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Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Language:

English


Episodes

Uncovering the American mother caught up in Syria

4/17/2021
I'm Not a Monster is the story of an American mother living in the heart of the Isis caliphate. We hear your thoughts and talk to the podcast's host. Plus a listener to The Fifth Floor asks why some interviews seem to come to an abrupt end. Presenter Rajan Datar Producer Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

Exposing those who promote vaccine disinformation

4/10/2021
The Anti-Vax Files is a programme that sets out to uncover and challenge disinformation around vaccines. Listeners quiz the editor of BBC Trending. Plus can a cliff-hanger be in bad taste? A listener in the US believes Business Daily did exactly that. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:13

Exploring why do we do the things we do

4/3/2021
What makes us Deeply Human? US rapper and writer Dessa answers listeners’ comments about a new series that asks: why do we do the things we do? Plus, the Global News Podcast has released its annual listening figures - so what do they reveal about the way we consume the BBC’s news? Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:10:33

Listeners react to the 'virtual' arts festival

3/27/2021
Listeners tell us what they think of The Arts Festival programmes on the BBC World Service and the commissioning editor reveals what lessons were learned. Plus, good news for fans of The Newsroom - two of the show’s missing daily editions return! Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:46

Is news about the USA too prominent?

3/20/2021
Do news and features from the US overly dominate output on the BBC World Service? We hear listeners views - for and against. And the commissioner responsible for many of the programmes you hear responds. Plus, how the podcast Mayday, which tells the extraordinary yet tragic story of the man who organised the White Helmets, captivated listeners. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:46

Behind-the-scenes of BBC Africa’s leading investigation team

3/6/2021
Is a disproportionate amount of time given over to stories from the US? One listener shares his views US focused programmes. Plus, Africa Eye specialises in reports from across the continent. But what makes the team tick? We go behind-the-scenes. And Comedians vs The News - we asked listeners to give the second series a second chance. They tell us whether producers have got it right this time! Presenter Rajan Datar Producer Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

The pressures of reporting from Myanmar

2/27/2021
With events in Myanmar hitting global headlines, we speak to the BBC’s correspondent in the country about the challenges - just how do you deliver accurate reporting from a closed country under military control? Plus we’re always eager to learn about your everyday lives and listening habits, there’s an-other in our regular series How I Hear. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:42

Reporting the Navalny protests

2/20/2021
Listeners question BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg in Moscow about the challenges of reporting the protests over the jailing of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny. And we ask why the BBC has been banned in China - and what are the implications for those listening both inside and outside the country? Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

Seventeen teenagers and 17 UN sustainable development goals

2/13/2021
The series Project 17 sees seventeen 17-year-olds tell the BBC World Service if their lives have been improved by the UN sustainable development goals. We hear what listeners think of this youth-focussed programme. Plus, how the BBC has teamed up with news media across the world to run the Trusted News Initiative. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

Reflections on money, work, family and business in India

2/6/2021
It’s a show that reflects on money, work, family and business - we get listeners’ thoughts on Work Life India. Is it picking the right topics and only focussing on big cities? The shows’ host and producer respond.. Plus what’s happened to sports commentator Alan Green? And feedback for Voices from the Ghetto. Presenter Rajan Datar Producer Howard Shannon.

Duration:00:09:11

The issues around good, impartial reporting

1/30/2021
What are the issues around good, impartial reporting when facing an internet blackout and charges of vote rigging and intimidation? BBC correspondents in Uganda faced many challenges to ensure balanced reporting during the recent presidential elections in Uganda. Plus we say goodbye to one of the best known voices on the BBC WS, Emilio San Pedro. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

Reporting on the invasion of the US Congress

1/16/2021
The deadly riots at the US Congress in Washington last week saw the BBC World Service replace regular programmes with extended news coverage. Listeners give us their reactions to it and the Newsroom’s editor and presenter give us their perspectives Presenter: Rajan Datar Produced: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:45

How Goodbye to All This grips listeners

1/9/2021
Listeners react to the emotionally-charged podcast series Goodbye to All This - the story of how a husband’s death from cancer devastated his family. We speak to the series’ commissioning editor. Plus it is a laughing matter! Following a recent series of negative reviews, a fan comes to the defence of Comedians vs The News. Presenter Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

BBC World Service English controller answers your questions - part two

1/2/2021
We are joined for round two of our specials with the controller of BBC World Service English Mary Hockaday as she answers listeners' complaints and embraces their enthusiasm. Topics this time include: budget cuts, how new shows are commissioned and why comedy is not always a laughing matter. Presenter: Rajan Datar Produced: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:14

BBC World Service English controller answers your questions - part one

12/26/2020
We are joined by the controller of BBC World Service English Mary Hockaday as she responds to listeners' comments, views and questions - both complimentary and critical. Topics include: combatting fake news, how programme topics are chosen, selecting panels, why are there so many trails and guarding the BBC’s independence. Presenter: Rajan Datar Produced: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:10:24

Moving personal stories of life in the pandemic

12/19/2020
Presenter Alan Dein and producer Laurence Grissell explain how they found the inspirational personal stories in the documentary Don't Log Off. Plus, what programmes stood out for listeners in 2020?

Duration:00:10:20

Asking questions of the Climate Question series

12/12/2020
What exactly is The Climate Question, the new BBC World Service podcast and weekly programme, asking? We quiz its presenters how they handle the politics of this topic - and how rigorous the show is in presenting contrasting schools of thought? Plus, what has happened to The Why Factor? We find out. Presenter Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:12

The key events that propelled disability rights

12/5/2020
Witness History has been looking at milestones in the history of disability rights around the world. Its editor Kirsty Reid explains how each case study was chosen to mark 25 years of the passing of the Disablity Discrimination Act in the UK. Plus: the launch of the BBC’s 100 Women list 2020. We learn about its inspiring history. Presenter Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:08:58

Have news programmes got the tone right on reporting a vaccine?

11/28/2020
How the BBC World Service manages listeners' expectations following the recently announced Covid vaccine. Have news programmes got the tone right for those listening in both the developing and developed world? Plus we get your thoughts on the documentary Barack Obama talks to David Olusoga. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:10:23

How the BBC’s anti-disinformation team fights back

11/14/2020
With the recent US election in mind, we ask what does disinformation mean to you? Are listeners worried they might fall victim to a falsehood without realising it? We speak to the BBC team set up to try and stop this happening. Plus - it’s just not cricket! A listener feels there is just not enough coverage of the sport on the BBC World Service. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:13