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Britain's Channel Four to broadcast Kumbh Mela live

29-December-2000
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Britain's Channel Four to broadcast Kumbh Mela live

The Maha Kumbh Mela festival is to be broadcast "live" by the religious affairs department of Britain's Channel Four television network from January 6 next year.

A Channel Four spokesman here confirmed that the network would start by broadcasting a one-hour documentary starting at 7 pm today. Daily updates of eight minutes each would be broadcast on weekdays until the mela (fair) ends at the end of January.

The Channel Four spokesman said, the series, entitled "The Greatest Show on Earth," would show more than just footage of pilgrims bathing in the Ganges and would follow specific individuals, such as the chief of police and a 92-year-old holy man.

Commissioning editor Elizabeth Clough, who described the series as "fantastically ambitious", told the British media, "We want it to be more like a Radio 1 roadshow than a sombre religious documentary. We are treating it as an accessible event, like us going to Glastonbury (a Christian celebration)."

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