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  1. 27/08/2014

    In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2014

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  2. General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK - Bishop Angaelos

    Do Christians have a future in the Arab world?

    First broadcast: 25 Aug 2014

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  3. Special Assistant to the US Ambassador to Iraq, 2003 - 2009, Ali Khedery

    What is Barack Obama's strategy in the Middle East?

    First broadcast: 22 Aug 2014

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  4. Afghan Presidential Candidate - Abdullah Abdullah

    Is Abdullah Abdullah currently acting in Afghanistan’s interest, or his own?

    First broadcast: 20 Aug 2014

  5. Doctor and Activist - Dr Mads Gilbert

    Does being a political activist interfere with work as a medic and humanitarian?

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2014

  6. Secretary General of NATO - Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    Can NATO make the world a safer place? If not is it time it went into retirement?

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2014

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  7. Economist - Jeremy Rifkin

    Are we entering a post-capitalist age?

    First broadcast: 11 Aug 2014

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  8. Andrei Konchalovsky – Russian Film Director

    Can Russia's experience of World War One help explain what is going on today?

    First broadcast: 08 Aug 2014

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  9. Artist - Ai Weiwei

    An interview with the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2014

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  10. Karl von Habsburg

    The great nephew of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was assassinated in June 1914

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2014

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  11. TV Host - Jerry Springer

    Critics say his show is cynical and manipulative TV, but does he care?

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2014

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  12. Prime Minister, Moldova - Iurie Leanca

    Can Moldova's bid for EU membership avoid a tug of war between Russia and the EU?

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2014

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  13. Ama Ata Aidoo - Author

    How much is there really to celebrate about being female in Africa?

    First broadcast: 28 Jul 2014

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  14. Former Deputy Defence Minister, Israel - Danny Danon

    How does Danny Danon justify the high Palestinian death toll?

    First broadcast: 25 Jul 2014

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  15. Former Education Minister, Nigeria - Obiageli Ezekwesili

    Has Nigeria failed the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram and their families?

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2014

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  16. Naturalist and Wildlife Film-maker - Chris Packham

    Is it time to radically rethink man’s relationship with the natural world?

    First broadcast: 21 Jul 2014

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  17. South African Writer and Nobel Laureate - Nadine Gordimer

    Is modern South Africa what she hoped it would be?

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 2014

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  18. Lord High Chancellor, 2003 – 2007 - Lord Falconer

    Can Attorney-General Lord Falconer defend the Assisted Dying Bill?

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2014

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  19. Thomas Piketty - Economist

    His thesis on modern captialism is under intense fire but is Thomas Piketty unscathed?

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2014

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  20. Swedish Foreign Minister - Carl Bildt

    What is the future direction of the European Union?

    First broadcast: 11 Jul 2014

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  21. Adviser to Israel Prime Minister - Dore Gold

    Could violent clashes triggered by deaths of Israeli and Palestinian teenagers escalate?

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2014

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  22. Mohamoud Nur - Mayor of Mogadishu, 2010 - 2014

    What persuaded him to leave life in London to take up the post?

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2014

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  23. Economic Historian - Deirdre McCloskey

    Is rising inequality the sickness that could kill capitalism?

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2014

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  24. Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

    What does the advance of Isis mean for moderate secular opposition groups inside Syria?

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2014

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  25. War Correspondent - Anthony Loyd

    Is the fear factor forcing journalists to retreat from the frontline?

    First broadcast: 30 Jun 2014

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  26. Governor, Central Bank of Ireland - Patrick Honohan

    In Ireland, growth has returned, optimism is on the rise, but it is justified?

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2014

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  27. Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation - Aubrey De Grey

    What would life be like without ageing? Is it a vision that's inspiring or dangerous?

    First broadcast: 23 Jun 2014

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  28. CEO, EasyJet - Carolyn McCall

    How much further can the budget airlines grow?

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2014

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  29. Photographer - David LaChapelle

    He has the ability to shock and offend, but does his work go deeper?

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2014

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