To celebrate 50 years of From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service will be broadcasting special editions of the programme in which you can hear how the world of the foreign correspondent has changed since 1955 and listen to a selection of memorable FOOC moments from the BBC sound archives.
Ian McDougall was a BBC foreign correspondent for 27 years
Among them, Allan Little describes the dying days of Congolese President Mobutu's regime, Brian Barron remembers the fall of Saigon, Fergal Keane considers the importance of good storytelling and Michael Elkins explains why he was called to account by Israel's Prime Minister, Golda Meir.
BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMME
On Saturday, 3 September, 2005 on BBC Radio 4, Charles Wheeler presents The Archive Hour: Celebrating Fifty Years of From Our Own Correspondent.
BBC WORLD SERVICE PROGRAMMES
Special editions of 50 years of From Our Own Correspondent will be broadcast throughout the week on BBC World Service. For times see bottom of page.
On Monday, 5 September, 2005 on BBC World Service, Lyse Doucet presents the 50 years of FOOC Middle East special.
On Tuesday, 6 September, 2005 on BBC World Service, Caroline Wyatt presents the 50 years of FOOC Europe special.
On Wednesday, 7 September, 2005, Mark Tully presents the 50 years of FOOC Asia special.
On Thursday, 8 September, 2005, Mark Doyle presents the 50 years of FOOC Africa special.
On Friday 9, September, 2005, Bridget Kendall presents the 50 years of FOOC Americas special.
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT AT 50 ON THE BBC WORLD SERVICE
Australasia: 0732 GMT and repeated at 1932 GMT
East Asia: 0030 GMT and repeated at 1032 GMT
South Asia: 0732 GMT and repeated at 1132 GMT
East Africa: 1032 GMT and repeated at 1432 GMT
West Africa: 1132 GMT and repeated at 1432 GMT
Middle East: 0732 GMT and repeated at 1432 GMT
Europe: 1732 GMT and repeated at 2132 GMT
Americas 1232 GMT and repeated at 1732 GMT
For information about the regular weekly programmes, visit the From Our Own Correspondent website and check weeklyprogramme times.