Bridget Kendall tells the story of the development of the hydrogen bomb. Read more
Bridget Kendall tells the story of the development of the hydrogen bomb.
The East German Uprising
Bridget Kendall tells the forgotten story of the Cold War's first anti-communist revolt.
The Iran Coup
Bridget Kendall hears from three people who witnessed the fall of Mossadegh in 1953.
Bridget Kendall hears from witnesses to Khrushchev's thaw following the death of Stalin.
The Hungarian Revolution
Bridget Kendall follows three young men through the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
The Congo Coup
The story of the independence struggle in the Congo in the words of people who were there.
The Berlin Wall Crisis
Three stories of escaping from East Berlin, before and after the Berlin Wall went up.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Bridget Kendall hears from witnesses to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Fall of Khrushchev
Bridget Kendall continues her series tracing the crucial moments in the Cold War.
The Chinese Cultural Revolution
Bridget Kendall on a UK diplomat and a Chinese teacher caught in the Cultural Revolution.
The Prague Spring
Bridget Kendall on the Soviet-led invasion that brought the Prague Spring to an end.
America's Vietnam War
Three US veterans recall how the Vietnam War affected their lives.
The Coup in Chile
Bridget Kendall on the coup that brought down Allende's government in Chile.
The Fall of Saigon
Bridget Kendall hears how a student and a schoolgirl witnessed the end of the Vietnam War.
How a thaw in relations between West and East Germany shaped five people's lives.
The Angolan Civil War
Bridget Kendall hears three veterans of the Cold War proxy conflict in Angola.
The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Bridget Kendall on the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
The Birth of Solidarity in Poland
Bridget Kendall on the strike in Gdansk that began the Solidarity movement in Poland.
The New Cold War
Bridget Kendall hears stories of the time US nuclear weapons came to English villages.
Bridget Kendall on Perestroika and Glasnost in the USSR.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification
Bridget Kendall hears how East and West Germans experienced their country's reunification.
The Baltic Singing Revolution
Bridget Kendall on the Baltic Singing Revolution.
The Collapse of the Soviet Union
Bridget Kendall on the final days of the Soviet Union.