HARDtalk

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

Stephen Sackur talks to Sir John Sulston. The British Nobel Prize winning scientist talks about his ground breaking work into genetics using nematode worms and his current interest in climate change and population control....
The Russian businessman and billionaire Oleg Deripaska talks to Stephen Sackur about doing business in his home country and the challenges it faces in the current economic and political climate....
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur is at the Globe Theatre in London - a recreation of the theatre where William Shakespeare honed his theatrical genius in the late sixteenth century. He speaks to actor Zoë Wanamaker, honorary president of the Globe, which was...
HT: Peter Keen 20 Apr 12 April 20, 2012
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Peter Keen, Performance Director for UK Sport. In Beijing four years ago, his strategies helped deliver a record medal haul for team GB, in London the aim is to do even better. But has the cult of winning gone too...
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to South Africa's last white president, F.W. de Klerk, a co-recipient of the Nobel peace prize with Nelson Mandela. Is the rainbow nation living up to its promise?...
HT: Paul Conroy 16 Apr 12 April 16, 2012
Paul Conroy is a freelance photojournalist. He was injured during the bombardment of Homs, Syria where two journalists caught in the same attack died. He tells Stephen Sackur why he risks life and limb to tell a story....
HT: Alan Moore 13 Apr 12 April 13, 2012
Alan Moore is the graphic novelist behind the ghostly, bearded mask worn by computer hackers and Occupy protestors the world over. He has, in the past, championed graphic novels - book-length comics - for their effect on politics and culture. Tim Franks asks him why, in that case, is he …
HT: Ali Dizaei 11 Apr 12 April 11, 2012
Stephen Sackur speaks to perhaps the UK's most controversial police officer - a commander in London's Metropolitan police and a convicted criminal. Ali Dizaei portrays himself as a victim; the courts decided he was a rogue cop - what does his rise and...
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to Michael Frayn, a renowned playwright whose work has ranged from high farce to cerebral intensity. But he's also an acclaimed novelist and an accomplished translator from the Russian of Chekhov and Tolstoy. Throughout...
Should Iraq be doing more to end the bloodshed on its doorstep or does it have its own vested interest in keeping Syria's president Assad in power? Tim Franks talks to Hamid Al-Bayati, Iraq's Ambassador to the United Nations....
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Juergen Stark who was - until his shock resignation last year - a key figure on the board of the European Central Bank. He quit because he disagreed with the ECB's crisis management. Much has changed in the last few...
Sir Alan Ayckbourn is often described as the most performed living playwright in the world. After more than 50 years of writing and directing, what is it about Alan Ayckbourn that can still fill theatres around the world? Sarah Montague finds out....
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Nabeel Rajab - the director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights. Nabeel's one of Bahrain’s most outspoken human rights activists. A year ago revolution was in the air in the Gulf Kingdom - what about now? After...
For Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Len McCluskey, the leader of the UK's biggest union, UNITE. Britain has already seen the first skirmishes in what could be a protracted battle between the Cameron-led coalition government and organised labour. Len...
On HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur talks to Frank Chikane, former South African Presidential aide. He's the ultimate insider of South African politics and talks about the difficult time when Thabo Mbeki was removed as South Africa's president....
HARDtalk comes from Portmeirion in North Wales, Stephen Sackur talks to Sir Mark Walport the Director of the Wellcome Trust. One of the world’s most important funding institutions for biomedical research it distributes close to a billion dollars’...
HARDtalk is in New York City. Stephen Sackur talks to Aimee Mullins - a woman who has spent her life challenging assumptions that go with the label 'physically disabled'. She had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was just a year old....
David Eades talks to Otis Williams, the sole constant in the life of one of the most successful groups in Motown history: The Temptations. The group's record sales tell a story of extraordinary success. And yet, if rock and Roll was about sex and...
The Maldives - which promotes itself as an Indian Ocean tourist heaven - is currently experiencing a form of political hell. Street protests, sporadic violence and parliamentary chaos all followed the resignation earlier this year of President Mohamed...
Stephen Sackur talks to Abdel Latif al Menawy who was the news chief at Egypt's state broadcaster before and during the revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak. Is the Arab world ready for a truly free media?...