Correspondents' Look Ahead

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Looking Ahead to 201720161230The BBC's senior journalists forecast what is likely to happen over the coming year.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead to 20172016123020161231 (R4)The BBC's senior journalists forecast what is likely to happen over the coming year.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead to 201820171229Senior BBC journalists forecast what is likely to happen over the coming year.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead to 20182017122920171230 (R4)Senior BBC journalists forecast what is likely to happen over the coming year.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead To 20192018122820181229 (R4)How do you look ahead in a world which constantly takes us by surprise, sometimes shocks us and often makes us ask 'what happens next?'

Who would have predicted that President Trump would, to use his words, fall in love with the North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, whose country he had threatened to totally destroy? Who could have imagined that a prominent Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, would be murdered and dismembered in a Saudi Consulate? And, on a happier note, we’re relieved that, as the year ends a climate change conference in Poland did manage to save the Paris pact, and maybe our world.

The BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet talks to correspondents from around the globe about what might happen in the world in 2019.

Guests:

Katya Adler, Europe editor
Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent
James Robbins, Diplomatic correspondent
Steve Rosenberg, Moscow correspondent
Jon Sopel, North America editor

Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Penny Murphy

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

How do you look ahead in a world which constantly takes us by surprise, sometimes shocks us and often makes us ask 'what happens next?'

Who would have predicted that President Trump would, to use his words, fall in love with the North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, whose country he had threatened to totally destroy? Who could have imagined that a prominent Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, would be murdered and dismembered in a Saudi Consulate? And, on a happier note, we’re relieved that, as the year ends a climate change conference in Poland did manage to save the Paris pact, and maybe our world.

The BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet talks to correspondents from around the globe about what might happen in the world in 2019.

Guests:

Katya Adler, Europe editor
Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent
James Robbins, Diplomatic correspondent
Steve Rosenberg, Moscow correspondent
Jon Sopel, North America editor

Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Penny Murphy

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead to 202020191227The end of the decade draws to a close and what a year it’s been. A US president impeached, people taking to the streets everywhere from Bolivia to Beirut, from Khartoum to Hong Kong. Young people everywhere found their voice - especially on our climate crisis, many inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, whose lonely protest grew to a millions-strong cry.

As this year ends, some will breathe a sigh of relief that the world avoided another war in the Persian Gulf. But will North Korea’s unpredictable leader launch more long-range missiles next year? Will ferocious fires and monster floods get worse and commitments get better at next year’s climate talks? And when we meet next year will it be President Trump 2.0 or a new man or woman in the White House?

So many big questions. But we have some of our big hitters here to provide plenty of answers.

Presenter: Lyse Doucet
Guests: Jon Sopel, Katya Adler, Gabriel Gatehouse, Faisal Islam and Rebecca Morelle

Producer: Ben Carter

Lyse Doucet and guests gaze into their crystal balls to predict what 2020 has in store.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead to 20202019122720191228 (R4)The end of the decade draws to a close and what a year it’s been. A US president impeached, people taking to the streets everywhere from Bolivia to Beirut, from Khartoum to Hong Kong. Young people everywhere found their voice - especially on our climate crisis, many inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, whose lonely protest grew to a millions-strong cry.

As this year ends, some will breathe a sigh of relief that the world avoided another war in the Persian Gulf. But will North Korea’s unpredictable leader launch more long-range missiles next year? Will ferocious fires and monster floods get worse and commitments get better at next year’s climate talks? And when we meet next year will it be President Trump 2.0 or a new man or woman in the White House?

So many big questions. But we have some of our big hitters here to provide plenty of answers.

Presenter: Lyse Doucet
Guests: Jon Sopel, Katya Adler, Gabriel Gatehouse, Faisal Islam and Rebecca Morelle

Producer: Ben Carter

Lyse Doucet and guests gaze into their crystal balls to predict what 2020 has in store.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead to 202120200104
Looking Ahead To 20212020010420210101 (R4)There were times in 2020 when the world felt like an out of control carousel and we could all have been forgiven for just wanting to get off and to wait for normality to return.

But will 2021 be any less dramatic? Joe Biden will be inaugurated in January but will Donald Trump have left the White House by then? Vaccines are promised to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic but how successful will they be and how do global leaders go about trying to repair the economic damage the virus has caused? And then there's the not insignificant matter of what happens in the latest Brexit chapter, the ending of the transition period. What impact will that have on both the UK and the EU?

So many big questions but luckily we have some big hitters to provide plenty of answers.

Presenter: Lyse Doucet
Panel: Aleem Maqbool, Dharshini David, Gabriel Gatehouse, Justin Rowlatt and Katya Adler
Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Ravin Sampat

BBC correspondents gaze into their crystal balls to predict what 2021 might have in store.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Looking Ahead To 20212020010420210102 (R4)There were times in 2020 when the world felt like an out of control carousel and we could all have been forgiven for just wanting to get off and to wait for normality to return.

But will 2021 be any less dramatic? Joe Biden will be inaugurated in January but will Donald Trump have left the White House by then? Vaccines are promised to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic but how successful will they be and how do global leaders go about trying to repair the economic damage the virus has caused? And then there's the not insignificant matter of what happens in the latest Brexit chapter, the ending of the transition period. What impact will that have on both the UK and the EU?

So many big questions but luckily we have some big hitters to provide plenty of answers.

Presenter: Lyse Doucet
Panel: Aleem Maqbool, Dharshini David, Gabriel Gatehouse, Justin Rowlatt and Katya Adler
Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Ravin Sampat

BBC correspondents gaze into their crystal balls to predict what 2021 might have in store.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

201620162016010120160102 (R4)Top BBC correspondents predict what will shape our world in 2016.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

Top BBC correspondents predict what will shape our world in 2016.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead