A collection of BBC programmes where celebrated interviewers try to get behind the public mask of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
Michael Parkinson reflects upon the craft of interviewing, how it has evolved over the years and his own experiences interviewing some of the world's most famous names. Read more
Arena celebrates Desert Island Discs with the help of many celebrity castaways. (1982)
Sir David Frost interviews Prime Minister Tony Blair. (2003)
Sir David Frost interviews French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin. (2003)
Sir David Frost interviews US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld. (2004)
Author Daphne du Maurier is interviewed in her Cornwall home by Wilfred De'Ath. (1971)
Kirsty Young's castaway is comedian Victoria Wood.
Dame Monica Mason, Director of the Royal Ballet, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.
Michael Parkinson's castaway is actor Nigel Hawthorne
Michael Parkinson's castaway is actor Jeremy Irons
Dr Martin Luther King Jr, civil rights leader, interviewed by John Freeman. (1961)
Talk show featuring a discussion about Monty Python's controversial The Life of Brian.
Sir David Frost interviews legendary boxing champion, Muhammad Ali. (1974)
Sir David Frost interviews football manager Brian Clough. (1974)
John Ellison meets Italian opera star, Tito Gobbi and other interesting guests. (1955)
John Ellison interviews former SS officer Heinz Linge, Hitler's personal attendant. (1955)
John le Carre talks about his writing and the main influences on his work. (1966)
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