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  1. The Gift of Democracy?

    Mike Thomson asks whether the British tried to rig Nigeria's first democratic elections.

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2007

  2. The White House Coup, 1933

    During the 1930s, some of Wall Street's most famous names plotted to overthrow Roosevelt.

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2007

  3. A Laudable Invasion?

    Series using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events.

    First broadcast: 04 Apr 2007

  4. The Ghosts of Greenham

    How Greenham Common was classed as one of the most dangerous missile sites of all.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2007

  5. The Hague Warning

    Heather Jones explores a lost intelligence report warning of Germany's invasion of Poland.

    First broadcast: 11 Aug 2014

  6. The Saur Death List of Afghanistan

    David Loyn investigates how a lost record is helping Afghanistan address its painful past.

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2014

  7. 28/07/2014

    Gordon Corera travels to Stockholm to investigate the assassination of a prime minister.

    First broadcast: 28 Jul 2014

  8. The Hyderabad Massacre

    Using new documents, Mike Thomson investigates a largely forgotten massacre in India.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2013

  9. 17/09/2013

    Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2013

  10. 10/09/2013

    Mike Thomson examines documents revealing British brutality in Kenya in the 1950s.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2013

  11. Votes for Victorian Women

    Sarah Richardson discovers a document which shows that women in Lichfield voted in 1843.

    First broadcast: 18 Mar 2013

  12. 11/03/2013

    Did the 1916 Dublin Rising catch the cabinet by surprise? Author Nick Rankin investigates.

    First broadcast: 11 Mar 2013

  13. MI6 and the Media

    Jeremy Duns examines links between MI6 and the British media during the Cold War.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2013

  14. The BBC and the Hungarian Holocaust

    Mike Thomson investigates the role of the BBC Hungarian Service in World War II.

    First broadcast: 12 Nov 2012

  15. GCHQ: Keeping the Last Great Secret

    Mike Thomson discovers how close Britain's greatest cold war secret was to being exposed.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2012

  16. The British Gunner and the Irish Civil War

    Mike Thomson returns with the investigative history series, starting in Dublin in 1922.

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2012

  17. 19/03/2012

    Why were the British Chiefs of Staff in secret contact with enemy Vichy France in 1942?

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2012

  18. 12/03/2012

    Mike Thomson unearths the motives behind the 1949 murder of a British colonial governor.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2012

  19. 05/03/2012

    Mike Thomson investigates the role the French government played in the 1982 Falklands War.

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2012

  20. The collapse of the 'special relationship', 1973

    Mike Thomson investigates the collapse of the US UK special relationship in 1973.

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 2011

  21. 08/08/2011

    Mike Thomson investigates the secret baptism of Jews in Vienna's Anglican church, in 1938.

    First broadcast: 08 Aug 2011

  22. 01/08/2011

    Mike Thomson asks if Britain's part in Zimbabwean peace meant protecting terrorists.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2011

  23. 28/03/2011

    Mike Thomson investigates secret Anglo-Irish co-operation against the IRA in the 1930s.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2011

  24. 21/03/2011

    Mike Thomson reveals the truth behind an alleged British plot to kill Lenin.

    First broadcast: 21 Mar 2011

  25. 14/03/2011

    Mike Thomson explores documents which shed light on plans to update Polaris in the mid-70s

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2011

  26. 30/08/2010

    Mike Thomson investigates how Whitehall undermined democracy in British Guiana.

    First broadcast: 30 Aug 2010

  27. 23/08/2010

    Mike Thomson explores claims that the poisoning of a French town in 1951 was an LSD trial.

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2010

  28. 16/08/2010

    What happened to the toxic chemicals released in the Piper Alpha oil disaster in 1988?

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2010

  29. Propaganda in Northern Ireland

    Mike Thomson investigates the shadowy world of black propaganda in Northern Ireland.

    First broadcast: 22 Mar 2010

  30. German PoWs in the UK

    Mike Thomson investigates the story behind the German PoWs forced to work in Britain.

    First broadcast: 15 Mar 2010

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