Correspondents Look Ahead

In the annual "Correspondents Look Ahead" on Radio 4, once again they lay their hard-earned reputations on the line to discuss the key events and themes they expect to see in the year ahead in the UK and abroad.

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In the annual "Correspondents Look Ahead" on Radio 4, once again they lay their hard-earned reputations on the line to discuss the key events and themes they expect to see in the year ahead in the UK and abroad.

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The BBC's senior correspondents join presenter Alex Brodie for a look ahead to 1998.

What stories will dominate the airwaves and news bulletins next year?

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Senior BBC correspondents from around the world join Alex Brodie for a look ahead to 1999 and the stories that will dominate the airwaves next year.

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Alex Brodie asks BBC correspondents around the world for their predictions about the new millennium.

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The BBC's specialists from around the globe identify the issues that will dominate the front pages in 2002.

Allan Little directs the discussion.

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The BBC's specialists from around the globe identify the issues that will dominate the front pages in 2003.

Brian Hanrahan is in the chair.

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Carrie Gracie leads a discussion with BBC correspondents who attempt to predict the big developments across the world this coming year.

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So if you want a political, economic, or weather forecast for the New Year, join Stephen Sackur and his guests for 45 minutes of fascinating discussion.

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The highly popular annual prediction programme returns, this year with a new interactive element.

Where will next year's trouble spots be? Will coalition troops leave Iraq? Will George Bush recover from his current troubles to reinvigorate his party in time for the mid-term elections? And who will win the World Cup hosted by Germany?

Just some of the questions analysed by BBC correspondents and their host, HardTalk presenter Stephen Sackur, in this years Correspondents' Look Ahead.

Radio 4 listeners will have the chance to offer their own comments and insight on the big stories of 2006.

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Who will be the next French president? Is a coalition withdrawal from Iraq inevitable? And will the world finally act on climate change? Join Stephen Sackur has top BBC correspondents forecast the year ahead.

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Stephen Sackur asks BBC correspondents to forecast the news stories for the year ahead.

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Stephen Sackur is joined by some of the BBC's top correspondents to give their predictions about what will shape our world in the year ahead. Will the global economy turn the corner and rejoin the path to growth? Will the US and its allies defeat the Taleban in Afghanistan or will they pull out? And will China start to assert its new-found power across Asia?

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For many 2011 will be a year of austerity but will the tough economic medicine work or are we set for further financial turmoil and public disorder? The Euro will probably survive but don't put your mortgage on it.

After ten years of war in Afghanistan, British and American troops will begin to withdraw: is it the beginning of the end?

Twitter is five years old but where is our social media taking us and in sport, who will triumph in the Cricket and Rugby World cups?

Stephen Sackur is joined by some of the BBC's top correspondents as they predict the events and people who'll shape our world in 2011.

Radio 4 listeners can have their say on next year's big stories by joining the 'Listeners Look Ahead' with Stephen in the chair at two o'clock after the programme is repeated on Saturday, 1 January.

Producer: Jim Frank.

The BBC's top correspondents give their predictions about what will shape the news in 2011

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The turmoil on the world's economic markets was anticipated but no-one predicted the revolution which swept the Middle East in the so-called Arab Spring. So what is likely to happen in 2012?

Owen Bennett Jones chairs a discussion with the BBC's special correspondent Lyse Doucet, North America Editor Mark Mardell, Newsnight's Economics Editor Paul Mason and diplomatic correspondent James Robbins.

Paul Mason was right about one thing last year, anticipating the problems faced by the Eurozone. Lyse Doucet can lay claim to have predicted the death of Osama bin Laden but she was one year out - she thought it would happen in 2010 and failed to mention it in last year's programme. Mark Mardell also had his eye on the Euro and will, no doubt, have something to say about America's concerns about the global effect of the European crisis in 1012. James Robbins correctly predicted anger against austerity cuts in those countries worst hit but he was wrong about Italy where he thought prime minister 'Silvio Berlusconi would sail serenely on'.

Join our panel as they polish up their crystal ball and try to identify the key trends in a fast-moving world.

Producer Mark Savage.

The BBC's leading foreign correspondents predict what is likely to be in the news in 2012.

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The BBC's top correspondents give their predictions about what will shape the news in 2013

Owen Bennett-Jones is joined by some of the BBC's top correspondents as they give their predictions about what will shape our world next year.

Will the global economy recover? How will the Arab Spring play out across the Middle East - and how will the conflict in Syria be resolved? Will Burma and North Korea continue to come out of the cold? And will a re-elected Barack Obama play a more assertive role in global affairs?

Join Owen and his guests as they gaze into their crystal balls - and he rates their predictions from last year's look ahead.

Producer: Linda Pressly.

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The BBC's specialists from around the globe identify the issues that will dominate the front pages in 2001.

Bridget Kendall directs the lively discussion, which covers the Middle East conflict, the forthcoming British General Election, and the ramifications of having a new incumbent in the Oval Office.

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The BBC's top correspondents predict what they think will happen around the world in 2014.

Owen Bennett-jones is joined by four of the BBC's top foreign and economic correspondents who give their predictions about what is likely to shape our world in 2014. James Robbins draws on more than ten years experience as the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, while North America Editor Mark Mardell provides his view from Washington. Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet takes a short break from reporting across the world while Chief Business correspondent Linda Yueh gives her view of the global economic outlook. Where is our attention most likely to be focused? And what will be the consequences for the United Kingdom and the rest of the world?

Produced by Mark Savage.

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Mark Mardell invites BBC correspondents to discuss the major news stories to come in 2015.

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The BBC's top international news correspondents look ahead to the major developments in 2015, in a lively discussion chaired by Mark Mardell.

He will be asking for their ideas about the stories and the people to watch over the coming months.

What will happen in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine - and how will it affect the rest of us in Europe? Will Britain and other Western nations succeed in stopping the advance of the group calling itself Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - and which other countries' help will they need to obtain?

How far will the efforts to control the ebola epidemic, in which Britain has taken a significant role, prompt wider international cooperation? Will the recent protests in Hong Kong and the nervousness of Beijing's neighbours about its intentions escalate tensions in east Asia? And what impact will Britain's general election have on international affairs?

Mark is joined by Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, China Editor Carrie Gracie, Business Editor Kamal Ahmed and Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall.

Producer Simon Coates.

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The BBC's top international news correspondents look ahead to the major developments in 2015, in a lively discussion chaired by Mark Mardell.

He will be asking for their ideas about the stories and the people to watch over the coming months.

What will happen in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine - and how will it affect the rest of us in Europe? Will Britain and other Western nations succeed in stopping the advance of the group calling itself Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - and which other countries' help will they need to obtain?

How far will the efforts to control the ebola epidemic, in which Britain has taken a significant role, prompt wider international cooperation? Will the recent protests in Hong Kong and the nervousness of Beijing's neighbours about its intentions escalate tensions in east Asia? And what impact will Britain's general election have on international affairs?

Mark is joined by Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, China Editor Carrie Gracie, Business Editor Kamal Ahmed and Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall.

Producer Simon Coates.

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The BBC's senior correspondents join presenter Alex Brodie for a look ahead to 1998. What stories will dominate the airwaves next year? Producer Tony Grant

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Presenter: Alex Brodie

Producer: Tony Grant