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Jeremy at the Raffles Hotel
The poet of empire Rudyard Kipling wrote “East is East and West is West, and ne’er the twain shall meet.” But that wasn’t always the case. The story of empire is a story of huge variety in the ways in which rulers lived among the ruled – whether mixing with the locals in 18thC Calcutta, hiding away in the hill stations of southern India, mounting amateur theatricals in the clubs of Singapore, building replicas of Scottish towns in the freezing wastes of Canada, or farming the lush highlands of Kenya watched by resentful, displaced Kikuyu tribes people.
- Jeremy Paxman
- John Hay
- Robin Dashwood
- Executive Producer
- Basil Comely
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