Profile: Petro Poroshenko: 30 Aug 1408/30/14
There is every sign this weekend that Russia's proxy war with Ukraine could become a full-blown conflict between states. The crisis now coming to a head has been in the making ever since Ukraine declared its independence from Moscow in the summer of...
Profile: Nicholas MacPherson 23 Aug 14
Sir Nicholas Macpherson is largely unknown outside Whitehall but as head of the Treasury since 2005 he has become a key figure in the Scottish independence debate. Chris Bowlby explains why he's so influential, and how his involvement in the Scottish...
Profile: Haider al-Abadi 16 Aug 14
Haider al-Abadi's company serviced the BBC lifts in London but he is now about to become the next prime minister of Iraq. Who is he and can he fix his country's daunting problems?
Profile: Karren Brady 09 Aug 14
Karren Brady is a successful businesswoman, mentor of the TV show The Apprentice and now rising political star, after her appointment as a Conservative peer to the House of Lords. Jo Fidgen explores the life and times of a lady who has already made it...
Profile: Radoslaw Sikorski 02 Aug 14
Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski - teenage rebel, Oxford networker, daring reporter, pungent speaker - is now a key voice in the Ukraine crisis. Becky Milligan discovers what drives one of the most colourful European politicians
Profile: Mazher Mahmood 26 July 14
The so-called "fake sheikh" – journalist Mazher Mahmood – hit the headlines this week after the drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostlavos collapsed. Mahmood has long been a controversial figure and his investigations have exposed serious wrongdoing....
Profile: Nicky Morgan 19 July 14
Following the cabinet reshuffle, Mark Coles profiles Nicky Morgan and asks who exactly is the new Education Secretary?
Profile: Elizabeth Butler-Sloss 12 July 14
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been chosen to lead a major enquiry into abuse allegations. But claims that she is too close to the establishment have proved the choice controversial. Mary-Ann Sieghart looks at the life and career of this specialist in...
Profile: Elizabeth Warren 10 May 14
Could Elizabeth Warren be the next President of the United States of America?
Profile: Amal Alamuddin 03 May 14
Amal Alamuddin is the fiancée of George Clooney, the worlds most eligible bachelor, but who is this London human rights barrister who has defended the likes of Julian Assange of Wikileaks and the former head of Libyan intelligence Abdallah Al Senussi?...
Profile: The Glazer Family 26 Apr 14
The owners of Manchester United are under the spotlight once again following the sacking of manager David Moyes. American billionaire Malcolm Glazer and his family faced a hostile reaction from many fans when they took over the club in 2005. They have...
Profile: Sajid Javid 19 Apr 14
Sajid Javid is the new culture secretary. Son of 1960s immigrants from Pakistan, after a stellar banking career he's now in the Cabinet. What's behind his rise? And what kind of Culture Secretary will he be? Mark Coles profiles.
Profile: Narendra Modi 12 Apr 14
The Indian Elections are in full swing and Narendra Modi is tipped to become the next Prime Minister but he's a controversial character, both loved and loathed. Ritula Shah has been to India to find out more about the son of a tea seller who has...
Profile: Sir Alan Ayckbourn 05 Apr 14
Sir Alan Ayckbourn is one of the country's most celebrated comedy playwrights. Known for his acerbic social observations his works are as thought provoking as they are as funny. In this edition of Profile, Becky Milligan speaks to Sir Alan’s close...
Profile: Noah 29 Mar 14
A new Hollywood blockbuster about Noah and his ark is out this week. Mark Coles explores the many sides of a character we keep coming back to.
Profile: Matteo Renzi 22 Mar 14
Matteo Renzi is the new Italian prime minister. A former boy scout - nicknamed "demolition man" for his desire to smash the political establishment and at 39 he is Italy's youngest PM.Can he turn Italy's fortunes around? Edward Stourton asks if...
Profile: Rupert Harrison 15 Mar 14
He's George Osborne's top advisor and ahead of the budget Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Rupert Harrison. Some say "he's the most important man you've never heard of" and "the real chancellor". Those who know him well and have seen his influence grow...
Profile: Janet Yellen 04 Jan 14
Janet Yellen is Barack Obama's choice as the next Chairman of the US Federal Reserve. She will become the most powerful central banker in the world and, arguably, the most powerful woman in the world. But who is she? Mary Ann Seighart finds out
Profile: Idris Elba 28 Dec 13
Actor, Producer and DJ Idris Elba is best known for his role playing Baltimore drug boss Stringer Bell in The Wire, and Detective John Luther on British television. He is now appearing in a very different role - Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom....
Profile: Vitali Klitschko 21 Dec 13
This week Mark Coles profiles 'Dr Ironfist', Vitali Klitschko, the world boxing champion turned Ukrainian political leader. The son of a Soviet air force officer and the only top boxer with a PhD but can he make a successful politician?
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