Writer and Publisher - Jürgen Todenhöfer
Stephen Sackur speaks to writer and publisher Jürgen Todenhöfer, who embarked on one of the most hazardous journeys imaginable for a western journalist. Last December, the 74-year-old German spent 10 days inside the territory controlled by the...
Hardtalk: Suha Arafat, Widow of Yasser Arafat
Earlier this year Suha Arafat, the widow of Yasser Arafat, spoke to Zeinab Badawi.
Hardtalk: Don McLean, Singer Songwriter
Tim Franks talks to the artist who penned 'American Pie' about his most famous song.
Hardtalk: Werner Herzog, Film Director
After five decades making movies, is Werner Herzog's love of film as intense as ever?
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...
HT: David LaChapelle: Monday 16th June
HARDtalk is in the gallery district of London’s West End to meet one of the most successful and controversial fashion and celebrity photographers of the last thirty years, David LaChapelle. His story revolves around sex, drugs and provocative...
HT: Jack Straw: Wednesday 11th June 2014
The UK Independence Party topped the UK polls in the recent European elections putting pressure on the Conservative and Labour Parties to re-consider their position on immigration and the UK’s relationship with the EU ahead of the 2015 general...
HT: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Mon 9th June
How should we make sense of Nigeria's 21st Century identity? Newly anointed as Africa's number one economy, it is an oil-rich emerging power. But it is also beset by corruption, poor governance and a wave of internal conflict that could threaten the...
HT: Doyin Okupe 04 Jun 14
It took the abduction of more than 200 school girls to focus international attention on the appalling level of violence and insecurity in North Eastern Nigeria. The brutal conflict between the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and government security...
HT: Kizza Besigye 02 Jun 14
HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi talks to Dr Kizza Besigye, a former ally of Uganda’s President Museveni who has become his biggest critic and the country’s best known opposition figure. He was the leader of the main opposition party – the Forum for...
HT: Sergey Karaganov 30 May 14
How far can Vladimir Putin push his iron-fist foreign policy? Crimea is now his, but Russia's next move in eastern Ukraine is much less clear cut, as is the extent of the Kremlin's neo-imperialist ambition. HARDtalk speaks to Sergey Karaganov - one of...
HT: Viggo Mortensen May 26th 2014
HARDtalk speaks to award winning film star, Viggo Mortensen. Known to many for his starring role in The Lord of the Rings, he is not your average Hollywood leading man. Fluent in four languages and of mixed American and Danish background, he spent his...
HT: Urmas Paet May 23rd 2014
The crisis in Ukraine has put the spotlight on the relationship between Russia and the EU. How much carrot and how much stick should the EU wield when it comes to dealing with Moscow? The Baltic states, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were once part of...
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