HARDtalk

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

Iran's nuclear power programme has been a source of international tension for the past decade. At no point has it been able to shrug off the suspicion that its pursuit of nuclear energy is also an effort to make nuclear weapons. Iran insists it has no...
The police in Britain, used to being revered, respected and admired at home and abroad, find themselves under a heavy black cloud. With allegations of bribery and corruption denting trust, the force now also faces dramatic cuts to its budget and...
Could we soon see a cure for HIV/Aids? Francoise Barre-Sinoussi thinks so. She's the Nobel Prize-winner who helped first identify the virus 30-years-ago. She argues that the need to pour money into fighting one of the world's most deadly diseases is...
On HARDtalk,Stephen Sackur speaks to Tracey Emin, the British artist of international renown. She’s made an extraordinary journey from wild youth to pillar of the cultural establishment – just how blurred is the line between her art and her life?...
On Hardtalk, Gavin Esler talks to Sir Tim Rice, one of the greatest lyricists of his generation. He's written the lyrics for musicals such as Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King....
On Hardtalk Sarah Montague talks to the Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman. What debt-ridden governments should be doing, he says, is borrowing more to spend their way out of trouble....
Stephen Sackur is in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, which for the past six tumultuous months has held the presidency of the European Union. In that time, the number of Eurozone countries seeking an emergency financial bailout has risen to five....
HARDtalk’s Gavin Esler speaks to Yiannis Milios, the top economic advisor of Syriza, Greek's radical left coalition party. If Syriza wins the re-run election on June 17th, do they really believe they can stay in the Eurozone while tearing up the...
HT:Bruce Dickinson May 28, 2012
Iron Maiden is one of the most successful heavy metal bands ever. They've sold more than 80 million albums and tickets for their live shows sell faster now than at any point in their thirty years as a band. HARDtalk⿿s Sarah Montague speaks to the...
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 Gees. Eighteen months ago, Robin Gibb joined Stephen Sackur in the HARDtalk studio....
HT: Grigory Yavlinsky May 23, 2012
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Grigory Yavlinsky, a veteran leader of Russia's fragmented opposition. Despite sporadic street protests and the stirrings of middle class rebellion, Vladimir Putin is back in the Kremlin. Why do liberal opponents of...
At last Sub Saharan Africa has a positive economic story to tell, but is it being matched by improved governance? Are Africa's leaders making best use of the current surge in economic growth to tackle endemic poverty? Stephen Sackur speaks to Guy...
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Louis Saha, a French international striker, currently playing foorball for Spurs in the English Premier League. His is the view from inside the football factory - has the joy been taken out of the beautiful game?...
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Michalis Sarris, chairman of the Cyprus Popular Bank and former Minister of Finance. A mountain of banking debt, a weak Government, an angry public - could Cyprus be the next domino to fall in this Eurozone crisis?...
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Sir William Patey who has just retired from his post as British ambassador in Kabul. Did the West get the balance between war and diplomacy fundamentally wrong in Afghanistan?...
Jordan has survived the Arab Spring relatively unscathed, perhaps because its ruler has promised reform. But critics say King Abdullah is buying time and is not serious. Jordan is seen as critical to peace in the region not least because of its...
Sarah Montague talks to political scientist Norman Finkelstein who says that American Jews have fallen out of love with Israel. But then he is nothing if not controversial. Norman Finkelstein is famous for accusing Jews of exploiting the Holocaust....
On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Ronald Cohen who is chair of Big Society Capital. He's one of Britain's most innovative business leaders, a pioneer of venture capitalism, who is now committed to the idea of social investment, or capitalism...
Stephen Sackur talks to the composer Philip Glass about his groundbreaking opera 'Einstein On The Beach' and his search for the answer to the question 'what is music'?
Stephen Sackur talks to Nhial Deng Nhial, the South Sudanese Foreign Minister. South Sudan is currently in talks over the border demarcation with Sudan but will the two countries fall into a bloody conflict?...