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An Ethiopian war hero
Ethiopia sent soldiers to fight alongside the United Nations during the Korean War
The repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell'
Until 2011 LGBT service people in the US armed forces had to keep their sexuality secret
Free breakfast with the Black Panthers
The revolutionary Black Panther Party provided free breakfasts for local schoolchildren.
CS Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia
The first book in CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series was published in autumn 1950
Sir Anthony Blunt - Soviet spy
The distinguished art historian was exposed as a former Soviet spy in the autumn of 1979.
The Sound of Music on Broadway
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was performed on stage before it became a movie.
Being black in Nazi Germany
Theodor Wonja Michael was a child when Hitler came to power in Germany.
Fighting the Islamic State group online
How one historian living in Mosul took aim at the Islamic State group on the internet.
The Large Hadron Collider
In September 2008, the world's biggest science experiment was switched on.
The death of a matador
The fatal goring of the legendary bullfighter Francisco Rivera Pérez - "Paquirri".
The birth of the People's Republic of China
On 1 October 1949 Chairman Mao declared China a communist state
My memories of Chairman Mao
China's legendary Communist leader in the words of an American who knew him well
Mao's Cultural Revolution
We hear from one man who took part in China's brutal Cultural Revolution.
The 1967 Hong Kong riots
How workers and students filled the colony's streets, pressing for an end to British rule
China opens up to capitalism
How China's Communist rulers established the country's first Special Economic Zones
Learie Constantine - fighting racism in the UK
The great West Indian cricketer who fought against racism in the UK
The first black woman MP in Britain
In 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman to be elected to the British Parliament
The Notting Hill riots
Inter-racial violence broke out in west London in the summer of 1958
The Bristol bus boycott
How British black activists fought for employment rights in the 1960s
Britain's World War Two 'Brown Babies'
The stigma of growing up as a mixed race child in post-war Britain
Proving climate change: The Keeling curve
An American scientist began recording carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in 1958
Mexico City slashes car use
How Mexico City cut its dangerously high air pollution levels
The man who fed the world
Dr Norman Borlaug’s pioneering work on disease-resistant grains saved millions.
Britain's worst nuclear accident
A reactor caught fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in the north of England in 1957
Ep9: Tunnel 29 - The Signal
Ellen's plan is derailed.
Ep10: Tunnel 29 - The Shoes
A final twist in the final chapter.
Jessica Fostekew, Marlon Davis and Leo Kearse ask if the popular comedian is still funny.
The Time Machine
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science and ideas in HG Wells' story of time travel.
Carolyn Hitt explores the surge in spiritualism in the years after the First World War.