An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
The overthrow of Ghana's famous leader, a heroic African WW2 airman, the ban on landmines
How radical was the US black rights group? Plus, Mary Wilson of the Supremes
Sat 13 Feb 2021
Hundreds of civilians killed in a Gulf War airstrike; the newspaper to help the homeless
Sat 6 Feb 2021
The fight for democracy in Burma, US troops on drugs in Vietnam, the Moscow state circus
Sat 30 Jan 2021
Eyewitness accounts of the sweeping social unrest against repressive regimes
Sat 23 Jan 2021
Hitler's first attempt at seizing power, anti-Sikh riots in India, and the Turner Diaries
Sat 16 Jan 2021
Puerto Rican militants attack Congress, India's first woman lawyer, landing on Titan
Sat 9 Jan 2021
How US prisoners turned to Buddhism to face execution, and the truth of a space "strike"
Sat 2 Jan 2021
Why UNESCO was set up 75 years ago, in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Boxing Day 2020
Featuring It’s A Wonderful Life, Studio Ghibli and Charlie Chaplin
Sat 19 Dec 2020
How Bangladesh’s struggle for independence began with a landmark election in Pakistan.
Sat 12 Dec 2020
The anti-apartheid campaigner Albert Luthuli plus a Neanderthal discovery and beavers.
Sat 5 Dec 2020
How rebels toppled Colonel Mengistu of Ethiopia; France's headscarf ban; WW2's V1 bombs
Sat 28 Nov 2020
The fight for disability rights in the UK, India, plus Helen Keller and the Invacar
Sat 21 Nov 2020
Sri Lanka's woman PM plus the first Arab leader to visit Israel and the women's sex book.
Sat 14 Nov 2020
Fighting sexism and racism in the 1980s art world, plus Pluto is downgraded
Sat 7 Nov 2020
The murder of the Israeli leader; Germany's "Occupation Babies"; nude theatre in London
Sat 31 Oct 2020
Inside JFK's election victory, plus Shirley Chisholm, Watergate, and the religious right
Sat 24 Oct 2020
Why Portugal took a radical approach to drugs in 2001, plus theatre's Joan Littlewood
Sat 17 Oct 2020
The launch of CNN, the end of Lebanon's civil war and making a film in Saddam's Iraq.
Sat 10 Oct 2020
The voyage of the Empire Windrush, the battle of Lewisham and the creation of Desmond's
Sat 3 Oct 2020
The trial which linked a senior Italian politician to the Mafia plus the birth of Google.
Sat 26 Sep 2020
How US private security guards killed 14 Iraqi civilians; plus Florida's election chaos
Sat 19 Sep 2020
Different protest stories from China, Belarus, Kenya, USA and Argentina
Sat 12 Sep 2020
How the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh banned alcohol in 1995 plus the birth of Reddit
Sat 5 Sep 2020
Ian Fleming and the genesis of James Bond and the birth of the Sony Walkman
Sat 29 Aug 2020
The woman who fought for Nigerian independence plus the former policeman turned protestor
Sat 22 Aug 2020
The standoff that galvanised the US far-right; plus, growing up with Saddam Hussein.
Sat 15 Aug 2020
Lebanon's civil war comes to Beirut's luxury hotel district, plus the first ventilators
Sat 8 Aug 2020
It’s 75 years since the US dropped atomic bombs on Japan, leading to the end of WW2.
Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust
It's 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev stood down and the dissolution of the USSR began
Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US
Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes
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