Hardtalk: Director of the Documentary India’s...04/20/15
Was Leslee Udwin's documentary about the Delhi gang rape sensationalist?
HT: Leslee Udwin 20 Apr 15
The brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi in 2012 provoked widespread shock and outrage and put the spotlight on violence against women in India. A recent documentary about it called ‘India's Daughter’ has provoked huge...
Hardtalk: Former US Drone Operator - Brandon Bryant
Brandon Bryant's time as a drone operator has left him feeling angry - we find out why.
HT: Brandon Bryant 17 April 2015
Hardtalk speaks to a man who can provide a rare glimpse into a secret world. His story raises questions about the nature of 21st Century warfare. Brandon Bryant joined the US Air Force straight out of college. He was picked to join one of the United...
Hardtalk: President European Central Bank, 2003-2011 -...
Is Greece about to plunge the eurozone into a new crisis?
HT: Maria Corina Machado 10 Apr 15
Two years after the death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s socialist revolution is in trouble. The country's oil reliant economy is ravaged by inflation, shortages and corruption. Those hit hardest are the poor, Chavez's bedrock supporters. HARDtalk speaks...
HT: John Caudwell 03 Apr 15
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to one of Britain's wealthiest men, the billionaire John Caudwell. He made his fortune out of mobile phones and now divides his time between backing new businesses and philanthropy. Do the world's richest individuals...
HT: Nile Rodgers 1st April 2015
Hardtalk speaks to a legend of the music business, a man who has written and performed some of the most memorable tracks of the last four decades. Nile Rodgers co-founded Chic, the band which defined the late 70s disco generation. From his own band...
HT: 30 Mar 15 Benny Tai
Hong Kong's self-styled umbrella revolution blew itself out before it could deliver any long-term change in the former colony's political weather. Hardtalk speaks to one of the pro-democracy movement leaders, Benny Tai. Months of street protests...
HT: Nick Hanauer
In this special Hardtalk interview recorded live in front of an audience, Stephen Sackur speaks to Nick Hanauer, the American dotcom billionaire businessman. He believes that the rich in America should pay more taxes and has warned of revolution if...
HT: General Sir Richard Shirreff 20th March 2015
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to General Sir Richard Shirreff, recently retired as deputy commander of NATO forces. He’s recently described British Prime Minister David Cameron as hesitant and vacillating, and claims Britain and NATO are exhibiting...
HT: Raja Shehadeh 16 Mar 15
Zeinab Badawi talks to the award-winning Palestinian author and lawyer Raja Shehadeh. For three decades he has written many books about human rights and the Israeli occupation. His family were forced to leave Jaffa in 1948 and settled in Ramallah on...
HT: Lord Levy 13 Mar 15
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Lord Levy - a prominent figure in British public life on two counts - as a leading voice in a British Jewish community which is increasingly concerned about rising levels of anti-Semitism, and as a key fund-raiser...
HT: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
The Philippines is Asia’s only predominantly Christian country. The Roman Catholic Church has huge influence; divorce and abortion are illegal. The Church is currently engaged in a huge battle with the Government over its plans to provide free...
HT: Baroness Warsi 04 Mar 15
HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi talks to the Conservative peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim to sit in the Cabinet before she resigned last year over government policy on Gaza. As a former minster for communities and social cohesion, why does she...
HT: Aimen Dean 03 Mar 15
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Aimen Dean, a trusted member of Al Qaeda's inner sanctum in Afghanistan in the late 1990s who, after the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998, left Afghanistan and began working as an informant for the UK...
HT: Robert Winston 02 Mar 15
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...
HT: Michael Fuchs 27 Feb 15
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...
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