From Our Own Correspondent
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Home station||BBC World Service
BBC Radio 4
|Host(s)||Kate Adie (BBC Radio 4)
Pascale Harter (BBC World Service)
|Recording studio||Broadcasting House|
|Air dates||since 1955|
|Website||World Service edition
Radio 4 edition
From Our Own Correspondent (also known as "FOOC") is a BBC radio programme in which BBC correspondents broadcast monologues on topical current events from countries outside the UK. The programme offers the BBC's correspondents around the world a chance to give a personal account of events from the epoch-making to the inconsequential.
The programme was first commissioned in 1955. A book entitled From Our Own Correspondent: A celebration of 50 years of the BBC Radio Programme was published in 2005 with a selection of the show's reports for each continent.
The programme was, for many years, presented by the Radio 4 and World Service announcers as part of their duties, but is now fronted by former BBC correspondents:
|?–present||Kate Adie||BBC Radio 4 presenter|
|2012–present||Pascale Harter||BBC World Service presenter|
- Alan Johnston - January 2008 - November 2011 (BBC World Service)
- Watching history unfold: editor Tony Grant reflects on five decades of news
- Grant, Tony (ed.) (2005). From Our Own Correspondent: A Celebration of Fifty Years of the BBC Radio Programme. Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-719-0.