The World at One

The World at One, or WATO ("what-oh") for short, is BBC Radio 4's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme, produced by BBC News, which is currently broadcast from 13:00 to 13:45 from Monday to Friday. The programme describes itself as "Britain's leading political programme. With a reputation for rigorous and original investigation, it is required listening in Westminster".

For the Canadian radio program, see The World at Six.

The World at One
Logo for The World at One
Other namesWATO
GenreNews and current affairs
Running time45 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
Home station
Hosted by
Edited byVictoria Wakeley
Recording studioBroadcasting House
Original release4 October 1965 (1965-10-04) – present
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qptc
Podcastwww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qptc/episodes/downloads

From 7 November 2011, the programme was extended in length from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.