HARDtalk

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

Patrick Stewart is instantly recognisable to millions around the world as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise and Professor Charles Xavier of X-Men. But after 17 years in Hollywood, he's turned his back on it to return to England, and to...
Wadah Khanfar was the Director General of Al Jazeera Television during the Arab Spring, one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Middle Eastern history. HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi asks him whether the network was as balanced as it claims to be?...
HT: Steve McQueen Jan. 20, 2012
The artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen talks to Zeinab Badawi about his new film Shame. His second feature has drawn much controversy over his portrayal of sex addiction in modern day New York. But does sex addiction really exist?...
Bassma Kodmani sits on the Executive Committee of the Syrian National Council. Sarah Montague asks her is she thinks it is time for international intervention in Syria?...
The Minister for Communication in the Hungarian Government explains to Zeinab Badawi why his country has made such contraversial constitutional changes....
Zeinab Badawi talks to the prominent Chinese economist Cheng Siwei. In 2011 thousands of workers went on strike in China demanding more pay and the country's growth has slowed. Zeinab Badawi asks Cheng Siwei if China's economic miracle is showing its...
HT: Olli Rehn 11 Jan 12 Jan. 11, 2012
Hardtalk is in Brussels to talk to Olli Rehn - Europe's Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs. Sarah Montague asks Olli Rehn whether Europe's leaders are any closer to resolving the crisis in the Eurozone and can the Euro survive?...
On Hardtalk, Stephen Sackur speaks to a brilliant Indian heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty - the veteran of more than 30,000 operations. He wants to make major surgery affordable for the poorest people, by means of mass production, and to do this he's...
What would life be like without ageing? Is it a vision that's inspiring or dangerous?
How much further can the budget airlines grow?
He has the ability to shock and offend, but does his work go deeper?
Veteran Labour MP Jack Straw on whether Labour can win next year’s general election
How does Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie see Nigeria's story unfolding?
Are Nigeria's leaders capable of rescuing their country?
Dr Kizza Besigye has run three times against President Museveni but lost each time - why?
Is restoring Russian greatness a coherent strategy?
Actor - Viggo Mortensen Sept. 12, 2007
Has the American movie industry contributed to the ‘Hollywoodisation’ of global culture?
How much carrot and how much stick should the EU wield when dealing with Moscow?
Will President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar's agreed ceasefire work?
Can Western nations like the US stop Ukraine from falling into civil conflict?