BBC Partition Season 2017


 BBC Radio Asian Network – Tuesday 15 August 2017

Asian Network’s Big Debate with Tulip Mazumdar (2hrs57)

 BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking – Monday 14 August 2017

Partition: Novelists’ views of India and Pakistan now (45min)

Neel Mukherjee, Preti Taneja, Mohsin Hamid and Nadeem Aslam talk borders, migration, love and religious differences with Anne McElvoy, plus Gurinder Chadha on her film about partition Viceroy’s House.

BBC Radio 3 – Monday 14 August 2017

John Siddique – The Essay, The Culture of Partition (15min)

BBC Radio 3 – Wednesday 16 August 2017

Amina Yaqin – The Essay, The Culture of Partition (15min)

BBC Radio 3 – Wednesday 16 August 2017

The Essay, New Generation Thinkers – Partitioned Memories (15min) with Anindya Raychaudhuri, from the University of St Andrews

BBC Radio 3 – Sunday 20 August 2017

Words and Music – Partition with Sanjeev Bhaskar

BBC Radio 4

Partition Voices (3-part series of around 45min each) with Kavita Puri

Episode 1: The Division – Monday 31 July 2017 (45min)

Episode 2: The Aftermath – Monday 7 August 2017 (42min)

Episode 3: The Legacy – Monday 14 August (42min)

BBC Radio 4 – Friday 11 August 2017

Sir Cyril Radcliffe The Man Who Drew The Line (28min) with Jannat Jalil

BBC Radio 4 – Monday 14 August 2017

Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie in Conversation (15min)

BBC Radio 4 – Monday14 August 2017 & Tuesday 15 August 2017

Midnight’s Children, Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie’s novel

BBC Radio 4 – Tuesday 15 August 2017

Throwing Out Nehru (38min) with historian Dr Zareer Masani

BBC Radio 4 – Saturday 12 August 2017

The Forum: Indian Princely States (41min) Rajan Datar is joined by historian William Dalrymple, Sunil Khilnani the director of the King’s College London India institute, and the Indian social scientist Nikita Sud from Oxford University.

BBC Radio Leeds – Tuesday 15 August 2017

Nick Ahad’s New Play “Partition” (1hr)

BBC World Radio – Sunday 30 July 2017

The Documentary: The Children of Partition (50min) with Mark Tully

BBC World – Tuesday 8 August 2017

Pakistan, Partition and the Present Part 1 (27min)

BBC World – Wednesday 9 August 2017

Pakistan, Partition and the Present Part 2 (27min)

BBC World Radio – Saturday 12 August 2017

Weekend Break – Salman Rushdie on the history of partition and how it shaped the country of his birth (27min)



CBBC – Tuesday 8 August 2017

Newsround special “Finding My Family – Partition” (24min)

The BBC has also created a guide for children titled “What was the Partition of India?”, which includes stories from children whose family members experienced Partition.

You can find the guide here.

BBC1 My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 (2 Episodes) with Anita Rani

Episode 1: Wednesday 9 August 2017 (59min)

Episode 2: Wednesday 16 August 2017 (59min)

BBC2 – Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan (3 Episodes) with journalists Babita Sharma and Adnan Sarwar

Episode 1: Monday 14 August 2017 (59min)

Episode 2: Monday 21 August 2017 (59min)

Episode 3: Monday 28 August 2017 at 21:00 (59min)

BBC2 – Tuesday 15 August 2017

Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition (59min) narrated by Ayesha Dharker with interviews of academics as Dr Yasmin Khan, Dr Alex von Tunzelmann, Dr Anindita Ghosh, Dr William Gould and writer Nisid Hajari

BBC2 – Tuesday 15 August 2017

Newsnight – Partition 70 Years On (1hr) with Kirsty Wark

BBC4 – Tuesday 22 August 2017

India’ Partition: The Forgotten Story (1hr) with film-maker Gurinder Chadha

BBC2 SCOTLAND – Sunday 13 August 2017 (1hr)

Partition: Legacy of the Line with Sanjeev Kohli and Aasmah Mir