Profile: Loretta Lynch05/03/15
Edward Stourton profiles Loretta Lynch, newly appointed to the job of US attorney general.
Profile: Loretta Lynch 02 May 15
Edward Stourton profiles Loretta Lynch, the first female African American Attorney General.
Profile: Aidan Turner 25 Apr 15
Irish actor Aidan Turner is the star of Poldark, the BBC's most successful TV drama for a decade. He's won legions of fans as the brooding, scythe-wielding Cornish hero. But is he more than just a pretty face with an impressive six pack?
Profile: Ronnie O'Sullivan 18 Apr 15
Ronnie O'Sullivan has been called the "Mozart of snooker" and is acknowledged by many to be the most gifted player ever to play the game. But it hasn't always been plain sailing - he has spent time in rehab and battled depression. Mark Coles profiles...
Profile: Teletubbies: 11 April 15
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po – the four brightly coloured, furry children's TV stars who are making a comeback. It's estimated that around a billion children in over 120 countries have watched Teletubbies. But who, or what, are the Teletubbies?...
Profile: Trevor Noah 04 APR 15
South African comedian Trevor Noah is set to take over from Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Noah's observational comedy about his life growing up mixed-race in South Africa has won him fans around the world - but how will he fare when he takes...
Profile: Leanne Wood: 28 March 15
Mark Coles profiles Leanne Wood, leader of Welsh political party, Plaid Cymru.
Profile: Dolce & Gabbana: 21 March 15
Becky Milligan profiles Italy's famous couture couple, Dolce & Gabbana, after their spat with Elton John.
Profile: Nigel Dodds: 14 March 15
Mark Coles profiles the DUP's leader at Westminister, Nigel Dodds, one of a number of possible post-election kingmakers. Dodds, furious to find his party excluded from the leaders' debates, is now being watched carefully to see which - if any - other...
Profile: Qassem Suleimani: 07 Mar 15
The Iranian General Qassem Suleimani has been described as the single most powerful operative in the Middle East. He has been arming and training Bashar al-Assad's military in Syria and leading the Shia militias fighting ISIS on the frontline in Iraq...
Profile: Natalie Bennett 28 Feb 15
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Australian born campaigner, has been in the headlines this week after a rocky campaign launch. How is she likely to fare amid the intense scrutiny of the coming election? Mark Coles profiles the Australian...
Profile: Yanis Varoufakis 21 Feb 2015
Mark Coles profiles the flamboyant and hugely important Greek finance minister.
Profile: Lord Stephen Green 14 Feb 15
In the wake of revelations about HSBC bank's Swiss arm aiding tax evasion, the bank's former chairman and UK trade minister Lord Green has come in for criticism. Formerly lauded as being Britain's ethical banker, the ordained Church of England...
Profile: Frank Field 13 Dec 2014
Frank Field a veteran Labour MP and co-author of this week's report on hunger has been in Parliament for more than 30 years, representing Birkenhead, which contains some of the most deprived wards in the country. Most remarkably, perhaps, he was one...
Profile: Ashraf Ghani 06 Dec 2014
Ashraf Ghani emerged as the President of Afghanistan in what was a drawn-out and controversial election. He is a United States-trained anthropologist who was born in Afghanistan, studied in Lebanon and the United States, and worked for years for the...
Profile: Arminka Helic 29 Nov 14
How did a refugee from Bosnia end up in the House of Lords? Arminka Helic is the quiet power behind one of British politics’ least likely unions; that of the Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Hollywood director Angelina Jolie. Mark...
Profile: Grace Mugabe 22 Nov 14
Grace Mugabe, First Lady of Zimbabwe and the wife of controversial leader Robert Mugabe has spent a lifetime in her husband’s shadow. Now she is fuelling rumours that she hopes to succeed her husband as President. But does she have the skill and the...
Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch 15 Nov 14
Overnight Benedict Cumberbatch became an object of obsession with a Cumber-cult following of adoring fans, spawning internet memes and slash fiction fantasies. What is it about him that makes the world go weak at the knees? Becky Milligan provides an...
Profile: Rand Paul 08 Nov 14
Rand Paul, a Tea Party supporter with only three years' experience in the Senate, is fast emerging as one of the frontrunners to try to wrest the US Presidency back from the Democrats in 2016. Some praise Rand Paul for his uncoventional yet pragmatic...
Profile: Christopher Nolan 01 Nov 14
Christopher Nolan's latest $160m blockbuster movie Interstellar opens next week. Mark Coles examines the more humble beginnings of his film making career at University College London and asks how he's achieved the enviable knack of delivering huge box...
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