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
It will be broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds at midnight on 14/15 August, to mark the exact time when the British partitioned India.
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);
One Week in Summer (1×60).
India’ Partition: The Forgotten Story with film director Gurinder Chadha
Tuesday 22 August 2017