Diwali fever on Asian media this week


With the Hindu festival of lights – Diwali – falling on a Tuesday this year, the Asian TV and radio channels will spread special programming throughout the week.

Below is a guide of what channels across the UK will be broadcasting to celebrate the colourful Diwali happenings.

Sony Entertainment Television Asia
Sunday 30th October at 20:00
Movie premiere: Veer Zaara

Tuesday 1st November at 14:30
Blockbuster movie: Mohabbatein

Tuesday 1st November at 12:00
Blockbuster movie: Silsila

Sunday 30th October at 20:30
ZEE Diwali Megablast

Tuesday 1st November at 12:00
ZEE Diwali Megablast

ZEE Cinema
Tuesday 1st November at 06:30
Religious movie: Sampoorna Ramayan

Tuesday 1st November at 16:30
Blockbuster movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Tuesday 1st November at 20:30
Movie premiere: Waqt- The Race Against Time

Alpha ETC Punjabi
Tuesday 1st November at 20:00
Kapurthala Heritage Festival – Diwali

Tuesday 1st November at 21:00
Akhada – Diwali Special

B4U Movies
Tuesday 1st November at 20:00
Blockbuster movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

MATV National/Channel 6 (Leicester)

Monday 31st October at 19:00
Live Diwali Special

Monday 7th November at 19:00
MATV remembers Asia Quake disaster

Sabras Radio
Sabras Radio is broadcasting a special RSL in Leicester on 107.5FM. The station has been branded Diwali FM and has been on air since the beginning of October and ends on Sunday 6th November 2005.

Sunrise Radio
The station is celebrating sixteen years on air on Saturday 5th November and has special Diwali and celebration shows on air from Monday 31st October.

BBC Asian Network
On Tuesday 1st November Diwali will be celebrated across all the Asian Network programmes. There will also be a New Year/Diwali Special on Wednesday 2nd November from 19:30 to 22:00, hosted by Dev Parmar – looking at Diwali in the Diaspora and across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities.

Please visit this page for any last minute changes to the schedule for Diwali 2005.

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