World Service is 70!
To celebrate 70 years of international broadcasting with the BBC join us on this interactive website and on the radio.
Happy Birthday World Service
LONDON, KABUL, MEXICO CITY, MUMBAI, DAKAR
Five global venues hosted a pick of the best of world music in a three hour live music extravaganza.
The Beatles, Googoosh, Louis Armstrong or the Tamil song Rakkamma Kaiya Thattu... which one will top the
Worlds Top Ten
chart? All is revealed!
Five BBC correspondents look at key turning points in the life of World Service. The people who started the WS, the impact of the Second World War, the Cold War, reporting the news and new directions.
Tales from celebrities and listeners who have something to say about how the WS has affected them.
You questioned the boss of World Service.
Aung San Suu Kyi:
Seven months after release from house arrest, the pro democracy leader was the special guest in Talking Point Sunday 15 December.
You told us how the BBC has made the world smaller for you. Also meet the 'Global Live!' family...
The United Nations Secretary delivered the World Service birthday lecture.
The British Prime Minister answered your questions in a live forum on December 3.
Pick of the World
brings you the
the 70th celebrations
Hear the U N
Aung San Suu Kyi
leader in a Talking
on December 3
in a live forum
on Saturday 7