Queen Victoria's Last Exotic Friendship

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19911229]

On her Golden Jubilee,

Queen Victoria was sent a special gift from India - a native servant, Abdul

Karim. Victoria , enchanted, quickly elevated him to the role of munshi, or teacher. But their unorthodox relationship aroused deep concern among her family and advisers about the effect it might have on the throne.

Adapted from letters and journals by Sushila Anand. With Dorothy Tutin as Queen Victoria and Stuart McGugan as her physician, Sir James Reid. Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Karim. Victoria

Unknown: Dorothy Tutin

Unknown: Stuart McGugan

Unknown: Sir James Reid.

Producer: Fiona Couper.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911229]

Unknown: Karim. Victoria

Unknown: Dorothy Tutin

Unknown: Stuart McGugan

Unknown: Sir James Reid.

Producer: Fiona Couper.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930101]

1887 was Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year as monarch, and her tenth as Empress of India. To mark the occasion, the Queen received a gift from the country she loved Adbul Karim , the first in a line of native Indian servants.

Victoria was enchanted with Karim. Her c)ose advisor Sir James Reid was concerned about the effects this relationship might have on the throne. Queen Victoria....DOROTHY TUTIN

Sir James Reid...STUART McGUGAN

Compiled by Sushila Anand

Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930101]

Unknown: Adbul Karim

Unknown: Sir James Reid

Unknown: Dorothy Tutin

Producer: Fiona Couper.

Harriet Phipps: Theresa Streatfeild

Fritz Ponsonby: Neil Roberts

Lord Elgin: John Church

Sir George Hamilton: Brett Usher

Sir Henry Ponsonby: Peter Penry Jones