The life and death of Reinaldo Arenas, plus Henry Moore and tracking down Pablo Escobar Read more
The Cuban writer who defied Castro
The life and death of Reinaldo Arenas, plus Henry Moore and tracking down Pablo Escobar
A medical experiment that brought the catatonic back to life; and an IRA siege in the 70s
The Romanian revolution
In December 1989 a wave of protests finally deposed communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
The Soviet-Afghan war, the invention of chemotherapy, and Cirque du Soleil.
The book that warned of an end to civilisation
Environmental warnings from 1972, El Salvador, East German punks and the Chippendales.
The Computers for Schools revolution
Bringing laptops into education; the battle for Fallujah; environmentalist Chico Mendes.
Storming the Stasi HQ
East Germany's secret police; killing Osama Bin Laden; saving aristocrats' houses