How a satellite TV link-up between American and Soviet women led to misunderstanding.
No Sex in the USSR
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.
Finding El Salvador's missing children
The search for hundreds of children kidnapped by the Salvadoran army during the civil war
War and the German Economy from 1920 – 1940.
“My donor had obviously been very good to them”
Corinne Hutton on having a double hand transplant after losing her own hands to sepsis.
I helped liberate Paris from the Nazis
A former member of the French resistance remembers the drama of August 1944
China and Japan
China and Japan's war economies from 1920 to 1940.