Hardtalk: Suha Arafat, Widow of Yasser Arafat08/28/15
Earlier this year Suha Arafat, the widow of Yasser Arafat, spoke to Zeinab Badawi.
Suha Arafat, Widow of Yasser Arafat
Earlier this year Zeinab Badawi went to Malta to meet Suha Arafat - the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Ten years after his death, Mrs Arafat gave a rare broadcast interview about their marriage and tells her why she believes her...
Hardtalk: Don McLean, Singer Songwriter
Tim Franks talks to the artist who penned 'American Pie' about his most famous song.
Don McLean, Singer Songwriter
Tim Franks speaks to Don McLean - the self-confessed "accidental" pop star whose first unlikely hit became one of the defining songs of the century. In April, the manuscript to American Pie was auctioned for more than a million dollars. McLean has...
Hardtalk: Werner Herzog, Film Director
After five decades making movies, is Werner Herzog's love of film as intense as ever?
Werner Herzog, Film Director
Draw up a list of the greatest living film-makers and Werner Herzog would surely occupy a prominent place. He is responsible for some of the most wildly beautiful images captured on film. If you have seen Fitzcarraldo you won’t have forgotten the...
HT: Ama Ata Aidoo: Monday 28th July
HARDtalk speaks to the acclaimed Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo who has arguably done more than any other writer to depict and celebrate the condition of women in Africa, in books such as ‘The Dilemma of a Ghost’ and ‘Changes’. She is opposed to what...
HT: Danny Danon: Friday 25th July
Israel says its current campaign in Gaza is in response to rocket strikes from Hamas militants and is aimed at destroying illicit tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle arms. In more than two weeks of conflict around six hundred Palestinians - mostly civilians...
HT: Obiageli Ezekwesili: Wednesday 23rd July
A few months ago international attention was fixed on the remote forests of north eastern Nigeria - believed to be where 200 kidnapped schoolgirls were being held by Boko Haram militants. Well, the girls have now been missing for 100 days; Boko...
HT: Chris Packham: Monday 21st July
HARDtalk is in the heart of the English countryside, a habitat that is rich in wildlife but for how much longer? The impact of human beings here, as in so much of the world, is putting enormous pressure on natural eco systems. Stephen Sackur speaks to...
HT: Lord Falconer 16 July 2014
Just a handful of countries allow assisted dying or euthanasia or both - most notably Switzerland and the Netherlands. It is a difficult and contentious area for policymakers. This week in the UK, the highly controversial Assisted Dying Bill has its...
HT: Thomas Piketty: Monday 14th July
Just occasionally a big idea makes waves across the world. HARDtalk speaks to French economist Thomas Piketty whose book, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ has become an unlikely international bestseller. His thesis carries echoes of Karl Marx - modern...
HT: Carl Bildt: Friday 11th July 2014
It is out with the old and in with the new at the European Union as EU member states conduct the usual bout of horse-trading that follows elections for the European Parliament. They are selecting a new set of officials including the key post of...
HT: Dore Gold: Wednesday 9th July
The kidnap and murder of four teenagers - three Israeli and then one Palestinian - has triggered protests and violent clashes in both Israel and the Occupied Territories and unleashed the heaviest rocket fire between Israel and Hamas for nearly two...
HT: Mohamoud Nur Monday 7th July
Most of us probably don't associate local government with racing pulses and grave danger. But few local government jobs are like the Mayor of Mogadishu's. HARDtalk speaks to Mohamoud Nur who had that post for more than three years, trying to improve...
HT: Deirdre McCloskey Friday 4th July
Is rising inequality the sickness that could yet kill capitalism? It's a debate currently raging in politics as well as economics. President Obama says income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. The influential American economist Deirdre...
HT: Salih Muslim Mohammed 1 July 2014
The extremist group Isis is expanding its foothold in Syria after its recent gains in neighbouring Iraq. The first town it seized was Raqqa in northern Syria a year ago, it holds parts of Aleppo province in the north as well as more territory on the...
HT: Anthony Loyd: Monday 30th June 2014
More than sixty journalists have been killed in Syria's civil war. Across the world journalists have become targets as never before, murdered, kidnapped and, in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, locked up by the state for doing their...
HT: Aubrey De Grey 23 June 14
Imagine life without aging. You could live for hundreds of years with the mental and physical attributes of your 25 year old self. Would you be tempted? HARDtalk speaks to a scientist and futurologist who believes it's a proposition that 21st century...
HT: Carolyn McCall 18 June 2014
Is flying always going to be this affordable and accessible? Low cost airlines have revolutionised the European aviation business over the past 25 years - offering cheap flights, no frills and a service sometimes to be endured rather than enjoyed. How...
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