Over To You [World Service]

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20181222

What are the challenges facing the World Service English Language Network in 2019? How is going to reflect the global problems thrown up by climate change? Is it still relevant - particularly to younger audiences - especially with so much competition? Well who better to answer than the controller of the network Mary Hockaday, who joins us for a question and answer session with listeners.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

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2018122220181223 (WS)

What are the challenges facing the World Service English Language Network in 2019? How is going to reflect the global problems thrown up by climate change? Is it still relevant - particularly to younger audiences - especially with so much competition? Well who better to answer than the controller of the network Mary Hockaday, who joins us for a question and answer session with listeners.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

20181229

It’s OTY’s annual review with your highlights of the best - and worst - of the BBC World Service in 2018. Highlights include the departure of an Outlook legend, the Assassination podcast and the summer’s Royal Wedding. Lowlights? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Presented by Rajan Datar

Produced by Howard Shannon, Whistledown Productions

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

2018122920181230 (WS)

It’s OTY’s annual review with your highlights of the best - and worst - of the BBC World Service in 2018. Highlights include the departure of an Outlook legend, the Assassination podcast and the summer’s Royal Wedding. Lowlights? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Presented by Rajan Datar

Produced by Howard Shannon, Whistledown Productions

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

20190126

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

2019012620190127 (WS)

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

100 Women Reaches its Sixth Season20181201

The BBC’s 100 Women season has returned for its sxith consecutive year, and looks at how the media, including the BBC, covers issues affecting women.

Plus, tackling fake news - we go behind-the-scenes to meet BBC Monitoring’s “disinformation” team.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.

Producer: Howard Shannon

The BBC's 100 Women season has returned for its sixth consecutive year

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

100 Women Reaches its Sixth Season2018120120181202 (WS)

The BBC’s 100 Women season has returned for its sxith consecutive year, and looks at how the media, including the BBC, covers issues affecting women.

Plus, tackling fake news - we go behind-the-scenes to meet BBC Monitoring’s “disinformation” team.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.

Producer: Howard Shannon

The BBC's 100 Women season has returned for its sixth consecutive year

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Black Fire and Music as a Weapon of Protest20181208

Listeners pose questions to the producers of two ambitious and intriguing programmes looking at the state of affairs today. Firstly Black Fire on how black music is once again being used as a weapon of protest in America. And then the five part-series “The Great Unravelling” on how key aspects of the post-World War Two global order are under threat.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

How black music is being used as a weapon of protest in America

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Black Fire and Music as a Weapon of Protest2018120820181209 (WS)

Listeners pose questions to the producers of two ambitious and intriguing programmes looking at the state of affairs today. Firstly Black Fire on how black music is once again being used as a weapon of protest in America. And then the five part-series “The Great Unravelling” on how key aspects of the post-World War Two global order are under threat.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

How black music is being used as a weapon of protest in America

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Can robots and humans get along?20190330

A cute looking android was sent out to hitchhike, to prove that humans and robots could get on but was found decapitated! The producer and presenter of the documentary “Can you Murder a Robot?” respond to your comments.

Also why is there a sudden lack of BBC podcasts on Google Home and the Google Podcast app.

Presenter: Rajan Datar
Producer: Howard Shannon

How a robot was sent out to hitchhike, to see if humans and robots could get on

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Can robots and humans get along?2019033020190331 (WS)

A cute looking android was sent out to hitchhike, to prove that humans and robots could get on but was found decapitated! The producer and presenter of the documentary “Can you Murder a Robot?” respond to your comments.

Also why is there a sudden lack of BBC podcasts on Google Home and the Google Podcast app.

Presenter: Rajan Datar
Producer: Howard Shannon

How a robot was sent out to hitchhike, to see if humans and robots could get on

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Getting Things Fixed!20181215

How do World Hacks find their stories? A listener wants to know - the programme’s editor tells us exactly how things get fixed!
Plus the story behind BBC Arabic’s much-praised interactive 3D map of tunnels discovered below a destroyed Mosque in Mosul.

Presenter: Rajan Datar
Producer: Howard Shannon

How do World Hacks find their stories? Its editor tells us exactly how things get fixed!

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Getting Things Fixed!2018121520181216 (WS)

How do World Hacks find their stories? A listener wants to know - the programme’s editor tells us exactly how things get fixed!
Plus the story behind BBC Arabic’s much-praised interactive 3D map of tunnels discovered below a destroyed Mosque in Mosul.

Presenter: Rajan Datar
Producer: Howard Shannon

How do World Hacks find their stories? Its editor tells us exactly how things get fixed!

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Inviting people who hate each other to sit and talk20190323

Has BBC Trending got it right when inviting two people who hate each other to sit down together and talk? One listener feels the format needs some tweaking.

Plus how a discussion about the ancient art of falconry on The Conversation has fascinated one listener in the Baltic States.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

Does the confrontational format of BBC Trending need tweaking? One listener thinks so

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Inviting people who hate each other to sit and talk2019032320190324 (WS)

Has BBC Trending got it right when inviting two people who hate each other to sit down together and talk? One listener feels the format needs some tweaking.

Plus how a discussion about the ancient art of falconry on The Conversation has fascinated one listener in the Baltic States.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

Does the confrontational format of BBC Trending need tweaking? One listener thinks so

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Our digital doctor tackles your digital dilemmas20190316

BBC World Service digital editor Anna Doble is here to answer your questions about the digital platforms listeners can go to and get World Service programmes and videos.

Plus Business Matters and who decides what subjects to cover? And has the corporation got it wrong in defending changes on The Science Hour?

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

BBC World Service digital editor Anna Doble answers questions about digital platforms

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Our digital doctor tackles your digital dilemmas2019031620190317 (WS)

BBC World Service digital editor Anna Doble is here to answer your questions about the digital platforms listeners can go to and get World Service programmes and videos.

Plus Business Matters and who decides what subjects to cover? And has the corporation got it wrong in defending changes on The Science Hour?

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

BBC World Service digital editor Anna Doble answers questions about digital platforms

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Sir David Attenborough's 60 Year Career2019011220190113 (WS)

Legendary wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough talks to the Arts Hour - many of you loved the interview but what is his relevance to an arts programme?
Plus. one listener asks why are there no female football commentators on the BBC World Service and we hear one person’s emotional thoughts on what they called “stirring humane stories” on World Update.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

David Attenborough talks to the Arts Hour but what's his relevance to an arts programme?

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Legendary wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough talks to the Arts Hour - many of you loved the interview but what is his relevance to an arts programme?
Plus. one listener asks why are there no female football commentators on the BBC World Service and we hear one person’s emotional thoughts on what they called “stirring humane stories” on World Update.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon

David Attenborough talks to the Arts Hour but what's his relevance to an arts programme?

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Staring 93 Million Miles Into Space2019010520190106 (WS)

We stare 93 million miles into space, towards the Sun, as presenter Dava Sobel tries to understand the immense relationship we have with our nearest star. Your questions are answered by the series producer of The Sun, Our Star.

Plus, we learn how a journey in sound along the mighty Congo river in the Democratic Republic of Congo used cutting-edge recording techniques.

Presented by Rajan Datar.

Produced by Howard Shannon, Whistledown Productions

We stare 93 million miles into space with your questions on The Sun, Our Star

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

We stare 93 million miles into space, towards the Sun, as presenter Dava Sobel tries to understand the immense relationship we have with our nearest star. Your questions are answered by the series producer of The Sun, Our Star.

Plus, we learn how a journey in sound along the mighty Congo river in the Democratic Republic of Congo used cutting-edge recording techniques.

Presented by Rajan Datar.

Produced by Howard Shannon, Whistledown Productions

We stare 93 million miles into space with your questions on The Sun, Our Star

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Tech Tent is Put Under the Spotlight20190119

A recent edition of Tech Tent came from the world's biggest technology showcase in Las Vegas. Host Rory Cellan-Jones joins us in the studio to take your questions.

Plus the BBC World Service’s range of music programmes. Should they be showcasing pop trivia and the charts - or serious music documentaries? The debate begins.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon,

Tech Tent host Rory Cellan-Jones joins us in the studio to take your questions

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

Tech Tent is Put Under the Spotlight2019011920190120 (WS)

A recent edition of Tech Tent came from the world's biggest technology showcase in Las Vegas. Host Rory Cellan-Jones joins us in the studio to take your questions.

Plus the BBC World Service’s range of music programmes. Should they be showcasing pop trivia and the charts - or serious music documentaries? The debate begins.

Presenter: Rajan Datar.
Producer: Howard Shannon,

Tech Tent host Rory Cellan-Jones joins us in the studio to take your questions

Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.