A British TV company are currently developing a new documentary series about the 1947 Partition of India / Pakistan for BBC1.
For this series, the idea is to take British families who have roots in India / Pakistan back to their pre-1947 homes to explore the impact of Partition on ordinary people. The programme makers are looking for families whoâ€™s stories will represent the different groups caught up in the events of Partition â€“ Muslim, Hindu and Sikh, Anglo-Indian and British colonial families. They will then follow the younger British-based generations of each family as they retrace journeys and relive experiences which their parents and grandparents faced during Partition, 70 years ago.
The aim is to make a powerful documentary series that reveals the impact of this tumultuous period of world history on ordinary people. The series will present a balanced, non-partisan account of this period of history.
If you now live in the UK and your family has Partition story you would like to explore, please email [email protected] or call 0207 241 9250.