iPlayer Radio What's New?

Witness Episode guide

  1. Ludwig Wittgenstein

    How the publication of Philosophical Investigations in 1953 revolutionised philosophy

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2013

  2. Penguin Rescue

    The mission to save thousands of African penguins from an oil spill in July, 2000

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2013

  3. Chilean Students Set on Fire

    In July 1986 two students were set on fire by Chilean government soldiers

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2013

  4. The Battle of Gettysburg

    It is 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the American Civil War

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2013

  5. Iraq's Sectarian Violence

    The recent surge in violence in Iraq has echoes of the sectarian conflict in 2006-07

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2013

  6. JFK in Ireland

    Novelist Colm Toibin recalls US President John F Kennedy's visit to Ireland in June 1963

    First broadcast: 27 Jun 2013

  7. Smoking and Lung Cancer

    It took until the 1950s for researchers to connect smoking with lung cancer

    First broadcast: 26 Jun 2013

  8. War Requiem by Benjamin Britten

    It is regarded as one of the most important pieces in 20th Century English music.

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2013

  9. Ultrasound

    It's 55 years since a picture of a foetus inside the womb was first published.

    First broadcast: 24 Jun 2013

  10. The First Woman in Space

    It's 50 years since Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit.

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2013

  11. Murder in Managua

    In June 1979 an American TV reporter was shot dead by government forces in Nicaragua

    First broadcast: 20 Jun 2013

  12. Rocky Horror Show

    It is 40 years since the opening of a comedy musical which would become a cult phenomenon

    First broadcast: 19 Jun 2013

  13. The Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

    It is 60 years since the American couple were executed for spying

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2013

  14. Gay Marriage

    The first gay marriage in America took place more than 40 years ago in Minnesota.

    First broadcast: 17 Jun 2013

  15. The Pentagon Papers

    In 1971 one man leaked thousands of pages of secret US government documents to the press.

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2013

  16. Post-war Berlin

    A child's eye view of life in Berlin in the aftermath of World War II

    First broadcast: 13 Jun 2013

  17. Nigeria's Lost Election

    The election of Chief MKO Abiola 20 years ago, which was annulled by the military

    First broadcast: 12 Jun 2013

  18. Escape from Alcatraz

    In June 1962 three prisoners escaped from the maximum security US jail.

    First broadcast: 11 Jun 2013

  19. The Mau Mau Rebellion

    Britain's disturbing abuses against the Mau Mau in colonial Kenya

    First broadcast: 10 Jun 2013

  20. Robert Kennedy's Funeral Train

    How huge crowds of Americans mourned Bobby Kennedy after his 1968 assassination.

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2013

  21. Stalin's Gulag

    Millions of people were sent to brutal labour camps in the USSR under Joseph Stalin

    First broadcast: 06 Jun 2013

  22. The Oklahoma Bomber

    Twelve years ago, Timothy McVeigh was executed for carrying out the 1995 Oklahoma bombing

    First broadcast: 05 Jun 2013

  23. Bristol Bus Boycott

    How a protest by black activists in 1963 led to the UK's first anti-racism laws

    First broadcast: 04 Jun 2013

  24. The Nepali Royal Massacre

    Twelve years ago, the Crown Prince of Nepal massacred his family at the royal palace

    First broadcast: 03 Jun 2013

  25. The Queen's Coronation

    Two Maids of Honour remember the crowning of Queen Elizabeth the Second in London in 1953.

    First broadcast: 31 May 2013

  26. The New Deal

    Eighty years ago, Franklin D Roosevelt promised to rescue the US from the Great Depression

    First broadcast: 30 May 2013

  27. The Ascent of Everest

    How Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing conquered the world's highest mountain in 1953.

    First broadcast: 29 May 2013

  28. The Rite of Spring

    100 years ago, the premiere of a Stravinsky ballet caused a riot in Paris.

    First broadcast: 28 May 2013

  29. Liberace

    A film-maker remembers the flamboyant pianist and entertainer immortalised in a new film.

    First broadcast: 27 May 2013

  30. Israel withdraws from Lebanon

    A senior UN official recalls Israel's hasty withdrawl from southern Lebanon in 2000.

    First broadcast: 24 May 2013

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss