The World Tonight A 40th Anniversary Special

The World Tonight's Ritula Shah.

To mark its 40th anniversary The World Tonight has been going through the archives for key moments.

On Monday April 5th, we produced a special edition of the programme. We looked back at the stories we covered in the first days of The World Tonight and examined how those stories have moved on - these included Northern Ireland, the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, as well as an interview with the first presenter of the programme, Douglas Stuart.

Listen again to The World Tonight 40th anniversary edition (5th April 2010).

From the archives

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Last On

The World Tonight

Available to listen


Kerry flying to Geneva to join talks on Iran's nuclear programme. With David Eades.

Coming Up

The World Tonight



BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.