From Our Own Correspondent: A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme

From Our Own Correspondent: A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme

ISBN13: 9781861977199
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There are few countries and subjects which have not featured on the programme. It covers places as diverse as the Faroes, Moldova, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and Sao Tome and Principe, one of Africa's smallest countries. Much of the correspondents' work is little more than writing to television pictures or covering the day's events in one report of perhaps only a minute's duration. From Our Own Correspondent gives some of Britain's most celebrated reporters the opportunity to describe much more: context, relevant history, characters encountered en route, a description of a foreign country or capital. The correspondents relay the unexpected: a 40-course Chinese banquet, swimming with sharks, a zero gravity on a flight with Russian cosmonauts, mud wrestling in Turkey or ballroom dancing in Cameroon. They offer a unique perspective - sometimes live to the sound of gunfire - to the background important world events as they happen. The book is introduced by Kate Adie.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 352
Item Height 40 mm
Item Width 158 mm
Item Weight 679 Gram
Product Dimensions 158 x 40 x 234
Publisher Profile Books
Format Hardcover | 352

Shows the wonderfully diverse range of styles and subjects. * Metro London *
...the best dispatches and there is a great mix, ranging from hard-hitting to quirky personal stories. * Belfast Telegraph *
You don't lose the detail in FOOC: it luxuriates in full, florid complexity. * Guardian *
You must read From Our Own Correspondent: 50 years of dispatches from the Radio 4 programme, displaying its depth, variety and brilliance * Sunday Times *

Tony Grant, the son of an ancient historian, joined the BBC after working in commercial radio and on newspapers in Merseyside. At the BBC he was at Radio 1's Newsbeat before becoming a foreign news editor and then, in 1992, the producer of From Our Own Correspondent. A keen cricketer, he is married to a political correspondent. They have two children.