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Autism and the MMR vaccine
How a British doctor misled the world by linking the MMR vaccine to autism.
Drama in the British parliament
A political crisis in Britain, ballooning around the world and mindfulness.
Abolishing the army
How Costa Rica scrapped its armed forces, plus Maya Angelou and Sweden's famous warship.
The rise of Hindu nationalism
A religious rally called the Rath Yatra in 1990 championed militant Hinduism in India.
The Columbine school shooting
Mass murder in the US, the first play on Broadway by a black woman, and space tourism.
The al Yamamah arms deals
The controversial Anglo-Saudi deal, South Africa's historic election, the first "Vegan"
The Malayan Emergency
Battling a communist insurgency in the 50s, sinking the Belgrano and the "Arctic African"
The war on drugs
US efforts to deal with illegal drugs in 1971, plus the rise of Jack Ma in China.
The final days of Sri Lanka's civil war
The last battles of a brutal conflict plus how the Nazis stole children.
Fighting Uganda's anti-gay laws
LBGT activism in Uganda, the start of Greenpeace, Bangladesh acid attacks, and dinosaurs.
Remembering Tiananmen Square, the internet's first social network, and Sesame Street
Eyewitness accounts of the Normandy landings, Vikings in England and the Little Prince
The first anti-psychotic drug
A mental health breakthrough, the end of the Kosovan war, and a trailblazing gay wedding.
The assassination of Medgar Evers
An American civil rights hero, a Chinese online star and the psychoanalyst CG Jung
The Stonewall riot
The riot that inspired the gay rights movement; genocide against the Kurds; and Catch-22
Surviving Cambodia's 'Killing Fields'
Life under the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s, kidnapped by the Contras and the first Walkman.
Kenya's ivory inferno
Highlighting the threat from poaching, solving the common cold, plus China and the tampon
To mark the Apollo 11 Moon landing, personal accounts of landmarks in space exploration.
When Tunisia led on women's rights
Liberation for Tunisia's women in the 1950s; gay and lesbian fake marriages in China
The anti-nuclear protesters who won
The protest which stopped the construction of a nuclear reprocessing plant in Germany.
The mass exodus of Algeria's 'Pieds Noirs'
Why French returnees from the colony of Algeria were ostracised after independence.
The division of Kashmir
How Kashmir was separated, the warnings about 9/11, Carlos the Jackal and Dr Seuss.
The return of the wolf
Restoring the wolf in the US, the liberation of Paris and El Salvador's lost children
The Kindertransport children
Children fleeing the Nazis, a breakthrough in criminal forensics, plus Nina Simone
The outbreak of World War Two
Eyewitness account of the Nazi invasion of Poland and the first all-female peacekeepers.
Conflict timber in Liberia's civil war
How the timber industry fuelled a brutal civil war in West Africa.
The Cambridge spy network
The distinguished British art historian exposed as a former Soviet spy.
Fighting the Islamic State group online
The Mosul historian who battled IS online, plus growing up black under Hitler
The birth of the People's Republic of China
70 years of communist China, we hear from Mao's friends, followers and critics.
Black British history
Some landmark moments in British Black history to mark Black History Month in the UK.
An environmental history special
A pioneer of climate change science, UK's nuclear accident, the man who fed the world