The Far Pavilions 1984 | TV Show Watchlist
A lavish HBO miniseries based on the novel by M.M. Kaye about 19th-century British-occupied India and the forbidden love that develops between Ashton, a colonial officer, and the Hindu princess Anjuli. The $12 million production was filmed on location.
Premiered: April 22, 1984
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Ash returns to Mardan, where the Corps of Guides has been fighting across the border. British envoy Cavagnari signs a treaty with Afghanistan's emir and establishes an embassy in Kabul. Wally leads a force to secure the legation, while Ash accepts an assignment to spy among the natives.
The procession arrives at Bhithor, where negotiations with the rana do not go well. Forced to camp in a militarily indefensible position, the convoy seems to be at the prince's mercy, but Ash has a few tricks up his sleeve. He also urges Anjuli not to marry the rana.
After making a last stand at the embassy, Ash journeys home. There, he learns that Anjuli's husband is near death; she and her sister, Shushila, will have to commit suttee, immolating themselves on his funeral pyre. Ash concocts a desperate plan to save his lover.
After returning from Afghanistan, Ash is transferred to a desk job with an army regiment. He finds a good friend in Wally but clashes with the other officers. As punishment for a brawl, Ash must escort a caravan of princesses to be married--including Anjuli, his childhood playmate.
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- Premiered: April 22, 1984
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- Premise: A lavish HBO miniseries based on the novel by M.M. Kaye about 19th-century British-occupied India and the forbidden love that develops between Ashton, a colonial officer, and the Hindu princess Anjuli. The $12 million production was filmed on location. (more)
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