Outlook is a radio programme on BBC World Service that broadcasts human interest stories from across the globe. First broadcast in July 1966, it began as a straightforward magazine programme and was presented for more than thirty years by John Tidmarsh. More recently, it has been praised for a consistent ability to uncover fascinating stories. It was credited with bringing solace to Terry Waite after his abduction by Islamic extremists in Beirut in 1987. Corruption of any kind is a favourite topic on the show and it has achieved recognition for its high production values alongside other BBC radio programmes. It is currently presented by Matthew Bannister from BBC Broadcasting House in London.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s its theme music was "The Hellraisers" by Syd Dale.