BBC The World Tonight

The World Tonight

When it comes to daily news, The World Tonight takes international events seriously and covers them in depth. Using the BBC's international network of correspondents we report on what is going on, put it in context and provide a forum for debate on the big issues facing us all. The presenter team is led by Ritula Shah. It is broadcast Monday to Friday at 10pm on BBC Radio 4 and lasts for 45 minutes.
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5 Episodes

Deadly strike on Rafah a tragic mishap, Netanyahu says

Israel's Prime Minister says the deaths of dozens of civilians in an air strike in southern Gaza was a tragic mishap. We hear from an eyewitness and, as international condemnation grows, we get a response from the Israeli government.Also tonight:Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer have been trading blows on the…
27 May 5PM 38 min

Michael Gove joins exodus of MPs

The Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has announced he won't be defending his Surrey constituency in July's general election, ending a political career that's lasted almost 20 years. His departure is the latest in a mass exodus of MPs choosing to leave the Commons. We'll ask what Mr Gove's decision…
24 May 5PM 39 min

Party leaders hit the campaign trail

On the first full day of campaigning for the general election - party leaders have been road-testing their slogans. On a day of claims and counter-claims about immigration - we do some fact-checking - and reflect on the campaign with our political editor. Also on the programme:A rare report from…
23 May 5PM 38 min

Prime Minister surprises Westminster by calling summer election

In a wet and noisy Downing Street, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed the rumours that had been swirling since early morning and called a general election for 4th July. Despite being far behind in the polls, Sunak said the Conservatives are the only party with a plan to maintain economic…
22 May 6PM 51 min

British man died during severe turbulence on flight named

73-year-old Geoff Kitchen died of a suspected heart attack during the flight from London to Singapore. Is flight turbulence getting worse? We’ll hear a former airline pilot. Also in the programme: Tory MP Craig Mackinlay breaks his silence after losing his hands and feet to sepsis; and how the greater…
21 May 6PM 37 min