• Commentary with Producer Richard Goodwin
  • E.M. Forster: Profile of an Author
  • An Epic Takes Shape
  • An Indian Affair
  • Only Connect: A Vision of India
  • Casting a Classic
  • David Lean: Shooting with the Master
  • Reflections of David Lean

Winner of two 1984 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft) and Best Score, as well as the Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Film, Oscar-winning director David Lean (1962, Lawrence of Arabia; 1957, The Bridge on the River Kwai) masterfully adapts E.M. Forster’s novel of political tensions in colonial India. Two-time Oscar nominee Judy Davis (1984, Best Actress, A Passage to India; 1992, Best Supporting Actress, Husbands and Wives) stars as Adela Quested, a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore (Ashcroft). Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Aziz on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begins to blur – and nothing is quite what it seems.

  Alec Guiness
  Judy Davis
  Peggy Ashcroft
  James Fox
  Nigel Havers
  Victor Banerjee

  David Lean

  John Brabourne
  Richard Goodwin

  David Lean