A look at the life and work of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star in Bollywood.
BBC Radio 4
The story of how a Russian monastery and its monks are upsetting a local community.
BBC World Service
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev finally offered to withdraw nuclear missiles from Cuba
10/30 Richard Gameson explores the everyday working lives and vital contribution of scribes.
BBC Radio 3
In the autumn of 1980 one of the longest wars of the 20th Century began.
9/30 Historian Tony Morris explores the life of Cuthbert, the popular saint of the Northeast.
8/24 Birds of prey numbers are rising in the UK, but not every countryside user welcomes this.
On 24 October 1929, the New York Stock Exchange began to plummet.
8/30 The story of Hild of Whitby, an abbess who held great power in the seventh century.
It is 10 years since Chechen rebels took an entire theatre full of people hostage.