Happy 80th Birthday BBC World Service!

February 29, 2012

I was going to write a blog post about how I worked at BBC World Service for seven years, and how much I loved working there.

And how it might have been me producing Dave Lee Travis’ “A Jolly Good Show” when San Suu Kyi was a listener.

But instead of that why not let the World Service speak for itself.

If you haven’t listened yet to the live broadcast this morning of the World Service’s daily editorial meeting, you must.

It sums up everything good about the service: open, intelligent, humane, international, respectful, with everyone around the table focused on two deceptively simple questions:

What’s happened?

What do my listeners need to know?

Noble and inspiring.

Happy birthday!

A BBC World Service pin

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