Pope John XXIII wanted to modernise the Catholic Church, reforms took place in the 1960s.
Vatican II: Reforming the Catholic Church
The Beatles' Last Gig
In 1969, the Beatles played together in public for the last time, on a London rooftop.
The Publisher Who Tried to Change the World
Virago Press opened as a feminist publisher in 1972 to promote women's writing
Musicians of the Iranian Revolution
How Iran's state employed musicians started recording revolutionary songs.
Ayatollah Khomeini Returns From Exile
In February 1979 an Islamic revolution began when Iran's exiled religious leader returned
Iran Hostage Crisis
Barry Rosen was one of the Americans held hostage for 444 days in Tehran.
Iran Hostage Rescue Mission
The US sent special forces to try to rescue hostages from their Embassy in Tehran in 1980
Women and the Iranian Revolution
Many women supported Iran's 1979 Revolution but some later became disillusioned
The Death of Hitler
A first-hand account of Hitler from one of his secretaries who was there at the very end
The Capture of Che Guevara
How the Marxist revolutionary was captured and killed in Bolivia.
The Soweto Uprising
A former schoolgirl remembers the demonstration that sparked an uprising in South Africa.
Disney Goes to Europe
The first Disney theme park in Europe took years of negotiations to get off the ground.
The Bombardment of Baghdad
The people of Baghdad faced death when the US and its allies began their invasion of Iraq
Iceland Jails Its Bankers
The man who jailed 40 top bankers in Iceland after the 2008 global credit crunch
Women Airline Pilots
Two of the first female airline pilots in the US remember their struggle
British Cameroons' historic referendum
The 1961 vote lies at the heart of the violent conflict in Cameroon's Anglophone region
Confessions of a Soviet alcoholic
How a homeless Russian drunk wrote a secret classic
Maastricht: The birth of the European Union
In 1992 European ministers signed a treaty towards greater economic and political unity.
The true story of Roma
The student massacre in México portrayed in Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning movie.
The Columbia space shuttle disaster
The US space shuttle disintegrated on its way back to Earth on February 1, 2003.
The curse of Agent Orange
One woman's battle against the toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
The men who tried to warn us about smoking
When doctors said cigarette smokers were dying prematurely the UK government did little.
How science ended the search for Josef Mengele
A panel of scientists went to Brazil to identify the remains of the infamous Nazi in 1985
Venezuela's oil bonanza
The boom and bust years of "Saudi" Venezuela in the 1970s
Sgeulachd mu ghaisgeachd Aonghais Mhoirich à Siabost a bha air bòrd MV Richmond Castle.
Who owns Shakespeare? Graphic designer Teresa Monachino goes in search of Brand Bard.
Surviving a terror attack
Ahmad Nawaz escaped the Taliban four years ago when extremists stormed his school in 2014
Join Nicky Patrick and reporter Minreet Kaur, exploring our rich history and heritage.
Adam Winch-Furness sits in for Christian for a Brit Awards Special.