Crossing Continents
GenreForeign affairs documentary
Running time28 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 4

Crossing Continents is a half-hour BBC Radio 4 documentary strand focusing on foreign affairs issues. It takes listeners right to the heart of story through its on-location reporting and feature making. The programmes are character driven and offer powerful storytelling and a deep understanding of the context in which events take place no matter where they are in the world. Crossing Continents is broadcast 28 times a year on Thursdays at 11:00, with repeats on Mondays at 20:30 and is available from the BBC as a podcast as well as on iPlayer and via on-demand.[1]

Rosie Goldsmith and Anca Toada accepting the AIB award in 2007 from Mishal Husain[2]

Crossing Continents has received many awards including from the Foreign Press Association Awards; One World Media Awards; Amnesty International Awards and some Sony Awards. Its most recent success was Best Radio Award at the Amnesty International Awards 2016 for Stealing Innocence in Malawi reported by Ed Butler[citation needed].

See also


  1. ^ "Crossing Continents". BBC.
  2. ^ Broadcasting), AIB (Association for International (10 January 2020), rosie-goldsmith-and-anca-toda-bbc_2055842974_o, retrieved 10 December 2022