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Season 01, Episode 01 1930

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Mar 10, 2011
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1930 Mar 10, 2011 In this episode: - Stock market crash- Britain's second Labour government- Gandhi becomes national figure- Pathé sport - the birth of motor racing- World's winter sports- Grand Prix de Paris

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Season 01, Episode 02 1931

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Apr 21, 2011
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1931 Apr 21, 2011 In this episode: - Charlie Chaplin becomes a celebrity- America's Great Depression- World speed record broken at Daytona Beach- Gangster warfare in the USA- The George Washington Bridge opened- Longest telephone call in the world

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Season 01, Episode 03 1932

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Apr 28, 2011
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1932 Apr 28, 2011 In this episode: - FDR's New Deal- Amelia Earhart hailed as world's foremost aviator- Hindenburg re-elected as president of Germany- Washington hunger marches- Germany: Adolf Hitler, with growing support on the streets, waits in the wings- Glendale, US aviation's latest wonder

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Season 01, Episode 04 1933

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Apr 30, 2011
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1933 Apr 30, 2011 In this episode:- The Reichstag burns- Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor- Benito Mussolini tightens his iron grip on the Italian dictatorship- Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president of the USA- Widespread flooding- England wins the Ashes

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Season 01, Episode 05 1934

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May 7, 2011
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1934 May 7, 2011 In this episode: - The consolidation of the fascist heart of Europe- Hitler takes the title of Fuhrer- Night of the Long Knives- Aviation's latest plane, "The Umbrella", makes successful test flight- France: The government faces riots and strikes- Europe begins to take the fascists seriously & tension mounts

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Season 01, Episode 05 1943

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Aug 10, 2003
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1943 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The year in which the Allies made steady progress against the Nazis - In Russia, the bloody siege of Stalingrad comes to an end with the surrender of German forces - In Northern Africa, the forces unleashed by the Allies sees success - The Allies take 110,000 prisoners of war - Regular meetings between Roosevelt and Churchill take place

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Season 01, Episode 06 1935

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May 6, 2011
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1935 May 6, 2011 In this episode: - Mussolini puts his imperial ambition into practice- USA: Depression effects are still felt- USA: The infamous dust bowl scars the land- India: An earthquake kills 20,000 people- The San Francisco Bay Bridge opens, which will be the largest in the world- Europe's fragile stability begins to crumble

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Season 01, Episode 06 1944

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Aug 10, 2003
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1944 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Normandy landings, the world's biggest combined land, sea and air operation - The Allies take complete control of Normandy - Paris is liberated after courageous work by the French underground resistance - Those around Hitler begin to doubt his claims - The first German city falls into Allied hands

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Season 01, Episode 07 1945

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Aug 10, 2003
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1945 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Hitler shoots himself at news of the Russian advance on Berlin - American and Russian troops shake hands across the ruins of Germany and the war is over - FDR tragically dies within sight of victory and Harry S Truman, his vice president, takes over - The post-war order is born

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Season 01, Episode 07 1936

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May 6, 2011
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1936 May 6, 2011 In this episode: - Spain: Civil war breaks out- Germany: Hitler hosts the Olympic games- Politically, Germany begins to strain against its borders- British attention firmly focused on a new King- Edward VIII succeeds George V, who died at the beginning of the year- Edward, when Prince of Wales, has met and fallen in love with Wallis Simpson

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Season 01, Episode 08 1937

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May 14, 2011
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1937 May 14, 2011 In this episode: - The tragedy of the Spanish Civil War intensifies- The year of Guernica- Japan and China are at war- USA: Franklin D. Roosevelt begins his second term as president- Edward VIII has resolved to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson- Prince Albert, father of Elizabeth and Margaret, becomes king

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Season 01, Episode 09 1938

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May 10, 2011
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1938 May 10, 2011 In this episode: - The threat of war- Spain: A bloody civil war rages between a left wing republican government and fascist nationalists led by Franco- Far East: Imperialist Japan fights to conquer China- Europe: Hitler's aim of enlarging Germany's borders- Neville Chamberlain resolves to negotiate with Hitler- German troops march into Austria

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Season 01, Episode 10 1939

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May 10, 2011
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1939 May 10, 2011 In this episode: - WW2 seems inevitable and yet unreal- Spain: The civil war ends- Hitler parades in Prague amidst the jeers and tears of the beaten Czech nation- Hitler surprises the world by signing a non-aggression pact with Russia- The coronation of Pope Pius XII- New York's World Fair opens

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Season 01, Episode 11 1940

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May 14, 2011
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1940 May 14, 2011 In this episode: - Finland: Stalin's Red Army has been fighting a dogged opposition- The progress of the Germans pushes British forces back to the sea- A massive evacuation operation is mounted- Coventry is bombed- The King receives a decoration- First woman naval doctor

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Season 01, Episode 12 1941

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May 14, 2011
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1941 May 14, 2011 In this episode: - The Germans widen their operations- Hitler orders the bombing of Dublin and other Irish towns- Mussolini's army suffers a string of setbacks- Roosevelt secures a record 3rd term as president and introduces the lend-lease scheme- Hitler throws Panzer divisions against Russia- Pearl Harbor is bombed and the USA enters the war

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Season 01, Episode 13 1942

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May 21, 2011
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1942 May 21, 2011 In this episode: - USA joining the allied forces marks a turning point in the war- A significant victory prompts Churchill to make one of his most famous speeches- The Battle of the Coral Sea- Hitler's troops fight the vicious Battle of Stalingrad- The Germans formulate their plans to rid Europe of its 11 million Jews

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Season 01, Episode 17 1946

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Aug 10, 2003
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1946 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Nations turn their attention to reconstruction and the prospects for the future - Winston Churchill makes his famous speech in which he describes an iron curtain falling across Europe - The first verbal battles of the Cold War are fought - In China, civil war rages between Mao Zedong's communist forces and the Nationalists led by Chiang Kai-shek

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Season 01, Episode 18 1947

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Aug 10, 2003
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1947 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Hopes for new improvements in Anglo Russian relations fly high - Truman declares war on Soviet Russia - The invention of the press button car park - Al Capone dies - Palestine problem handed to the U.N. - Australia's 20,000,000 pounds for Britain

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Season 01, Episode 19 1948

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Aug 10, 2003
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1948 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Jamaicans arrive in Britain - The drama of Palestine - Mahatma Gandhi dies - General Eisenhower retires - Berlin in crisis - The silver wedding in Britain

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Season 01, Episode 20 1949

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Aug 10, 2003
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1949 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: A year in which Europe's regeneration gathers pace - The creation of the Federal Republic of Germany - Russia's blockade of Berlin - Anti-communist hysteria sweeps America - China becomes a communist state

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Season 01, Episode 21 1950

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Aug 10, 2003
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1950 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: In America, anti-communist hysteria gathers pace - Stalin and the new Chinese leader sign a pact of friendship - USA decides to build the Hydrogen Bomb - Prince Rainier III ascends the throne of Monaco, Europe's tiniest state - Communist forces attack the Republic of Korea - Korea: No chance for reconciliation in the first major military conflict of the Cold War

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Season 01, Episode 22 1951

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Aug 10, 2003
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1951 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Korean War unfolds against the backdrop of growing nuclear tension - USA test its first H-bombs, a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb - Iran snubs the British by nationalising the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

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Season 01, Episode 23 1952

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Aug 10, 2003
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1952 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: USA's first H-bomb test and Britain's first atom bomb - Korean war continues: fears that China might intervene in the Asian conflict - Britain's presence in Egypt and around the Suez Canal questioned - Churchill visits President Truman in America - The funeral of Eva Peron - John Cobbs, the fastest man on water, dies

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Season 01, Episode 24 1953

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Aug 10, 2003
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1953 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Queen Elizabeth's coronation - Britain's Le Mans triumph - President Eisenhower warns the world that the Soviet Union is out for global domination - Yugoslavia's war hero Tito elected president - Britain deals with the last outpost of its fading empire - Russia mourns as Stalin dies

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Season 01, Episode 25 1954

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Aug 10, 2003
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1954 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The conflict continues in Indochina between the Communist rebels lead by Ho Chi Minh and the French resistance - A treaty that officially divides the country into North and South Vietnam - Senator Joe McCarthy's career of purging the country of supposed communists comes to a sordid end - Suez terms agreed

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Season 01, Episode 26 1955

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Aug 10, 2003
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1955 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The emergence of a rival to NATO - The signing of the Warsaw Pact - Nationalist South African party continues to put legal bite behind its policy of apartheid - Colonial unrest in Cyprus and Algeria - Further clashes between Egyptian and Israeli forces in Gaza - Sir Alexander Fleming dies - Sir Winston Churchill resigns - Donald Campbell sets land speed record

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Season 01, Episode 27 1956

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Aug 10, 2003
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1956 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The invasion of Hungary by Soviet forces - Khrushchev denounces Stalin - President Eisenhower on holiday in Georgia - George Orwell's "1984" film premiere - Liberace's tour of Britain - Britain wins Monte Carlo rally

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Season 01, Episode 28 1957

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Aug 10, 2003
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1957 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Eden resigns: Harold Macmillan becomes the leader of the Tory Party and the Government - New styles in furniture - Egypt digs up their own history - The technological frontier and "Space Race" - Russians launch their first successful Sputnik satellite - The Monaco Grand Prix

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Season 01, Episode 29 1958

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Aug 10, 2003
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1958 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The first world exhibition since 1939 opens in Brussels - UN: Eisenhower outlines peace plan - Rome hails new pope - Manchester United tragedy - The Queen opens Gatwick Airport - The age of the teenager - The world's first gas turbine car

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Season 01, Episode 30 1959

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Aug 10, 2003
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1959 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Paris: De Gaulle moves in - Hong Kong: Refugee problem nears crisis - USA: Biggest carrier goes to sea - "Titan" rocket is fired - London: Stars fight cinema tax - Buckingham Palace: Guards retreat

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Season 01, Episode 31 1960

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Aug 10, 2003
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1960 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Agadir: A city dies - Eisenhower visits South America - India welcomes Nasser - The Royal Wedding - Florida: Submarine Polaris fired - The Moscow Powers Trial

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Season 01, Episode 32 1961

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Aug 10, 2003
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1961 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: JFK inaugurated as the 35th President of the USA - The grandeur of India - The first man in space - France in turmoil - Berlin: The Wall of Shame - Wimbledon

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Season 01, Episode 33 1962

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Aug 10, 2003
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1962 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Haiti voodoo festival - Uganda wins independence - JFK triumphs - Prince Charles begins new school - Dr Charlie Chaplin - TV from space

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Season 01, Episode 34 1963

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Aug 10, 2003
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1963 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Alcatraz: Everybody out! - Moscow: The girl from space - Vatican City: Pope Paul is crowned - JFK is assassinated - Monaco: Hill wins Grand Prix - London: Let's all be Beatles!

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Season 01, Episode 35 1964

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Aug 10, 2003
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1964 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Panama crisis - The Beatles conquer America - Get your spring hat - Royal wedding in Athens - The bullet train - Xmas around the world

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Season 01, Episode 36 1965

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Aug 10, 2003
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1965 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The death of Churchill - Undersea hunt for oil - "My Fair Lady" comes to town - Royal visit to Africa - Selma: Marchers demand civil rights - Famine follows drought

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Season 01, Episode 37 1966

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Aug 10, 2003
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1966 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: India: Gandhi chosen for president - Vietnam War - England wins World Cup - Ronald Reagan's presidential race - The Swinging Sixties - Britain's first nuclear-powered Polaris submarine

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Season 01, Episode 38 1967

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Aug 10, 2003
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1967 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Concorde prototype - The Boston Strangler escapes - Cassius Clay refuses to join Army - Elvis marries Priscilla - Russian space tragedy - Crown Jewels rehoused - Monkees arrive at Heathrow - Detroit race riots - Rolling Stones cleared

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Season 01, Episode 39 1968

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Aug 10, 2003
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1968 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Roman Polanski marries Sharon Tate - Immigrants protest - The Beatles meditate - Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square - Martin Luther King assassinated - Robert Kennedy assassinated - Mexico Olympics get under way

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Season 01, Episode 40 1969

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Aug 10, 2003
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1969 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Man on the moon - Israel attacks Beirut Airport - The world's first supersonic - Nixon becomes president - Concorde takes to the air - Lulu marries a Bee Gee

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Season 01, Episode 41 1970

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Aug 10, 2003
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1970 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Civil war in Nigeria - London fashions - Growing unrest in Northern Ireland - Vietnam: The war grows bloodier with no hope for peace - Mayday strikes and "demos" - John and Yoko

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Season 01, Episode 42 1971

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Aug 10, 2003
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1971 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Harrier jump jet - Frazier snatches the world heavyweight crown from Cassius Clay - A massive volcanic eruption from Mount Etna in Sicily - Music lovers in NY pay homage to Louis Armstrong - The IRA and riots in Northern Ireland - The two week war between India and Pakistan

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Season 01, Episode 43 1972

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Aug 10, 2003
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1972 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Britain joins the common market - Bloodshed in Northern Ireland continues - Egyptian treasures draw massive crowds to the British Museum - Vietnam: communist troops from the North launch their biggest offensive in four years - Charlie Chaplin returns to America for the first time in twenty years - The Munich Olympics: Terrorist attack on Israeli athletes

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Season 01, Episode 44 1973

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Aug 10, 2003
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1973 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Pablo Picasso dies at 91 - The world's largest uncut diamond, the star of Sierra Leone, on show in London - Muhammad Ali vs Joe Bugner in Vegas - The plight of Native Americans and Marlon Brando - Bobby Charlton comes out on his final home game for Manchester United - The Watergate scandal overshadows Nixon's presidency

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Season 01, Episode 45 1974

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Aug 10, 2003
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1974 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: John Wayne on a publicity trip to London - Cleaning up the Suez Canal - Violence in Northern Ireland - The round-the-world yacht race - West Germany wins the World Cup - A military coup in Cyprus forces President Makarios to fly to Britain

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Season 01, Episode 46 1975

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Aug 10, 2003
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1975 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Northern Ireland: More than 150 prisoners are released - A belated knighthood for P.G. Wodehouse - Cricketing hero Gary Sobers knighted - The world's biggest mass wedding: 1,800 couples in South Korea - King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by a nephew

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Season 01, Episode 47 1976

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Aug 10, 2003
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1976 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: John Currie wins the men's figure skating gold at the Winter Olympics - The big landowners in Rhodesia increase security around their homes and farms - Harold Wilson stuns the political world and resigns - Argentina: President Isabelle Peron is deposed in a bloodless coup - Portugal's first parliamentary elections in 50 years

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Season 01, Episode 48 1977

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Aug 10, 2003
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1977 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Rolls Royce now produce 50 per cent more cars than five years ago - Holland: South Maluku terrorists seeking independence seize a train - The Queen's Silver Jubilee - A historic day for Spain - Elvis Presley dies - The England cricket team

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Season 01, Episode 49 1978

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Aug 10, 2003
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1978 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: A mass exodus of tourists in Rhodesia - Super tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two in heavy seas - Prince Charles parachuting - Cow chip throwing contest in Oklahoma - Switzerland: Grave robbers steal the body of Charlie Chaplin - Argentina wins World Cup

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Season 01, Episode 50 1979

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Aug 10, 2003
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1979 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Shah of Iran is driven into exile - The end of 30 years of hostility between Egypt and Israel - Top Tory MP Airey Neave dies in IRA car bomb - The annual university boat race - The deposed Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is hanged - Thatcher becomes prime minister

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Season 01, Episode 51 1980

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Aug 10, 2003
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1980 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Soviet Union consolidates its invasion of Afghanistan - India: Indira Gandhi wins the election and becomes prime minister - UK: An insurance broker flies around the world on airline flights faster than anyone before - USA's turn to host the Winter Olympics - Prince Andrew with the Royal Marines - The worst ever North Sea oil disaster

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Season 01, Episode 52 1981

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Aug 10, 2003
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1981 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer engaged - The Yorkshire Ripper - Frank Sinatra reapplies for his casino licence - President Anwar Sadat of Egypt assassinated by his own soldiers - Violence continues in Northern Ireland and IRA bombs go off in Oxford Street - Mrs. Thatcher greeted in Scotland with a shower of eggs

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Season 01, Episode 53 1982

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Aug 10, 2003
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1982 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Argentine troops invade the Falkland Islands - John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Britain for 450 years - Prince William is born - Italy wins the World Cup - The Kray twins - The 12th Commonwealth Games

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Season 01, Episode 54 1983

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Aug 10, 2003
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1983 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Thousands of migrant workers pour out of Nigeria - The Queen makes her first visit to Hollywood - Reagan announces plan to build "Star Wars" - Gandhi film steals the show at the Oscars - America's first woman in space returns home safely - Developments in Poland with the lifting of martial law

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Season 01, Episode 55 1984

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Aug 10, 2003
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1984 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Environmental awareness is growing: Acid Rain - Lebanon erupts into civil war - Margaret Thatcher vs the unions - Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with Libya - Philippines: Three quarters of a million people march in the capital - The LA Olympics proves golden for Britain

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Season 01, Episode 56 1985

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Aug 10, 2003
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1985 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Bob Geldof visits Ethiopia - Gibraltar joins the rest of Europe - One more death in the Kremlin - South Africa repeals - Hiroshima: 40th anniversary - More rioting in Britain

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Season 01, Episode 57 1986

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Aug 10, 2003
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1986 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Channel Tunnel - Dictator Marcos toppled after ruling the Philippines for 20 years - Rupert Murdoch decides he could take on the print unions of Fleet Street - The Chernobyl nuclear disaster - 30 million people round the world set out to run for Africa - The World Cup in Mexico with much excitement and some tension

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Season 01, Episode 58 1987

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Aug 10, 2003
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1987 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The kidnapping in Beirut of Terry Waite - Barbados: Mick Jagger's friend, Jerry Hall, gets into trouble with the local police - Liberace dies at the age of 67 - Princess Diana opens Britain's first purpose-built ward for AIDS patients - Richard Branson flies across the Atlantic in a hot-air balloon - Native American's meeting with the pontiff

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Season 01, Episode 59 1988

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Aug 10, 2003
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1988 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Australia's 200th anniversary of the arrival of the country's first settlers - Comic Relief's Red Nose Day - Aborigines continue their campaign for land rights - The Soviet Union begins celebrating a thousand years of Christianity in their country - Hurricane Gilbert smashes its way across the Caribbean - Gold fever is taking men and women deep into the heart of the Amazon

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Season 01, Episode 60 1989

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Aug 10, 2003
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1989 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: George Bush becomes president - Japan: Emperor Hirohito, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies - The Soviet occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end - 95 soccer supporters die in the terraces of Sheffield Wednesday's ground - Peking students fighting for liberty and their lives - 200th anniversary of the French Revolution

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Season 01, Episode 61 1990

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Aug 10, 2003
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1990 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: The Soviet Union really begins to fall apart - Rebel cricket tour - Iraq invades Kuwait - The release of Nelson Mandela - Poll tax riots - The Hubble space telescope

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Season 01, Episode 62 1991

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Aug 10, 2003
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1991 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: India's former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassinated - Boris Yeltsin is the new face on the Soviet Union scene - Years of South African isolation from the sporting word come to an end - An outbreak of rioting in several British provincial cities - USA wins the Ryder Cup - Rugby World Cup

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Season 01, Episode 63 1992

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Aug 10, 2003
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1992 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Slovenia and Croatia are formally recognised as independent states - Mike Tyson is beginning his six year jail term - IRA bombs go off in London - Riots in LA - Liverpool wins the FA Cup for 5th time - Bill Clinton becomes president

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Season 01, Episode 64 1993

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Aug 10, 2003
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1993 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Peace talks in the Middle East, South Africa and Northern Ireland - War in Bosnia and Somalia - Linford Christie leads Britain's list of world athletic champions - The Grand National ends in fiasco - The Princess of Wales at home - Royal shocker

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Season 01, Episode 65 1994

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Aug 10, 2003
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1994 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Royal family under fierce media spotlight - War in Bosnia - The 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings - Tony Blair is elected leader of the Labour party - Historic breakthrough between the IRA and the British government - The American superstar O.J. Simpson on trial for murder

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Season 01, Episode 66 1995

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Aug 10, 2003
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1995 Aug 10, 2003 In this episode: Britain's Hugh Grant gets caught with his trousers down - Jonathan Edwards triple jumps to a world record - The Grand National - Japanese town of Kobe brought to its knees by an earthquake - France sinks in world esteem because of nuclear bomb tests

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