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The Jewel In The Crown: Travelling Companions (S1EP11 ITV 19 Mar 1984, Warren Clarke)

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Travelling Companions: Sarah and her father return to Pankot and attempt to resume their normal lives. The Colonel is still worried about the well-being of his Havildar and has written the Governor seeking his assistance in the matter. With Sgt. Guy Peron in tow Ronald Merrick – now a Lieutenant Colonel – is traveling to Pankot to inform Colonel Layton that the Havildar has taken his own life. Peron is reunited with another old school friend, Nigel Rowan who is also enroute to Pankot to meet with Mohammed Ali Kassim – MAK – a noted leader of the Congress Party. Perron is billeted in the Sergeants’ quarters at the hospital and is well received until they become aware of his association with Merrick, at which point there is a decisive chill in the air. Sarah is shocked to learn that Merrick will be marrying her sister Susan.

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), Frederick Treves, John McGregor, Irene Sutcliffe, Christopher Irvin, John Horsley, Ian Bleasdale, Bob Babenia, Albert Moses, Warren Clarke, Robert Putt, Paul Jaynes, Zia Mohyeddin

Writer: Ken Taylor / Director: Christopher Morahan

Original Airdate: 19 Mar 1984 on ITV
Series: The Jewel In The Crown Season 1 Episode 11