Hardtalk

Hardtalk

Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth, hard-hitting, half-hour discussion, Stephen Sackur talks to some of the most prominent people from around the world. Broadcast on the BBC World Service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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  • 19 Sep 11MB

    HT: Luis Moreno Ocampo: Friday 19th September

    Twelve years ago the International Criminal Court was set up to be the scourge of war criminals and mass killers

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Sep 11MB

    HT: Peter Bofinger: Wednesday 17th September

    Is the Eurozone economy turning Japanese? Flat-lining growth, depressed prices and a general air of economic despondency

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 15 Sep 11MB

    HT: Danny Dorling: Monday 15th September

    Can we afford the world's super-rich and what have they ever done for us? HARDtalk speaks to a leading British social

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 12 Sep 11MB

    HT: Chrissie Hynde: Friday 12th September

    HARDtalk speaks to Chrissie Hynde, who has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and a record of success

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Sep 11MB

    HT: Jose Manuel Barroso: Wednesday 10th September

    The European Union confronts a host of problems from an economic slowdown inside the Eurozone to the crisis in Ukraine.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 08 Sep 11MB

    HT: President Petro Poroshenko Monday September 8th

    In an exclusive interview, Stephen Sackur speaks to President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who's been in Britain to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 05 Sep 11MB

    HT: Giorgi Margvelashvili: Friday 5th September

    This week's Nato Summit in Wales comes against a background of escalating tensions between Russia and Nato over the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 03 Sep 11MB

    HT: Olexander Scherba 03 Sept 14

    Vladimir Putin is reported to have said he could take the Ukrainian capital Kiev in two weeks if he wanted to. As he

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 01 Sep 11MB

    HT: Yasser Abed Rabbo: Monday 1st September

    Hardtalk is in the West Bank to talk to Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Aug 11MB

    HT: Xiaolu Gou August 27th 2014

    It's the twenty-fifth anniversary this year of the Tianamen Square Massacre in Beijing that saw hundreds killed and many

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Aug 11MB

    HT: Bishop Angaelos 25th August 2014

    Do Christians have a future in the Arab world? It's a question raised with a new sense of urgency as an extraordinarily

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Aug 11MB

    HT: Ali Khedery Friday 22nd August 2014

    American warplanes are once again attacking targets in Iraq. Ordered into action by a President who made it his business

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Aug 11MB

    HT: Yuval Steinitz: Friday 29th August

    With a ceasefire now in place in Gaza, the Israeli government faces a simple question: what exactly did Operation

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Aug 11MB

    HT: 20 Aug 14 Abdullah Abdullah

    Afghanistan's presidential election was supposed to mark the country's progress, instead it threatens to inflict new

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Aug 11MB

    HT: Dr. Mads Gilbert: Monday 18th August

    The Hamas/Israeli ceasefire in Gaza has allowed Palestinians time to assess the cost of the Israeli offensive both in

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 15 Aug 11MB

    HT: Masrour Barzani 15 August 2014

    The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Aug 11MB

    HT: Andrei Konchalovsky: Friday 8th August

    In August 1914, the five great powers of Europe declared war on one another. For countries like Britain, Germany and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Aug 11MB

    HT: Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Wednesday 13th August

    NATO is sixty five years old – does it lack the vigour, resources and political will to be an effective military force

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Aug 11MB

    HT: Karl Von Habsburg 04 Aug 14

    As the world commemorates the start of the First World War, HARDtalk travels to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Jul 11MB

    HT: Iurie Leanca 30 07 14

    HARDtalk is on location in Chisinau, capital of Moldova where the stage is set for another tug of war between Russia and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 28 Jul 11MB

    HT: Ama Ata Aidoo: Monday 28th July

    HARDtalk speaks to the acclaimed Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo who has arguably done more than any other writer to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Jul 11MB

    HT: Danny Danon: Friday 25th July

    Israel says its current campaign in Gaza is in response to rocket strikes from Hamas militants and is aimed at

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 Jul 11MB

    HT: Obiageli Ezekwesili: Wednesday 23rd July

    A few months ago international attention was fixed on the remote forests of north eastern Nigeria - believed to be where

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Jul 11MB

    HT: Chris Packham: Monday 21st July

    HARDtalk is in the heart of the English countryside, a habitat that is rich in wildlife but for how much longer? The

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 Jul 11MB

    HT: Lord Falconer 16 July 2014

    Just a handful of countries allow assisted dying or euthanasia or both - most notably Switzerland and the Netherlands.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Jul 11MB

    HT: Thomas Piketty: Monday 14th July

    Just occasionally a big idea makes waves across the world. HARDtalk speaks to French economist Thomas Piketty whose

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Jul 11MB

    HT: Carl Bildt: Friday 11th July 2014

    It is out with the old and in with the new at the European Union as EU member states conduct the usual bout of

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Jul 11MB

    HT: Dore Gold: Wednesday 9th July

    The kidnap and murder of four teenagers - three Israeli and then one Palestinian - has triggered protests and violent

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 07 Jul 11MB

    HT: Mohamoud Nur Monday 7th July

    Most of us probably don't associate local government with racing pulses and grave danger. But few local government jobs

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Jul 11MB

    HT: Deirdre McCloskey Friday 4th July

    Is rising inequality the sickness that could yet kill capitalism? It's a debate currently raging in politics as well as

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 Jul 11MB

    HT: Salih Muslim Mohammed 1 July 2014

    The extremist group Isis is expanding its foothold in Syria after its recent gains in neighbouring Iraq. The first town

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Jun 11MB

    HT: Anthony Loyd: Monday 30th June 2014

    More than sixty journalists have been killed in Syria's civil war. Across the world journalists have become targets as

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Jun 11MB

    HT: Patrick Honohan 25 June 2014

    Three years ago Ireland was a basket case economy; hollowed out by broken banks, bad debts and a property crash. What

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 Jun 11MB

    HT: Aubrey De Grey 23 June 14

    Imagine life without aging. You could live for hundreds of years with the mental and physical attributes of your 25 year

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Jun 11MB

    HT: Carolyn McCall 18 June 2014

    Is flying always going to be this affordable and accessible? Low cost airlines have revolutionised the European aviation

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 Jun 11MB

    HT: David LaChapelle: Monday 16th June

    HARDtalk is in the gallery district of London’s West End to meet one of the most successful and controversial fashion

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Jun 11MB

    HT: Jack Straw: Wednesday 11th June 2014

    The UK Independence Party topped the UK polls in the recent European elections putting pressure on the Conservative and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Jun 11MB

    HT: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Mon 9th June

    How should we make sense of Nigeria's 21st Century identity? Newly anointed as Africa's number one economy, it is an

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Jun 11MB

    HT: Doyin Okupe 04 Jun 14

    It took the abduction of more than 200 school girls to focus international attention on the appalling level of violence

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 Jun 11MB

    HT: Kizza Besigye 02 Jun 14

    HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi talks to Dr Kizza Besigye, a former ally of Uganda’s President Museveni who has become his

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 May 11MB

    HT: Sergey Karaganov 30 May 14

    How far can Vladimir Putin push his iron-fist foreign policy? Crimea is now his, but Russia's next move in eastern

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 26 May 11MB

    HT: Viggo Mortensen May 26th 2014

    HARDtalk speaks to award winning film star, Viggo Mortensen. Known to many for his starring role in The Lord of the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 May 11MB

    HT: Urmas Paet May 23rd 2014

    The crisis in Ukraine has put the spotlight on the relationship between Russia and the EU. How much carrot and how much

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 May 11MB

    HT: Salva Kiir: Wednesday 21st May

    In December 2013 South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, became engulfed in a civil conflict which has claimed

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 19 May 11MB

    HT: Victoria Nuland: Monday 19th May

    What can Western nations like the US do to stop Ukraine from breaking up or falling into civil conflict? HARDtalk is at

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 May 11MB

    HT: Supa Mandiwanzira: Friday 16th May

    Zimbabwe's fortunes have for three decades been tied to one man - President Robert Mugabe. Now, once again, Zimbabwe is

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 May 11MB

    HT: Riek Machar: Wednesday 14th May

    In December 2013 South Sudan became engulfed in a civil conflict which has claimed thousands of lives and prompted fears

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 12 May 11MB

    HT: Natalia Kaliada: Monday 12th May 2014

    Belarus is Europe's last old-fashioned dictatorship - a country where political dissent gets you beaten up and locked

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 May 11MB

    HT: Wole Soyinka 09 May 14

    Nigeria's century has been assessed as "100 years of trauma". No more apparent than in the kidnapping of hundreds of

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 07 May 11MB

    HT: Malcolm Turnbull: Wednesday 7th May

    Whoever dubbed Australia the lucky country was on to something - this vast, resource-rich nation has outperformed other

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 05 May 11MB

    HT: Jeremy Rifkin: Monday 5th May

    What if we lived in a radically different world? An internet driven, smart world where individuals and communities

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 May 11MB

    HT: Abu Bakr al-Qirbi: Friday 2nd May

    Yemen is the Arab world’s slow motion car crash; a humanitarian, economic, and security disaster that makes few

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Apr 11MB

    HT: Rime Allaf 30 Apr 14

    HARDtalk speaks to Rime Allaf,Presidential Adviser to the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 28 Apr 11MB

    HT: Ahmed Kathrada: Mon 28th April 2014

    HARDtalk speaks to Ahmed Kathrada, one of the big names of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. He was sentenced to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Apr 11MB

    HT: Jean Paul Gaultier 25th April 2014

    HARDtalk speaks to the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier who was known as the enfant terrible of the fashion

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 Apr 11MB

    HT: José Padilha 21 Apr 14

    In this special programme from Brazil HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to one of the country’s most successful and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 Apr 11MB

    HT: 16tH April Geraldine Finucane

    Healing a society traumatised by sectarian violence is hard - anyone doubting it should take a look at Northern Ireland

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Apr 11MB

    HT: 14th April Richard Streatfield

    The British military pull out from Afghanistan will soon be completed. Digesting the painful lessons from a 12 year

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Apr 11MB

    HT: Izabella Teixeira 11 Apr 14

    In this special programme from Brazil, HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to the Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Apr 11MB

    HT: 9th April 2014 Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

    HARDtalk is in Johannesburg to talk to the only black women in South Africa to head a mining company. Daphne

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Apr 11MB

    HT: 07 Apr 2014 Emmanuel Jal

    Zeinab Badawi speaks to the acclaimed South Sudanese singer and political activist, Emmanuel Jal. He was captured and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 Apr 11MB

    HT: Zwelinzima Varvi 02 April 14

    South Africa is holding elections in May and complaints from workers are getting louder. Unofficial figures show that

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 31 Mar 11MB

    HT: 31 March 14: Kenneth Kaunda

    HARDtalk is in the Zambian capital Lusaka to speak to Kenneth Kaunda – leader of the struggle for independence, he

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 26 Mar 11MB

    HT: Tamara Rojo: Wednesday 26th March

    HARDtalk is at London’s Barbican Theatre to speak to the Artistic Director and Lead Principal of the English National

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 24 Mar 12MB

    HT: Jin Liqun: Monday 24th March

    Since the financial meltdown of 2008, China has been the key driver of growth in the global economy. In Beijing, it is

    Duration: 25 mins

  • 21 Mar 11MB

    HT: Rosen Plevneliev: Friday 21st March

    There has been widespread condemnation of Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin’s decision to absorb Crimea after its

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 19 Mar 11MB

    HT: Dmitry Peskov: 19th March 2014

    In a special edition of Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur speaks to Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russia’s President Putin

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Mar 11MB

    HT: Ai Weiwei: Monday 17th March

    As part of the BBC’s Freedom Season, HARDtalk is in Beijing for a special interview with China’s most famous artist

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Mar 11MB

    HT: Cody Wilson: Friday 14th March

    We live in the internet age but perhaps most of us haven’t realised just how radically it will change our lives. As

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 12 Mar 11MB

    HT: Radoslaw Sikorski 12 Mar 14

    It’s the biggest crisis confronting Western Europe in twenty years; Ukraine could be just days away from losing a key

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 07 Mar 11MB

    HT: Alden McLaughlin: Fri 7th March

    How's this for a vision of earthly paradise? Sun, sand, sea and a tax rate of zero. It's that last bit that turned the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 05 Mar 11MB

    HT: Jerry Springer 05 Mar 14

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the king of tabloid trash-talking television in the United States: Jerry Springer. His show

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 03 Mar 11MB

    HT: David Keene 03 Mar 14

    For many American firearms are a symbol of freedom. The right to bear arms is treated with the same reverence as life,

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 28 Feb 11MB

    HT: Lazaro Nyalandu

    Within the lifetimes of our children, the African elephant may be extinct, hunted to death - such is the continued lure

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 26 Feb 11MB

    HT: Eugenia Tymoshenko: Wed 26th February

    After the revolutionary tumult in Ukraine, what comes next? The country is financially crippled, internally divided and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 24 Feb 11MB

    HT: Naftali Bennett 24 Feb 14

    Just how stable and sustainable is Israel's coalition Government? HARDtalk speaks to Naftali Bennett, leader of Jewish

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Feb 11MB

    HT: Binyavanga Wainaina 21 Feb 14

    In a host of African countries, homosexuality is a crime. From Nigeria to Uganda, politicians seem to believe

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 19 Feb 11MB

    HT: Saeb Erekat 19 Feb 14

    What must it be like to have been at the centre of the seemingly endless and fruitless quest for an Israeli-Palestinian

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Feb 11MB

    HT: Dieter Zetsche 17 Feb 2014

    HARDtalk is in Stuttgart, Germany - a city with a long history of engineering and manufacturing. The auto industry is a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Feb 11MB

    HT: Allen Ault: Friday 14th February

    A host of countries around the world still impose the ultimate punishment on the most serious criminals - death. What is

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 12 Feb 11MB

    HT: Marion Bartoli: Wednesday 12th February

    HARDtalk is in Paris at Roland Garros, the headquarters of tennis in France, to speak to the French tennis player and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Feb 11MB

    HT: Peter Turkson 10 Feb 14

    It’s nearly a year since the new Pope was installed, but still the same problems dog the Catholic Church. A UN

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 07 Feb 11MB

    HT: William Hague: Friday 7th February

    HARDtalk is at the British Foreign Office to speak to Foreign Secretary, William Hague. From Syria and Afghanistan to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 05 Feb 11MB

    HT: Kavita Krishnan 05 Feb 14

    In a special edition of HARDtalk, recorded in the Indian capital, Stephen Sackur talks to the prominent women’s rights

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 03 Feb 11MB

    HT: Hussain Al-Shahristani: Monday 3rd February

    HARDtalk speaks to Hussain Al-Shahristani, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister responsible for energy. He’s in London to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 31 Jan 11MB

    HT: Archbishop Justin Welby: Friday 31st January

    HARDtalk speaks to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. He has just embarked on a tour of four African countries,

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Jan 11MB

    HT: Omar Abdullah: Wed 29th Janaury 2014

    In a special edition of HARDtalk, recorded in front of an audience in the Indian capital Delhi, Stephen Sackur talks to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 27 Jan 11MB

    HT: Palaniappan Chidambaram 27 Jan 14

    In a special edition of Hardtalk, recorded in Delhi, Stephen Sackur speaks to India's Finance Minister, Palaniappan

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 24 Jan 11MB

    HT: Harris Georgiades 24 Jan 14

    When Harris Georgiades became Finance Minister of Cyprus one year ago he was obliged to impose some tough austerity

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 22 Jan 11MB

    HT: Yehia Hamed 22 Jan 14

    As Egypt prepares to mark the third anniversary since the revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak, Shaun Ley speaks

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Jan 11MB

    HT: Ed Davey 20th January 2014

    The British government is "going all out for shale". Those are the words of the Prime Minister about his plan to allow

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Jan 11MB

    HT: Robert Gates 17 Jan 2014

    In a special edition of HARDtalk recorded in New York City, Stephen Sackur speaks to the former US Defence Secretary

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 15 Jan 11MB

    HT: Dean Spielmann 15 01 2014

    Eight hundred million Europeans’ fundamental rights and liberties are supposed to be safeguarded by the European Court

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Jan 11MB

    HT: Ben Emmerson: 13th Jan 2014

    When a US drone kills a jihadi militant in Pakistan has a law been broken? What if the missile kills women and children

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Jan 11MB

    HT: Keir Starmer: 13th Jan 2013

    Is English justice all it’s cracked up to be? HARDtalk speaks to Keir Starmer, the top barrister who's just stepped

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 08 Jan 11MB

    HT: Giles Duley 8th Jan 2014

    HARDtalk speaks to photographer, Giles Duley. Twelve years ago he abandoned the world of celebrity and fashion

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 06 Jan 11MB

    HT: Mike Mack 06 Jan 14

    HardTalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Mike Mack, CEO of one of the world's leading agribusinesses, the Swiss based Syngenta

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 Dec 11MB

    HT: Mark Cavendish 23 Dec 13

    HARDtalk speaks to Mark Cavendish, who over the past five years has enjoyed the reputation of being the fastest man on

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Dec 11MB

    HT: Jeremy Deller 20 Dec 13

    HARDtalk speaks to artist Jeremy Deller, who defies all the labels and categories of the art world. He is a visual

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Dec 11MB

    HT: Christophe de Margerie 18 Dec 2013

    HARDtalk is in Monte Carlo at the World Policy Conference, an international gathering of politicians and business

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 Dec 11MB

    HT: Douglas Alexander :16 Dec 2013

    Under Tony Blair's leadership the world grew used to a British Labour government that was the United States’

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Dec 11MB

    HT: Ahmet Uzumcu :13 Dec 2013

    When the Nobel Committee awarded this year's Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Dec 11MB

    HT: Francois Pienaar 11th December 13

    HARDtalk is in Cape Town to meet Francois Pienaar who captained the South African rugby team when it won the World Cup

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Dec 11MB

    HT: Marco Rubio 09 Dec 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to Senator Marco Rubio, Republican Senator for Florida. Viewed from across the Atlantic American

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 06 Dec 11MB

    HT: Martin Schulz 06 Dec 13

    For the last few years the EU has been under enormous strain. Amid the bail outs, austerity and rising unemployment some

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 Dec 11MB

    HT: Laszlo Andor 02 Dec 2013

    Is the stability and unity of the European Union threatened by internal migration? Over the past decade millions of

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Nov 11MB

    HT: Glenn Greenwald 29 Nov 13

    Thanks to Edward Snowden's leaking of American intelligence secrets the whole world now knows the extent of US-UK

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 27 Nov 11MB

    HT: Petro Poroshenko 27 Nov 13

    Ukraine had an historic opportunity this week to move toward full integration with the European Union. EU leaders wanted

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Nov 11MB

    HT: Julian Savulescu 25 Nov 13

    From genetic engineering to bioscience, human beings are close to acquiring the ability not just to combat disease, but

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Nov 11MB

    HT: 22 Nov 13 Ruby Wax

    Mental illness is the invisible scourge of modern life, and it comes with a stigma. To admit to depression, or another

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Nov 11MB

    HT: Roberto Unger 20 Nov 13

    What exactly is progressive politics? In the rich world it’s identified with the centre left, with a faith in the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Nov 11MB

    HT: Dr Nayna Patel 18 Nov 13

    In India, producing surrogate babies is a booming business. Reproductive technology allows childless, wealthy couples to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Nov 11MB

    HT: Paolo Scaroni 13 Nov 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to Paolo Scaroni, boss of one of Europe's energy giants, the Italian oil company ENI. While the US

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Nov 11MB

    HT: Paul Massara 11 Nov 13

    HardTalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Paul Massara, the Chief Exec of Npower, one of Britain's biggest energy suppliers.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Nov 11MB

    HT: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 4th November 2013

    The high price of oil is powering Nigeria's economy to new heights. This year, it's predicted to have grown by over six

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 01 Nov 11MB

    HT: Yuval Steinitz 01 Nov 13

    HARDtalk travels to Jerusalem to speak to Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister for intelligence affairs and international

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Oct 11MB

    HT: Ben Ainslie 30 Oct 13

    HARDtalk speaks to the most successful Olympic sailor of all time - British four-time gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 28 Oct 11MB

    HT: Emma Bonino 28 Oct 13

    As part of BBC World's 100 Women Series, HARDTalk's Zeinab Badawi spoke to Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonini, in

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Oct 11MB

    HT: Professor Rosalind Picard 25th October 2013

    Imagine a world where robots can think and feel like humans. HARDtalk speaks to pioneering American scientist Professor

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 Oct 11MB

    HT: David Nott 23rd October 2013

    The International diplomatic effort to push Syria's warring parties to the negotiating table continues - as does the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Oct 11MB

    HT: Pavel Khodorkovsky 21 Oct 13

    Vladimir Putin rules Russia with ruthless efficiency. Opponents and potential rivals know they are engaged in a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Oct 11MB

    HT: Paul Greengrass 18 Oct 13

    What do we want from the movies we see? Judging from the global box office returns the answer is escapism, superheroes

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 Oct 11MB

    HT: Sir Malcom Rifkind 16 October 2013

    Thanks to Edward Snowden, America's cyber-spy turned leaker, we now know US intelligence agencies backed by the British

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Oct 11MB

    HT: Reza Pahlavi Monday 14th October

    Are winds of change blowing across Iran? The Islamic Republic's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has engineered a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Oct 11MB

    HT: David Nicholson 11 October 2013

    In Britain healthcare is state-funded, free at the point of delivery to all citizens. The National Health Service is

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Oct 11MB

    HT: Ahdaf Soueif 9 October 13

    Is it time to mourn the death of Egypt's revolutionary dream? Civilians lead the government but real power lies with the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 07 Oct 11MB

    HT: Lalit Modi 07 Oct 13

    Thanks to money, media rights and commercialisation, cricket, a game of proud tradition, has been transformed into a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Oct 11MB

    HT: Damian McBride 04 Oct 13

    Opinion polls in Britain suggest public faith in politics and politicians has plummeted in the last decade. A political

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 Oct 11MB

    HT: John Limbert

    HARDtalk speaks to John Limbert, the US state department's point man on Iran in President Obama's first term, and one of

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Sep 11MB

    HT: David Kilcullen: 30th September 2013

    Many dozens have died in the Nairobi shopping mall siege raising questions both inside Kenya and elsewhere as to the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 27 Sep 11MB

    HT: Adonis Georgiadis 27th September 2013

    Those who think the worst of the Eurozone crisis is over should consider what's happening in Greece. Public sector job

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Sep 11MB

    HT: Clarke Carlisle 25 September 2013

    It is many a young boy's dream to become a professional footballer, understandable given the riches and the adulation on

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Sep 11MB

    HT: Roger Waters 20 Sep 13

    Draw up a list of the biggest bands in the history of rock and roll and a remarkable number of them will be British.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Sep 11MB

    HT: Samantha Geimer 18 Spetember 2013

    In the late 1970s the film director Roman Polanski admitted to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen year

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 16 Sep 11MB

    HT: Abdul Mawgoud Dardery 16 Spetember 2013

    What now for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party? Rarely has the fall

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Sep 11MB

    HT: Gary Kasparov 13 September 2013

    Vladimir Putin appears to be relishing his role at the centre of the diplomatic manoeuvring over Syria - it reinforces

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Sep 11MB

    HT: Enrico Letta 11 September 2013

    HARDtalk is in Italy to speak to the Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta. He is trying to hold together a fragile

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Sep 11MB

    HT: Peter Henry 09 September 2013

    Economists have spent years bemoaning the longterm stagnation of the advanced economies and drawing unflattering

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 06 Sep 11MB

    HT: Raffaele Sollecito 06 September 13

    In 2007, young British student Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia, Italy. The investigative and judicial process

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 04 Sep 11MB

    HT: Dominique de Villepin 03 September

    Is a military strike against the Assad regime in the offing or not? Two weeks after reports emerged of an apparent

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 02 Sep 11MB

    HT: Steven Berkoff 02 Sept 13

    HARDtalk speaks to Steven Berkhoff, world famous writer, actor and director who for over 5 decades has rocked and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Aug 11MB

    HT: Amr Moussa 30 Aug 13

    The Egyptian authorities are drafting a new constitution that would ban religious-based political parties. It's prompted

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 28 Aug 11MB

    HT: Richard Holloway 28 August 13

    HARDtalk speaks to the former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway. He entered a seminary at the age of 14, intent on

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 23 Aug 11MB

    HT: George Papaconstantinou 23 Aug 13

    Greece's former finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, was handed a list of 2000 possible tax evaders three years

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Aug 11MB

    HT: Najib Ghadbian 21 August 2013

    A senior US intelligence official has warned that Syria has become the 'predominant jihadist battlefield in the world.'

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    HT: Alistair Darling 19 Aug 13

    After almost three years of scraping along the bottom, the United Kingdom seems to be seeing signs of a burgeoning

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    HARDtalk speaks to professor Mark Post, who says his 'in vitro burger' could be the answer to our unsustainable appetite

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HardTalk’s Allan Little speaks to leading international human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, who made his name trying to

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HARDtalk speaks to Mzwandile Masina, the interim president of the ANC Youth League. South Africa is holding general

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Allan Little talks to Egypt's new foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, part of the interim government which supporters of

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    Sarah Montague speaks to Sir John Tavener, one of Britain's most celebrated composers, on location in Dorset, England.

    Duration: 24 mins

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    In a special edition of Hardtalk on the Road, Stephen Sackur travels to Alaska for the second part in his series from

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    Hardtalk is on the road in Alaska. Stephen Sackur reports on a bitter dispute between the fishing and mining

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Opera is one of the least watched art forms in the world, and possibly the most expensive. HARDtalk speaks to opera

    Duration: 29 mins

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    HT: Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi 26 July 13

    Nigeria's oil industry is in crisis. Production is concentrated in Rivers State, where the Governor, Rotimi Chibuike

    Duration: 24 mins

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    For HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi speaks to Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari. He said he wanted to rehabilitate

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    HARDtalk speaks to Paul Kenny, the leader of one of the UK's biggest trade unions. Britain's Labour Party was created by

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Sarah Montague speaks to Edi Rama, who will become Albania's Prime Minister in September. A modern artist, he won

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Gavin Esler talks to the Conservative MP David Davis on Hardtalk about the massive collection of data by the US National

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    Gavin Esler talks to Chinese businesswoman Zhang Xin on Hardtalk. One of only 24 self-made female billionaires in the

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Debate on political Islam 12 Jul 13

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol and Egyptian political activist Dina Wahba. A year ago the

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: 10 Jul 13 Nikos Dendias

    Nikos Dendias is Greece’s minister for public order. He believes Greece has become the new gateway to Europe,

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: 05 Jul 13 Omar Zakhilwal

    Afghanistan is a country that has huge natural resources, but it is also one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Sher Mohammad Karimi 03 Jul 13

    International Forces are pulling out of Afghanistan and by the end of 2014 they’ll be gone completely. HARDtalk's

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    On Hardtalk, Shaun Ley talks to “the true father of metal” and “the king of the heavy riff”. Tony Iommi’s band

    Duration: 24 mins

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    South Africa's Constitution has become one of the most admired in the world - progressive, transformative, guaranteeing

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Sergei Guriev 26 Jun 13

    Gavin Esler talks to Sergei Guriev, a star Russian economist who has been advocating liberalising economic reform in his

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Michael Sandel 21 Jun 13

    Tim Franks speaks to political philosopher Michael Sandel who argues that markets are increasingly entering all parts of

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    For Hardtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Ankara to speak to Turkey’s Finance Minister, Mehmet Simsek. Following the response

    Duration: 24 mins

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    On Hardtalk, Sarah Montague talks to Ayad Allawi, former Prime Minister of Iraq. More than a thousand people were

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    HT:Martin Amis 17 Jun 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to Martin Amis. Early in his writing career he was pigeonholed as the enfant terrible of the

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HardTalk's Shaun Ley talks to Ivo Daalder, US Permanent Representative to NATO, at the organisation's headquarters in

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Mo Ibrahim 12 Jun 13

    Shaun Ley speaks to Mo Ibrahim, creator of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. His Index of African

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    France is one of the political heavyweights of the European Union, a key world economy and a major global player.

    Duration: 24 mins

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Pierre Krähenbühl - Director of Operations, International Committee of the Red

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: 05 Jun 13: Robert Fowler

    Robert Fowler, a senior Canadian diplomat, was held hostage for five months by Al Qaeda in Niger in 2009. He says that

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Sarah Montague talks to Lindiwe Mazibuko on HARDtalk. She's the Parliamentary Leader of South Africa's Democratic

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur speaks to Harold Koh was the legal adviser to the US State Department 2009-13. President

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: John Kerry 29 May 13

    Zeinab Badawi presents this special edition of HardTalk from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The US Secretary of State John

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    On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to the Croatian Prime Minister, Zoran Milanovic. On July 1st, Croatia will be the

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Alan Parker, one of Britain's most experienced and successful film directors.

    Duration: 24 mins

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    On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Alan Johnson MP – UK Home Secretary 2009 – 2010. The British public appears

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Thomas Drake 15 May 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the highly-secretive National Security Agency in the

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    HT: 10 May 13 Zainab Bangura

    Stephen Sackur talks to Zainab Bangura, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict who says that for

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: 08 May 13: Pravin Gordhan

    Shaun Ley speaks to Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister. His national development plan seeks to raise more

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to the Chairman of the BBC Trust, Chris Patten. Almost three hundred million

    Duration: 24 mins

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Lord Browne, who made his name and fortune in the oil industry, and in the process

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Apr 11MB

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Jonathan Miller. He has had a career of mind-boggling diversity and creativity

    Duration: 24 mins

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    On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Ioannis Kasoulides, the Foreign Minister of Cyprus. Cyprus is enduring the agonies

    Duration: 24 mins

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    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Carlos Gutierrez - US Secretary of Commerce 2005 – 2009. The United States is a

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Christine Lagarde 22 Apr 13

    HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur travels to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC to speak to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 19 Apr 11MB

    HT: Mathieu Kassovitz 19 April 13

    Shaun Ley talks to Mathieu Kassovitz, the French actor and director. Mathieu Kassovitz has been a darling of French

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    On Hardtalk, Shaun Ley talks to Germany's Deputy Finance Minister, Steffen Kampeter. His boss, Angela Merkel is a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 15 Apr 11MB

    HT: Jeremy Irons 15 Apr 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to one of Britain's most successful actors, Jeremy Irons. Best known for his portrayal of

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    HT: Lord Saatchi 12 Apr 13

    Rarely does the death of a long retired politician prompt a genuinely worldwide reaction, but Margaret Thatcher was one

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Sir John Holmes 10 Apr 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to Sir John Holmes, who was the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator during crises in Sudan, Sri Lanka

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Stephen Sackur talks to Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister, Mimoza Kusari Lila. She was born and raised in Kosovo but left

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Patrick Chinamasa 05 Apr 13

    Stephen Sackur talks to Patrick Chinamasa, Justice Minister of Zimbabwe and the first senior Zanu-PF figure to make an

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Daniel Dennett 01 Apr 13

    HardTalk's Stephen Sackur talks to philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett. He's been described as one of the

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Stephen Sackur talks to Norwegian general Robert Mood, who lead the 2012 UN supervision mission in Syria. It was the UN

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 27 Mar 11MB

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    Zeinab Badawi talks to the President of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara. The Ivory Coast was once one of west

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Kishore Mahbubani 27 Mar 13

    On HardTalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Kishore Mahbubani, one of a select band of international thinkers and commentators

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 22 Mar 11MB

    HT: Gareth Thomas 22 March 2013

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Welsh rugby legend, Gareth Thomas. He confronted one of the last great taboos in professional

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Mar 11MB

    HT: Victor Ponta 20 Mar 13

    Zeinab Badawi speaks to Romania’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta. At the end of 2013, Romanians will be able to live and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 18 Mar 11MB

    HT: Kenneth Clarke 18 Mar 13

    No one ever said it would be easy for British Prime Minister David Cameron – his government is an uneasy coalition,

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Theodor Meron 15 Mar 13

    HardTalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Theodor Meron, president of the war crimes tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He was

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Stephen Sackur visits the grand presidential palace in Tunis to speak to the Tunisian President, and former human rights

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 11 Mar 11MB

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    Zeinab Badawi talks to Lord Bilmoria on HARDtalk. Britain and India are two countries united by two hundred years of

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    HT: Timo Soini 08 Mar 13

    HardTalk speaks to Timo Soini, longserving leader of Finland's populist, nationalist movement known as the Finns. He

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Henry Winkler 06 Mar 13

    Henry Winkler talks to HardTalk's Stephen Sackur about his long career as an actor. He found international fame playing

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: A. B. Yehoshua 4 Mar 2013

    On Hardtalk, Tim Franks talks to Isareli author A. B. Yehoshua. Given the failure of the politicians and the diplomats,

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    HT: Bernard Lynch 1 Mar 13

    On Hardtalk, Zeinab Badawi talks to Father Bernard Lynch, priest and psychotherapist. The Catholic Church has been

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Gloria Steinem 27 Feb 13

    HARDtalk speaks to one of the most influential women in the history of the modern feminist movement. Gloria Steinem grew

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Feb 11MB

    HT: Jon Huntsman 25-02-13

    The US Republican Party is in a mess. Badly beaten in the race for the White House, seemingly out of touch with

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Mamphela Ramphele 22-02-13

    The political supremacy of the ANC in post-apartheid South Africa has never been seriously threatened - but could that

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Sean Ley talks to Enrique Garcia, The veteran President of Latin America’s Development Bank. He says times have never

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Ireland currently holds the Presidency of the European Union; a symbolic leadership role in Europe at the very time it

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Fernando Carrera 13 Feb 13

    On this edition of HARDtalk, Zainab Badawi speaks to the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Fernando

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Hossein Mousavian 11 Feb 13

    Stephen Sackur’s guest on HARDtalk is a former Iranian nuclear negotiator, Hossein Mousavian.Can there be a negotiated

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Zeinab Badawi talks to renowned British plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad,who helps reconstruct the faces of women

    Duration: 13 mins

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    HARDtalk speaks to the designer of one of London's newest and most controversial buildings, he Shard. Renzo Piano is one

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Lord Ouseley 04 Feb 13

    If football is the beautiful game then it risks being disfigured by an ugly scar: racism. Players, fans and

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Paul Bhatti 01 Feb 13

    HARDtalk speaks to Paul Bhatti, a Government minister in Pakistan whose very job description seems deeply ironic given

    Duration: 24 mins

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    As part of the BBC’s WHAT IF season, HARDtalk talks to pro-GM campaigner and environmental author Mark Lynas asking

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Sir Nigel Sheinwald 28 Jan 2013

    In or out? For the next five years Britain's future in the European Union will be shrouded in uncertainty thanks to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 25 Jan 11MB

    HT: Mohamed El-Erian 25 Jan 2013

    Is it time for the doom-mongers to admit they were wrong about the world economy? The Eurozone is intact, the US hasn't

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Doreen Lawrence 23 Jan 2013

    On the 22nd April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered in South London. Stephen was black and his attackers were white.

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Pascal Lamy 21st January 2013

    HARDtalk travels to Geneva to the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation to meet the man who for the past eight

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Kiran Bedi 18 Jan 13

    The brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi last month has prompted India to confront a disturbing truth:

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Joaquίn Almunia 16 Jan 13

    EU officials in Brussels insist the worst of the Eurozone crisis is over; but is that relief premature? Europe’s debt

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HARDtalk speaks to an actor whose life is been flavoured with a twist of melodrama. Rupert Everett’s career has been

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    HT: Lord Heseltine 11 Jan 13

    Halfway through its parliamentary term Britain’s Conservative-led Coalition Government has a growth problem - the

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    Stephen Sackur speaks to the Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: 8th January 2013 Fatih Birol

    Stephen Sackur talks to Fatih Birol - the Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Ian Thorpe 04 Jan 13

    Once in a while an athlete comes along whose feats capture the attention of the whole world. HARDtalk speaks to one of

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Alan Moore 02/01/13

    Alan Moore is the graphic novelist behind the ghostly, bearded mask worn by computer hackers and Occupy protestors the

    Duration: 24 mins

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    Stephen Sackur talks to the composer Philip Glass about his groundbreaking opera 'Einstein On The Beach' and his search

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Dr Brooke Magnanti 28 Dec 12

    As Belle de Jour, she achieved global notoriety for years, writing a blog about her sexual encounters as a high-class

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 26 Dec 11MB

    HT: Lewis Moody 08 Aug 12

    There is no room for sentiment in elite sport. That is the lesson Lewis Moody learned when he captained England’s

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    HT: Geoffrey Nice 24 Dec 12

    In the 10 year life of the International Criminal Court every case prosecuted and every suspect charged has come from

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  • 20 Dec 11MB

    HT: 21 Dec 12 Naguib Sawiris

    How far is the Arab world's most populous and influential country becoming polarised between Islamist and secularist

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    HT: Dr Sima Samar17 DEC 12

    HARDtalk talks to Dr Sima Samar, chairperson of Afghanistan's Human Rights Commission and her country's first ever

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HARDtalk speaks to The Palestinian Authority envoy to the European Union, Leila Shahid. She says the most important

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: JAN CHEEK 12 DEC 12

    Jan Cheek is one of the leaders of the 3000 islanders who are about to be asked to vote on whether there should be

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Dec 11MB

    HT: Jose Manuel Barroso 10 Dec 12

    The Nobel Committee surprised many when it awarded this year's Peace Prize to the European Union. It said the EU had

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Carlos Ghosn 07 Dec 12

    HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to the CEO of Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn. Is the French car company adopting the right

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 06 Dec 11MB

    HT: Mike Newell 07 Dec 12

    HARDtalk's Sarah Montague talks to Mike Newell talks the British film maker with a successful Hollywood career. The

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  • 03 Dec 11MB

    HT: Peter Voser 03 Dec 12

    The United States is about to become the world's largest producer of oil and gas. Quite remarkable for a country that

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 30 Nov 11MB

    HT: Jeh Johnson 30 Nov 12

    How far will Barack Obama go in taking on critics who say the United States has abandoned its role as the global

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    HT: Michael Woodford 28 Nov 12

    Hardtalk speaks to the British businessman Michael Woodford, who rose to become chief-executive of one of the most

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    HT: Frans Baleni 26 Nov 12

    It's become known as the "marikana massacre" – thirty-four people were killed as police in South Africa opened fire on

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    HT: Kumi Naidoo 23 Nov 12

    For more than forty years Greenpeace has campaigned against environmental degradation. This month it’s mobilising its

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Nov 11MB

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    HARDtalk travels to the Jordanian capital Amman, just 100km north of the Syrian border. Three months ago Riad Hijab

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  • 19 Nov 11MB

    HT: Vandana Shiva 19 Nov 12

    HARDtalk speaks to the original tree hugger. The phrase was coined back in the seventies when she, along with a group of

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  • 16 Nov 11MB

    HT: James Cracknell 16 Nov 12

    The double gold medal winning Olympic rower, James Cracknell tells Stephen Sackur how an accident which left him with a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Nov 11MB

    HT: Radoslaw Sikorski 14 Nov 12

    The European Union’s formative years were shaped by a Franco-German motor. Could it be that when the EU finally

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 09 Nov 11MB

    HT: Leonid Kozhara 9 Nov 12

    Eight years after the Orange Revolution, with some of the government’s leading critics serving long sentences in jail,

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Hisham Qandil 07 Nov 12

    HARDtalk is in Cairo to assess the state of Egypt’s post-revolutionary politics. Right now the report card is mixed.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 05 Nov 11MB

    HT: Andreas Mavroyiannis 5 Nov 2012

    The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering unity in Europe. Ironically, the award was made during the

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  • 02 Nov 11MB

    HT: Bob Shrum 2nd Nov 12

    Next Tuesday’s US presidential election promises to be the closest since the Bush Gore race ended in a dispute over

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 31 Oct 11MB

    HT: Grover Norquist 31st Oct 12

    Mitt Romney and his Republican advisers claim momentum is on their side as the US presidential election enters the final

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 26 Oct 11MB

    HT: Conrad Black 26 Oct 12

    From global media baron to convicted criminal doing time in a Florida prison: the remarkable rise and fall of Conrad

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 24 Oct 11MB

    HT: Richard Thaler

    Shaun Ley speaks to behavioural economist and discoverer of the "nudge" theory, Richard Thaler. Britain's Prime Minister

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Oct 11MB

    HT: Connie Hedegaard 19th October 2012

    Stephen Sackur talks to the European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard.

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Oct 11MB

    HT: Bernard Cazeneuve

    The grandeur of the French foreign ministry in Paris gives a sense of how France sees its role in Europe - it’s

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  • 12 Oct 11MB

    HT: Michael O'Leary 12 Oct 12

    The aviation industry is in trouble. Fuel prices have soared, there’s been a drop in passenger numbers and some

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Oct 11MB

    HT: William Ruto 09 October 2012

    With elections approaching in six months, many Kenyans are apprehensive. The last disputed presidential election

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 03 Oct 11MB

    HT: Musalia Mudavadi 03 Oct 12

    Kenya is a country with big ambitions -to be East africa's powerhouse economy, and as is being seen in Somalia - to be a

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 01 Oct 11MB

    HT: Otmar Issing 1st October 2012

    Can the Euro be saved? Europe's leaders think so; its central bank says there's no limit to the money it’s prepared to

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 28 Sep 11MB

    HT: Jack Abramoff 28 September 2012

    In the lead-up to November's Presidential election in the United States, groups on the right and left are sounding the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 26 Sep 11MB

    HT: Europe debate 26 Sep 12

    Europe’s economic crisis has pushed its governments further and faster down the road of economic integration than many

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 24 Sep 11MB

    HT: Ashti Hawrami 24 Sep 12

    Kurds in Iraq are growing restless and impatient over the violence and open political rivalries in Baghdad, between

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 21 Sep 11MB

    HT: Welshman Ncube 21 Sep 12

    Have opposition politicians in Zimbabwe learned the lessons of the violent and disputed elections in 2008 in which

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 19 Sep 11MB

    HT: Hans Werner Sinn 19 Sep 12

    Germany's pivotal role in resolving the Eurozone crisis has sparked fierce international discussion but also deep rifts

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Sep 11MB

    HT: Felipe Larrain 17 Sep 12

    Chile is South America's boom economy, growing at a rate which almost echoes that of China. Chile's key commodity is

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 14 Sep 11MB

    HT: Pyotr Verzilov 14 Sep 12

    To their critics they're publicity hungry blasphemers. To their minds they are feminist punk rockers protesting against

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 12 Sep 11MB

    HT: Tyler Hamilton 12 Sep 12

    For years, it's been one of the biggest questions in sport: did Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of cycling's

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Sep 11MB

    HT: Maryam Al Khawadja 10th September 2012

    The future of the Gulf state of Bahrain remains uncertain after eighteen months of street protests inspired by the Arab

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 07 Sep 11MB

    HT: Xavier Rolet 7th September 2012

    The 2008 banking crash prompted a prolonged crisis of confidence in the financial institutions and markets that underpin

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 05 Sep 11MB

    HT: Raymond Tshibanda 05-09-12

    The grim threat of renewed conflict hangs over the Democratic Republic of Congo. An armed rebellion in the east - on the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 31 Aug 11MB

    HT: Tariq Al-Hashemi

    The conflict in Syria is fuelling sectarian tension across the Middle East. In neighbouring Iraq, a political and

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 29 Aug 11MB

    HT: Brian Sayers 29 August 2012

    Western powers led by the United states would dearly like to deal with a well organised, united anti-Assad opposition in

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 27 Aug 11MB

    HT: Maajid Nawaz 27 Aug 12

    Maajid Nawaz is a British born Muslim who became a radical Islamist. He was arrested and imprisoned in Hosni Mubarak's

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  • 24 Aug 11MB

    HT: Rob Davies 24 Aug 12

    The labour unrest in South Africa’s platinum mines has claimed the lives of dozens and produced the kind of violence

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 22 Aug 11MB

    HT: Angelique Kidjo 22 Aug 12

    Angelique Kidjo has been hailed as Africa's premier diva - known for the passion in her voice and her fierce

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 20 Aug 11MB

    HT: Lord Hanningfield 20 August 2012

    The expenses scandal tarnished those at the very heart of British democracy. Some politicians in the Mother of

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 17 Aug 11MB

    HT: Lord Moynihan 17 Aug 12

    Lord Moynihan is the Chairman of the British Olympics Association and Director of the London Organising committee of the

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 15 Aug 11MB

    HT: Sharon Bowles 15 Aug 12

    The Eurozone crisis has been a test not only for Europe's politicians but also its institutions. The European Union's

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 13 Aug 11MB

    HT: Michael Barber

    The United Nations had hoped that by 2015 every child would be able to go to primary school. But the last time they

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 10 Aug 11MB

    HT: Mark Carney 10 Aug 12

    London's reputation as a global financial centre has been tarnished yet again. This time another British bank, Standard

    Duration: 24 mins

  • 06 Aug 11MB

    HT: Nigel Farage 06 Aug 12

    Stephen Sackur talks to Nigel Farage the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP)and self-styled scourge of the EU

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    HT: Amos Gilad 01 Aug 12

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Amos Gilad, Policy Director at the Israeli Defence Ministry. Upheaval in the Arab world,

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    HT: Shiekh Hasina 30 July 2012

    Sheikh Hasina has been prime minister of Bangladesh for the last three and a half years. It’s her second term in

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    HT: Nawal El Mutawakel July 27th 2012

    At the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 a diminutive Moroccan runner named Nawal El Moutawakel won the 400 metres hurdles

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    HT:Arnold Ekpe 25 Jul 12

    The World Bank predicts a decade of African growth which Europe can only dream of, but how realistic is this talk of

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    Extratime talks to the triple jump gold medallist Jonathan Edwards. He's the athletes represntative on the London

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    Baaba Maal is maintaining a West African tradition: he is an internationally renowned musician with a strong political

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    Why do some nations thrive while others fail? What does Norway have which Mali lacks? The renowned Harvard academic

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    HT:Jocelyn Bell Burnell 16 Jul 12

    Stephen Sackur talks to the astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell about being a scientist in a man's world and tells him

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    HT: Paul Kagame 13 Jul 12

    Zeinab Badawi challenges Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, about UN allegations that his country has been supporting

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    HT: Karel De Gucht 11 Jul 12

    Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur talks the EU trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht. As Europe struggles to keep Greece in the Euro

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    As Africa's most populous nation and one of its biggest oil producers, Nigeria is a giant on the African stage. But in

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    HT: Ghazi Hamad 06 July 2012

    The election of a Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi as president of Egypt will have an impact not only on

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    HT: Niall Ferguson 04 Jul 12

    HARDtalk's Sarah Montague talks to the economic historian Niall Ferguson about the prospects for banking reform in the

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    HT: Lynton Crosby 02 July 2012

    Electoral politics is a bloodsport and some of the toughest fighters in the game are the campaign strategists who hone

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    HT: Helle Thorning-Schmidt 29 Jun 12

    Hardtalk is in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, which for the past six tumultuous months has held the presidency of

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    HT: Gehad El-Haddad

    Mohamed Morsi has made history by becoming Egypt's first freely elected president, but how much power has he won? The

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    HT: Dr Steve Peters 25 June 2012

    With the London Olympics just weeks away, athletes are completing their final preparations - and that means fine tuning

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    HT: Beeban Kidron

    The Cannes Film Festival was criticised this year when all 22 films in the competition were directed by men. But

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    HT: Chuka Umunna 20 June 12

    Across Europe, politicians are struggling to answer a simple question; how does the continent find a way back to

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    HT: Meir Dagan 18 June 2012

    Israel's secret service, the Mossad, is regarded as one of the most resourceful and ruthless intelligence agencies in

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    HT: Wayne McGregor 15 June 2012

    Wayne McGregor is known for pushing boundaries in an art form usually associated with traditional entertainment. Once

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    HT: Ali Ashgar Soltanieh 13 June 2012

    Iran's nuclear power programme has been a source of international tension for the past decade. At no point has it been

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    HT: Paul McKeever 10 Jun 12

    The police in Britain, used to being revered, respected and admired at home and abroad, find themselves under a heavy

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    HT: Francoise Barre Sinoussi

    Could we soon see a cure for HIV/Aids? Francoise Barre-Sinoussi thinks so. She's the Nobel Prize-winner who helped first

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    HT: Tracey Emin 06 Jun 12

    On HARDtalk,Stephen Sackur speaks to Tracey Emin, the British artist of international renown. She’s made an

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    HT: Tim Rice 04 June 12

    On Hardtalk, Gavin Esler talks to Sir Tim Rice, one of the greatest lyricists of his generation. He's written the

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    HT: Paul Krugman 01 Jun 12

    On Hardtalk Sarah Montague talks to the Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman. What debt-ridden governments should

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    HT: Helle Thorning-Schmidt 28 Jun 12

    Stephen Sackur is in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, which for the past six tumultuous months has held the

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    HT: Yiannis Milios 30 May 12

    HARDtalk’s Gavin Esler speaks to Yiannis Milios, the top economic advisor of Syriza, Greek's radical left coalition

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    HT:Bruce Dickinson

    Iron Maiden is one of the most successful heavy metal bands ever. They've sold more than 80 million albums and tickets

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    HT: Robin Gibb 25 May 12

    Last week saw the death Robin Gibb, a musician who did much to define the pop music of the 70s and 80s with the Bee

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    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Grigory Yavlinsky, a veteran leader of Russia's fragmented opposition. Despite

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    HT: Guy Scott 04 May 12

    At last Sub Saharan Africa has a positive economic story to tell, but is it being matched by improved governance? Are

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    HT: Louis Saha 21 May 12

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Louis Saha, a French international striker, currently playing foorball for Spurs in

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    HT: Michalis Sarris 18 May 12

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Michalis Sarris, chairman of the Cyprus Popular Bank and former Minister of

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    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Sir William Patey who has just retired from his post as British ambassador in

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    Jordan has survived the Arab Spring relatively unscathed, perhaps because its ruler has promised reform. But critics say

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    HT: Norman Finkelstein 11 May 12

    Sarah Montague talks to political scientist Norman Finkelstein who says that American Jews have fallen out of love with

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    HT: Ronald Cohen 09 May 12

    On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Ronald Cohen who is chair of Big Society Capital. He's one of Britain's most

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    HT: Nhial Deng Nhial 02 May 12

    Stephen Sackur talks to Nhial Deng Nhial, the South Sudanese Foreign Minister. South Sudan is currently in talks over

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    HT: John Sulston 30 Apr 12

    Stephen Sackur talks to Sir John Sulston. The British Nobel Prize winning scientist talks about his ground breaking work

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    HT:Oleg Deripaska 25 Apr 12

    The Russian businessman and billionaire Oleg Deripaska talks to Stephen Sackur about doing business in his home country

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    HT: Zoe Wanamaker 23 Apr 12

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur is at the Globe Theatre in London - a recreation of the theatre where William Shakespeare

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    HT: Peter Keen 20 Apr 12

    HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Peter Keen, Performance Director for UK Sport. In Beijing four years ago, his

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    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to South Africa's last white president, F.W. de Klerk, a co-recipient of the Nobel

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    HT: Paul Conroy 16 Apr 12

    Paul Conroy is a freelance photojournalist. He was injured during the bombardment of Homs, Syria where two journalists

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    HT: Ali Dizaei 11 Apr 12

    Stephen Sackur speaks to perhaps the UK's most controversial police officer - a commander in London's Metropolitan

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    HT: Michael Frayn 09 Apr 12

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Michael Frayn, a renowned playwright whose work has ranged from high farce to

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    HT: Hamid Al-Bayati 06 Apr 12

    Should Iraq be doing more to end the bloodshed on its doorstep or does it have its own vested interest in keeping

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    HT: Juergen Stark 4 Apr 12

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Juergen Stark who was - until his shock resignation last year - a key figure on

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    HT: Sir Alan Ayckbourn 02 Apr 12

    Sir Alan Ayckbourn is often described as the most performed living playwright in the world. After more than 50 years

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    HT: Nabeel Rajab 30 Mar 12

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Nabeel Rajab - the director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights. Nabeel's one of

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    HT: Len McCluskey 28 Mar 12

    For Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Len McCluskey, the leader of the UK's biggest union, UNITE. Britain has already

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    HT: Frank Chikane 26 Mar 12

    On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Frank Chikane, former South African Presidential aide. He's the ultimate insider

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    HT: Mark Walport 23 Mar 12

    HARDtalk comes from Portmeirion in North Wales, Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Mark Walport the Director of the Wellcome

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    HT: Aimee Mullins 21 March 12

    HARDtalk is in New York City. Stephen Sackur talks to Aimee Mullins - a woman who has spent her life challenging

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    HT: Otis Williams 19 Mar 12

    David Eades talks to Otis Williams, the sole constant in the life of one of the most successful groups in Motown

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    HT: Mohamed Waheed 16 Mar 12

    The Maldives - which promotes itself as an Indian Ocean tourist heaven - is currently experiencing a form of political

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    HT: Abdel El-Menawy 14Mar12

    Stephen Sackur talks to Abdel Latif al Menawy who was the news chief at Egypt's state broadcaster before and during the

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    HT: Said Ferjani 12 Mar 12

    In Tunis for HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Said Ferjani, a member of the Ennahda political bureau. He experienced

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    HT: Moncef Marzouki 09 Feb 12

    Hardtalk is in Tunisia a year after the revolution which gave birth to the Arab Spring. Stephen Sackur meets Moncef

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    HT: Jacqueline Wilson 07 Mar 12

    The best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson talks to Sarah Montague on HARDtalk about why she writes about

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    HT: Nana Akufo Addo 05 Mar 12

    Ghana has been hailed as a shining example to all of Africa - a model of democracy, decent governance and responsible

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    HT: Egemen Bagis 2 Mar 12

    Turkey is a rising power in a strategically vital region, but does it have the ability to shape events beyond its

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    HT: David Miliband 28 Feb 12

    Politics can be a cruel business. No one knows that better than Britain’s former foreign secretary David Miliband. He

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    HT: Georges Chikoti 26 Feb 12

    This year marks the tenth anniversary of the end of Angola's devastating post-independence civil war. What a difference

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    HT: President Museveni 23 Feb 12

    In this special edition of HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur speaks to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, currently on a

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT: Eugenia Tymoshenko 21 Feb 12

    This summer Ukraine is co-hosting the European football championships, but don't be deceived by the sporting camaraderie

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    HT: Fawzia Koofi 20 Feb 12

    Tim Franks talks to Fawzia Koofi, an MP in the Afghan parliament who has been a prominent national figure since she was

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    HT: Sir Clive Woodward 17 Feb 12

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Sir Clive Woodward, coach of England’s World Cup winning rugby team in 2003 and now

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    HT:15 Feb 12 Paul Volcker

    HARDtalk is in the financial heart of New York City to meet one of the country’s most respected and enduring policy

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    HT: John McCain

    Stephen Sackur talks to Senator John McCain. Four years ago he challenged Barack Obama for the presidency and lost.

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    Tim Franks speaks to John Fahey, the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency. What can WADA do to combat what it sees

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    HT: 08 Feb 12

    South Sudan became independent last July after a five-decade war against the north. But hostilities between the two

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    HT: Vladimir Yakunin 06 Feb 12

    Barring a miracle, Vladimir Putin will soon be back where he thinks he belongs; inside the Kremlin as Russia's elected

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    HT: Mary King 03 Feb 12

    There aren't many sportspeople who have competed in their fifties and are on course to be challenging for a medal at

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    HT: 01 Feb 12: Gene Sharp

    Gene Sharp is a political thinker whose influence is now spoken of in same breath as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther

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    HT: Edwin Cameron 30 Jan 12

    Living openly as a gay man in socially conservative Africa is hard enough; but Edwin Cameron, went even further. He was

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    HT: Gus O'Donnell 27 Jan 12

    Gus O'Donnell has been at the heart of government in Britain for 30 years, working closely with the last four British

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    HT: Sir Patrick Stewart 25 Jan 12

    Patrick Stewart is instantly recognisable to millions around the world as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise

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    HT: Wadah Khanfar 23 Jan 2012

    Wadah Khanfar was the Director General of Al Jazeera Television during the Arab Spring, one of the most tumultuous

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    HT: Steve McQueen

    The artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen talks to Zeinab Badawi about his new film Shame. His second feature has drawn

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT:Basma Kodmani 18 Jan 12

    Bassma Kodmani sits on the Executive Committee of the Syrian National Council. Sarah Montague asks her is she thinks it

    Duration: 24 mins

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    HT:Zoltan Kovacs 16 Jan 12

    The Minister for Communication in the Hungarian Government explains to Zeinab Badawi why his country has made such

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    HT: Cheng Siwei 13 Jan 12

    Zeinab Badawi talks to the prominent Chinese economist Cheng Siwei. In 2011 thousands of workers went on strike in China

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    Hardtalk is in Brussels to talk to Olli Rehn - Europe's Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs. Sarah Montague

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    HT: Devi Shetty 9 Jan 12

    On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur speaks to a brilliant Indian heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty - the veteran of more than 30,000

    Duration: 24 mins