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Profile

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)

  • Mazher Mahmood 26 July 14

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    The so-called "fake sheikh" – journalist Mazher Mahmood – hit the headlines this week after the drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostlavos collapsed. Mahmood has long been a controversial figure and his investigations have exposed serious wrongdoing. But he is accused of provoking people to commit criminal acts, in pursuit of a newspaper headline? Edward Stourton presents

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  • Nicky Morgan 19 July 14

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Following the cabinet reshuffle, Mark Coles profiles Nicky Morgan and asks who exactly is the new Education Secretary?

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  • Elizabeth Butler-Sloss 12 July 14

    Sat, 12 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been chosen to lead a major enquiry into abuse allegations. But claims that she is too close to the establishment have proved the choice controversial. Mary-Ann Sieghart looks at the life and career of this specialist in family law who became a high-ranking judge.

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  • Elizabeth Warren 10 May 14

    Sat, 10 May 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Could Elizabeth Warren be the next President of the United States of America?

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  • Amal Alamuddin 03 May 14

    Sat, 3 May 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Amal Alamuddin is the fiancée of George Clooney, the worlds most eligible bachelor, but who is this London human rights barrister who has defended the likes of Julian Assange of Wikileaks and the former head of Libyan intelligence Abdallah Al Senussi? Mark Coles asks what drives her, and what may her future hold?

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  • The Glazer Family 26 Apr 14

    Sat, 26 Apr 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    The owners of Manchester United are under the spotlight once again following the sacking of manager David Moyes. American billionaire Malcolm Glazer and his family faced a hostile reaction from many fans when they took over the club in 2005. They have attempted to keep their liives private but have been unable to avoid media attention. Jo Fidgen talks to friends, foes and observers.

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  • Sajid Javid 19 Apr 14

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sajid Javid is the new culture secretary. Son of 1960s immigrants from Pakistan, after a stellar banking career he's now in the Cabinet. What's behind his rise? And what kind of Culture Secretary will he be? Mark Coles profiles.

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  • Narendra Modi 12 Apr 14

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    The Indian Elections are in full swing and Narendra Modi is tipped to become the next Prime Minister but he's a controversial character, both loved and loathed. Ritula Shah has been to India to find out more about the son of a tea seller who has become a formidable politician.

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  • Sir Alan Ayckbourn 05 Apr 14

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Sir Alan Ayckbourn is one of the country's most celebrated comedy playwrights. Known for his acerbic social observations his works are as thought provoking as they are as funny. In this edition of Profile, Becky Milligan speaks to Sir Alan’s close friends and family to find out what drives him, and why.

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  • Noah 29 Mar 14

    Sat, 29 Mar 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    A new Hollywood blockbuster about Noah and his ark is out this week. Mark Coles explores the many sides of a character we keep coming back to.

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