BBC Two Autumn 2007
India and Pakistan Season
BBC Two plays a key role in a pan-BBC season of
programmes marking the 60th anniversary of the
independence of India and Pakistan. Powerful documentary,
evocative story-telling and captivating natural history
programmes will immerse viewers in the lifestyles,
identities and roots of India and Pakistan.
India With Sanjeev Bhaskar
India With Sanjeev Bhaskar offers a personal portrait of today's India. Sanjeev's
travels around India are revelatory and entertaining, but also personal and moving.
In this series, he explores many aspects of today's India and makes an emotional
journey to his father's former home, now in Pakistan.
Saira Khan's Pakistan Adventure
Saira Khan's Pakistan Adventure follows The Apprentice star as she goes back
to her roots, spending 30 days exploring today's Pakistan. Travelling by bus, train,
truck, rickshaw and camel, Saira learns about Pakistan's geographical and historical
wonders and its modern culture.
Michael Wood: The Story Of India
Michael Wood: The Story Of India, presented by Michael Wood, is an unmissable mix of history, adventure
and travel, uncovering the subcontinent's achievements and its lasting legacy. This
colourful series tells India's dramatic story which features some of the greatest
characters in history: Buddha; Alexander the Great; Ghandi; and Nehru. Wood
shows how India's impact spreads far beyond its own borders.
Ganges is a landmark series exploring how this mighty river has shaped the
wildlife, culture and beliefs of the subcontinent. Flowing some 1,500 miles from the
Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges sustains iconic animals such as
elephants, tigers and rhino, as well as more unusual creatures including blind river
dolphins and tree-climbing deer. The series also shows the influence the river has
on people's everyday lives.
The Day India Burned: Partition
The Day India Burned: Partition details what happened after the British left India in August
1947, having divided one of the world's largest and most ethnically diverse
countries into the independent states of India and Pakistan. This division triggered
the displacement of 15 million people and more than 1 million died in the
ensuing conflict. Interviews with witnesses from the time provide a shocking insight
into the upheaval and violence that followed.