From Our Own Correspondent

From Our Own Correspondent
Genre Current affairs
Running time 23–30 minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC World Service
BBC Radio 4
Hosted by Kate Adie (BBC Radio 4)
Pascale Harter (BBC World Service)
Edited by Tony Grant
Produced by Andrea Protheroe
Recording studio Broadcasting House
Original release 1955 – present
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.


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:


YearsPresenterCurrent role
1998–presentKate AdieBBC Radio 4 presenter
2012–presentPascale HarterBBC World Service presenter



  1. Watching history unfold: editor Tony Grant reflects on five decades of news
  2. 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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