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BBC World Service

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The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM...Wikipedia

mapEditorial area:Global
hearingFormat:News/Sport/Talk
show_chartAudience figures:1,537,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2016
eventLaunched:19 December 1932
businessOwner:BBC
card_membershipMembers of:RadioDNS
historyFormer names:BBC Empire Service
BBC General Overseas Service
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Contact BBC World Service

placePostal addressBBC Broadcasting House
London
W1A 1AA
phoneTelephone
reception
+44 20 7240 3456
phoneTelephone
studio
+44 1449 609000
webOfficial website
webWikipedia
video_libraryYouTube
emailMain emailworldservice@bbc.co.uk
emailPersonal emailfirstname.surname@bbc.co.uk
emailStudio emailworldhaveyoursay@bbc.com

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Bola Mosuro Presenter
Carrie Gracie Presenter
Chloe Tilley Presenter
Gareth Mitchell Presenter
Jackie Leonard Presenter
James Menendez Presenter
James Coomarasamy Presenter
Karin Giannone Presenter
Lyse Doucet Presenter
Mark Crossley Journalist
Mary Hockaday Controller of World Service English
Matt Wade Producer
Murray Holgate Station Manager
Neil Caldicott Creative Director
Nikki Bedi Presenter
Nuala McGovern Presenter
Olivia Crellin Presenter
Reged Ahmad Journalist
Ros Atkins Presenter
Russell Fuller Presenter
Steve Martin Business Development

…at BBC

Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director BBC World Service Group
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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