(1 x 60′) BBC Red Button
Presenter: Sonia Deol
Produced & Directed by: Sunandan Walia & Yugesh Walia
Executive Producer: Dharmesh Rajput
BBC Asian Network celebrates and shares footage from BBC Asian programmes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This BBC Red Button programme, presented by former mid-morning show and Network East presenter, Sonia Deol, pulls together some iconic performances from the biggest Asian artists ever to have recorded at the BBC, including the BBC’s dedicated Asian television shows, ‘Nai Zindagi, Naya Jeevan’, ‘Gharbar’, ‘ Asian Magazine’ and ‘Network East’.
It includes footage from artists that are no longer with us such as Bollywood singer Kishore Kumar, Qawwal Maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani legend Noor Jehan, Gazal superstar Jagjit Singh and pop sensation Nazia Hassan. Punjabi folk singer Gurdas Maan, the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar and Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan are also showcased.