Radio 4’s In Our Time presented by Melvyn Bragg is to be broadcast by Australian state radio provider ABC though a deal with BBC Worldwide.
48 episodes will air through this year with the show’s summer break being filled by programmes from the archives.
Producer Tom Morris told the BBC’s in-house magazine Ariel: “We already have a listenership in Australia, our podcast is consistently in the top ten both there and in New Zealand, but this is very exciting.”
The programme will be broadcast in Australia on Saturday lunchtimes.
Salim Mukaddam, director of Music, Content and Programmes at BBC Worldwide, added: “We’re delighted to be working with ABC to bring In Our Time to a new Australian audience. In Our Time is a superb programme which deserves to be heard by as wide an audience as possible.”