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The Day of the Scorpion 

Returning to Pankot from her trip to Calcutta, Sarah Layton meets Count Bronowski and Nigel Rowan at the train station in Ranpur. Also accompanied by Ahmed Kassim, they are on their way to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim O'Brien

Writers:

Paul Scott (novel), Ken Taylor

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Ronald Merrick
Judy Parfitt ... Mildred Layton
Geraldine James ... Sarah Layton
Wendy Morgan ... Susan Layton
Anna Cropper ... Nicky Paynton
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Nigel Rowan
Zia Mohyeddin ... Mohammad Ali 'Mak' Kasim
Warren Clarke ... 'Sophie' Dixon
Peggy Ashcroft ... Barbie Batchelor
Rachel Kempson ... Lady Manners
Eric Porter ... Dimitri Bronowsky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ... Kevin Coley
Derrick Branche Derrick Branche ... Ahmed Kasim
Antony Brown ... Arthur Peplow
Ishaq Bux Ishaq Bux ... Aziz
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Returning to Pankot from her trip to Calcutta, Sarah Layton meets Count Bronowski and Nigel Rowan at the train station in Ranpur. Also accompanied by Ahmed Kassim, they are on their way to visit the imprisoned political leader Mohammed Ali Kassim, Ahmed's father, who is known colloquially as MAK. They are there to tell him that his eldest son Sayed, a King's Commissioned officer, is under arrest for having joined the Indian National Army and fighting for the Japanese. Having been ordered out of Rose Cottage by a spiteful Mildred Layton, Barbie Batchelor finds herself residing with the Peplows as a paying guest . She is shocked however at the rumors that are circulating about her. Having given birth to a baby boy, Susan begins to suffer from depression and puts the child's life in danger. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Release Date:

15 May 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

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Capt. Ronald Merrick: In point of fact, Corporal Dixon, I've been finding out quite a bit about you.
'Sophie' Dixon: There's some fearful gossip, sir. You shouldn't pay attention.
Capt. Ronald Merrick: I've been hearing about your active service record in the Arakan. According to my informant, you were the one who kept on joking - risking your life to bring in the wounded under fire. They should have given Sophie Dixon the MM, that's what I've been told.
'Sophie' Dixon: Oh, that would never do, sir. And where would they pin it, cheeky things.
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