Hardtalk: Syriza Committee Member - Stathis...08/01/15
The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a rebellion within his party
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Hardtalk: Marc Quinn - Artist
Marc Quinn is one of Britain's best known artists. Will his work stand the test of time?
Scientist - Professor Robert Winston
The UK has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of what are commonly known as 'three-parent babies' and the first such infants could be born next year. The process allows mothers who carry rare but fatal genetic disorders to...
Berlin doesn’t house any of the European Union’s key institutions, but there is no doubt this is the power capital of Europe – something Greece’s new left-wing Government now knows all too well. Germany calls the shots when it comes to shaping...
HT: Vadym Prystaiko 25th February 2015
What chance is there of peace in Ukraine? There is meant to be a ceasefire in place - but fighting has continued. And the deal agreed in Minsk left many issues unresolved. The crisis has pitted Russia against the West in a way not seen since the Cold...
HT: Tef Poe 18th February 2015
Hardtalk speaks to the activist and rapper Tef Poe. He's described the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, of unarmed teenager Michael Brown as a "declaration of war" by the police. Tef Poe has stated that "my grandparents endured this type of...
HT:Gebran Bassil 13 Feb 15
In a special edition of HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Brussels to speak to Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. He has travelled to the city to tell EU officials that his country has been overwhelmed by Syrian refugees. But why does his political...
HT: General Asad Durrani 11 Feb 15
Sarah Montague talks to the former head of Pakistan's Intelligence Service General Asad Durrani. After 152 people were killed in the school in Peshawar, Pakistan's Prime Minister said that the country would no longer distinguish between "good" and...
HT: Andrey Kurkov 09 Feb 15
It's a year since the protests in Ukraine's Maidan Square -protests that led to the fall of the pro-Russian government. Russian born Andrey Kurkov has published his diary of the time. He's one of the country's most famous authors and supported the...
HT: Juan Mendez 05 Feb 15
Sarah Montague talks to Juan Mendez, the United Nation's Special Rapporteur on Torture. He was a human rights lawyer in Argentina in the 70s when he was arrested, imprisoned and tortured. He has said he owes his life to those in America who took a...
HT: Anne Glover 02 Feb 15
Should scientists working with governments and officials give opinions or just stick to giving scientific facts? Hardtalk speaks to the Scottish microbiologist Professor Anne Glover. She has just left her post as the first chief scientific adviser to...
HT: Jay Naidoo 30 January 2015
This interview is part of the BBC's Richer World season. According to Oxfam, South Africa is the most economically unequal country in the World - the wealth of the two richest citizens outstrips that of the poorest 50 per cent of the population....
HT: Moazzam Begg 28 January 2015
Hardtalk speaks to the British Muslim campaigner Moazzam Begg. He was detained at Guantanamo Bay ten years ago, and then last February he was held for seven months in a British prison. In October all terrorism-related charges against him were dropped...
HT: Robbie Rogers 26 January 2015
Professional football has a problem with homophobia. There are gay footballers, but almost to a man they feel compelled to keep their sexual orientation a secret. Hardtalk speaks to Robbie Rogers, a US international who plays for LA Galaxy. He broke...
HT: Democracy Day : Wu'er Kaixi
In a special edition of HARDtalk for the BBC’s Democracy Day, Stephen Sackur speaks to Chinese dissident Wu’er Kaixi. Wu’er Kaixi was one of the leaders of the Tiananmen square student protests in Beijing in 1989 – and became one of the Chinese...
HT: 21 Jan 15 Werner Herzog
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've seen Fitzcarraldo you won’t have forgotten the...
HT: Suha Arafat 20 January 2015
In a special edition of HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Malta to speak to Suha Arafat – the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Ten years after his death, Mrs Arafat gives a rare broadcast interview about their marriage, why she believes...
HT: Richard Barrett 18 January 2015
In the wake of the Paris attacks mounted by homegrown militants swearing allegiance variously to al Qaeda in Yemen and the self-styled Islamic State, politicians in the west have promised to beef up security measures. Hardtalk talks to Richard Barrett...
HT: Yehuda Glick 12 January 2015
Jerusalem boasts one of the most bitterly contested pieces of real estate in the World - known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. Jews aren't allowed to pray there, many Jewish religious leaders say Jews should not set...
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