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The Jewel In The Crown: The Towers of Silence (S1EP9 ITV 5 Mar 1984, Rachel Kempson)



The Towers of Silence: Susan has had a complete breakdown and is under psychiatric care in Pankot Hospital. When Mildred returns the spoons Barbie gave Susan as a wedding gift, she decides to donate them to the Officer’s Mess silver collection and makes her way to Captain Coley’s bungalow in the pouring rain. What she finds there sends her reeling and she falls ill. Her attempt to get a position as a teacher is not going well. Mildred’s sister, Fenny Grace, visits the family in Pankot and Mildred angrily tells her what she suspects about Sarah. Fenny takes charge of the situation and provides the motherly support Sarah needs. With the Layton’s away, Major Ronald Merrick stops in at Rose Cottage only to find Barbie retrieving some of her belongings.

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), Geoffrey Beevers (Kevin Coley), Shreela Ghosh (Minnie), Ralph Arliss, David Allister, Carol Gillies, Simon Shepherd, Stephen Riddle, Zulema Dene, Rosalie Williams

Writer: Ken Taylor / Director: Christopher Morahan

Original Airdate: 5 Mar 1984 on ITV
Series: The Jewel In The Crown Season 1 Episode 9