- Actors: Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Saeed Jaffrey, Pearl Padamsee, Fida Bai
- Directors: Silvio Narizzano
- Writers: Julian Mitchell, Paul Scott
- Producers: Irene Shubik
- Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen, Mono
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Video Collection International
- VHS Release Date: 1 May 2000
- Run Time: 86 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004T8T0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,421 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Staying On (Tv-Film) [VHS] 
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This television adaptation of Paul Scott's sequel to 'The Jewel in the Crown' reunites Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson for the first time since their pairing in the classic 'Brief Encounter'. Colonel Tusker (Howard) and his wife Lucy (Johnson) decide to stay on in India after it is granted its independence. Their retirement in the small hill station town of Pankot proves to be an uncertain one, however, as many of their friends have now returned to England, and the Colonel's health is beginning to fail.
Top Customer Reviews
The film explores the problems of an elderly couple 'staying on' after the days of the Raj, when English customs are taken over by elite Indians.
The film is wonderful, poignant and the scenery is stunning. The storyline touched my heart.
The choice of 'Brief Encounter's' Celia Johnston and Trevor Howard as Tusker were inspired.
I know I will watch this film again and even though a film can never express the internal monologue in a book it is still one of the best and closest adaptions of a story I have seen. The fact that it was 'made for television' illustrates how mediocre current programmes are by comparison.
Please do watch it, I really appreciate it and I am sure others will too.
who chose to remain in India after Independence.
I would highly recommend it.
My wife and myself just put it back in its box.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I dont't know. I liked the reviews so I sent it as a présent.Published 2 months ago by W. M. Hartwig-compton
This order arrived with all speed and has been bought to replace an old video recording.
a film made in the 1980s about the relationswith the british colonists and the indian community. I did not find the story very absorbing and felt the whole story tedious. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mary campbell
The picture isn't the best quality but that is due to it originally being a tv production. Great acting by all.Published 8 months ago by Martin Kain
Still one of the classics. Beautifully crafted, without sex or bad language. The tale is driven by script and a pair of veteran actors. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Geoffrey Rex Hill
A nice gentle film which I thoroughly enjoyed. The scenery is breath taking.Published 12 months ago by jennywren
The DVD arrived on time.But it's nothing special and has no connection to the Jewel in the crownPublished 12 months ago by ken