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  1. 26/09/2014

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

    First broadcast: 26 Sep 2014

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  2. 25/09/2014

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

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2014

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  3. 24/09/2014

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

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2014

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  4. The World's First Hand Transplant

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

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

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  5. The Overthrow of Bokassa

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

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2014

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  6. South Africa invades Lesotho

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

    First broadcast: 18 Sep 2014

  7. 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

  8. Lord of the Flies

    It is 60 years since William Golding's acclaimed novel was first published

    First broadcast: 16 Sep 2014

  9. Rabin and Arafat Shake Hands

    In 1993, the Israeli prime minister and the PLO leader shook hands and made history

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2014

  10. Voting Against the War on Terror

    Three days after 9/11 Congresswoman Barbara Lee became the most hated woman in America

    First broadcast: 12 Sep 2014

  11. Flower of Scotland

    How a 1968 song by the folk band, The Corries, became Scotland’s unofficial anthem

    First broadcast: 11 Sep 2014

  12. Sri Lanka Massacre

    The massacre of 184 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army in 1990 during the country's civil war

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2014

  13. DNA Fingerprinting

    It is 30 years since a British scientist found out how to identify people by their DNA

    First broadcast: 09 Sep 2014

  14. Madame Mao

    Mao Zedong died on 9 September 1976. His widow Jiang Qing wanted power after his death.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2014

  15. The Persecution of Pakistan's Ahmadiyya Sect

    Pakistan declared that members of the Ahmadiyya sect were not Muslims in September 1974

    First broadcast: 05 Sep 2014

  16. Myanmar Currency Chaos

    The crisis following the withdrawl of most circulating banknotes in Myanmar in 1987

    First broadcast: 04 Sep 2014

  17. Surviving Auschwitz

    Kitty Hart-Moxon's story of how she survived two years in the notorious Nazi death camp

    First broadcast: 03 Sep 2014

  18. The Story of Dr Zhivago

    How Boris Pasternak's great novel Dr Zhivago came to be published in the West .

    First broadcast: 02 Sep 2014

  19. Biba

    A ground-breaking new boutique opened in Swinging London in September, 1964

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2014

  20. World War One in Africa

    Rare recordings of African veterans of WW1 in East Africa

    First broadcast: 29 Aug 2014

  21. The Last Outbreak of Smallpox

    In the summer of 1978 a British woman became the last known victim of smallpox.

    First broadcast: 28 Aug 2014

  22. LSD Road Trip

    Writer Ken Kesey and friends drove across America experimenting with LSD in summer 1964

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2014

  23. Bionic Heart

    How doctors fitted a man with a permanent battery-operated heart in 1994

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2014

  24. The Death of Getulio Vargas

    In 1954 the president of Brazil chose to die rather than submit to the military

    First broadcast: 25 Aug 2014

  25. Freckleton Air Disaster

    A US Air Force plane crashed into an English village, killing 61 people in August 1944

    First broadcast: 22 Aug 2014

  26. The Betrayal of the Kurds

    In 1975, Iran and America abandon the Iraqi Kurds in their fight against Saddam Hussein

    First broadcast: 21 Aug 2014

  27. Partition

    British India was divided into two new countries - India and Pakistan - in August 1947

    First broadcast: 20 Aug 2014

  28. The Liberation of Paris

    French and US forces freed Paris from German occupation in August 1944

    First broadcast: 19 Aug 2014

  29. Zimbabwe's Rebel Writer

    Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera died of an AIDS-related illness on 18 August 1987

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2014

  30. Carlos the Jackal

    The terrorist 'Carlos the Jackal' was arrested in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in 1994

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 2014

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