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BBC Two Autumn 2007 
Sanjeev Bhaskar in India

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

 

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.

 

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INDIA AND PAKISTAN SEASON


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