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Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure

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Episode 2: Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure

Summary

Part two of two. The newsreader continues his eight-day journey across India aboard luxury train the Maharajas Express, which recreates the heritage of India's richest kings. On the second leg of the trip, Trevor discovers the reasons why India is rapidly overtaking Britain as an economic superpower. He also visits an unusual temple where people worship rats, finds out how the Taj Mahal is being damaged by the effects of pollution, and concludes his journey at the site of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

Review

Occasionally, in this upscale travelogue, Trevor McDonald abandons all pretence of journalistic detachment as he coos over the niceness of his luxury train. “Guests receive the best of everything,” he purrs, in full travel-brochure mode, “All staff members are trained to the highest standards.” You half expect a booking hotline to flash up.

Elsewhere, he visits unsurprising Indian sights – a block printing factory, an elephant sanctuary, the Taj Mahal – and repeats things people say back to them. If you don’t like rats – and who does? – you’d be well advised to skip the early scene where we visit a temple dedicated to 20,000 of them.

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  • Episode 2

    Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure

    Summary

    Part two of two. The newsreader continues his eight-day journey across India aboard luxury train the Maharajas Express, which recreates the heritage of India's richest kings. On the second leg of the trip, Trevor discovers the reasons why India is rapidly overtaking Britain as an economic superpower. He also visits an unusual temple where people worship rats, finds out how the Taj Mahal is being damaged by the effects of pollution, and concludes his journey at the site of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

    Review

    Occasionally, in this upscale travelogue, Trevor McDonald abandons all pretence of journalistic detachment as he coos over the niceness of his luxury train. “Guests receive the best of everything,” he purrs, in full travel-brochure mode, “All staff members are trained to the highest standards.” You half expect a booking hotline to flash up.

    Elsewhere, he visits unsurprising Indian sights – a block printing factory, an elephant sanctuary, the Taj Mahal – and repeats things people say back to them. If you don’t like rats – and who does? – you’d be well advised to skip the early scene where we visit a temple dedicated to 20,000 of them.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterTrevor McDonald

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJohn Holdsworth
    ProducerJohn Holdsworth
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