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From Our Own Correspondent

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Arts, Language & Literature

From Our Own Correspondent

A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme

Tony Grant

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847651068 (9 Jul 2010)

About the book

The flagship Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent gives Britain's most celebrated reporters the chance to describe much more than they can in a normal report: context, history and characters encountered en route. And for the fiftieth anniversary of the programme Profile collected together the programme's best pieces. From Our Own Correspondent has been one of BBC Radio 4's flagship programmes for fifty years. And this book, containing dispatches from all around the world, shows why FOOC, as it is affectionately known, has become such a well-known and much-loved institution. It contains not only the observations of journalists covering the big news events of the day, but also their personal insights into how people around the world live their lives. There are dispatches from Misha Glenny in Russia, Mark Tully in India, Charles Wheeler in the USA, Jeremy Vine in the Congo, Ben Brown in Zimbabwe and Orla Guerin in the West Bank. All offer a unique perspective describing the background to events around the world as they happen.

About the author

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.


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

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Arts, Language & Literature