Partition of India Pink Map

The BBC will mark the 70th Anniversary of India’s Partition with several radio programmes.

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 series of special programmes include:

Partition Voices
Monday 31 July, Monday 7 August, Monday 14 August at 9am. Repeated at 9:30pm.
Producer: Mike Gallagher, Tim Smith and Ant Adeane for BBC Radio 4

The Man Who Drew The Line
Friday 11 August at 11am
Producer: Simon Coates for BBC Radio 4

Midnight’s Children
Monday 14 August at 23:45, Tuesday 15 August at 9:00, 10:45 (repeat), 14:15, 16:45, 19:15, 21:00 and 23:00
Producer & director: Emma Harding for BBC Radio 4

Throwing Out Nehru
Tuesday 15 August at 8pm
Producer: Tom Alban for BBC Radio 4

More details can be found on Asian Image.

BBC Radio Leeds

BBC Radio Leeds and West Yorkshire Playhouse are working together to present Leeds-based arts journalist and author, Nick Ahad’s new play “Partition”.

The play is directed by Stefan Escreet.

It will be broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds at midnight on 14/15 August, to mark the exact time when the British partitioned India.

More details can be found on Prolific North.