In short, it is time for a binge-viewing of The Jewel In The Crown again, as it is every year when the festivals run down from the heights of Christmas through a madness of New Year's, then a subtler Epiphany, then a bracing MLK Day, then Winter Break, and dragging down to the mundane paganism of the Super Bowl with its phony embarrassments and cheats and ceaseless tea-pot tempests...
Presidents' Day, St. Valentine's, the feast of St. Jovita; the solstice is a golden city that remains over the horizon...
So we watch the 1984 BBC creation based on Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet.
Flags of the British Empire
Queen Victoria as Empress of India
Art Malik and Susan Wooldridge
A Lake in Kashmir
Rosemary Leach and Judy Parfitt
Eric Porter and Saeed Jaffrey
Charles Dance and Geraldine James