HT: Lord Coe 17th December 2014
Does the world of sport need a Mr Clean to fix it? The constant drip of doping allegations, bribery and corruption that have one way or another dogged the sporting world - have tainted it. Zeinab Badawi speaks to Sebastian Coe – former British Olympic...
Hardtalk: Actor - Sir Antony Sher
How did a South African, classical actor become the doyen of British theatre?
HT: Sir Antony Sher 15 December
Sir Antony Sher is widely regarded as one of the finest of contemporary classical actors - he is South African, Jewish, openly gay and famously frank about his private struggles. Stephen Sackur asks how this self-styled outsider became a doyen of the...
Hardtalk: South Africa’s Public Protector - Thuli Madonsela
Did President Zuma ‘benefit unduly’ from a $25 million facelift for his private home?
HT: Thuli Madonsela 12 December 2014
Hardtalk speaks to Thuli Madonsela, South Africaâs Public Protector. As the countryâs anti-corruption watchdog, Mrs. Madonsela claims President Zuma âbenefitted undulyâ from a 25 million dollar facelift for his private home and wants him to return...
HT: Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi 10 Dec 14
HARDtalk's Stephen Saclur talks to the joint winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize who have been chosen for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of children's rights - Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani school girl campaigner Malala...
HT: Alaa Al Aswany 08 Dec 2014
Whatever happened to the Egyptian revolution? Those heady days of people power in Tahrir square now seem like a collective delusion. A military strong man is back in power, President Mubarak has been handed a get out of jail for free card and dissent...
HT: Cornel West 05 Dec 14
Around the world the election of Barak Obama to the White House was seen as a watershed moment for race relations in America. The first black man to be President was taken as the symbol of a new post-racial era; but six years on, with tensions between...
HT: Robert Serry 3rd December 2014
Israelis and Palestinians seem to have given up on the idea of negotiating a compromise peace. From Jerusalem to Gaza mutual mistrust is deep and getting deeper. Israel's unilateral approach is embodied in settlement building on occupied land; the...
HT: James Ellroy 1st December 2014
Hardtalk speaks to the man who has been called America’s greatest living crime writer. Through works such as the Black Dalia and LA Confidential, James Ellroy has created a uniquely dark portrait of America. His is a nightmare vision of crazed killers...
HT: Vali Nasr 28 Nov 14
HARDtalk’s Sarah Montague speaks to Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a former adviser to President Obama's administration, about US foreign policy.
HT: 26 Nov 14 Pervez Musharraf
Hardtalk speaks to Pervez Musharraf. The former army chief and former president of Pakistan thought he could ride a wave of popular support back into power. Instead, he found himself facing separate charges of treason and murder. How did Pakistan's...
HT: 24 Nov 14 Geraldine O'Hara
Ebola is wreaking havoc on 3 West African nations - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The official death toll is beyond 5000, the real victim-count is almost certainly much higher. The virus brings with it a lethal cocktail of fear, fractured...
HT: Sir Nicholas Winton Friday 21st November 2014
Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to a man with a remarkable story which has earned him accolades and admiration around the world. Sir Nicholas Winton is now 105 years old, when he was just 29 he helped rescue more than 600 mostly Jewish children from...
HT: Mikhail Kasyanov Wednesday 19th November
Just how far is Vladimir Putin prepared to push, in his high stakes confrontation with the West over Ukraine? New allegations of Russian military incursions prompted Ukraine's President to talk of all-out war, and western leaders to threaten more...
HT: Walter Mzembi 17 Nov 14
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is ninety years old. His grip on power is still tight but it it won’t last forever; and in recent months the jostling for the succession has turned into a public punch up - adding to the uncertainty in a country...
HT: Hadi al-Bahra
Six weeks into the American led airstrikes on so called Islamic State militants in Syria, serious questions are being asked about the wisdom of the US strategy. Worryingly for President Obama many of these questions are coming from the moderate Syrian...
HT: Adam Goodes 10th November 2014
Extratime is in Melbourne Australia and if thereâs one sport which can uniquely claim to be home-grown it is Australian Rules Football, a high octane mixture of running, kicking and sometimes brutal mid-air collisions. One of the gameâs greatest...
HT: Mowaffak al-Rubaie 7th November 2014
Who can rescue Iraq and defeat the extremists of the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’? The militants have seized about a quarter of the territory of Iraq and there are near-daily reports of human rights abuses and deaths. The crisis at the heart of the...
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