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Staying On

Directed by Silvio Narizzano
United Kingdom, 1981
TV Movie, Drama


A British colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British Raj in the 1940s.

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Staying On Directed by Silvio Narizzano

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1981 | 4 nominations including: Best Single Play (Television)

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Staying On

    A delicate coda to The Raj Quartet (filmed later as The Jewel in the Crown, of which this is a kind of try-out for both that and Granada TV's foreign filming) with a superbly observed performance from Johnson conveying compromise, weariness and loss in those still limpid big eyes. It's best enjoyed as a glorious two-hander with the landlady subplot striking too broad a note in both performance and heavy allegory.

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