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Emily Buchanan invites some of Britain's most distinguished foreign correspondents to remember the music that evokes the unforgettable events which they found themselves reporting to the world.

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Sorious Samura20031130

Emily Buchanan invites foreign correspondents to remember the music that evokes unforgettable events they have reported to the world. She talks to Sorious Samura of Sierra Leone. Repeat.

02Mike Wooldridge20031207

The series in which foreign correspondents share musical memories associated with their assignments.

Emily Buchanan's guest today is Mike Wooldridge, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, who covered the release of Mandela, the famine in Ethiopia, and many events of the Indian sub-continent.

03Vitali Vitaliev20031214

Journalist Vitali Vitaliev's assignments have taken him all over the world since he defected from the Soviet Union in 1990.

He talks to Emily Buchanan about life in the East, in the West and Down Under and shares with her some of the music associated with his work.

04Ann Leslie20031221

Veteran correspondent Ann Leslie has reported from around seventy countries during her distinguished career.

She shares with Emily Buchanan some of the music that recalls those assignments.

0101Mark Brayne2000090320020930

Mark Brayne, former BBC China Correspondent, presents his own recordings of Tibetan gongs, Beijing barbershops, an antique Chinese lute, and `Strangers in the Night' at the Peace Hotel, Shanghai.

0102John Simpson2000091020021007

This week John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor, recalls Louis Armstrong on a wind-up gramophone in Baghdad, South African apartheid victim Steve Biko commemorated in song - and the tuneful Marx Brothers.

0103Jane Standley2000091720021014

Former BBC Africa Correspondent Jane Standley recalls a Swahili love song used in the 1999 South African election campaign.

0104Michael Nicholson2000092420021021

of ITN recalls a Vietnamese propaganda song, his own recording of Angolan freedom fighters, and Albinoni's Adagio on the streets of Sarajevo.

0105Fergal Keane2000100120021028

This week, Fergal Keane with stories and music from his postings in the Far East and Africa.

0106Bridget Kendall2000100820021104

recalls her life in Moscow and beyond, with the theme from a Russian TV weather forecast, her own recordings of Armenian monks and music from `The Godfather', as incongruously heard in the strife-torn republic of Georgia.

0201Simon Winchester2001112720030929

remembers Watergate, a prison cell in Argentina and crossing Russia in a Rolls-Royce.

0202Jan Rocha2001120420031006

Her guest is Jan Rocha.

0203Robert Fox2001121120031013

Veteran war correspondent Robert Fox remembers the assault on Port Stanley.

0204 LASTSandy Gall2001121820031020

looks back on his long career.

0301Sorious Samura2003072220030725

Today, Sorious Samura from Sierra Leone, whose award winning film Cry Freetown documents the bloody civil war of his home country.

0302Mike Wooldridge2003072920030801

Today's guest is Mike Wooldridge, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, who covered the release of Mandela, the famine in Ethiopia, and many events of the Indian sub-continent.

0303Muscovite Vitali Vitaliev2003080520030808

Today's guest is Muscovite Vitali Vitaliev, who defected to London from the Soviet Union in 1990. He talks of life in the east, in the west and down under, and shares with her some of the music associated with his work.

0304Ann Leslie2003081220030815

Today's guest is veteran Ann Leslie.