HARDtalk

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

Stephen Sackur talks to Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister, Mimoza Kusari Lila. She was born and raised in Kosovo but left Pristina to study in the US. When she returned in 2001 Kosovo was in limbo, a war-torn NATO protectorate. Kosovo's progress has been...
Stephen Sackur talks to Patrick Chinamasa, Justice Minister of Zimbabwe and the first senior Zanu-PF figure to make an official visit to the UK in more than a decade. Zimbabwe's people have endorsed a new constitution, paving the way for elections due...
HardTalk's Stephen Sackur talks to philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett. He's been described as one of the four horsemen of the new atheism, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens. Professor Dennett has...
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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 Security Council's effort to encourage both the Assad regime and the Syrian rebel forces to stick to a loose ceasefire agreement...
Zeinab Badawi talks to the President of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara. The Ivory Coast was once one of west Africa’s economic powerhouses. Today, the world’s biggest cocoa producer is trying to recover from the conflict that tore the country...
On HardTalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Kishore Mahbubani, one of a select band of international thinkers and commentators whose ideas fuel political debate from Washington DC to Beijing, from Berlin to Brazilia. He was born in Singapore to Indian...
Stephen Sackur speaks to Welsh rugby legend, Gareth Thomas. He confronted one of the last great taboos in professional sport by publically revealing his homosexuality while still playing at the top level. His honesty won him admiration within and far...
Zeinab Badawi speaks to Romania’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta. At the end of 2013, Romanians will be able to live and work in any EU country they want to. All work restrictions imposed by some countries when Romania and Bulgaria joined the Union six...
No one ever said it would be easy for British Prime Minister David Cameron – his government is an uneasy coalition, and his economic inheritance was disfigured by debt. But right now his biggest problems are coming from within. The Conservative Party...
HardTalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Theodor Meron, president of the war crimes tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He was born and raised in Poland, the son of a Jewish family torn apart by the Nazi genocide. He spent his childhood years working in a...
Stephen Sackur visits the grand presidential palace in Tunis to speak to the Tunisian President, and former human rights campaigner, Moncef Marzouki. During his presidency, Tunisia’s status as the success story of the Arab uprising has been threatened...
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Zeinab Badawi talks to Lord Bilmoria on HARDtalk. Britain and India are two countries united by two hundred years of shared history but now with an ever growing distance in ties. India is a rising global economic powerhouse: Britain a former imperial...
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HardTalk speaks to Timo Soini, longserving leader of Finland's populist, nationalist movement known as the Finns. He commands almost one-fifth of the seats in the Finnish parliament thanks to a stunning electoral advance in the election of 2011. His...
Henry Winkler talks to HardTalk's Stephen Sackur about his long career as an actor. He found international fame playing the Fonz, the cool dude at the centre of the US TV show Happy Days, which was a worldwide hit in the 70s and 80s. Winkler overcame...
On Hardtalk, Tim Franks talks to Isareli author A. B. Yehoshua. Given the failure of the politicians and the diplomats, the militants and the liberals to resolve the Middle East crisis, what should we take from the words of the writer? A.B. Yehoshua...
On Hardtalk, Zeinab Badawi talks to Father Bernard Lynch, priest and psychotherapist. The Catholic Church has been rocked by controversies and surprise resignations in the past few weeks. Father Lynch is one of the Catholic church's few gay priests,...
HARDtalk speaks to one of the most influential women in the history of the modern feminist movement. Gloria Steinem grew up in an America where women were expected to put husband and children first. But that was never her intention. She forged a...
The US Republican Party is in a mess. Badly beaten in the race for the White House, seemingly out of touch with mainstream opinion on issues from immigration to gun control and in danger of being outmanoeuvred by President Obama in the continued...
The political supremacy of the ANC in post-apartheid South Africa has never been seriously threatened - but could that be about to change? HARDtalk speaks to Mamphela Ramphele, anti-apartheid activist, prominent public figure and former partner of the...
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Sean Ley talks to Enrique Garcia, The veteran President of Latin America’s Development Bank. He says times have never been so good. But as the world slows, can growth be sustained? The region’s politicians are divided – talking about free trade deals...