BBC World Service

The World's Radio Station, The BBC's international radio station

  • BBC Minute

    Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 seconds

  • BBC Persian Radio

    برنامه چشم انداز بامدادی رادیو بی‌بی‌سی، شامل خبر، گزارش و تحلیل از وقایع ایران و جهان

  • The Documentary Podcast

    Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

  • Burmese Morning Broadcast

    Up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. Our coverage aims to reflect diverse opinions and offers in-depth analysis.

  • Business Matters

    Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

  • Africa Daily

    One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

  • In the Studio

    In the Studio takes you into the minds of the world’s most creative people, with unprecedented access.

  • World Business Report

    The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

  • Global News Podcast

    The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

  • Newshour

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

  • BBC Indonesia

    BBC Indonesia dari BBC World Service menyiarkan berita dan informasi dari seluruh dunia, termasuk Indonesia, pada pukul 05.00 dan 06.00 WIB, Senin sampai Jumat

  • Newscast

    The Newscast Vaccination Totaliser

  • Africa Today

    News and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day's top African stories.

  • Discovery

    Explorations in the world of science.

  • BBC Xtra

    BBC Xtra is the flagship daily 2 hour live magazine programme on BBC Arabic, driving social and human interest issues onto the main news agenda of the Arabic Service.

  • Burmese Evening Broadcast

    BBC Burmese provides up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. 2015-2100 Burmese Time (1345-1430 GMT)

  • Outlook

    Extraordinary first person stories from around the world

  • Outlook

    Extraordinary first person stories from around the world

  • Coronavirus Global Update

    A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

  • Witness History

    History as told by the people who were there.

  • Business Daily

    The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

  • 6 Minute Vocabulary

    Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.

  • The Conversation

    A conversation between two women about their paths to success.

  • The Climate Question

    Stories on why we find it so hard to save our own planet, and how we might change that.

  • 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

    Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.

  • HARDtalk

    In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

  • Что это было?

    Мы быстро, просто и понятно объясняем, что случилось, почему это важно и что будет дальше. Никаких ненужных подробностей и передергиваний - только факты и взвешенная аналитика.

  • The Science Hour

    Science news and highlights of the week

  • The History Hour

    An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.

  • Newsweek (Cantonese)

    Key events of the week reviewed in this Cantonese programme. In the special features, BBC correspondents, contributors and listeners present the world from different angles.

  • Pargar

    Weekly roundtable in which our guests try to answer some of the challenging and controversial questions in modern society. From BBC World Service

  • World Book Club

    The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.

  • Sportshour

    Live Saturday morning global sports show with reports, debate and humour.

  • Over to You

    Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.

  • Trending

    In-depth reporting on the world of social media

  • The Cultural Frontline

    The Cultural Frontline: where arts and news collide.

  • CrowdScience

    We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.

  • WorklifeIndia

    Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

  • The Fifth Floor

    Faranak Amidi takes a fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 40 language sections.

  • Music Life

    Where music stars discuss how they make their music.

  • BBC Learning English Drama

    Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.

  • विवेचना

    विवेचना: व्यक्तियों, विषयों या घटनाओं की गहरी पड़ताल करने वाला कार्यक्रम. रेहान फ़ज़ल इसे हर शुक्रवार को प्रस्तुत करते हैं

  • The Real Story

    Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.

  • Tech Tent

    Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

  • Sporting Witness

    The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history

  • Heart and Soul

    Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.

  • Science in Action

    The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

  • World Football

    BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.

  • Stumped

    The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.

  • The Inquiry

    The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.

  • 6 Minute English

    Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.

  • The Forum

    Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts

  • The Food Chain

    The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.

  • Health Check

    Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world.

  • The Compass

    Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.

  • Be Ebarat-e- Digar

    Interviews with prominent politicians, writers and artists. The original programme is aired weekly on BBC Persian TV.

  • Learning English for China

    提高英语听力水平,掌握纯正英式表达,了解英国社会和文化的方方面面。BBC英语教学播客频道播出丰富、专业、实用的英语学习节目。 Improve your English skills. This weekly podcast contains some of the best audio from BBC Learning English.

  • Digital Planet

    Technological and digital news from around the world.

  • Learning English News Review

    News Review shows you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English. Published every Tuesday by BBC Learning English.

  • The English We Speak

    Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

  • 6 Minute Grammar

    Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.

  • People Fixing the World

    Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.

  • बीबीसी न्यूज़ मेकर्स

    चर्चा में रहे लोगों से बातचीत पर आधारित साप्ताहिक कार्यक्रम

  • صفحه ۲ (Page 2)

    A panel of experts, discussing the current political and social issues. It is run twice a week on Persian TV.

  • Sportsworld

    Live sport from around the world with news, interviews and analysis.

  • World Questions

    The public's questions about issues affecting their country, recorded in a different global location each month

  • The Comb

    Combing Africa for stories about the unseen forces that bind us together and tear us apart. A single story, every week. Hosted by Kim Chakanetsa. #thecomb

  • A Wish for Afghanistan

    Lyse Doucet talks to Afghans and others about their fears and hopes for Afghanistan’s future. Afghans have a word for it: kashke, which means "if only".

  • 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

    Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.

  • The Lazarus Heist

    “Almost a perfect crime.” The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.

  • 13 Minutes to the Moon

    Epic stories of Nasa’s missions to the Moon. Season 1: the first Moon landing, Apollo 11. Season 2: the near disaster of Apollo 13. Presenter: Kevin Fong. Theme music: Hans Zimmer

  • The Bomb

    My grandad worked on the bomb that dropped on Hiroshima. Could another man - Leo Szilard - have stopped it?

  • Project 17

    Seventeen 17-year-olds tell us what they want from the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • When Katty Met Carlos

    How is America reshaping its future? In this coproduction from the BBC and Ozy, Katty Kay and Carlos Watson share fresh perspectives on America and the world.

  • Comedians Vs. The News

    The funny take on news with comedians from around the world.

  • Witness History: Witness Archive 2015

    History as told by the people who were there. All the programmes from 2015.

  • Goodbye to All This

    “I still love him and I miss him”. Losing the thing you are most sure of and coming out the other side - a story about life, love and loss. A memoir by Sophie Townsend.

  • The Big Idea

    What are the big ideas shaping our world now?

  • Witness History: Witness Black History

    Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history

  • PODRUNNER: INTERVALS -- Workout music for tempo-based exercise

    Varied-BPM workout music mixes for runners, joggers, and power walkers, from the creator of Podrunner, the world's most popular workout mix series. These professionally designed, multi-week series are your training partner for 5K, 8K, and 10K runs, and much more.

  • The World of Business

    Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

  • The Documentary Podcast: Archive 2008

    The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2008.

  • Spitfire: The People’s Plane

    Before a plane could save a country, the people had to build it. This is the story of a beautiful and deadly icon of resistance, built and flown against extraordinary odds.

  • Miriam and Youssef

    A 10-part drama about the founding of Israel. Miriam is a Jewish immigrant to Palestine, and Youssef is an Arab inhabitant driven into exile.

  • Boston Calling

    How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.

  • Boston Calling

    How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.

  • The World This Week

    What's been happening around the world and why it matters

  • World Wise Web

    Teenagers from around the world talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives.

  • Witness History: Witness Archive 2016

    History as told by the people who were there. All the programmes from 2016.

  • The Why Factor

    The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions

  • The Why Factor

    The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions

  • Kalki Presents: My Indian Life

    Life for young Indian adults in the 21st century explored by Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. Real stories from India - sometimes raw, often uplifting.

  • In the Balance

    The biggest financial stories and why they matter to us all.

  • Witness History: World War 2 Collection

    More than 50 first-hand accounts of significant moments in WW2. Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust.

  • Space

    Stories, opinion and debate from the final frontier – including a guide on how to live in space, 20th century legends and the stories of missions past and present.

  • The Hurricane Tapes

    A triple murder. 40 hours of tape recordings. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. Bob Dylan wrote a song about him. Hollywood made a movie. This is the full story.

  • The Thought Show

    Brings together in a single hour The Why Factor; More or Less and Trending.

  • World Service Music Documentaries

    All the BBC World Service music podcasts gathered into one place. New documentaries will be added intermittently. Only available in the UK.

  • Tomorrow’s World

    Your big questions about the future answered. How science will influence and change our lives.

  • World Update: Daily Commute

    World Update Daily Commute is no longer available to download but you can hear the best of World Update and all our BBC World Service news coverage in our Global News Podcast.