Episode

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

BBC Radio 4

News & Politics

Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

Website

The Jihadi Vegetable Patch

March 30th, 2013

Episode 368 of 818 episodes

Correspondents' despatches from around the world. In this edition: Thomas Fessy marches through Mali with the French Foreign Legion looking for insurgents; Jonathan Fryer's in the Angolan capital, Luanda, where people have much to look at but, in most cases, little money to spend. What's the point of the Swiss army? Imogen Foulkes says some there believe there's no further need for compulsory military service. Alan Johnston chronicles a sad, final day at a 'trotting' track in Italy which is closing down, another victim of the recession there. And the Germans may have a reputation for businesslike efficiency but Steve Evans in Berlin has been learning that they don't always get it right!

Featured Podcast

Listen