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Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure

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Episode 1: Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure

Summary

Part one of two. The broadcaster explores India in luxury train the Maharajas' Express, which recaptures the heritage of the country's kings, and discovers how the country has changed since he was a foreign correspondent 30 years ago. The first part of the journey takes him to Mumbai and New Delhi, and he witnesses the contrasting nature of a growing economic superpower which still has high levels of poverty.

Review

As an appetiser for ITV’s big Indian drama, Sir Trevor takes a trip on a luxury train called the Maharajas’ Express from Mumbai to New Delhi. You have to admire the way his courtly manners are exactly the same whether he’s chatting to a former maharajah at a Jodhpur palace or meeting young men who recycle plastic for 14p a day in Mumbai. That well-travelled blue blazer and benign smile fit in anywhere.

But India may have a special significance: “I’m pretty sure that my father was Indian,” Sir Trevor comments cryptically at one point, leaving us curious to know more. But instead he mostly marvels at luxury (“I say! Wow!”) and enjoys the view.


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  • Episode 1

    Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure

    Summary

    Part one of two. The broadcaster explores India in luxury train the Maharajas' Express, which recaptures the heritage of the country's kings, and discovers how the country has changed since he was a foreign correspondent 30 years ago. The first part of the journey takes him to Mumbai and New Delhi, and he witnesses the contrasting nature of a growing economic superpower which still has high levels of poverty.

    Review

    As an appetiser for ITV’s big Indian drama, Sir Trevor takes a trip on a luxury train called the Maharajas’ Express from Mumbai to New Delhi. You have to admire the way his courtly manners are exactly the same whether he’s chatting to a former maharajah at a Jodhpur palace or meeting young men who recycle plastic for 14p a day in Mumbai. That well-travelled blue blazer and benign smile fit in anywhere.

    But India may have a special significance: “I’m pretty sure that my father was Indian,” Sir Trevor comments cryptically at one point, leaving us curious to know more. But instead he mostly marvels at luxury (“I say! Wow!”) and enjoys the view.


    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterTrevor McDonald

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJohn Holdsworth
    ProducerJohn Holdsworth
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