The Raj Quartet

A dramatisation of the classic series of novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards Independence.

Episodes

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01The Jewel In The Crown 12005041020050416

Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick.

  • additional cast - Stuart Mcloughlin and robert hastie
  • ahmed kasim....Shiv Grewal
  • aunt shalini....Nina Wadia
  • barbie batchelor....Marcia Warren
  • count bronowski....gary waldhorn
  • daphne manners....Anna Maxwell Martin
  • directed by - Sally Avens
  • dr anna klaus....Susan Jameson
  • dr de souza....Kulvinder Ghir
  • dramatised by - John Harvey
  • fenny grace....selina griffiths
  • gopal....Bhasker Patel
  • gupta sen....Ravin J Ganatra
  • hari kumar....prasanna puwanarajah
  • lady manners....Irene Sutcliffe
  • lily chatterji....Josephine Welcome
  • mabel layton....margaret tyzack
  • mildred layton....Geraldine James
  • miss edwina crane....Phyllida Law
  • mr chaudhuri....Paul Bazely
  • nigel rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch
  • other parts played by Helen Longworth, robert hastie, Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan
  • other parts played by Shiv Grewal, rez kempton and Jason Chan
  • pandit baba....nadim sawalha
  • poulson....John Rowe
  • ronald merrick....Mark Bazeley
  • sarah layton....Lia Williams
  • sergeant singh....Ravin J Ganatra
  • sister ludmilla....susan engel
  • susan layton....Alex Tregear
  • teddie bingham....Nicholas Boulton
  • the nawab....Raad Rawi
  • with.... - amit shah
  • by.... - paul scott
  • music by.... - raiomond mirza

  • 02The Jewel In The Crown 22005041720050423

    Daphne's friendship with Hari Kumar deepens as the relationship between Britain and India grows more volatile.

    03The Jewel In The Crown 32005042420050430

    The rape in the Bibighar Gardens brings Daphne and Hari's relationship to a painful conclusion.

    04The Day Of The Scorpion 12005050120050507

    Sarah Layton's engagement is announced.

    Her fiancÚ, Teddy Bingham, is stationed with his regiment in Mirat, and is sharing his quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick.

  • directed by - Jeremy Mortimer

  • 05The Day Of The Scorpion 22005050820050514

    Lady Manners hears Hari Kumar's account of his interrogation at the hands of Ronald Merrick.

    In Mirat, Susan and Teddie get married, and back in Pankot, Barbie Batchelor has trouble with her wedding gift.

    06The Day Of The Scorpion 32005051520050521

    Sarah travels to Calcutta to visit Ronald Merrick in hospital, and to hear a first hand account of Teddie Bingham's tragic encounter with Indian National Army troops.

    Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

    Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

    Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

    Teddie Bingham....Nicholas Boulton

    Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

    Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

    Barbie Batchelor....Marcia Warren

    Mabel Layton....Margaret Tyzack

    General Rankin....Hugh Dickson

    Clark....Giles Fagan

    Mira....Priyanga Elan

    Reverend Peplow....Ian Masters

    With Jason Chan, Shiv Grewal, Robert Hastie and Emily Wachter

    Music by Raiomond Mirza

    Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

    07The Towers Of Silence2005052220050528

    The Raj Quartet

    By Paul Scott.

    Dramatised by John Harvey.

    7/9.

    The Towers of Silence

    Barbie Batchelor, Mabel Layton's companion, has to leave Rose Cottage following Mabel's death.

    It is the summer of 1945, and as the war comes to a close, the days of the British Raj are numbered.

    Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

    Mildred Layton....Geraldine James

    Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

    Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

    Fenny Grace....Selina Griffiths

    Barbie Batchelor....Marcia Warren

    Reverend Peplow....Ian Masters

    Clarissa Peplow....Susan Jameson

    Kenneth Coley....Stephen Hogan

    With Jason Chan, Shiv Grewal, Robert Hastie, Rez Kempton, Stuart Mcloughlin and Ndidi Del Fatti

    Music by Raiomond Mirza.

    Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

    08A Division Of The Spoils 12005052920050604

    The Layton family are reunited with Colonel Layton's release from prison but divided by Susan's decision to remarry.

  • ahmed....Shiv Grewal
  • colonel layton....Hugh Dickson
  • count bronowski....gary waldhorn
  • directed by - Sally Avens
  • edward....matthew thomas-davies
  • guy perron....jeremy northam
  • mak....sam dastor
  • nigel rowan....benedict cumberbatch
  • ronald merrick....Mark Bazeley
  • sarah layton....Lia Williams
  • sayed kasim....amerjit deu
  • sergeant....Stuart Mcloughlin
  • susan layton....Alex Tregear
  • by.... - paul scott
  • dramatised by.... - shelley silas
  • music by.... - raiomond mirza

  • 09 LASTA Division Of The Spoils 22005060520050611

    By Paul Scott.

    Dramatised by Shelley Silas.

    Guy Perron returns to India in time for Independence, but the division of the country has tragic consequences.

    Guy Perron....Jeremy Northam

    Nigel Rowan....Benedict Cumberbatch

    Sarah Layton....Lia Williams

    Edward....Matthew Thomas Davies

    Susan Layton....Alex Tregear

    Bronowski....Gary Waldhorn

    Ronald Merrick....Mark Bazeley

    Major Peabody....Sean Baker

    Mrs Peabody....Susan Jameson

    Bob Blake....Rob Hastie

    Hari Kumar....Prasanna Puwanarajah

    With Shiv Grewal, Nicholas Boulton, Amit Shah and Emily Wachter

    Music by Raiomond Mirza.

    Directed by Sally Avens