French obstetrician Dr Michel Odent encouraged women to use water to ease childbirth.
The Birth of the Water Baby
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.
The Soviet Union
War and the Soviet economy from 1920 – 1940
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military
War and the French Economy from 1920 – 1940.
Capgras: the 'Illusion of Doubles'
Clincial psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.