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NGC to launch 'Nat Geo Reveals' on 14 May

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MUMBAI: National Geographic Channel (NGC) will take its viewers inside places they have never been before, to see what is unseen through its new series Nat Geo Reveals.

The series premiering on 14 May at 8 pm would reveal the "inside information about places and subjects ranging from Bollywood to the Fire Service, the FBI to the US Secret Service, religion to nature's fury to casinos and a lot more".

The twelve part series that premieres on 14 May will continue till 20 May with an all day long marathon repeat telecast on 21 May from 12 noon onwards. The highlights of the series will be two episodes set in India - Sunset Bollywood' and 'Delhi in Flames.

Speaking about the series, National Geographic Channel, India SVP Joy Bhattacharjya said, "At National Geographic Channel, it is our constant endeavour to present programming that challenges our viewers and makes them rethink about the world they live in, and Nat Geo Reveals is trying to do the same. The series premieres with two India based films that are of global interest and I am sure that our audience will love it."

Delhi in Flames: When it comes to battling blazes, Delhi - a city of fourteen million people packed into fifteen hundred square kilometres, faces nearly insurmountable odds, but the Delhi Fire Service is undeterred. In Delhi In Flames, we ride along with the Delhi Fire Service, as they attempt to keep the city from lighting up like a tinderbox and reveal what real heroes are made of. This episode will kick off the series on 14 May.

Sunset Bollywood: "To be a Star in India is like being God, literally" - A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? In Mumbai's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. We follow three actors - Rahul Roy, Kumar Gaurav and Bhagyashree on their journey back, some trying to cope with life after fame and one still craving the narcotic high of celebrity. This episode will be aired on 14 May at 9 pm.

The Ultimate Vegas Casino: In the high-stakes game of real estate on the Las Vegas Strip, powerful developers place their bets on creating ultimate hotel casinos. Find out what it takes to build the ultimate Vegas casino with Nat Geo. This episode will be aired on 15 May at 8 pm.

The Ultimate Roller Coaster: Join the designers of the world's fastest and tallest roller coaster ride as they test their creation and follow through the entire construction process from its slow and steady start to its dramatic and heart-racing finish. A ride with Nat Geo, you'll never forget. This episode will be aired on 15 May at 9 pm.

Inside The U.S. Secret Service - Protecting the President: The National Geographic Channel gets you unprecedented access into this first and last line of defence for the U.S. president. Go on duty with agents and officers, and uncover the intricate precautions taken to get the job done. This episode will be aired on 16 May at 8 pm.

Inside The FBI: Get ready to see what's inside one of the world's most secret organisations with Nat Geo. This episode will be aired on 16 May at 9 pm.

The Airbus A380 - World's Biggest Airliner: Airbus 380, world's largest passenger plane is under construction and set to take to the skies in 2006. Weighing in at 1.2 million pounds, this MEGA-plane, can seat 555 passengers over two main decks. Will the A380 be the future of aviation or will it be the biggest boondoggle in aviation history - Nat Geo Reveals. This episode will be aired on 17 May at 8 pm.

Inside The Britannic: Unlock the mysteries of Britannic - the ship with the tragic distinction of being the largest vessel ever to sink, as well as sister ship to the Titanic. Hidden in the wreckage lies the explanation as to why the White Star Luxury Liner sank. Did a German U-boat target it or there were other reasons? This episode will be aired on Wednesday, 17 May at 9 pm.

Inside Hurricane Katrina - Katrina: Unnatural Disaster: The show is a minute-by-minute chronology of the events leading up to, including, and following Hurricane Katrina. For years, it was widely predicted that a catastrophic storm could devastate the Gulf Coast, including the vulnerable city of New Orleans. And yet, when the storm came, the world watched as chaos broke out, hundreds died, and government failed at all levels. What happened? Nat Geo Reveals. This episode will be aired on 18 May at 8 pm as a two hour special.

Gospel Of Judas: One of the biggest revelations in the history of religion that Nat Geo revealed is part of this series on popular demand. Did Judas betray Jesus or was asked by him to do that? This episode will be aired on 19 May at 8 pm (two hour special).

Inside Mecca': National Geographic Channel takes an inside look at the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the rituals that bring together the followers of the world's fastest growing religion. A Muslim film crew gained privileged access to sites in and around Mecca and brought back amazing footage of the rituals of the hajj, as well as the personal stories of three pilgrims undertaking the spiritual journey of a lifetime. On 20 May at 8 pm.

Inside NFL Films - The Idol Makers: NFL Films shoots more than 500 miles of film every season culminating in the annual Super Bowl, that unrivalled cultural phenomenon watched by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. During the 1997 Super Bowl, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the New England Patriots, a team of intrepid filmmakers shadowed the NFL Films cameramen for the first time history. From the sidelines to the rafters, midfield to the locker room, National Geographic Channel records the nonstop activity of a highly conditioned veteran team and their director, Steve Sabol, as they turn a game of violent action into a drama of epic proportions. On 20 May at 9 pm.

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