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Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturdays at 7pm.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Aidan Turner 25 Apr 15

    Sat, 25 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Irish actor Aidan Turner is the star of Poldark, the BBC's most successful TV drama for a decade. He's won legions of fans as the brooding, scythe-wielding Cornish hero. But is he more than just a pretty face with an impressive six pack?

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  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 18 Apr 15

    Sat, 18 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Ronnie O'Sullivan has been called the "Mozart of snooker" and is acknowledged by many to be the most gifted player ever to play the game. But it hasn't always been plain sailing - he has spent time in rehab and battled depression. Mark Coles profiles the unpredictable star who is in Sheffield hoping to win a sixth world championship title.

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  • Teletubbies: 11 April 15

    Sat, 11 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po – the four brightly coloured, furry children's TV stars who are making a comeback. It's estimated that around a billion children in over 120 countries have watched Teletubbies. But who, or what, are the Teletubbies? And why have they proved such an enduring cultural phenomenon?

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  • Trevor Noah 04 APR 15

    Sat, 4 Apr 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    South African comedian Trevor Noah is set to take over from Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Noah's observational comedy about his life growing up mixed-race in South Africa has won him fans around the world - but how will he fare when he takes the hot seat on the highly-popular talk show?

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  • Leanne Wood: 28 March 15

    Sat, 28 Mar 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Mark Coles profiles Leanne Wood, leader of Welsh political party, Plaid Cymru.

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  • Dolce & Gabbana: 21 March 15

    Sat, 21 Mar 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Becky Milligan profiles Italy's famous couture couple, Dolce & Gabbana, after their spat with Elton John.

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  • Nigel Dodds: 14 March 15

    Sat, 14 Mar 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Mark Coles profiles the DUP's leader at Westminister, Nigel Dodds, one of a number of possible post-election kingmakers. Dodds, furious to find his party excluded from the leaders' debates, is now being watched carefully to see which - if any - other parties he might support in coalition. Nigel Dodds is conservative and religious. He is opposed to gay marriage and abortion and believes Britain would be better off outside of the EU. But does that really tell us where he might put his support?

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  • Qassem Suleimani: 07 Mar 15

    Sat, 7 Mar 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    The Iranian General Qassem Suleimani has been described as the single most powerful operative in the Middle East. He has been arming and training Bashar al-Assad's military in Syria and leading the Shia militias fighting ISIS on the frontline in Iraq - where he has been accused of killing American soldiers. Mark Coles tells his extraordinary story.

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  • Natalie Bennett 28 Feb 15

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Australian born campaigner, has been in the headlines this week after a rocky campaign launch. How is she likely to fare amid the intense scrutiny of the coming election? Mark Coles profiles the Australian campaigner leading a British party.

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  • Yanis Varoufakis 21 Feb 2015

    Sat, 21 Feb 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Mark Coles profiles the flamboyant and hugely important Greek finance minister.

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