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  1. 29/10/2014

    The story of our times told by the people who were there.

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2014

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  2. 28/10/2014

    The story of our times told by the people who were there.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2014

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  3. 27/10/2014

    The story of our times told by the people who were there.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2014

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  4. 24/10/2014

    The story of our times told by the people who were there.

    First broadcast: 24 Oct 2014

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  5. Turkey and the Kurds

    In 1999 the leader of Turkey's Kurdish rebel group was arrested.

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2014

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  6. Ethiopia's 1984 Famine

    In 1984 Ethiopia suffered one of its worst ever famines - the pictures shocked the world

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2014

  7. The Death of Dele Giwa

    In October 1986, the acclaimed Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa, was assassinated in Lagos

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2014

  8. The Coca-Cola Change

    In 1985 the fizzy drinks company changed its secret recipe but the public didn't like it

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2014

  9. The Vagina Monologues

    In 1996 the play 'The Vagina Monologues was first performed in New York.

    First broadcast: 17 Oct 2014

  10. London Dock Strike of 1889

    In 1889 London's despised dockers went on strike. It went on to form the labour movement

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2014

  11. The Leipzig Demonstrations

    Mass demonstrations in Leipzig triggered the collapse of communism in East Germany

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2014

  12. The Fall of Nikita Khrushchev

    In October 1964 the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was ousted in a Kremlin coup

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2014

  13. The Band that Made The Beatles

    In 1957 Lennon and McCartney performed together for the first time in The Quarrymen

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2014

  14. Handing Over Hong Kong

    The negotiations that promised 'One country two systems' when the territory changed hands

    First broadcast: 10 Oct 2014

  15. Climate Change: the Early Years

    An international conference almost 30 years ago changed the history of climate change

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2014

  16. The Death of Che Guevara

    In October 1967 the Marxist revolutionary was captured and killed in Bolivia

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2014

  17. The Boer War 1899-1902

    The conflict between white Afrikaner settlers and the British empire in South Africa

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2014

  18. Sabotage of Nazi Nuclear Programme

    In October 1942 Norwegian commandos began a series of raids on a heavy water plant

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2014

  19. Willie Nelson's Farm Aid

    Country music legend Willie Nelson holds the first benefit concert for American farmers.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2014

  20. Japan's Bullet Train

    In October 1964, Japan launched the fastest train the world had ever seen

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2014

  21. The World's First Civil Union

    It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2014

  22. The Death of James Dean

    On 30 September 1955 the Hollywood actor, James Dean, crashed his car and died

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2014

  23. The Taliban take Kabul

    In September 1996 the Taliban took over the Afghan capital Kabul

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2014

  24. The Sinking of the 'Joola' Ferry

    In 2002 the 'Joola' ferry sank off Senegal with the loss of more than 1800 lives

    First broadcast: 26 Sep 2014

  25. The Cuban Five

    In September 1998 five Cuban spies were arrested in Miami by the FBI

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2014

  26. Friends

    The American TV show Friends hits TV screens

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2014

  27. The World's First Hand Transplant

    On 23 September 1998, Clint Hallam received the world's first hand transplant

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

  28. The Overthrow of Bokassa

    On 20 September 1979 the Central African dictator Jean Bedel-Bokassa left power

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2014

  29. South Africa invades Lesotho

    South Africa sent 600 soldiers into Lesotho to quell political unrest in September 1998

    First broadcast: 18 Sep 2014

  30. Los Topos - Mexico's Earthquake Rescuers

    How an earthquake in Mexico City in 1985 led to the creation of an elite rescue group

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2014

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