Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt was convicted of spying for the Soviets and Iraqis and was jailed from 1985 until being pardoned in 1992. Donald MacCormick reports on the trial and speaks to a British general who knew Treholt.
If you thought the Archbishop of Canterbury/Sharia law row had caused a rift in the church, back in 1985 the Bishop of Durham questioned the virgin birth. John Tusa reports and chairs a lively ecumenical debate with two prominent members of the Church of England.
Clinton v Obama may be nasty but back in February 1980, Charles Wheeler reported from Maine on Ted Kennedy's run for the White House. Lagging in the polls and dogged by Chappaquidick, Kennedy launched a vitriolic attack on fellow Democrat and incumbent president Jimmy Carter.