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BBC highlights the lived experiences of South Asian Brits over 5 decades.

The hit series Back in Time returns to BBC 2. This series follows the Sharma family from Solihull, Birmingham and highlights the experience of what the city would have been like for previous generations of South Asian Brits.


The series was commissioned to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, which is being held in Birmingham this summer.

This series is presented by BBC Asian Network's Noreen Khan, alongside social historian Dr Yasmin Khan. This specific series looks at the vital impact of arrivals from South Asia over the past 75 years. In society, there is nearly around 250,000 citizens in Birmingham today. More than a quarter of this population have Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan heritage.

The series will begin from the 1950's looking at when the significant immigration from the Indian subcontinent started. The Sharma family will experience all the complexities of life for a British-Asian family during five decades. This will include taking on professions made available to them at time, as well as attempting to cook authentic dishes with limited ingredients.

Presenter Noreen Khan shares her excitement for this production by stating "I’m genuinely so excited to be a part of this incredible series! Taking viewers on an insightful, emotional journey over 5 decades of the South Asian story will be fascinating. Can’t wait for everyone to watch this!"

The BBC Commissioning Editor, Nasfim Haque shares his thoughts, stating "I’m really looking forward to telling the story of Birmingham through the eyes of the British Asians who have made the city the vibrant and exciting place it is."

This series will premiere on BBC 2 each day starting from Monday the 20th June to Thursday the 23rd June.


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