History and Beliefs audios

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

On August 6 and 9, 1945, US B-29 bombers, dropped their nuclear bombs on the two cities of...

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The Origins of Rome

Known as the Eternal City, ancient Rome was one of the greatest civilisations in human history,...

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How abortion was legalised in Great Britain BBC
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How abortion was legalised in Great Britain

In the 1960s, a young mother, Diane Munday became well-known in Britain for her work demanding...

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Who shot JR? BBC
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Who shot JR?

Dallas was already a hit American TV series in 1980. But when its leading man, JR, was shot, the...

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Poland's strict abortion law BBC
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Poland's strict abortion law

In 1993 Poland introduced some of the most stringent abortion laws in Europe. It followed the...

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The school for telenovela stars BBC
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The school for telenovela stars

In 1987, broadcaster Televisa set up a drama school in Mexico City to train actors for its hugely...

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Madhur Jaffrey’s ‘Indian Cookery’ BBC
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Madhur Jaffrey’s ‘Indian Cookery’

A ground-breaking Indian cookery programme broadcast on the BBC, launched 40 years ago. It was...

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The Soviet James Bond BBC
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The Soviet James Bond

The most successful TV spy series ever to be broadcast in the USSR, went on air in 1973. The...

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Nigerian sitcom Papa Ajasco BBC
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Nigerian sitcom Papa Ajasco

In 1996, sitcom Papa Ajasco first hit Nigerian TV screens. Following the ups and downs of the...

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Ukraine's Revolution on Granite BBC
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Ukraine's Revolution on Granite

In 1990, Ukrainian students went on a hunger strike that helped bring down the Soviet regime...

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Why Asians came to Uganda BBC
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Why Asians came to Uganda

In the early 20th century, South Asians migrated to Uganda in search of a better life. Jamie...

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The man who invented the Pill BBC
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The man who invented the Pill

In 1951, in a lab in Mexico City, Austrian chemist Dr Carl Djerassi created a synthetic hormone...

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The Surkov leaks BBC
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The Surkov leaks

In 2016, Ukrainian hackers leaked thousands of emails belonging to Russian President Vladimir...

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Inventing nicotine patches BBC
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Inventing nicotine patches

By the 1990s, nicotine patches became commercially available all over the world but their origins...

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The Tangshan Earthquake BBC
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The Tangshan Earthquake

On 28 July 1976, one of the deadliest earthquakes in modern history hit the city of Tangshan in...

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The Leaflet Bomber BBC
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The Leaflet Bomber

In 1971, young communist Bob Newland left the UK and headed to South Africa to take part in a...

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When Asians were forced to leave Kenya BBC
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When Asians were forced to leave Kenya

Many South Asians migrated to Kenya in the early 20th century. They lived in a society divided by...

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The exodus of Asians from Uganda BBC
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The exodus of Asians from Uganda

In 1972, the dictator Idi Amin announced that all Asians had just 90 days to leave Uganda....

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The city shaped by Ugandan Asians BBC
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The city shaped by Ugandan Asians

Thousands of Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972, settled in the UK and many made...

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The return of Asians to Uganda BBC
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The return of Asians to Uganda

When President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986, he encouraged exiled Asians to return to...

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