Wolfenden Report on Homosexuality

In the 1950s, the British government clamped down on what it considered a plague of homosexuality. Hundreds of men were arrested and sent to jail.

For Witness, one gay man recalls those times and his reaction to the first report calling for homosexuality to be made legal.

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Thu 9 Sep 2010 22:50 GMT

When Animals Made History

The Murder of Dian Fossey

Events from history when animals took centre stage

Soviet History

Collapse of the Soviet Union

From the Hungarian uprising to the break-up of the Soviet Union

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

The Witness Podcast

The Witness Podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

African History Collection

Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa