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Last in the series Bombay Hotel
Overlooking the great harbour of Bombay is one of the largest and most exotic hotels in the world, the Taj Mahal. Day and night hundreds of travellers pass through its doors. So do film stars, politicians, and all the rich, powerful members of Bombay high society. Below stairs, 2,000 people hurry to serve them.
Shoba De, India's acid gossip columnist, introduces the super-rich at a lavish party by the hotel pool. Chef Satish Arora examines the food for today's 22 banquets. 350,000 flowers are woven together and dyed for a wedding.
Underground, Frankie Pais sits in his Aladdin's cave, mending chandeliers. And the head waiter prepares for a Caledonian ball, explaining that guests will stab a haggis to the sound of bagpipes. Outside the hotel's high walls, Bombay life goes on.... Narrator Tim Pigott-Smith Photography CHRIS SEAGER
Assistant producer BETTY MCBRIDE Film editor GRANT MUTER Producer ADAM CURTIS
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Unknown: Frankie Pais
Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Chris Seager
Producer: Betty McBride
Producer: Adam Curtis
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

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