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Nicola Kelly

Reporter for the BBC World Service & BBC Radio 4. Here are my stories - and some on the road stuff.

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Soundreel 2018

Here's a cut of some of my work from 2018, mostly taken from my foreign trips to Algeria, Serbia, the US, Italy and Norway. All of these clips were originally broadcast on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4. Enjoy!

5mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Trailer: How to live to 100, BBC News

Trailer: How to live to 100, BBC News by

11 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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BBC Radio 4: FooC dispatch from south-west Algeria

Here's my little story about the wonderful Zorgan Laroussi, my host and Dad for a week in south-west Algeria. I'm really fond of him, so thought I'd give his tale of love and loss some airtime. Enjoy...

5mins

21 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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Trailer: Fantasies, BBC World Service

Here's a quick trailer for my programme on fantasies. On air on Monday 16 April on the BBC World Service.

14 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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World Service package: Western Sahara's Champion Athlete

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4mins

5 Apr 2018

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Trailer: Western Sahara's Champion Athlete, BBC World Service & Radio 4

Here's the trailer for my new programme, on air in late April/early May 2018.

23 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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Trailer: Hypnotism, BBC World Service

Hypnotism: Why would anyone allow a complete stranger to access their mind?Running live from Monday 5 February 2018 and available on the BBC World Service podcast.

31 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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Soundreel 2017

Pick of the crop 2017.

4mins

17 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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BBC Radio 4: Taken hostage in Ethiopia

As part of this series of 'Feedback' on Radio 4(which I'm currently producing)we've set up a regular segment on a radio report or programme that has changed a listener's life. For this couple, radio didn't just alter their life course; it helped them to survive. In 1984, Rob and Eeva John took a long weekend break to Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia, where they were taken hostage by an armed rebel faction. At the time, the world's attention was focused on the famine further south. Nobody knew they were being held - or so they thought. They managed to smuggle a tiny crackly transistor radio through and heard their names mentioned on the BBC World Service. From there, they knew they were safe. This is their story.

5mins

25 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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Zanzibar package: BBC Radio 4 & WS

Here's the short version of my programme on mental health in Zanzibar in case you haven't got 26 minutes free to listen to the full programme.

5mins

21 Oct 2017

Rank #10