Reflections: Allan Little

Talk Wednesday 25th November, 2009

Award winning Allan Little has covered most of the major events and upheavals of the past two decades during his BBC career.

His first foreign posting was to Johannesburg as South Africa correspondent after which he embarked on a two-year stint as Moscow correspondent in 1997, covering a period of political and economic upheaval for the Yeltsin regime. He reported extensively on the conflict in Yugoslavia over a period of four years and was in Baghdad during the Gulf War in 1991.

Allan Little has worked for the corporation since 1983 when he joined BBC Scotland. After a spell on local radio news he joined BBC Radio 4’s Today programme before joining BBC News in 1990. He has won several awards including a Gold Sony Radio Award for Reporter of the Year in 1992 and in 1994 he was named the Bayeux War Correspondent of the Year.

He will be discussing the journalists whose work has shaped his career and the stories that have impacted him most with Vin Ray, the director of its new College of Journalism and former deputy head of newsgathering for the BBC