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Masterpiece Episode: "The Jewel in the Crown"

Season 14, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: The British raj is evoked in "The Jewel in the Crown," a 14-part series focusing on British and Indian characters caught up in matters of class and color. Part 1 introduces Daphne Manners (Susan Wooldridge), an Englishwoman; Hari Kumar (Art Malik), an English-educated Indian; and Ronald Merrick (Tim Pigott-Smith), a suspicious police superintendent.
Original Air Date: Dec 16, 1984
Guest Cast Peggy Ashcroft

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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