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From our own Correspondent
Other names FOOC
Genre Current affairs
Running time 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 (also known as "FOOC"[1]) is a BBC radio programme in which BBC correspondents broadcast monologues on topical current events from countries outside the UK. 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.

FOOC is broadcast on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, and was one of the first programmes 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:


Years Presenter Current role
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)


  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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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:52:30 -0700

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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 06:18:45 -0700

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:56:35 -0700

The very personal side of stories which dominate the news. In and around Melilla, a tiny patch of Spanish territory surrounded by Moroccan soil, Nuala McGovern meets some of the African migrants hoping to jump its well-fortified fences and gain entry ...
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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:37:03 -0700

As India goes to the polls, Ritula Shah reports from Gujarat in western India, a state that has had double-digit economic growth for more than a decade. Its industrial hub, Ahmedabad, now sports wide avenues lined with modern hotels and large malls ...
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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:46:04 -0700

Stories of those who swim against the tide, from around the world. Tim Whewell meets some of the few Muslims still in Central African Republic, left stranded by violence; Will Grant wonders what's on the mind of the only forensic archaeologist in El ...
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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:55:33 -0700

The stories behind the stories. In this edition: why Germany's ambivalence towards Russia may emerge as east meets west to discuss Ukraine next week; West Bengal plans to restore the lost glory of Kolkata - the idea is, we hear, to make it a bit more ...
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Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:53:05 -0700

Simon Worrall on the lasting enigma of the mysterious Voynich Manuscript held at Yale University. No one has ever succeeded in deciphering it in the over 100 years since its "discovery". It's written in a language unknown to humans, and the plants and ...
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Sat, 05 Apr 2014 04:06:31 -0700

Will Grant passes through a small Mexican town whose economy depends fundamentally on people crossing the Sonoran desert and into the US - whether they have got papers or not. On the edge of the Sonoran desert, Altar's streets are lined with 'camping ...

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