The Real Marigold Hotel: Series 1

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Travel Documentary hosted by Tom Hollander, published by BBC in 2016 - English narration

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The Real Marigold Hotel Miriam Margolyes, Wayne Sleep, Sylvester McCoy, Roy Walker, Rosemary Shrager, Bobby George, Patti Boulaye and Jan Leeming see if they can have a better retirement in India than in the UK.

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The group arrive at their new home in Jaipur and are initially unsettled by the realities of living in India: hectic roads, animals in the street, chickens killed to order and poor toilet facilities. The heat and hard work makes them consider whether they can do this alone or need to take advantage of the cheap staff costs to settle here.

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The group settle into life in their base in Jaipur, India, as Wayne Sleep and Bobby George have a cut-throat shave, Patti Boulaye and Miriam Margoyles visit a local laundrywoman, and Jan Leeming attends a psychic guru and is astounded at his profound observations on her life. To end the second week, the celebrities take a 150-mile trip to the Taj Mahal, some by train and others by chauffeur-driven car, and the sheer beauty of the world's most impressive monument to love leaves Miriam in tears.

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The group enjoy the final week of their experiment in Jaipur and attend one of the highlights of the Hindu calendar, the Ganesh Chaturti festival, a riot of colour and noise, packed with people, floats and elephants. They also make a trip to Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in India, where Hindus come to be purified by the waters of the Ganges and to cremate their dead in the hope they have the best chance of reaching Nirvana. Back in Jaipur, Bobby and Jan go in search for property, with Bobby keen to find somewhere to buy and Jan falling in love with the idea of renting an apartment in a haveli amongst a local family.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3024 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 59mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.31 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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