The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the Soviet Union.
In 1985 Gorbachev was appointed General Secretary of the Soviet Union at the age of 54.
Gorbachev's two main reform ideas are perestroika (restructuring) and glasnost (openness).
Gorbachev and President Reagan sign key nuclear arms treaties that thaw Cold War tensions.
Gorbachev struck up a frank and fierce relationship with British PM, Margaret Thatcher.
Encouraged by Gorbachev’s reforms, Warsaw Pact nations challenge Communist authority.
In 1990 Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Cold War.
Imprisoned in Crimea, Gorbachev is saved by his former protege, Boris Yeltsin.
Gorbachev reflects on his reputation outside Russiaand his political legacy.
Gorbachev details the attractions and failings of Soviet communism.
Dismayed by the state of Russia, Gorbachev becomes a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin.