Jewel in the Crown

It was over 20 years ago that I was mesmerized by the TV series Jewel in the Crown. By chance, I found it on Channel 21 two Mondays ago. It’s still an impressive production. This time, I have to read the books. Now that I’m writing historical fiction for young readers, I appreciate all the historical details that bring to life a time  and place long gone (Queen Victoria’s empire). The setting of India in Ghandi’s time is as important as the characters. Oh, the acting! Charles Dance who is not yet in the repeat episodes so far, is now in the movie, The imitation Game. British romantic leads tend to age into good character actors.

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  1. JITCfanatic
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 01:40:32

    I couldn’t agree more – I could watch it over and over (and have!). When Hari & Daphne part after the Bibighar, it makes me cry every time .,. “Please let me be with you!” You must read the 4 novels – the prose is just beautiful, and they used a lot of it in the TV series. I love Art Malik, and was delighted to see him in the movie “True Lies” years ago (even though he played a terrorist – stereotypical casting!), and then more recently on “Homeland,” where he has more weight and less hair … still has that great accent, though!

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