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2017 marks the 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence.

It also marks the “Partition of India” in 1947 or the division of British India into different countries or the creation of India and Pakistan, as well as Bangladesh later.

The BBC has commissioned several radio and TV programmes.


BBC Radio 4 series include:

Partition Voices (3-part series)

Monday 31 July, Monday 7 August, Monday 14 August at 9am. Repeated at 9:30pm.

The Man Who Drew The Line

Friday 11 August at 11am

Midnight’s Children (several parts)

Monday 14 August at 23:45 (Part 2), Tuesday 15 August at 9:00 (Part 1), 10:45 (Part 2 repeat), 14:15 (Part 3), 16:45 (Part 4), 19:15 (Part 5), 21:00 (Part 6) and 23:00 (Part 7)

Throwing Out Nehru

Tuesday 15 August at 8pm

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.

BBC World

The Documentary: The Children of Partition

Sunday 30 July 2017



My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 (Episode 1) with Anita Rani

Wednesday 9 August 2017 at 9pm


World’s Most Dangerous Border (3×60);

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One Week in Summer (1×60).

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India’ Partition: The Forgotten Story with film director Gurinder Chadha

Tuesday 22 August 2017