From Our Own Correspondent
|Running time||23–30 minutes|
BBC World Service|
BBC Radio 4
Kate Adie (BBC Radio 4) |
Pascale Harter (BBC World Service)
|Edited by||Tony Grant|
|Produced by||Andrea Protheroe|
|Recording studio||Broadcasting House|
|Air dates||since 1955|
World Service edition|
Radio 4 edition
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. 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.
The programme was first commissioned in 1955. A book entitled From Our Own Correspondent: A celebration of 50 years of the BBC Radio Programme was published in 2005 with a selection of the show's reports for each continent.
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:
|1998–present||Kate Adie||BBC Radio 4 presenter|
|2012–present||Pascale Harter||BBC World Service presenter|
- Alan Johnston - January 2008 - November 2011 (BBC World Service)
- Watching history unfold: editor Tony Grant reflects on five decades of news
- Grant, Tony (ed.) (2005). From Our Own Correspondent: A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme. Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-719-0.
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