In 1983, the Philippines opposition leader was shot dead on his return from exile.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas about the eye and how it works.
1/3 Edward Stourton retraces the route of Mao's Long March, to mark its 80th anniversary.
In February 1974, Russia's most famous dissident writer was sent into exile in the West.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Social Darwinism.
In February 1979, Iran was undergoing a revolution which would lead to an Islamic state.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss medieval chivalry.
2/2 Responsibility for the Great War has been a fierce battle for meaning ever since 1914.
At the 1988 Winter Olympics, an East German and an American ice dancer were vying for Gold
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Phoenicians of the ancient Mediterranean.
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