Elizabeth Tan as Vera Chiang. Photo: ITV Elizabeth Tan as Vera Chiang. Photo: ITV
Elizabeth Tan as Vera Chiang. Photo: ITV
Stephen McCarty
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What a view by Stephen McCarty

The Singapore Grip vilifies the British expats who partied while Asia went to war

  • Based on a J.G. Farrell novel, the story takes place in early 1940s Singapore against the spectre of Japanese invasion
  • After airing in Britain, it was decried as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for Asian characters

Elizabeth Tan as Vera Chiang. Photo: ITV Elizabeth Tan as Vera Chiang. Photo: ITV
Elizabeth Tan as Vera Chiang. Photo: ITV
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