Adriaan Vlok was in charge of the police in apartheid-era South Africa. Read more
The End of Apartheid
Adriaan Vlok was in charge of the police in apartheid-era South Africa.
Death in the Amazon
In January 1956, members of an Amazonian tribe murdered five American missionaries.
Chairman Mao's Red Guard
One boy's story of communist fervour in 1960s China.
How San Francisco became one of the first 'sanctuary cities' in the USA.
Sara Ginaite, Lithuanian Jewish Partisan
Sara Ginaite escaped from a Jewish ghetto to join communist partisans fighting the Nazis.
Bob Marley Survives Assassination Attempt
An eye-witness remembers the night gunmen tried to kill the global reggae star.
Albania's Economic Chaos
There was rioting across Albania after pyramid investment schemes collapsed.
India's Disability Law
It wasn't until 1995 that disabled people in India were guaranteed rights.
US Psychological Warfare in Vietnam
How American military PSYOP teams waged war in Vietnam in the 1960s.
No Sex in the USSR
How a satellite TV link-up between American and Soviet women led to misunderstanding.
Hungary's Jewish Underground
During WW2 thousands of fake documents helped save Jews from the Nazis in Hungary.
Lahore Cricket Attack
Islamist militants attacked a convoy of international cricketers in Pakistan in 2009.
China's Crackdown on Falun Gong
The Chinese government banned the spiritual movement, Falun Gong, in 1999.
The Birth of the Water Baby
French obstetrician Dr Michel Odent encouraged women to use water to ease childbirth.
The Hanafi Hostage Siege
How American Muslim gunmen took more than 100 people hostage in the US capital in 1977.
The Killing of Vincent Chin
The brutal murder of a young Chinese-American man sparked a civil rights movement.
Camouflaging Leningrad in World War Two
Russian mountaineers disguised monuments in the city to protect them from enemy fire.
Sartre and de Beauvoir
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
China's Barefoot Doctors
In 1968 Chairman Mao sent thousands of young people into rural China to work as doctors.
Deaf University Protest
How deaf students forced their American university to appoint a deaf president.
The Rajneesh Poisoning Scandal
How the followers of an Indian guru tried to poison their opponents in Oregon, USA.
Wine Shock: The Judgement of Paris
How California stunned the French wine world in the 1970s.
Canadian Indigenous Protest
Plans to expand a golf course led to a stand-off between Mohawks and Canadian police.
By Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and host of Revisionist History.
Roy meets Susanne Gronnow, who has stories to share of Wrexham's historic Erddig Hall.
An Ethiopian war hero
Ethiopia sent soldiers to fight alongside the United Nations during the Korean War
The repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell'
Until 2011 LGBT service people in the US armed forces had to keep their sexuality secret
Free breakfast with the Black Panthers
The revolutionary Black Panther Party provided free breakfasts for local schoolchildren.