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From Our Own Correspondent

 

From Our Own Correspondent

From Our Own Correspondent
Genre Current affairs
Running time 23–30 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC World Service
BBC Radio 4
Host(s) Kate Adie (BBC Radio 4)
Pascale Harter (BBC World Service)
Editor(s) Tony Grant
Producer(s) Andrea Protheroe
Recording studio Broadcasting House
Air dates since 1955
Website World Service edition
Radio 4 edition
Podcast BBC podcast

From Our Own Correspondent is a weekly BBC radio programme in which a number of BBC foreign correspondents deliver a sequence of short talks reflecting on current events and topical themes in the countries outside the UK in which they are based.[1] The programme offers the BBC's correspondents around the world a chance to give a personal account of events from the epoch-making to the inconsequential.

From Our Own Correspondent is broadcast in two editions – one on the BBC World Service and one on BBC Radio 4 – and the programme was one of the first to be made available by the BBC as a podcast.

The programme was first commissioned in 1955. A book entitled From Our Own Correspondent: A celebration of 50 years of the BBC Radio Programme[2] was published in 2005 with a selection of the show's reports for each continent.

Contents

  • Presenters 1
    • Current 1.1
    • Past 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3
    • Audio clips 3.1

Presenters

The programme was, for many years, presented by the Radio 4 and World Service announcers as part of their duties, but is now fronted by former BBC correspondents:

Current

Years Presenter Current role
1998–present Kate Adie BBC Radio 4 presenter
2012–present Pascale Harter BBC World Service presenter

Past

  • Alan Johnston - January 2008 - November 2011 (BBC World Service)

References

  1. ^ : editor Tony Grant reflects on five decades of newsWatching history unfold
  2. ^ Grant, Tony (ed.) (2005). From Our Own Correspondent: A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme. Profile Books.  

External links

  • Official website, World Service edition
  • Official website, Radio 4 edition

Audio clips

  • Justin Webb December 2007
  • Alan Johnston October 2007
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