In 1964, author Ken Kesey led a group of friends on a psychedelic road trip across the USA
5/5 Bettany Hughes explores changing ideas of peace in her archaeology of philosophy.
Martin Wainwright explores the hugely popular WWII radio broadcasts of JB Priestley.
Chinese leader Mao Zedong died on 9 September 1976. Sidney Rittenberg knew him well.
4/5 Bettany explores ideas of agony, from conflict on the sports field to battles of the heart
4/4 Amanda Vickery tells the stories of three criminals who were transported.
The murder of 35 people by one gunman led to sweeping changes in Australia's gun laws.
3/5 Bettany gazes into outer space and invites poet Ben Okri round to her house for supper.
3/4 Amanda Vickery explores a new crime for a new consumer society - shoplifting.
Harry Wu was a young student jailed for nearly 20 years in Communist China.
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