Freelance profile

Pervaiz Alam

Broadcaster, writer and producer, Pervaiz Alam has recently directed and produced an acclaimed BBC series of 156 radio plays in Hindi, Life Gulmohar Style, on India's urban women, broadcast by more than 15 FM Networks in India. After having worked with the BBC Hindi and Urdu Services as a senior producer for more than ten years, he went on to join the BBC World where he was the Executive Producer of a number of popular television programmes such as the Question Time India, India Business Report, Mastermind India, Bollywood Bosses, Bollywood Inc. and HARDtalk India.

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Contact details:

Street: 201 Preston Hill
Town: Harrow
Postcode: HA3 9UL
Region/nation: South East
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 8908 5508
Mobile: 07900211776


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  • Arts/entertainment
  • Current affairs
  • Film and theatre
  • Videographer
  • Cricket
  • Sex
  • Politics
  • Media
  • Ethnic and minority
  • Foreign affairs and overseas

Major clients:

  • BBC World
  • BBC News
  • BBC World Service
  • Indian Film Industry
  • India-EU Film Initaitive

Profile last updated: 2012-04-29 20:03:07

Extra information:

Pervaiz has been a Broadcast Journalist with fifteen years of experience in news & current affairs with the BBC, involving radio & television presentation, production, management, reporting from various countries. Currently, he edits a news portal for India-EU Film Initiative, in addition to freelancing as a journalist, screenwriter and media consultant.

Professional Experience

BBC World: Reported to Commissioning Editor, BBC World, as Senior Broadcast Journalist and assisted in the commissioning process that involved overseeing specific programmes for editorial content and production values.

Liaised with independent production houses in India and Pakistan.

London based Executive Producer of the following BBC World programmes: India Business Report, HARDtalk India, Question Time India, Question Time Pakistan, HARDtalk Pakistan, Face to Face, Business Bites, Bollywood Bosses, Bollywood Inc.

Senior Producer, BBC Hindi & Urdu Services, BBC World Service (Radio), Bush House, London: Produced and presented news and current affairs. Interviewed top politicians from India and Pakistan.

Senior Producer, BBC Hindi Service, Bush House, London

Reported on India’s elections from various states in India. Covered British General Election. Interviewed India’s top politicians, including PM, Narsimha Rao, Chandrashekhar and IK Gujral.

Produced & presented BBC Hindi Service’s first ever programme of sex education, and later devised and produced a 15- part series on the subject. Produced & presented a 13-part series on AIDS after travelling extensively in India.

Reported on the first multi-party elections in East Europe from Budapest, Prague & Berlin.

Reported on the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq from Amman, Al-Rashid border (Iraq), Jerusalem & Dubai.

Co-winner of ABU Award 1992. The programme, 'Rajiv Assassinated', chosen as the official entry of BBC World Service out of 40 international languages, was adjudged the 'Best Current Affairs' programme of the year 1991- 1992 at Bali, Indonesia.


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