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The Jewel in the Crown

Ordeal by Fire (Season 1, Episode 6)
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TV Episode | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

Having held a memorial service for Teddie Bingham, the Laytons learn more about the circumstances of his death when Susan receives a letter from his commanding officer. It would seem that Ronald Merrick acted quite bravely in trying to ...See moreHaving held a memorial service for Teddie Bingham, the Laytons learn more about the circumstances of his death when Susan receives a letter from his commanding officer. It would seem that Ronald Merrick acted quite bravely in trying to save him and was severely injured in the attempt. It again falls upon Sarah's shoulders to take on the family's responsibility and visit Merrick in the hospital in Calcutta. Merrick tells Sarah that Teddie simply could not accept the fact that men from his own Regiment would now be fighting for the Japanese and set off into into the jungle only to walk into a trap. Merrick himself is in constant pain and is scheduled to have an arm amputated. Sarah stays with her aunt Fenny and uncle Arthur, now a Colonel, who have recently been transferred from Bombay. Aunt Fenny arranges for a few young officers to have dinner with them and a newly promoted Major, Jimmy Clarke, seems to take an interest. Everyone rejoices at the news of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Written by garykmcd See less
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Updated Feb 7, 1984

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Feb 7, 1984 (United Kingdom)

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18 cast members
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Tim Pigott-Smith
Ronald Merrick Ronald Merrick   See fewer
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Judy Parfitt
Mildred Layton Mildred Layton   See fewer
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Geraldine James
Sarah Layton Sarah Layton   See fewer
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Wendy Morgan
Susan Layton Susan Layton   See fewer
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Stuart Wilson
Jimmy Clarke Jimmy Clarke   See fewer
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Nicholas Farrell
Teddy Bingham Teddy Bingham   See fewer
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Fabia Drake
Mabel Layton Mabel Layton   See fewer
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Peggy Ashcroft
Barbie Batchelor Barbie Batchelor   See fewer
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Rachel Kempson
Lady Manners Lady Manners   See fewer
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Rosemary Leach
Aunt Fenny Aunt Fenny   See fewer
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Geoffrey Beevers
Kevin Coley Kevin Coley   See fewer
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William Boyde
Intelligence Officer Intelligence Officer   See fewer
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James Bree
Uncle Arthur Uncle Arthur   See fewer
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Antony Brown
Arthur Peplow Arthur Peplow   See fewer
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Michael Feldman
Leonard Leonard   See fewer
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Moti Makan
Mohammed Mohammed   See fewer
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Sarah Neville
Sister Prior Sister Prior   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 42 votes