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The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military
The murder of black teenager Emmett Till
How the lynching of an African-American teenager galvanised the civil rights movement.
Mexico's murdered women
How young women began disappearing in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in 1993
The Kindertransport children who fled the Nazis
How thousands of unaccompanied children were sent to safety by their desperate parents
Nina Simone moves to Liberia
The great African-American jazz singer moved to West Africa in 1974.
The paedophile identified by his hands
The first conviction of a paedophile using hand analysis.
The outbreak of World War Two
On September 1st 1939 German troops invaded Poland. Cameraman Douglas Slocombe was there.
The first all-women peacekeeping unit
The UN deployed its first all-female peacekeepers in Liberia in 2007.
Inside lunar astronaut quarantine
Apollo 11's doctor tells how NASA tried to protect Earth from possible lunar alien life
The Holocaust denial trial
The libel case that put history itself in the dock in 2000
The businessman who defied the Italian Mafia
In 1991 Libero Grassi was killed in Sicily for publicly refusing to pay protection money.
The coup, the president and the embassy
How the deposed Honduran president spent months holed up in the Brazilian embassy
The TV series Friends
One of the most successful TV comedy shows of all time hit US screens in September 1994
India's affirmative action controversy
Why guaranteeing government jobs to lower caste Hindus led to weeks of student protests.
Conflict timber in Liberia's civil war
How the timber industry fuelled a brutal civil war in West Africa.
Magellan and the first voyage around the world
In 1519, the Portuguese explorer set off on the first circumnavigation of the globe.
An Ethiopian war hero
Ethiopia sent soldiers to fight alongside the United Nations during the Korean War
Greg Jenner and guests tell the story of American hero and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The History of Football
Greg Jenner and his guests discover the history of the beautiful game!
Greg Jenner and his guests learn about the infamous pirate Blackbeard!
Malcolm Gladwell explores what we should know about the people we don't know.
Roy meets Susanne Gronnow, who has stories to share of Wrexham's historic Erddig Hall.