Jewel in the Crown Previous Broadcasts

A Division of the Spoils (Episode #114)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

On the eve of his departure, Perron dines with Bronowsky, who tells him the horrific details of Merrick's death - a ritual killing in a bloodsoaked room. The word 'Bibighar' was scrawled across the mirror. There is tension in the city as India prepares for the break with Pakistan. Perron is travelling to Ranpur with Ahmed Kasim to interview his father, now the leading Muslim politician. Also on the journey are Aunt Fenny, Sarah and Susan and Susan's little son Edward with his nursemaid.
Suddenly the train stops on an empty plain. There are distant sounds of breaking glass, shouting and screaming. Someone pounds on the carriage door, and there are shouts for Ahmed Kasim. Ahmed jumps from the compartment and disappears. When they reach Premanagar station the full horror of the incident is revealed. Muslim men, women and children have been butchered in their carriages. Overwhelmed by a sense of guilt and futility, Sarah and Perron do what they can. She tells him 'Ahmed and I weren't in love, but we loved each other.' Perron returns to Mirat to break the news, before finally leaving India. Just before his plane takes off, Perron makes a sudden decision to seek out Hari Kumar. When he reaches the tenement in a crowded street, Hari is not at home. Perron can only leave his card, not knowing whether he has done good or ill. He leaves, and behind him he leaves the mystery of Hari Kumar and India's tangled history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Pandora's Box (Episode #113)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

In August 1947 Guy Perron, now a Cambridge history lecturer, returns to India on the eve of Independence to observe the last days of British rule. He discovers that Merrick has married Susan, but has subsequently been killed, ostensibly in a riding accident. No-one is anxious to discuss the details. Sarah is distant when they meet again - she is involved, with Ahmed Kasim, in managing the Nawab's household.
The Nawab himself faces a dilemma - whether to opt for political independence for his small state, or to integrate with the forthcoming Indian Union Territory. In the end, he chooses integration. Perron questions Nigel Rowan about Merrick's death, and learns the non-unexpected truth - Merrick was murdered. The facts are recorded, but a murdered Englishman is a undesirable fact at a time when India's independence is threatening to release a Pandora's Box of troubles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

The Moghul Room (Episode #112)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

A week later, news reaches Pankot of the Japanese surrender. Merrick, to the great relief of Perron and Nigel Rowan, is recalled to Delhi, Perron learns that by blackmailing a young hospital orderly Merrick has gained access to Susan's psychiatric records. He also learns that his own longed-for demobilization has come through. The arrangements are supervised by Sarah Layton and, as they talk of Hari Kumar, they are drawn closer together than ever before. In the deserted Summer Residence guest house, they make love.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 3, 2018 -- 4:00 AM
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