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  1. Wars, Lies and Audiotape

    Historian DD Guttenplan explores what happened in the Gulf of Tonkin on 4 August 1964.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2014

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  2. The British on Top of the World

    Climber Stephen Venables recalls Sir Chris Bonington's 1975 expedition to Everest.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2014

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  3. How Britain Went to War

    Peter Hennessy examines Britain's secret war planning and preparations before August 1914.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2014

  4. Broadcasting Freedom

    Bonnie Greer explores how black broadcasters put radio at the heart of the race debate.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2014

  5. Boy, Oh Boy, He's Going Down

    Sean Street examines those moments where Radio forgets itself.

    First broadcast: 19 Jul 2014

  6. The Anniversary Anniversary

    Dominic Sandbrook ponders the compelling appeal of anniversaries.

    First broadcast: 12 Jul 2014

  7. The Stranger in the Mirror

    Does the history of our ideas about autism tell us more about ourselves than about autism?

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2014

  8. A History of the N-Word

    Ellah Allfrey looks at the evolution of the N-word.

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2014

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  9. No Destination

    Satish Kumar walked 8,000-miles for world peace. Join him as he relives this journey.

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2014

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  10. Imagining the Audience

    In the days before audience research, who did the early BBC think it was talking to?

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2014

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  11. Sentimental Journey

    Gyles Brandreth surveys the history of sentimentality, wondering whether to sneer or cheer

    First broadcast: 31 May 2014

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  12. The Benjamin Broadcasts

    Michael Rosen discovers Walter Benjamin's radio works for children. Read by Henry Goodman.

    First broadcast: 24 May 2014

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  13. Rebel Rebel

    Jonathan Agnew looks back at the rebel cricket tours to South Africa between 1981-1990.

    First broadcast: 17 May 2014

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  14. Pulped Fiction

    What makes a literary reputation last? Who's 'in' and who's on the way 'out'?

    First broadcast: 10 May 2014

  15. Ray Gosling: Sum Total

    The complex life and career of maverick broadcaster Ray Gosling, who died in 2013.

    First broadcast: 03 May 2014

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  16. I'm in Charge

    Bruce Forsyth and Paul Jackson on the London Palladium, which opened on Boxing Day 1910.

    First broadcast: 03 May 2014

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  17. The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

    In 1954, at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam, French soldiers lost both a battle and an empire.

    First broadcast: 26 Apr 2014

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  18. Atlantic Crossing

    As air traffic control moves to text messaging Christine Finn toasts the voice in the dark

    First broadcast: 19 Apr 2014

  19. Dark Horse: An Alec Guinness Archive

    Alistair McGowan investigates the famously private man, on 100th anniversary of his birth.

    First broadcast: 12 Apr 2014

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  20. Listen without Mother

    Fi Glover peels the labels off motherhood, from sacred mother to slummy mummy.

    First broadcast: 05 Apr 2014

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  21. Portraying Real Lives

    Maxine Peake explores the challenges of playing factual characters.

    First broadcast: 29 Mar 2014

  22. Captive Media: The Story of Patty Hearst

    How the kidnapping of a newspaper heiress captivated and transformed the American media.

    First broadcast: 22 Mar 2014

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  23. The Interviewer Stole the Show

    Lynn Barber, doyenne of the print interview, traces how the interviewer has taken charge.

    First broadcast: 15 Mar 2014

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  24. The First Generation X

    Meet Generation X - the teenagers from the shocking, bestselling 1964 book, 50 years on.

    First broadcast: 01 Mar 2014

  25. The Death of the Spiv

    The poet Paul Henry traces the evasive Spiv as he slips and slides through the archives.

    First broadcast: 22 Feb 2014

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  26. Burroughs at 100

    Iggy Pop explores the life of William S Burroughs, America's most iconoclastic writer.

    First broadcast: 15 Feb 2014

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  27. John Tavener

    Sir Nicholas Kenyon reflects on the life of composer Sir John Tavener, who died in 2013.

    First broadcast: 08 Feb 2014

  28. The Haunted Apparatus

    Ian McMillan on the telephone's uncanny past and unsettling future.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2014

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  29. A Life Less Ordinary

    Series looking at how an ordinary life can be transformed by extraordinary events

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  30. The Long, Long Trail

    Roy Hudd explores the forgotten radio masterpiece that inspired Oh What a Lovely War.

    First broadcast: 04 Jan 2014

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