Generations of western magicians have been baffled and transfixed by the story of the INDIAn Rope Trick.
According to travellers returning from the East, INDIAn fakirs were could perform an apparently miraculous feat: they would throw a rope up into the air and make it stand up straight without any visible means of support.
A boy would then climb up the rope and vanish.
Then the rope would fall to the ground and the boy would magically reappear.
Geoffrey Durham, one of Britain's top magicians, is among those intrigued by the story and sets out to investigate the truth of the legend.
He witnesses, for the first time on British radio, a live performance of the INDIAn Rope Trick in a remote INDIAn village.