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    Many Happy Returns!

    September 26, 2017Documentaries

    Nicola can remember being a boy and living in the 19th Century.

    (1 x 40′)  BBC 2



    Director: Yugesh Walia
    Producer: Sunandan Walia
    Photography: Peter Rance / Naresh Badi
    Sound: Maggie Ellis / Valson
    Editor: Barbara Farmer
    Series Editor: Caroline Pick


    Strand: 40 MINUTES


    Two children who feel sure they died terrible deaths and have been born again tell their extraordinary stories.

    In Keighley, West Yorkshire, 12 year old Nicola remembers her previous life in the 19th Century: “I can remember being a boy, and we used to live by some railway tracks and our family name was Benson.”

    In a small village in Agra, Northern India, 6 year-old Titu recalls specific details of a much more recent past life involving murder: “My name used to be Suresh Verma. I remember living in Agra and I used to l used to own a radio shop”.

    Many Happy Returns! tells the extraordinary tale of two children who are convinced they have had previous lives and have been born again.


    “Sunandan and Yugesh Walia’s stylish meditation on what-might-be brings intelligence to a tabloid topic…. and applause for the editing that dazzles. The programme might even knock some holes into your belief system.” – The Guardian