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15 January 2016 Last updated at 14:44

This week in history: 4 - 10 Jan Watch

The week when Japan mourned the death of Emperor Hirohito.

This week in history: 28 Dec - 3 Jan Watch

The week when the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan sparked protests around the world

Cockpit of Pan Am flight brought down over LockerbieThis week in history: 21 - 27 Dec Watch

The week when terrorists brought down Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland killing 270 people

Digging channel tunnel This week in history: 30 Nov - 6 Dec Watch

The week when French and British workers met in the middle of the Channel Tunnel.

More history from the BBC

  • Witness

    The story of our time told by the people who were there

  • World War One

    BBC coverage of the centenary of the 1914-18 global conflict

  • Roast fat

    How mutton flaps are killing the world's most obese country

  • Mystery illness

    Why is Gulf War Syndrome still unexplained?


BBC iPlayer
  • Panorama: The Most Dangerous Woman in Britain?Panorama Watch

    Panorama goes behind the scenes with Nicola Sturgeon to investigate her rise to power.

  • Question Time: 28/05/2015Question Time Watch

    David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Aberdeen.

  • Newsnight: 01/06/2015Newsnight Watch

    Can old people solve the housing crisis? And the government's troubled families task force