- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Alison Graham
Here’s a chance to eavesdrop on opulence, peek at the lives of people so wealthy that “austerity” to them might just as well be the name of a new perfume.Though a massive advert for Claridge’s, a glossy five-star hotel in London, Jane Treays’s documentary is irresistible. We see preparations for a foreign princess and her 27 female guests: “The princess wants a very very soft bed,” says a housekeeper, and that’s what she gets, cushioned by four duvets.
Then there are the handwritten welcome cards, left for every
guest. How does one address U2’s The Edge? “You can’t write, ‘Dear
Mr The Edge’,” tuts general manager Thomas Kochs.
About this programme
Machli is one of the world's most famous tigers - the star of five films, with her own Facebook page and more than a million YouTube hits of her attacking a crocodile. Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson returns to India to find his old friend in this documentary charting the extraordinary milestones in Machli's life as a mother and a hunter.
Cast and crew
- Colin Stafford-Johnson
- Mike Birkhead
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