How a huge public art project entranced post-Cold War Berlin
Wrapping the Reichstag
How America 'lost' China
How an American war hero was sent to stop China becoming communist and failed.
The first gay marriage in the USA
One gay couple in Minneapolis had a same-sex wedding back in the 1970's
The death of Neda Soltan
How a young woman became a symbol of anti-government protest in Iran
Carl Gustav Jung
One of the most influential figures in psychoanalysis died in June 1961
The assassinaton of Medgar Evers
The American civil rights activist and war hero who was murdered in 1963 in Mississippi.
Sister Lotus - early Chinese online star
Sister Lotus was an unlikely online celebrity because she was famous for being ordinary.
The yoga teacher and the violinist
How violinist Yehudi Menuhin and yoga teacher BKS Iyengar helped bring yoga to the West
The fat acceptance movement
The National Association to Aid Fat Americans, NAAFA, held its first meeting in June 1969
The story behind Joseph Heller's acclaimed, satirical anti-war novel which sold millions
The Stonewall Riot
How a protest outside New York's Stonewall Inn inspired the modern gay rights movement.
The Anfal genocide
Saddam Hussein's war on the Kurds in the 1980s
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
Ocean Vuong, Bauhaus novels, Sudan literary postcard
Award-winning poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.
Admired Somali-British poet Warsan Shire writes of Nasro, a young refugee camped in Kenya.
Between Stones And Stars
Daljit Nagra selects Between Stones and Stars from the BBC's poetry archive.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
The controller of the Proms rejects suggestions that they are elitist.