Paddy O'Connell

BBC Radio 4

Paddy O'Connell is the presenter of Broadcasting House, BBC Radio 4's Sunday morning news program.

Paddy O'Connell appears in the following:

Horse Meat in United Kingdom Causes Uproar

Friday, February 15, 2013

The French eat pigeons, and snails, and brains, and thymus glands, and calf pancreas, so why should anybody care if the French serve up horse meat and expect the world to take a big b...

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Queen's Private Opinion Goes Public

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is it possible to lead a country without those in that country knowing where you stand politically? In the 21st century the idea that any head of state could keep his or her views abo...

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Olympic Fervor with Paddy O'Connell

Friday, July 27, 2012

John discusses preparations in London, the building excitement, reactions to Mitt Romney's "gaffe," Boris Johnson and more with Paddy O'Connell, host of BBC's Broadcasting House.


Spain Crosses its Fingers During Eurovision Contest

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Europe. It's a time that Europe collectively gathers around the TV to watch and vote in a competition called "The Eurovision Song Contest"....


Follow Friday: Immigration at the Supreme Court, News Corp Inquiry, John Edwards Trial, Walmart Bribery

Friday, April 27, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Arizona v. U.S., the case that will determine the constitutionalit...

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From the Royal Wedding to Riots, A Swift Downturn for the UK

Friday, August 12, 2011

In April, the climate in the United Kingdom was jubilant, as Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey. Afterward, one million people lined the route from Westminster to Buckingham Palace, and citizens threw parties and rejoiced in the streets. Four months later, the atmosphere across the pond is the complete opposite of celebratory, as riots and civil unrest spread and violence continues.

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Arrests and Resignations Continue in News Corp. Hacking Scandal

Monday, July 18, 2011

It has been another another weekend of unbelievable twists and turns in the News Corporation phone-hacking scandal. On Friday, Les Hinton, chairman of Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and a decades-long News Corporation employee, resigned hours after Rebekah Brooks, News International's chief executive, also stepped down. 


Royal Wedding Pomp and Ceremony in Westminster Abbey

Friday, April 29, 2011

The countdown is over: this morning, after months of anticipation, Britain’s Prince William is marrying Kate Middleton. The wedding is in progress right now. And all this morning, we'll be bringing you live updates from both sides of the pond. We go first to Buckingham Palace where we're joined by the BBC's Laura Lynch and Paddy O'Connell. And for reaction from U.S.-based Brits we'll hear from The Takeaway's Kristen Meinzer, live from Greenwich Village, New York.

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David Cameron Now Britain's New Prime Minister

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced his resignation yesterday, opening the door of 10 Downing Street for Conservative leader David Cameron to step in.

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Sports: Olympic Bids and Baseball's Playoff Push

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

As Chicago tries to drum up support for its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, Paddy O'Connell, host of the BBC radio program Broadcasting House, joins us with a look at the challeng...


A look at one square mile of the recession

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Takeaway is drilling down into the recession with our friend and contributor Paddy O’Connell, the host of BBC’s Broadcasting House. Paddy has been looking at how the recession is ...


A river runs through it

Friday, January 16, 2009

Contributor's Notes: Paddy O'Connell on the US Airways Hudson River crash Paddy O'Connell is the host of the BBC's Broadcasting House. As we go to air, they'll be finishing their new...
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Lay all your love on me: Mamma Mia! breaks all British box office records

Thursday, December 18, 2008

You can dance, you can jive, and the UK is having the time of its life with Mamma Mia! The movie has blown British box office records away surpassing Titanic and the Harry Potter seri...

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Bailout and stimulus plans in U.S. and U.K.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Faced with the same economic crisis currently gripping the rest of the globe, Britain has unveiled an economic stimulus plan of its own, with some striking similarities and difference...


UK on Obama

Thursday, November 06, 2008

British Prime Minister Tony Blair's reputation suffered greatly from his cooperation with U.S. foreign policy during the terrifically unpopular war in Iraq. Prime Minister Gordon Bro...