Saddam Hussein's war on the Kurds in the 1980s
The Anfal genocide
Defending a British serial murderer
The lawyer of serial killer Rosemary West recalls the gruesome details of the case
The US judge accused of sexual harassment
How Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas was publicly accused of sexual misconduct
Germans kidnapped by Nicaragua's rebels
Two German left-wing activists recall their ordeal as hostages of Nicaragua's Contras
Surviving Cambodia's 'Killing Fields'
The Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, starting their four year genocidal rule.
The launch of the Walkman
The advent of music on the move in July 1979
The indigenous fight to stop nuclear waste disposal
How a group of senior, indigenous Australian women fought to save their land.
The secret diaries of 'Gentleman Jack'
The secret diaries of 19th-century Englishwoman Anne Lister, the 'first modern lesbian'
China puts tampons on sale
Women in China got access to tampons for the first time in 1985
The Common Cold Unit
The remarkable UK research centre where thousands went on holiday to catch a cold
Cuba executes top military officers
Four army officers were sentenced to death for drug trafficking by the Castro government
Kenya's ivory inferno
How a dramatic bonfire in Nairobi National Park highlighted the threat from poaching
Laika, the first dog in space
The Russian stray was the first dog to be sent into orbit around the earth
Valentina Tereshkova, cosmonaut
The Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to be sent into space
The Moon Landing
In July 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the Moon.
The Moon mission that almost ended in tragedy after an explosion on board the spaceship.
The Beagle 2 mission to Mars
A failed attempt to search for signs of life on Mars
The story of the hit musical Mamma Mia! from the woman who created it
LGBT 'cooperative' marriages in China
How LGBT people in China started arranging fake marriages to hide their sexuality
The Chappaquiddick Incident
The car accident involving US Senator Edward Kennedy which left a young woman dead
When Tunisia led on women's rights
When Tunisia introduced divorce, abortion and votes for women ahead of much of the world.
Humanity's earliest ancestor
A fossilised skull found in Chad is thought to be the earliest-known ancestor of humans
The death of David Kelly
The weapons inspector's death deepened the row over the UK's part in the invasion of Iraq
The treasures of Sutton Hoo
A huge hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold was discovered in southern England in 1939.
The anti-nuclear protesters who won
The eight year protest campaign which stopped a nuclear plant at Wackersdorf in Germany.
The Warsaw uprising
On August 1st 1944, Polish resistance fighters rose up against German occupying forces
The invasion of Kuwait
Thousands of Iraqi troops and tanks began pouring into Kuwait on 2 August 1990
The mass exodus of Algeria's 'Pieds Noirs'
How thousands of French families fled from Algeria as it won independence
Under the North Pole
In 1958 the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travelled under the North Pole.
Criminals in the community
How Britain pioneered Community Service as an alternative to prison in the 1970s
British troops take to the streets of Northern Ireland
In August 1969 the British Army was deployed on the streets of Londonderry
The Yangtze Incident
How a British warship escaped from Chinese Communists on the Yangtze river in 1949
The division of Kashmir
The October 1947 crisis which led to the partition of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
The daily disposable contact lens
How the contact lens became cheap enough to throw away after a day
The warnings before 9/11
Throughout 2001 the US authorities were given warnings that a terror attack was imminent
Catching 'Carlos the Jackal'
How the CIA tracked down one of the world's most wanted men
Dr Seuss: the man who taught America to read
The Dr Seuss books revolutionised reading in America in the 1950s.
Quentin Tarantino Interview Special: Movies That Made Me
Quentin Tarantino talks about the films he's made, and which scenes mean the most to him.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
Jo Durrant’s Beautiful Universe 18/08/2019
Jo brings you of a fusion of Arts and Science.
Has the Peace Process Failed?
As bonfires, badges and bands make the news we ask if the Peace Process has failed?
John Hardy sy'n cyflwyno archif, atgof a chân yn ymwneud ag anifeiliaid.