne Manners), Geraldine James (Sarah Layton), Judy Parfitt (Mildred Layton), Peggy Ashcroft (Barbie Batchelor), Charles Dance (Guy peron), Eric Porter (Count Bronowsky), Rosemary Leach (Aunt Fenny), Wendy Morgan (Susan Bingham), Anna Cropper (Nicky Paynton), Nicholas Farrell (Teddie Bingham), Rachel Kempson (Lady Manners), Nicholas Le Prevost (Nigel Rowan), Derrick Branche (Ahmed Kasim), Frederick Treves, Mohammed Hassan, David Leland, Talib Johnny, James Bree, Alpana Sengupta, Jamila Massey, Sheila Chitnis, William McBain, Paul Satvender

Writer: Ken Taylor / Director: Jim O’Brien

Original Airdate: 12 Mar 1984 on ITV
Series: The Jewel In The Crown Season 1 Episode 10