Over to You

BBC World Service's programme that lets you talk back to the BBC (and challenge the programme-makers). This weekly podcast hands the microphone over to our global audience.

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Stories from the Holocaust and UK Elections
In 1946, the BBC broadcast a series of radio appeals to help reunite child survivors of the holocaust with any family they may have left. Journalist Alex Last tracks down the children and his search resulted in a collection of untold stories, which were powerful and moving. Plus, reactions to the coverage of the UK elections.
Dátum: 2015-05-16 Idő: 18:00:00
Behind the Scenes at the UK Elections
BBC World Service dedicated almost 11 hours of their schedule to a special programme on the UK elections, which covered the results as they came in from across the country. Senior duty editor Michael Duncan explains how information is selected to suit the network’s diverse, global audience.
Dátum: 2015-05-09 Idő: 18:00:00
Nepal Earthquake and Audio Lifelines
For some global listeners, BBC World Service' coverage of Nepal's earthquake was informative and wide-ranging. But other listeners question why such a significant portion of the early reports focused on both Westerners in the country and climbers on Mount Everest. Senior commissioning editor Steve Titherington and Navin Singh Khadka, the BBC World Service’s environment reporter who is from Nepal, examine the challenges of reporting from remote areas under treacherous conditions.
Dátum: 2015-05-02 Idő: 18:00:00
Is Kim Kardashian News?
Should the BBC World Service be keeping up with the Kardashians' visit to Armenia? And how does BBC Hausa get at the truth about accounts of sightings of the missing Chibok girls?
Dátum: 2015-04-18 Idő: 18:10:00
Nigeria Elections
Was the coverage of Nigeria's elections by the BBC commendable? BBC Hausa Service editor Mansur Liman responds to listeners' reactions about the BBC's reports of the election campaign and results. Plus, the launch of the Over to You listening club, where listeners play radio critics and review a World Service radio programme.
Dátum: 2015-04-10 Idő: 18:00:00
Reporting the UK Elections
What do the rest of the world want to know about the UK elections? News Editor Michael Duncan explains the issues surrounding election coverage and the importance of reflecting global perspectives on UK politics. Plus, the Amen break, the six second drum solo, that changed the course of modern music.
Dátum: 2015-04-04 Idő: 18:00:00
Prince's Hidden Vault, Tackling Ebola
We hear from listeners who loved the documentary Hunting for Prince's Vault on the BBC World Service, presented by Mobeen Azhar. It was all about the search for the legendary musician Prince’s vault of thousands of unreleased tracks. And, BBC Media Action producer Jacqueline Dalton has been in Togo and Benin training people how to use the media in the most effective way, should an outbreak of Ebola occur.
Dátum: 2015-03-28 Idő: 12:00:00
Elections and Sportsworld on the Spot
With elections in Israel this week, the postponed Nigerian election and the UK voting to decide the next government, everyone has been talking about elections. But what do listeners expect from the media when it comes to coverage? And, reporter Steve Crossman is on the spot to answer three questions about Sportsworld in three minutes.
Dátum: 2015-03-21 Idő: 12:24:00
Future Voices on the BBC
Amidst questions about the effectiveness of the BBC’s licence fee, some listeners wonder whether the BBC World Service is high enough on the BBC’s radar to be protected from further cuts. And, others from different corners of the world offer their solution to increase the BBC’s funding. Also, can you imagine what the future of the BBC will sound like? Rajan speaks to two new bilingual trainee journalists who are being trained up to bring a new diverse dimension to the BBC. Liliane Landor, controller of Languages for the BBC World Service Group, discusses how young people like them are integral to the BBC’s future
Dátum: 2015-03-14 Idő: 11:50:00
What Would you Ask in Three Minutes
What do you want to know about the future and funding of the BBC World Service? We hear from a couple of UK licence fee-paying listeners, in response to BBC Director General Tony Hall's speech about the future of the BBC. Plus Witness producer Mike Lanchin answers three questions in three minutes.
Dátum: 2015-03-07 Idő: 11:50:00