HARDtalk Episode Guide

Episode Guide

  • Andrea Leadsom

    Interview with British Conservative MP.

  • Jeh Johnson

    Interview with Pentagon's top lawyer.

  • Larry Hagman

    2001 interview with the TV legend.

  • Lord Woolf

    Lord Woolf was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2000 to 2005.

  • Frans Baleni- National Union of Mineworkers South Africa

    Frans Baleni talks of the Marikana Massacre and the consequences of apartheid.

  • Shimon Peres - President of Israel

    Conversation with President Peres about the renewed hostility between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

  • Riad Hijab

    Former Prime Minister of Syria, Riad Hijab.

  • Vandana Shiva

    An interview with environmental campaigner Vandana Shiva.

  • James Cracknell

    Stephen Sackur interviews former Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell.

  • Radoslaw Sikorski

    Stephen Sackur speaks with Radoslaw Sikorski, the Foreign Minister of Poland.

  • Ian Thorpe

    Stephen Sackur speaks to swimmer Ian Thorpe, winner of 5 Olympic gold medals.

  • Nicolas Berggruen

    Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman of Berggruen Holdings.

  • Bob Shrum

    Stephen Sackur speaks with Democratic party consultant and campaign strategist Bob Shrum.

  • Grover Norquist

    Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform.

  • Lewis Moody

    Former England rugby captain Lewis Moody.

  • Mona Eltahawy

    Stephen Sackur interviews Egyptian-American writer and feminist Mona Eltahawy.

  • William Shatner

    Stephen Sackur speaks with actor William Shatner.

  • Jawed Ludin

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin.

  • Tim Montgomerie

    Stephen Sackur speaks with Tim Montgomerie, a British conservative blogger and commentator.

  • Bernard Cazeneuve

    Stephen Sackur speaks with Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister delegate for European Affairs, France.

  • Michael O'Leary

    Stephen Sackur interviews Michael O'Leary, CEO, Ryanair.

  • Dr. Brooke Magnanti

    Dr. Brooke Magnanti, scientist and former prostitute.

  • Otmar Issing

    Shaun Ley talks with Otmar Issing about the fate of the Euro.

  • Guy Verhofstadt & Richard Ashworth

    Katya Adler speaks with Guy Verhofstadt and Richard Ashworth, members of European Parliament.

  • Jack Abramoff

    Katya Adler interviews former U.S. lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

  • Ashti Hawrami

    Zeinab Badawi speaks with Ashti Hawrami, the Minister for Natural Resources, Kurdistan Regional Government.

  • Dominic Raab

    British Conservative MP Dominic Raab.

  • Hans-Werner Sinn

    Katya Adler talks with Hans-Werner Sinn, one of Germany's most influential and controversial economists.

  • Welshman Ncube

    Zeinab Badawi speaks with Welshman Ncube, Secretary General, MDC, Zimbabwe.

  • Felipe Larrain

    Shaun Ley talks with Felipe Larrain, Finance Minster of Chile.

  • Pyotr Verzilov

    Zeinab Badawi talks with Pyotr Verzilov, Russian artist and political activist.

  • Tyler Hamilton

    Former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton.

  • Tariq al Hashimi

    Iraq's Tarek al Hashimi, the country's vice president is currently a de facto fugitive in Turkey.

  • Brian Sayers

    Brian Sayers, chief Washington lobbyist for the Syrian Support Group.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart

    Actor Patrick Stewart returns to England and to his first love, Shakespeare and the theatre.

  • Rob Davies

    South Africa's Minister for Trade and Industry, Rob Davies.

  • John Mann MP

    Stephen Sackur talks with John Mann a Labour member of parliament about the future of UK banking.

  • Adam Posen

    Stephen Sackur interviews Adam Posen, one of the independent members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

  • Angelique Kidjo

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Angelique Kidjo, hailed as Africa's premier diva.

  • Lord Hannigfield

    An interview with the former leader of Essex County Council, Lord Hanningfield.

  • Sharon Bowles

    Sharon Bowles, Chair, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

  • Maajid Nawaz

    British born Muslim, Maajid Nawaz became a radical Islamist who renounced his former views upon being released from prison.

  • Sir Michael Barber

    Michael Barber and his goal of getting every child into primary school.

  • Dr. Steve Peters

    Dr. Steve Peters.

  • William R. Rhodes

    William R. Rhodes.

  • Beeban Kidron

    Beeban Kidron, one of the few female directors in Hollywood.

  • Paul McKeever

    Paul McKeever, Chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales.

  • Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

    Francoise Barre-Sinoussi argues that more money is needed to fight HIV/Aids, one of the world's most deadliest diseases.

  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell-Astrophysicist
  • Louis Saha - French Footballer

    Louis Saha's view of the football factory.

  • Mohammad Bassam Imadi
  • Ali Dizaei

    Ali Dizaei.

  • Frank Chikane

    Frank Chikane served in the South African Presidential office.

  • Otis Williams

    David Eades interviews Otis Williams.

  • Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

    Justin Webb talks to US Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, chair of the Democratic Platform Committee, about the imminent presidential elections and asks whether Senator Kerry will be hindered by his shifting stance on the Iraq conflict

  • Zoltán Kovács

    Zoltán Kovács, Government Communication Minister, Hungry.

  • Dr. Devi Shetty

    Heart surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty.

  • James Earl Jones

    Actor James Earl Jones.

  • David Millar

    Cyclist David Miller.

  • Duff McKagan

    Duff McKagan, one of the founding members of Guns 'n Roses.

  • Year in Review

    Highlights and memorable interviews from 2011.

  • Dawn Fraser

    1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic gold medalist.

  • Founder, Hayman Capital Hedge Fund

    Founder of Hayman Capital Hedge Fund, Kyle Bass.

  • Comedian Alexei Sayle
  • Giorgi Targamadze

    Giorgi Targamadze: Chairman, Christian-Democratic Movement, Georgia.

  • Dr. Hussain Al Shahristani
  • Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City

    The mayor of New York City on September 11th, 2001, speaks to Stephen Sackur on how the world has changed in the ten years since the attacks.

  • Tony and Jane Nicklinson: Assisted Suicide Campaigners

    Stephen Sackur meets with Tony Nicklinson, who is completely paralyzed and wants to die.

  • Saeb Erekat, Palenstinian chief negotiator.

    HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawai speaks to Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, who was accused by his own people of selling out the Palestinian cause.

  • Michael Biggs
  • Frank Field, Chairman of the Independent Review on Poverty

    When it comes to cutting Britian's budget deficit, David Cameron says he can roll back the size of the state in a fair way. The public is braced for the deepest cuts in public spending in a generation. Is the welfare state about to be re-enginerred?

  • Saeb Erekat

    Saeb Erekat, Palestinian chief negotiator.

  • Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson, Singer and Song writer.

  • Lord Robertson

    Lord Robertson, Secretary General of NATO 1999-2003.

  • Phandu Skelemani

    Phandu Skelemani, Foreign Minister of Botswana.

  • Mosiuoa Lekota

    Mosiuoa Lekota, Chairman, Congress of the People.

  • Richard Lambert

    Richard Lambert, Director-General of the CBI.

  • Shimon Peres

    Shimon Peres, President of Israel.

  • Tim Smit

    Tim Smit, CEO, the Eden Project.

  • Jendayi E. Frazer

    Jendayi E. Frazer, United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

  • Sir Hugh Orde

    Sir Hugh Orde, Chief Constable, Police Service Northern Ireland.

  • tia

    David Milliband MP, Britain's Minister for Schools Standards.

  • Alan Fenwick

    Alan Fenwick, Professor of Tropical Parasitology, Imperial College, London.

  • John Holmes; Clare Short

    John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Clare Short, UK Secretary of State for International Development 1997-2003.

  • Doug Beattie

    Doug Beattie, British Army officer.

  • John Francis

    John Francis, Ecologist and environmental activist.

  • Paul Auster

    Paul Auster, author.

  • Arthur Mutambara

    Arthur Mutambara, Deputy Prime Minister Designate, Zimbabwe.

  • Paul Auster

    Paul Auster, Author.

  • Wajid Shamsul Hasan

    Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan's High Commissioner to the UK.

  • Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO.

  • Gary Bauer

    Gary Bauer, President, American Values.

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Adviser.

  • Gary Bauer

    Gary Bauer, leader of the social conservative movement within the Republican party.

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Adviser.

  • William Kristol

    William Kristol, political analyst and commentator.

  • Michael Bloomberg

    Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York.

  • Michael Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher, Seven times Formula One champion.

  • Walter Salles

    Walter Salles, film director.

  • Michael Bloomberg

    Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York.

  • Connie Hedegaard

    Connie Hedegaard, Danish Minister for Climate and Energy.

  • Professor Nouriel Roubini; Oliver Kamm

    Professor Nouriel Roubini, economist, New York University; Oliver Kamm, ecomomist, The Times.

  • Gen. Martin Agwai

    General Martin Agwai, Force Commander, UNAMID.

  • Norman Lamont; Andrew Hilton; Mark Bloomfield

    Norman Lamont, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer 1990 - 1993; Andrew Hilton, former World Bank economist; Mark Bloomfield, American Council for Capital Formation.

  • Noam Shalit

    Noam Shalit, father of captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.

  • Gregory Schulte

    Gregory Schulte, US Ambassador, IAEA.

  • Mikhail Saakashvili

    Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia.

  • John Kufuor

    John Kufuor, President of Ghana.

  • John Monks

    John Monks, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation.

  • James Glassman

    James Glassman, US Under Secretary of State, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

  • Bill Browder

    Bill Browder, CEO Hermitage Capital Management.

  • Francesc Vendrell

    Francesc Vendrell, outgoing EU envoy to Afghanistan.

  • Jim Gamble

    Jim Gamble, Chief Executive, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center.

  • Annkio Briggs, Delta Niger Activist

    Stephen Sackur talks to Annkio Briggs, one of the most prominent activists campaigning from the Niger Delta, who accuses large oil companies and the Nigerian Government of exploiting her people

  • Roger Alton, Editor, the Independent

    Stephen Sackur talks to Roger Alton, Editor of the Independent, about the state of the newspaper business today, and asks if the digital media age signifies an end to daily papers

  • Charles Saumarez

    Charles Saumarez, Chief Executive of The Royal Academy of Arts.

  • Geert Wilders

    Geert Wilders, leader, Dutch Party for Freedom.

  • Mark Serwotka

    Mark Serwotka, General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union.

  • Sergei Ivanov

    Sergei Ivanov, Russian Deputy Prime Minister.

  • Michael O'Leary

    Michael O'Leary, chief executive, Ryanair.

  • Dr Haris Silajdzic

    Dr Haris Silajdzic, Bosnian President.

  • Ahmed Yousef

    Ahmed Yousef, Senior Hamas Advisor.

  • Lord Malloch Brown

    Lord Malloch Brown, UK Minister for Africa.

  • Lawrence Hunt

    Lawrence Hunt, CEO of Silverjet.

  • Peter Kendall

    Peter Kendall, President, National Farmers' Union of England and Wales.

  • Imran Khan, Leader, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

    Stephen Sackur talks to Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and asks whether his campaign for fundamental reform is a triumph of vanity over reality

  • Marwan Muasher

    Marwan Muasher, former Jordanian Foreign Minister.

  • Ingrid Betancourt

    Ingrid Betancourt, former hostage.

  • Barbara Stocking

    Barbara Stocking, chief executive, Oxfam.

  • Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington, Political Blogger.

  • Tommy Thompson

    Tommy Thompson, Republican Presidential Candidate 2008.

  • Kamalesh Sharma

    Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General.

  • Harold Ford Junior

    Harold Ford Junior, Chairman, Democratic Leadership Council.

  • Antonio Guterres

    Antonio Guterres, UN high commissioner for refugees.

  • Senator Barbara Boxer

    Senator Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman, Senate Environment Committee.

  • Scott McClellan

    Scott McClellan, spokesman for President Bush, 2003 - 2006.

  • Bruce Weber

    Bruce Weber, photographer and filmmaker.

  • John Sauven

    John Sauven, Executive Director, Greenpeace UK.

  • Bishop Martyn Minns

    Bishop Martyn Minns, US Anglican Church.

  • Professor Wallace Broecker

    Professor Wallace Broecker, Geo-Chemist, Columbia University.

  • Tae Sik Lee

    Tae Sik Lee, South Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

  • Lord Ouseley

    Lord Ouseley, former Chief Executive of the Commission for Racial Equality in Britain.

  • Jamal Khashoggi

    Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Uzi Landau

    Uzi Landau, Israeli Internal Security Minister, 2001 to 2003.

  • Lord Denis Healey

    Former Defense Secretary Denis Healey.

  • Robert Kagan

    Robert Kagan, foreign policy adviser to John McCain.

  • Sydney Pollack

    Sydney Pollack, film director.

  • Christopher Shays
  • Sean Sutcliffe

    Sean Sutcliffe, CEO, Biofuels Corporation.

  • Lord Alf Dubs
  • David Anderson

    David Anderson CEO, Co-operative Financial Services.

  • Tana de Zulueta
  • Tomasso Padoa-Schioppa

    Tomasso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian Finance Minister 2006 to 2008.

  • Lord Falconer
  • Gore Vidal

    Gore Vidal, writer.

  • Michel Massih
  • Dr. Gary Schmitt
  • Elizabeth Pisani

    Elizabeth Pisani, Epidemiologist.

  • Morgan Spurlock

    Morgan Spurlock, film director.

  • Vasily Petrenko

    Vasily Petrenko, principal conductor, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Alex Salmond

    Stephen Sackur talks to Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

  • Professor Richard Falk

    Professor Richard Falk, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.

  • Nicholas Hytner

    Stephen Sackur talks to Nicholas Hytner director of the National Theatre about the Government's investment in the arts

  • Gene Robinson

    Gene Robinson, Bishop.

  • Radek Sikorski

    Radek Sikorski, Polish Foreign Minister.

  • Giorgi Baramidze

    Giorgi Baramidze, Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia.

  • Professor Kishore Mahbubani

    Professor Kishore Mahbubani, National University of Singapore.

  • Professor Philip Zimbardo

    Professor Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University.

  • Mahathir Mohamad

    Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, 1981 - 2003.

  • Gilberto Gil

    Gilberto Gil, musician and Brazilian Minister of culture.

  • Ajith Nivard Cabraal

    Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Sri Lankan Central Bank.

  • Debra Lee

    Debra Lee, President, Black Entertainment Television.

  • Melanie Delloye-Betancourt

    Melanie Delloye-Betancourt, daughter of Columbian hostage Ingrid Betancourt.

  • Michelle Bachelet

    Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile.

  • Helen Clark

    Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

  • Andrew Feinstein

    Andrew Feinstein, ANC MP, 1997 to 2001.

  • Prince El Hassan bin Talal

    Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Kingdom of Jordan.

  • Liu Mingkang

    Liu Mingkang, Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission.

  • Liao Yiwu

    Liao Yiwu, writer and poet.

  • Tang Jun

    Tang Jun, President of Shanda Entertainment.

  • Wu Jianmin

    Wu Jianmin, spokesman for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

  • Jonathan Powell

    Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's Chief of Staff from 1994 to 2007, talks about his new book that argues if governments are to make peace they must speak to their enemies

  • Ali Jalali

    Ali Jalali, former Afghan Interior Minister.

  • Daniel Barenboim

    Daniel Barenboim, conductor and pianist.

  • Mark Leonard

    Mark Leonard, author, 'What does China think?'

  • Professor Sir Martin Rees

    Tim Sebastian is joined by British astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees

  • Mary Robinson

    Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland.

  • Samantha Power

    Samantha Power, foreign policy adviser to Barak Obama.

  • Kwame Kwei-Armah

    Kwame Kwei-Armah, British playwright.

  • Ditlev Engel

    Ditlev Engel, President and CEO, Vestas Wind Systems.

  • Douglas Murray

    Douglas Murray, political commentator and author.

  • Hryhoriy Nemyria

    Hryhoriy Nemyria, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine.

  • Fredrik Reinfeldt

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister.

  • Jacques Attali

    Jacques Attali, President, Commission for French Economic Growth.

  • Donald Kaberuka; James Oporia-Ekwaro

    Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank; James Oporia-Ekwaro, Director, Africa Policy Forum.

  • Andrei Lugovoi

    Andrei Lugovoi, Russian State Duma MP.

  • Senator Mikhail Margelov

    Senator Mikhail Margelov, Russian Federation Council.

  • Ygor Gaidar

    Ygor Gaidar, Russian Prime Minister, 1992.

  • Dimitri Peskov

    Dimitri Peskov, President Putin's spokesman.

  • Efraim Sneh

    Efraim Sneh, Israeli former Deputy Defence Minister.

  • Desmond Morris

    Zoologist and author Desmond Morris.

  • Peter Carey

    Peter Carey, author.

  • Richard Douglas

    Richard Douglas, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Counter-Narcotics.

  • Asma Jehangir

    Asma Jehangir, Human Rights Commission, Pakistan.

  • Vincent De Rivaz

    Vincent De Rivaz, UK CEO, EDF Energy.

  • Ernest Koroma

    Ernest Koroma, President of Sierra Leone.

  • Studs Terkel

    Studs Terkel, Oral historian.

  • Dick Armey

    Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader, Republican, US Congress.

  • Jesse Jackson

    Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

  • Pierre Moscovici

    Pierre Moscovici, foreign affairs spokesman, French Socialist Party.

  • John Githongo

    John Githongo, former Kenyan corruption investigator.

  • Dr Azzam Tamimi

    Dr Azzam Tamimi, director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought.

  • Andrei Ilarionov

    Andrei Ilarionov, former senior economic adviser to President Putin.

  • Raila Odinga

    Raila Odinga, Kenyan opposition leader.

  • William Hopper

    William Hopper, investment banker and author.

  • Iain Duncan Smith

    Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative Leader 2001 to 2003.

  • Anthony Seldon

    Anthony Seldon, contemporary historian.

  • Sir Edmund Hillary

    Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer and explorer.

  • Robin Knox-Johnston

    Robin Knox-Johnston, round the world yachtsman.

  • Martha Karua; Sir Edward Clay

    Martha Karua, Kenyan Justice Minister; Sir Edward Clay, former British High Commissioner to Kenya.

  • Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson; former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell.

  • Adam Bruce

    Adam Bruce; UK CEO, Airtricity.

  • Richard Brown

    Richard Brown; CEO, Eurostar.

  • Beverley Aspinall

    Beverley Aspinall; Managing Director, Fortnum & Mason.

  • Jimmy Wales

    Jimmy Wales; founder, Wikipedia.

  • Professor Martin Seligman

    Professor Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Hardtalk Review 2007

    Stephen Sackur presents a review of 2007, looking back at some of the year's most important stories, including the surge in Iraq, the conflict between Palestine and Israel, climate change and the elections in Nigeria

  • Kevin Dowling

    Kevin Dowling; Catholic Bishop of Rustenberg, South Africa.

  • Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins; author, The God Delusion.

  • Will Hutton; Gabriel Stein; John Ryding

    Will Hutton, CEO; Gabriel Stein, Chief international economist; John Ryding, Chief US economist.

  • Hazel Blears MP

    Hazel Blears MP, British Communities Minister.

  • Wolfgang Ischinger

    Wolfgang Ischinger, EU Negotiator, Kosovo talks.

  • Professor Sir Martin Evans

    Professor Sir Martin Evans, Winner-2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

  • Valerie Plame Wilson

    Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA agent.

  • Al Gore; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri

    Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007.

  • Vuk Jeremic

    Vuk Jeremic, Serbian foreign Minister.

  • Roy Hattersley

    Roy Hattersley, former Deputy Leader, British Labor Party.

  • Chief Constable Peter Fahy

    Chief Constable Peter Fahy, Cheshire Police.

  • Malcolm Nance; David Rivkin; Cori Crider

    Malcolm Nance, US counter-terrorism governmental adviser; David Rivkin, former White House legal counsel; Cori Crider, Human Rights lawyer.

  • Vladimir Bukovsky

    Vladimir Bukovsky, prospective Russian Presidential candidate.

  • Slaven Bilic; Oliver Holt; Gordon Taylor.

    Slaven Bilic, coach, Croatian Football Team; Oliver Holt, chief sports writer, Daily Mirror; Gordon Taylor, CEO, Professional Footballers Association.

  • Richard Perle

    Richard Perle, former Pentagon adviser.

  • Faisal Miqdad

    Faisal Miqdad, Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister.

  • Khaled Meshal

    Khaled Meshal, political leader, Hamas.

  • Danny Yatom

    Danny Yatom, former head of Mossad.

  • Jeremy Rifkin

    Jeremy Rifkin, adviser on climate change to the EU Presidency.

  • Michel Platini

    Michel Platini, President of UEFA.

  • Iraq Opposition Discussion

    Political opponents of Saddam Hussein discuss their views.

  • HARDTALK Review 2002

    Stories and people who made news in 2002.

  • Vaclav Klaus

    Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic.

  • Stephen Walt

    Stephen Walt, co-author of 'The Israel Lobby.'

  • Colleen Graffy

    Colleen Graffy, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

  • Alan Johnston

    Alan Johnston; BBC News correspondent taken hostage in Gaza.

  • Max Mosley President

    Max Mosley President, International Automobile Federation.

  • Ricken Patel

    Ricken Patel, Executive Director, Avaaz.org.

  • Teesta Setalvad

    Teesta Setalvad, Civil Rights activist.

  • Craig Venter

    Craig Venter, Genetic scientist who mapped the human genome.

  • Cecilia Ibru

    Cecilia Ibru, managing director / CEO, Oceanic Bank.

  • Jorge Mendonca

    Jorge Mendonca, former British Commanding Officer in Basra.

  • Abdul Wahid Al-Nur

    Abdul Wahid Al-Nur, Sudan Liberation Movement.

  • Denis Healey

    Denis Healey, British Finance Minister, 1974 to 1979.

  • Shami Chakrabarti; Professor Amitai Etzioni.

    Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty; Professor Amitai Etzioni, political philosopher.

  • Thaung Htun

    Thaung Htun, Burmese opposition spokesman.

  • Joanna Shields

    Joanna Shields, International President, BEBO.

  • Professor Wole Soyinka

    Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Literature Laureate 1986.

  • Greg Nickels

    Greg Nickels, Mayor of Seattle.

  • Derek Tonkin; Dr Kyi May Kaung

    Derek Tonkin, former British Ambassador to Thailand; Dr Kyi May Kaung, adviser to the Burmese Government in exile.

  • Gerry Adams

    Gerry Adams, President, Sinn Fein.

  • Saeb Erekat

    Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

  • Jeffrey Sachs

    Jeffrey Sachs, Adviser to UN Secretary General.

  • Rt Rev Tom Butler

    Rt Rev Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark.

  • Sam Kutesa

    Sam Kutesa, Foreign Minister of Uganda.

  • Dr Irwin Stelzer

    Dr Irwin Stelzer.

  • Sir John Holmes

    Former UN Emergency Relief Co-ordinator John Holmes, who oversaw support efforts during crises in Sudan, Sri Lanka and Haiti, joins Stephen Sackur to debate whether humanitarian aid works for those who need it most, with particular focus on Syria

  • Alvaro de Soto

    Alvaro de Soto, former UN Special Co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.

  • Shimon Peres

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres.

  • Samir Shakir Sumaidaie

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Iraq's Ambassador to the UN, Shakir Sumaidaie

  • Tom Ridge

    Zeinab Badawi talks to US Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge

  • Rob Portman

    Rob Portman, former Director of White House Office of Management and Budget.

  • Amre Moussa

    Amre Moussa, Secretary General, Arab League.

  • Saxby Chambliss
  • Paul Barker
  • Edward Said
  • Romano Prodi
  • Martin Ziguele

    Prime Minister of the Central African Republic.

  • Morgan Tsvangirai

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Zimbabweam opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who talks about his European campaign for what he considers free and fair elections, the problems facing his party and the reasons he believes that he should be the next president of Zimbabwe

  • Lord Patten and John Bolton

    Lord Patten and John Bolton, former European Commissioner and former US Ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Tony Benn MP and Lord Tebbit

    Tony Benn MP and Lord Tebbit, former Cabinet Ministers and elder statesmen of the left and right in British politics.

  • Jonathan Bennett

    Jonathan Bennett, Public Affairs Director for the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

  • Simon Callow

    Simon Callow, Actor.

  • Pierre Lellouche

    Pierre Lellouche, Advisor to Nicholas Sarkozy.

  • Jack Lang

    Jack Lang, Advisor to Segolene Royal

  • Alexander Lebedev

    Alexander Lebedev, Russian Banker and Politician.

  • Avi Arad

    Avi Arad, Film Producer.

  • Roberta Combs

    Roberta Combs, President, US Christian Coalition.

  • Eric Edelman

    Eric Edelman, US Under-Secretary of Defence.

  • Nina Simone

    Nina Simone, Singer.

  • Flemming Rose

    Flemming Rose, Culture Editor of Jyllandsposten.

  • Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire

    Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, Former UN Force Commander in Rwanda.

  • Dr Naji Sabri; Sir Jeremy Greenstock

    Dr Naji Sabri, former Minister; Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former British Ambassador to the UN.

  • Mende Nazer

    Mende Nazer, former domestic slave.

  • Middle East Special

    As the Middle East crisis continues, Tim Sebastian presents a special edition of the programme from Jerusalem, where he chairs a discussion between senior Israeli and Palestinian representatives on the prospects for peace. Among the issues covered are America's refusal to negotiate with Yasser Arafat, the status of Jerusalem and the vexed question of Jewish settlers in disputed territories

  • Des Thompson

    Des Thompson, Advisor to Scottish Natural Heritage.

  • Arthur Edwards

    Arthur Edwards, Royal Photographer, The Sun Newspaper.

  • James Rogers

    James Rogers, CEO Duke Energy.

  • Janet Napolitano

    Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona.

  • Steve Howard and Rick Lazio

    Steve Howard, CEO The Climate Group; Rick Lazio, Vice President JP Morgan.

  • Alec Erwin

    Alec Erwin, Minister for Public Enterprises, South Africa.

  • Martha Karua

    Martha Karua, Kenya's Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

  • Carren & Ron Clem

    Carren & Ron Clem; a former crystal meth addict and her father.

  • Senator Richard Lugar

    Senator Richard Lugar, Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

  • Freshta Raper

    Freshta Raper, Iraqi Kurd.

  • Reg Keys

    Reg Keys, Father of Lance Corporal Tom Keys.

  • Val Gooding

    Chief Executive of BUPA.

  • Yasser Abed Rabbo - Secretary General of Palestine Liberation Organisation Executive Committee

    Yasser Abed Rabbo speaks in the wake of 50 day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza on where the Palestinian quest for statehood stands.

  • Rohitha Bogollagama

    Rohitha Bogollagama, Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka

  • Cathleen Black
  • Yasser Abed Rabbo

    Yasser Abed Rabbo, Executive Committee, Palestine Liberation Organization

  • Jane Friedman

    CEO Harper Collins Worldwide.

  • Yisrael Medad of the Yesha Council

    Stephen Sackur talks to Yisrael Medad of the Yesha Council about the legality under international law of Israeli settlements in the West Bank

  • Martina King

    Managing editor of Yahoo UK and Ireland.

  • Abdullah Abdullah - Afghan presidential candidate

    Stephen Sackur talks to Abdullah Abdullah about his accusations of his rival, Ashraf Ghani's alleged fraud and if Abdullah himself is acting in Afghanistan's best interest or his own.

  • Alon Liel

    Alon Liel, Former Director-General, Israeli Foreign Ministry

  • Shelly Lazarus

    Head of advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide.

  • Rhea Coombs

    Rhea Coombs, Former Prostitute and Writer.

  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Secretary General of NATO

    NATO's Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen discusses the 65-year-old NATO and if it still has the the vigor, resources and political will to be an effective military force on the world stage.

  • John Miller

    John Miller, Father of Corporal Simon Miller, Royal Military Police.

  • John Kerry - US Secretary of State

    John Kerry is in Washington for the biggest engagement ever between the White House and Africa and discusses hopes for greater trade and investment ties with Africa as well as his hopes for peace in Gaza.

  • Abdullah Dardari

    Abdullah Dardari,Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs

  • Andrei Konchalovsky - Russian Film Director

    Andrei Konchalovsky discusses the similarities or Russian events today and 100 years ago as the First World War began.

  • Derek Wall

    Derek Wall, Co-leader, Green Party, England and Wales

  • The Future of the Monarchy

    Academic Stuart Ward; singer Billy Bragg; former press secretary Dickie Arbiter.

  • Karl von Habsburg

    Karl von Habsburg discusses his great uncle Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in June 1914 started the First World War 100 years ago.

  • Andrew Rugasira

    Andrew Rugasira, Good African Coffee Company

  • Victoria Nuland

    Victoria Nuland, US Nato Ambassador

  • Danny Danon - Former Deputy Defense Minister of Israel

    Danny Danon discusses Israel's current campaign in Gaza and the high Palestinian death toll.

  • Ambassador Mark Dybul

    Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS coordinator.

  • Obiageli Ezekwesili - Former Education Minister of Nigeria

    Obiageli Ezekwesili discusses the shift of media focus from the Bring Back our Girls campaign when a few months ago over 200 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram.

  • Governor Orji Kalu

    Governor Orji Kalu, Nigerian Presidential candidate.

  • Moazzam Begg

    Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee.

  • Ama Ata Aidoo

    Author Ama Ata Aidoo discusses the condition of women in Africa.

  • Charles Clark MP

    Charles Clark MP, British Home Security, 2004 - 2006

  • Decima Francis

    Decima Francis, Co-Founder - From Boyhood To Manhood Foundation.

  • Dore Gold - Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel

    Dore Gold discusses the current crisis in Israel after the kidnap and murder of four teenagers and how easily the conflict could escalate between the Jewish and Palestinian communities.

  • Carne Ross

    Carne Ross, former British Diplomat.

  • Carl Bildt - Swedish Foreign Minister

    Carl Bildt discusses the fractured reputation of the European Union after the very public row between the UK and other member states after the selection of Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • Achim Steiner

    Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Programme.

  • Salih Muslim Mohammed - Democratic Union Party of Syria

    Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of the Syrian Kurdish Party discusses the advance of Isis and what it means for moderate secular opposition groups inside Syria.

  • Hassan Wirajuda

    Hassan Wirajuda; Indonesian Foreign Minister.

  • David Satterfield

    David Satterfield, Senior Iraq Advisor, US State Department.

  • Deirdre McCloskey - Economic Historian

    Deirdre McCloskey discusses economic inequality and the power of innovation as opposed to wealth distribution.

  • Jasvinder Sanghera

    Jasvinder Sanghera, director of the Karma Nirvana charity.

  • Boris Berezovsky
  • Alex Yearsley; Cecilia Gardner

    Alex Yearsley, Global Witness; Cecilia Gardner, World Diamond Council.

  • Michael Verhaeghe
  • George Galloway

    MP George Galloway.

  • Ian Smith
  • Tariq al Hashimi - Former Vice President of Iraq

    Tariq al Hashimi discusses the current threat to the overall security of Iraq, Isis, the humanitarian crisis and what can be done to stop the violence.

  • Sir Paul Nurse

    Sir Paul Nurse; President, Rockefeller University.

  • Boutros Boutros Ghali
  • Iyad Allawi

    Iyad Allawi, former Prime Minister of Iraq.

  • Theresa May

    Theresa May, former chairman of the Conservative Party.

  • Keith Ellison

    Congressman Keith Ellison, Democrat, Minnesota.

  • Jack Straw - British Foreign Secretary (2001 - 2006)

    Jack Straw discusses the Labour Party under Ed Miliband and its chances of winning next year's general election.

  • Tariq Al Hashimi

    Tariq Al Hashimi, Vice-President of Iraq.

  • Lord Owen; Richard Haass

    Lord Owen, Former British Foreign Secretary; Ambassador Richard Haass.

  • Oliver McTernan; Asma Jehangir

    Director Oliver McTernan; UN Rapporteur Asma Jehangir.

  • Lord Judd
  • Nick Clegg

    Nick Clegg, Home Affairs, Liberal Democrats.

  • Guiliano Amato
  • Christian Purslow - Liverpool Football Club Managing Director of 2009 - 2010

    Christian Purslow discusses the lucrative brand that is English Premier League football and if there's a money sickness at the heart of the game.

  • Rory Stewart

    Rory Stewart, Former Deputy Governor of Maysan Province, Iraq.

  • Barney Pityana

    Barney Pityana, Vice-Chancellor, University of South Africa.

  • John Varley

    Group Chief Executive, John Varley.

  • Professor Sergey Karaganov - Advisor to the Presidential Administration of Russia, 2001 - 2013

    Sergei Karaganov discusses Vladimir Putin's iron-fist foreign policy, Crimea, Ukraine and the extent of the Kremlin's neo-imperialist ambition.

  • Ian Cheshire

    CEO Ian Cheshire.

  • Justin King

    Justin King, CEO, Sainsbury's.

  • Professor Christoph Schmidt - Chair of German Council of Economic Experts

    Professor Christoph Schmidt discusses economic criticisms Germany has faced from Western nations.

  • Sir Christopher Bland

    Sir Christopher Bland, Chair, BT Group.

  • On the Road - South Sudan

    Desperate efforts are being made in South Sudan to end a civil conflict that could lead to a humanitarian nightmare.

  • Richard Reed

    Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent drinks.

  • Sir Howard Davies
  • Salva Kiir - President of South Sudan

    President Salva Kiir on the cease fire with his former deputy Riek Machar that lasted a week.

  • Paulo Sergio Pinheiro
  • Victoria Nuland - US Assistant Secretary of State

    Victoria Nuland discusses the Ukraine conflict and if America has any role to play.

  • Tendai Biti
  • Laurent Fabius - Foreign Minister of France

    Laurent Fabius is London to meet other foreign ministers to discuss what should be done about the continued instability and violence in Syria.

  • Vicki Metcalfe
  • Supa Mandiwanzira - Deputy Information Minister, Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe's Deputy Information Minister discusses how he justifies being part of a government that is accused of cronyism, rigging elections and of squandering public funds for the benefit of an elite, whilst impoverishing the many.

  • Danny Neveh
  • Riek Machar - former Vice President of South Sudan

    Leader of rebel forces in South Sudan and former VP, Riek Machar discusses the civil conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and the cease fire.

  • Ehud Olmert

    Tim Sebastian talks to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, about the Palestinian crisis and discusses Ariel Sharon's promise to withdraw 100 settlements from the West Bank and Gaza. Given the number of settlers this will effect, is it a real policy shift or a mostly symbolic move?

  • Wole Soyinka - Nobel Literature Laureate

    Wole Soyinka discusses the future of Nigeria after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by Islamic terrorists.

  • Paul Kagame

    Stephen Sackur interviews Paul Kagame the President of Rwanda.

  • Abu Bakr al-Qirbi - Foreign Minister, Yemen

    Abu Bakr al-Qirbi discusses the humanitarian, economic, and security disaster that is Yemen.

  • Dr. Matthew Hurles

    Stephen Sackur interviews Dr. Matthew Hurles.

  • Jeremy Rifkin - Economist

    Jeremy Rifkin discusses the possibility of a post-capitalist age where individuals and communities generate their own free energy, produce and share the things they need and build an economy defined by collaboration, not competition.

  • Issac Herzog

    Stephen Sackur interviews Issac Herzog Israeli Cabinet Minister.

  • Salvatore LaSpada

    Stephen Sackur interviews Salvatore LaSpada from the Institute for Philanthropy.

  • Ahmed Kathrada - Anti-Apartheid Activist

    Ahmed Kathrada discusses being sentenced to life in prison alongside Nelson Mandela and joining him in government upon their release- an experience he didn't like.

  • Donny George

    Stephen Sackur interviews Danny George.

  • Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban

    Stephen Sackur interviews Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Syrian Cabinet Minister.

  • Dr. Azmi Bishara
  • David Miliband

    Stephen Sackur interviews David Miliband MP Secretary of State for the Environment.

  • Maria Marced
  • Andrei Kostin

    Stephen Sackur interviews Andrei Kostin, Chairman and CEO VTB.

  • Sonny Ramphal
  • Jockin Arputham

    Stephen Sackur interviews Jockin Arputham National Slum Dwellers' Federation, in India.

  • Jan Kubis: UN Special Representative to Afghanistan

    Key decisions on security, diplomacy and internal reform without new leadership.

  • Ambassador James Jeffrey and Sir Stephen Wall.

    Stephen Sackur interviews Ambassador James Jeffrey and Sir Stephen Wall.

  • Mo Ibrahim

    Sarah Montague interviews Mo Ibrahim founder of Celtel International.

  • Robert Kagen

    Stephen Sackur interviews Robert Kagan.

  • Geraldine Finucane: Campaigning Widow of Pat Finucane

    Healing a society traumatized by sectarian violence.

  • Aamir Khan
  • Elliott Gould
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    Stephen Sackur interviews Former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

  • Izabella Teixeira

    The Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira. Is the rainforest safe in her hands in spite of agribusiness and urbanization?

  • Donald Kaberuka, Emma Bonino; Mark Malloch Brown

    Stephen Sackur interviews Donald Kaberuka, Emma Bonino, Mark Malloch Brown.

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Stephen Sackur interviews Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the former Finance Minister of Nigeria.

  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk - Interim Prime Minister of Ukraine

    Ukraine's interim Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk discusses the Russian troops still massed on Ukraine's border, the dropping economy and his ability to save Ukraine from disaster.

  • Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani

    Stephen Sackur interviews Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani, Iranian religious leader.

  • George Shire and Robert Guest

    George Shire, ZANU PF Activist and Robert Guest, African Editor of 'The Economist.'

  • Professor Paul Davies

    Gavin Esler interviews Professor Paul Davies.

  • Patsy McKie

    Sarah Montague interviews Patsy McKie.

  • Jon Voight

    Actor and producer.

  • Kenneth Kaunda - President of Zambia (1964-1991)

    Kenneth Kaunda discusses the 15th anniversary of his country's independence and his 90th birthday.

  • Chris Rapley

    Gavin Isler interviews Chris Rapley, Director of the British Antarctic Survey.

  • Ron Howard

    Director and producer.

  • Haris Silajdzic

    Stephen Sackur interviews Haris Silajdzic Co-President of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Dennis Hopper

    Hollywood legend, double Oscar nominee.

  • Joanne Lees

    Dermot Murnaghan interviews Joanne Lees whose boyfriend was murdered in the Australian Outback.

  • Simbarashe Mumbengegwi

    Zimbabwean High Commissioner.

  • Rafal Dutkiewicz

    Gavin Isler interviews Rafel Dutkiewicz Mayor of Wroclaw.

  • Lord Carrington
  • Charles Zhang - CEO of Sohu.com

    Chinese tech entrepreneur Charles Zhang, CEO of Sohu.com comments on the Chinese government possibly imposing its will on the web.

  • Major General Paui Eaton

    Gavin Esler interviews Major General Paul Eaton of the U.S Army(retired).

  • Bjorn Lomborg
  • Rosen Plevneliev - President of Bulgaria

    Rosen Plevneliev discusses the plight of Bulgaria as the sanctions imposed on Russia could effect them directly as 85 percent of its gas comes from Russia.

  • Dr. John Pollard and Michael Walsh

    Sarah Montague Interviews Dr. John Pollard and Professor Michael Walsh.

  • Dennis Mcshane
  • Dmitry Peskov -Spokesman for Russia's President Putin

    Dmitry Peskov discusses the decision of EU and US leaders to impose sanctions on Russia.

  • Dr. Ashraf Ghani

    Stephen Sackur interviews Dr. Ashraf Ghani, Candidate for UN Secretary General.

  • Hannah Lessing
  • Timothy Kirkhope

    David Jessel interviews Timothy Kirkhope, MEP British Conservative Party.

  • Shimon Peres

    Stephen Sackur talks to Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres about Ariel Sharon's plan to remove all Jewish settlers from Gaza - a policy which has seen the government lose much of its support - and answers questions about the future of both his superior and of Israel itself

  • Norman Kember

    Sarah Montague interviews Norman Kember who was held hostage in Iraq.

  • Jose Ramos-Horta

    Zeinab Badawi interviews Jose Ramos-Horta the Prime Minister of East Timor.

  • Paul Rusesabagina

    David Jessel interviews Paul Rusesabagina a Rwanda genocide survivor.

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    Zeinab Badawi interviews His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

  • James Dyson

    Philippa Thomas interviews Jason Dyson.

  • Tom Koenigs, UN Special Representative, Afghanistan

    Tom Koenigs is the UN Special Representative in Kabul.

  • Sayeeda Warsi

    Stephen Sackur Interviews Sayeeda Warsi.

  • Cody Wilson - Founder of Defense Distributed

    Cody Wilson discusses the anarchist movement which wants to use the so called 'dark web'- anonymous, borderless, and lawless - to empower individuals and undermine big government.

  • Walter Wolfgang

    Philippa Thomas interviews Walter Wolfgang, National Executive Committee, Labour Party.

  • John Bird

    Stephen Sackur interviews John Bird.

  • Joseph Stiglitz Jessica Stern Tariq Ramadan

    Stephen Sackur interviews Professor Joseph Stiglitz Dr. Jessica Stern, and Professor Tariq Ramadon.

  • Ricardo Alarcon - President, Cuban National Assembly, 1993 - 2013

    Zeinab Badawi speaks to Ricardo Alarcon who, until last year, was president of Cuba's parliament, the National Assembly.

  • Ali Soltanieh

    Stephen Sackur interviews Ali Soltanieh.

  • Andriy Shevchenko and Alexander Nekrassov

    Andriy Shevchenko, a Ukrainian MP closely allied to Ukraine's new Prime Minister and Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor discuss the possibility of war.

  • Hassan Farag

    Stephen Sackur interviews Deputy Sudanese Ambassador to the UK Hassan Farag.

  • John Mackay

    Gavin Esler interviews Creationist John Mackay.

  • Claude Moraes and Frank Field

    Stephen Sackur interviews Claude Moraes and Frank Field.

  • Zac Goldsmith

    Stephen Sackur interviews Zac Goldsmith.

  • Eugenia Tymoshenko - Daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko

    Eugenia Tymoshenko discusses her mother, the former prime ministerof Ukraine, Yulia's release from prison and chances for the presidency.

  • Yossi Beilin

    Stephen Sackur interviews Yossi Beilin.

  • Sir Michael Quinlan

    Stephen Sackur interviews Sir Michael Quinlan.

  • Lord Rees

    Stephen Sackur interviews Lord Rees the President of the Royal Society.

  • Balthasar Staehelin

    Stephen Sackur interviews Balthasar Staehelin.

  • Iain Wright, Tony Lloyd

    Philippa Thomas interviews MP Iain Wright and Tony Lloyd.

  • Susan Sarandon

    Actress Susan Sarandon talks to Zeinab Badawi about her political views, her film career and the empowering effect of feminism on members of her generation

  • Barnaba Marial Benjamin - Foreign Minister of South Sudan

    Barnaba Marial Benjamin on the bloody civil war raging in South Sudan.

  • Nuala O'Loan

    Noel Thompson interviews Nuala O'Loan the Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

  • Marion Bartoli - Wimbledon Champion 2013

    Marion Bartoli discusses her tennis career, championships and retiring at the age of 28.

  • Imad Moustapha

    Stephen Sackur interviews the Syrian Ambassador to the United States Imad Moustapha.

  • Riah Abi el-Assal

    Stephen Sackur interviews Rt Rev Abi el-Assal the Bishop of Jerusalem.

  • Binyamin Netanyahu

    Noel Thompson interviews former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

  • Philippe Douste-Blazy

    Carrie Gracie interviews Philippe Douste-Blazy.

  • Kavita Krishnan

    Stephen Sackur is in Delhi, India, to talk to Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of All India Progressive Women's Association. Is India becoming a safer more equal society for women?

  • Omar Abdullah - Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

    Omar Abdullah talks about the future of a region that President Bill Clinton once described as the most dangerous place on earth.

  • Lior Herman and Nisrine Mansouri

    Sarah Montague interviews an Israeli student Lior Herman, and a Lebanese student Nisrine Mansouri.

  • Nouhad Mahmoud

    Sarah Montague interviews Nouhad Mahmoud.

  • Palaniappan Chidambaram - Finance Minister, India

    Palaniappan Chidambaram discusses India's unprecedented economic growth and new era of wealth and consumerism.

  • Sanaullah Baloch

    Jonathan Charles Interviews Senator Sanaullah Baloch.

  • Harris Georgiades - Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus

    Harris Georgiades discusses his optimistic feelings on the economy of Cyprus despite evidence to the contrary.

  • Dr. Sean Brady

    Noel Thompson interviews Dr. Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh.

  • Jose Maria Aznar

    Stephen Sackur interviews former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.

  • Ben Emmerson QC - UN Rapporteur, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights

    Ben Emmerson discusses the legality of US drone strikes.

  • Keir Starmer QC - Director of Public Prosecutions

    English barrister talks about stepping down after five years as the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • Dr. Thomas Butler, Bishop of Southwark

    Dr. Thomas Butler.

  • Giles Duley

    Photographer talks about transition from fashion to stories of human suffering.

  • Hilary Benn

    Stephen Sackur interviews Hilary Benn

  • Paul Golby

    Stephen Sackur interviews Dr. Paul Golby

  • Andrew Tottenham

    Andrew Tottenham, supercasino developer.

  • Richard Caborn

    Richard Caborn, Minister of Sport.

  • Sergei Ivanov

    Sergei Ivanov, Russia's Defense Minister.

  • Sir Menzies Campbell

    Sir Menzies Campbell, leader of the British Liberal Democrats.

  • Sergei Lavrov

    Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister.

  • William Hague

    William Hague, Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman.

  • Mary Harney

    Mary Harney, Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland.

  • John Herlihy

    John Herlihy, Director of Google Europe.

  • Mary Lou McDonald

    Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein member of European Parliament.

  • Dr. Garret FitzGerald

    Dr. Garret FitzGerald, former Taoiseach of Ireland.

  • Sir Jeremy Greenstock

    Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former British Ambassador to the UN.

  • Grahame Maxwell

    Grahame Maxwell from Operation Pentameter speaks about slave trafficking.

  • Ahmet Uzumcu

    Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on removing Syria's chemical weapons.

  • Francois Pienaar - Captain, South African Rugby Team, 1993-1996

    Former captain of the South African rugby team on Nelson Mandela and the new state of South Africa.

  • Nadine Gordimer

    The Nobel Prize winning South African writer talks about South Africa today; recorded April, 2011.

  • General John Batiste

    General John Batiste, former US army commander in Iraq.

  • Dr. Ghazi Hamad

    Dr. Ghazi Hamad, spokesman for the Palestinian government.

  • Martin Schulz

    The President of the European Parliament discusses the mixed feelings on the EU.

  • Charlie McCreevy

    Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for the Internal Market.

  • Zurab Nogaideli

    Zurab Nogaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia.

  • Jendayi Frazer

    Jendayi Frazer, US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs.

  • Vandana Shiva

    Vandana Shiva, environmentalist.

  • Julian Savulescu

    Medical ethicist, Julian Savulescu discusses genetic engineering and bioscience.

  • Zeljka Cvijanovic
  • Rahul Bajaj

    Rahul Bajaj, Chairman of Bajaj Auto.

  • Praful Patel

    Praful Patel, India's Civil Aviation Minister.

  • Jack Valero

    Jack Valero, UK spokesman, Opus Dei.

  • Amory Lovins

    Amory Lovins, Green energy advocate.

  • Alejandro Toledo

    Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo.

  • Emmanuel Reinert

    Emmanuel Reinert: Executive Director, Senlis Council.

  • Steve McCabe, British Government Whip

    Steve McCabe, British Government Whip.

  • Sabine Kuegler

    Sabine Kuegler, author of 'Jungle Child'.

  • Alain Minc

    French writer and business consultant Alain Minc.

  • JK Galbraith

    Economist and liberal thinker John Kenneth Galbraith.

  • Arthur Chaskalson

    Arthur Chaskalson, Chairman, International Commission of Jurists.

  • Oleh Rybachuk

    Oleh Rybachuk, Chief of Staff to the Ukranian President.

  • Otkay Vural

    Otkay Vural, Deputy Chairman of Turkey's Nationalist Action Party.

  • Orhan Pamuk

    Turkish author Orhan Pamuk.

  • Lalit Modi

    Creator and Chairman of the Indian Premier League, Lalit Modi talks about being banished from cricket amid allegations of corruption.

  • Silus Siakor

    Silus Siakor, environmental activist.

  • Antonio Gutteres

    Antonio Gutteres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • Maajid Nawaz

    British citizen Maajid Nawaz speaks about his time in jail in Egypt.

  • Adonis Georgiadis

    Greek Minister of Health, Adonis Georgiadis on the country's slow collapse.

  • Peter Kendall

    President of the British National Farmers' Union.

  • Victor Vidilles

    French Students' Union (UNEF) leader Victor Vidilles.

  • Kevin Fulton

    British agent Kevin Fulton talks about the war in Northern Ireland.

  • Abdul Mawgoud Dardery

    Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party MP, Abdul Mawgoud Dardery discusses the suspension of parliament and the Muslim Brotherhood's next move.

  • Garett Reppenhagen

    Iraq Veterans Against the War.

  • Garry Kasparov

    Former world chess champion and Russian opposition activist, Garry Kasparov discusses challenging the supremacy of Vladimir Putin.

  • Adel Abdul Mahdi

    Deputy President of Iraq Adel Abdul Mahdi.

  • PJ Crowley

    PJ Crowley, former US Assistant Secretary Of State for Public Affairs on Obama's Syria policy.

  • Dennis McNamara

    The role of the UN and international community.

  • Peter Blair Henry

    Former economic adviser to President Obama, Peter Blair Henry on U.S. relations with rich nations.

  • Efraim Halevy, Former Head of Mossad

    Where the Middle East peace process is headed in the wake of the Israeli election.

  • Enrico Letta

    Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on trying to hold his country together.

  • Lord Heseltine; Roy Hattersley

    A discussion of what happens to governments after some time spent in power.

  • Dominique de Villepin

    Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin discusses the crisis in Syria.

  • Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan

    Dr. Kapila says his pleas for help went unheeded, leading to needless deaths.

  • Farid Sabri; Burhan Jaf; Sayed Mohammed Musawi

    Representatives of key political blocs discuss Iraq's next government.

  • Amr Moussa

    The former Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, discusses the new military led Egypt.

  • Geert Wilders

    Stephen Sackur talks to Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, an outspoken critic of Islam

  • Lakhdar Brahimi

    Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria.

  • Juan Lopez Aguilar, Spanish Justice Minister

    Two years after the bombings in Madrid, Europe still has not defined terrorism.

  • Mostafa Hegazy

    Adviser to Egypt's Interim President, Mostafa Hegazy, discusses the condemnation of Egypt.

  • Eliot Spitzer, New York State Attorney General

    An interview with NYS Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, 'Sheriff of Wall Street.'

  • Najib Ghadbian

    UN Representative of Syria Coalition, Najib Ghadbian discusses the crisis in Syria.

  • Paul Pillar, Former CIA Middle East Analyst

    Paul Pillar speaks out against what he calls the misuse of intelligence.

  • Alistair Darling

    Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, discusses the British economy and Scotland's desire to leave the UK.

  • Janis Karpinski, Commander, Abu Ghraib Prison

    Janis Karpinski's book gives her account of what went on inside Abu Ghraib prison.

  • David Trimble, former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

    Tim Sebastian talks to Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble about the political situation in Northern Ireland

  • Mark Post

    Professor Mark Post who discusses his 'in vitro burger' and the benefits.

  • Sir Jonathon Porritt

    Sarah Montague talks to Sir Jonathon Porritt, chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, about his group's recommendation against nuclear power as a solution to climate change

  • Mzwandile Masina

    Mzwandile Masina, the interim president of the ANC Youth League of South Africa speaks of their relevance.

  • Nabil Fahmy

    Egypt's new Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmy, on the future of Egypt.

  • Sir John Major

    Sir John Major answers questions about the situation in Iraq.

  • Sir John Tavener

    Composer Sir John Tavener discusses his life, music & faith.

  • Carl Bernstein

    One of the journalists responsible for the media response during Watergate.

  • José Miguel Insulza

    Secretary General Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza on the OAS's new drug policy.

  • On the Road: Climate Alaska

    Stephen Sackur explores the possibility of the world's second largest carbon emitter getting serious about climate change.

  • Dominic Grieve
  • Thomas Hampson

    Opera singer, Thomas Hampson discusses his industry and getting people to love opera.

  • Ma Ying-Jeou
  • Bernard Ribeiro, President of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Qazi Hussain Ahmed

    Qazi Hussain Ahmed leads the religious party Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi

    Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi on the oil syphoning problem.

  • Lord Douglas Hurd

    Douglas Hurd was Britain's Foreign Secretary during the Gulf War.

  • Hoshyar Zebari

    Iraq's foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari on Iraq's image.

  • On The Road: Alaska

    A look at the Bristol Bay region and the bitter argument of sharing the large salmon resource with plans for North America's largest copper mine.

  • Haruhiko Kuroda

    Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda talks to Stephen Sackur about Asia's economic growth, and its consequences for Asians living in places such as Afghanistan

  • Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    African author, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, discusses his life work.

  • Edi Rama

    Edi Rama, who will become Albania's Prime Minister in September, on his promise of a country wide renaissance.

  • Paul Kenny

    General Secretary of the GMB Union, Paul Kenny on the dangers of losing union funding.

  • Sir Roger Penrose
  • Haifaa Al-Mansour

    Saudi Arabia's first female film director, Haifaa Al-Mansour discusses her film Wadjda.

  • Zhang Xin

    Chief Executive of Soho China, Zhang Xin, one of only 24 self-made female billionaires, discusses her rags-to-riches story.

  • Charles Garraway, Senior Legal Advisor
  • Mustafa Akyol/ Dina Wahba

    Turkish author and journalist, Mustafa Akyol and Egyptian feminist and political activist, Dina Wahba discuss the future of political Islam.

  • David Davis

    Conservative Member of UK Parliament, David Davis.

  • David Willetts

    Conservative Education Spokesman David Willetts talks to Sarah Montague

  • Nikos Dendias

    Greece's minister for public order, Nikos Dendias discusses the Greek immigration problem.

  • Dr. Omar Zakhilwal
  • Valdis Dombrovskis

    Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis discusses his desire for Latvia to join the euro.

  • Mogoeng Mogoeng

    South Africa's Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng discusses the realities of the new Constitution.

  • Tony Iommi

    Lead guitarist of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi discusses reuniting with Ozzy Osbourne and how he tours while being treated for cancer.

  • Sergei Guriev

    Russian economist Sergei Guriev on going into exile in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

  • Mehmet Simsek

    Turkey's Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek responds to the anti-government demonstrations.

  • Antonio Tajani

    Vice President of the European Commision, Antonio Tajani discusses the recent EU-US trade deal.

  • Ayad Allawi

    Former PM of Iraq, Ayad Allawi on the hope of keeping peace in Iraq.

  • Zhu Min

    Zhu Min on the Chinese business model of overcapacity.

  • Martin Amis

    Author Martin Amis discusses his eclectic collective works.

  • Ivo Daalder

    United States Permanent Representative to NATO, Ivo Daalder discusses the impact of American surveillance on NATO.

  • Elif Shafak

    Turkish author, Elif Shafak discusses unrest in Turkey.

  • Mo Ibrahim

    Mo Ibrahim discusses how China's willingness to lend money no strings attached to African governments may encourage politicians to revert to their bad old ways.

  • Lord Lawson

    The former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lawson, on his criticism of the EU.

  • Jean-Francois Cope

    President of the French UMP Party discusses his controversial views.

  • Robert Fowler

    Former UN Special Representative to Niger Robert Fowler on jihadist danger after being a hostage.

  • Ray Charles
  • Lindiwe Mazibuko

    Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the South African Parliament.

  • Robin Makin
  • Harold Koh

    Harold Koh who was chief legal adviser at the US State Department throughout Obama's first term.

  • Kailash Satyarthi
  • Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Zoran Milanovic

    Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic welcomes Croatia into the European Union.

  • Joe Glenton

    Former British soldier Joe Glenton discusses blindly following orders in the military.

  • Sir Bob Geldof
  • Sir Alan Parker

    Film director, Sir Alan Parker discusses the future of film.

  • Gary Kasparov

    Gary Kasparov, former World Chess Champion.

  • Boris Jordan
  • Kai Eide

    Kai Eide, former envoy to Kosovo.

  • Ilie Nastase
  • Tony McNulty MP

    Tony McNulty, British Minister for Immigration.

  • Peter Bicksley
  • Michael Sandel

    Political philosopher Michael Sandel.

  • Joan Rivers
  • Joseph Nye

    Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense, Joseph Nye on the Obama administration's security policy.

  • Olda Cerny
  • Zainab Bangura

    Zainab Bangura, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict discusses the list of war torn countries where women and children have been subjected to systematic rape and sexual abuse.

  • Thomas Drake

    Former Senior Executive of the US National Security Agency, Thomas Drake, discusses what he saw within the agency and why he leaked it to a reporter.

  • Mustafa Barghouti
  • Nate Silver

    Political statistician Nate Silver interviewed.

  • Sir Paul Condon
  • Frank McCourt
  • Lord Turner

    Former Chairman of the UK FSA on banks.

  • Jose Bove
  • Lord Browne

    Former CEO of BP, Lord Browne, discusses the energy debate.

  • Richard Sklar
  • Nuclear Deterrent Discussion

    General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Kate Hudson and Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society, Douglas Murray discuss the many questions surrounding nuclear war.

  • Brian Cass
  • Ioannis Kasoulides

    Foreign Minister of Cyprus interviewed.

  • Candice de Long
  • Andrew Simms

    Andrew Simms talks about his new book 'Cancel the Apocalypse.'

  • Robert Reich

    Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from the worlds of sport and entertainment

  • Carlos Guiterrez

    Former US Secretary of Commerce on immigration and the speed of America's change.

  • Mona Bauwens
  • Christine Lagarde

    The International Monetary Fund Director talks about moving into a full speed economy.

  • George Segal
  • James Gilmore
  • Steffen Kampeter

    Deputy FInance Minister of Germany.

  • Heather Saunders
  • Sir Magdi Yacoub
  • Robin Webb
  • Festus Mogae
  • Vicente Fox

    Mexican President Vicente Fox.

  • Lord Saatchi

    Former UK Conservative Party Chairman discusses the life of Margaret Thatcher.

  • Amr Moussa

    Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League.

  • Ian Paisley

    Interview with Democratic Unionist MP of Northern Ireland.

  • Ruth Deech
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson
  • Mimoza Kusari-Lila

    Deputy PM of Kosovo interviewed.

  • Ivan Massow
  • Patrick Chinamasa

    Prime Minister of Zimbabwe interviewed.

  • Amanda Jobson
  • Christopher Pissarides

    Discussion on Cyprus' zombie economy.

  • Professor Daniel Dennett

    Interview with one of the founding fathers of new athiesm.

  • Major General Robert Mood

    Norwegian general discusses what went wrong in Syria.

  • Alassane Ouattara

    President of Ivory Coast interviewed.

  • Jonathan Miller

    Theatre and Opera Director interviewed.

  • Kishore Mahbubani

    Author and former diplomat discusses the future of globalization.

  • Victor Ponta

    The Prime Minister of Romania discusses his efforts to restore the country's image by lifting work restrictions, allowing Romanians to work or live anywhere in Europe.

  • Gloria Steinem

    Feminist activist and author, Gloria Steinem.

  • Enrique Garcia

    Sean Ley speaks with Enrique Garcia, the President of Latin America's Development Bank.

  • Hossein Mousavian

    Stephen Sackur speaks with Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian nuclear negotiator.

  • Renzo Piano

    Sarah Montague speaks to architect Renzo Piano.

  • Sir Nigel Sheinwald

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Sir Nigel Sheinwald about the EU.

  • Pascal Lamy

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Pascal Lamy.

  • Rupert Everett

    Actor Rupert Everett discusses the highs and lows of his career, and talks about new ventures into writing and directing

  • Jalal Fairooz

    Zeinab Badawi speaks to Jalal Fairooz, former Bahraini Opposition MP.

  • Review of the Year

    Tim Sebastian reviews 2003, examining the people and events which made the headlines and taking a fresh look at some of the year's major political interviews, including Mohammed El Baradei and Iraqi UN representative Al Douri

  • Teodoro Obiang - President, Equatorial Guinea

    Hardtalk has journeyed to the tiny, oil rich West African nation of Equatorial Guinea for an exclusive look inside one of Africa's most controversial regimes

  • On the Road in Equatorial Guinea

    Stephen Sackur and 'HARDtalk' go on the Road in Equatorial Guinea.

  • Philip Glass

    Stephen Sackur interviews composer Philip Glass.

  • Pravin Gordhan

    Stephen Sackur talks to Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance in South Africa

  • John Ellis

    Stephen Sackur talks to theoretical physicist John Ellis of the Cern Institute, where preparations are being made for experiments that will tell scientists how the universe was formed

  • Phil Shiner

    Stephen Sackur talks to human rights lawyer Phil Shiner, who is locked in a legal battle with the Government on behalf of Iraqis alleging abuse by British forces. Together they discuss what standards of behaviour should be applied to troops in the line of fire

  • James Taylor

    Stephen Sackur talks to singer-songwriter James Taylor about his 40-year career, as he begins his European One Man Band tour

  • Sali Berisha

    Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha talks to Sarah Montague about the invitation extended to his country to join Nato, and the problem Albania still faces in dealing with corruption

  • Jan Eliasson

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Jan Eliasson, president of the UN General Assembly

  • Lord Ashdown

    Stephen Sackur talks to Lord Ashdown, High Representative to Bosnia from 2002 to 2006, about the possibility of a further conflict in the Balkans, and on the instability in Afghanistan

  • Helen Zille

    Stephen Sackur talks to Helen Zille - Leader, Democratic Alliance of South Africa

  • David Frum

    Stephen Sackur talks to Republican writer and commentator David Frum

  • Dan Plesch and Menzies Campbell

    Lyse Doucet talks to US strategist and commentator Dan Plesch about George Bush's campaign in America's impending Presidential elections, and Menzies Campbell discusses the effect of the Iraq war and the Hutton Inquiry on Tony Blair's political standing

  • Dame Pauline Neville-Jones

    Tim Sebastian talks to Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, former chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee, about the government's handling of pre-war intelligence and Tony Blair's recent admission that the infamous 'WMDs' may never be found. Who is to blame, and should anyone be resigning as a result?

  • Dan Gillerman

    Tim Sebastian talks to Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman

  • Donald Tsang: Chief Executive of Hong Kong

    Stephen Sackur investigates the relationship Hong Kong has with China, eight years after the former British dependency was handed back to the Chinese

  • Tyrone Brooks

    Justin Webb talks to US civil rights activist Tyrone Brooks about the 60th anniversary of the country's last public lynching, and the post-war achievements of black Americans

  • Uri Savir

    Tim Sebastian talks to Uri Savir, President of the Peres Centre for Peace

  • Eli Moyal

    Sarah Montague talks to Eli Moyal, the Mayor of Sderot, about a possible solution to the troubles of the Israeli city suffering rocket fire for being just one kilometre from Gaza

  • Tony Leon

    Tim Sebastian interviews Tony Leon, Leader Democratic Alliance in South Africa

  • Fatima Bhutto

    Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines

  • Dr Richard Feachem

    Sarah Montague interviews Dr Richard Feacham, the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

  • Dr Chibli Mallat

    Sarah Montague meets Dr Chibli Mallat, the Lebanese political activist planning to circulate a petition supporting President Emile Lahoud's removal from power

  • Alaska - Part One

    The first of two programmes in which Stephen Sackur explores the political and economic situation in Alaska. He begins by visiting Bristol Bay, where the fishing and mining industries are locked in battle with the federal government in a bitter argument over environment sustainability and resource exploitation

  • Dermot Ahern - Irish Foreign Minister

    Irish Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern talks to Noel Thompson in Dublin about the effect the alleged involvement of Sinn Fein and the IRA in the Northern Bank robbery has had on the peace process

  • Father Alex Reid

    Stephen Sackur interviews Father Alex Reid, an independent witness of IRA decommissioning

  • Al-Ghad Party of Egypt General Secretary

    Zeinab Badawi talks to the Al-Ghad Party of Egypt's General Secretary about the opposition's mission to bring democracy to the country, and with it greater freedoms for all concerned

  • Alastair Crooke

    Zeinab Badawi talks to former British Intelligence officer Alastair Crooke about his experiences of terrorism in the Middle East, and what can be done to improve the situation

  • David Leakey

    Jon Sopel interviews Major General David Leakey, Commander of Eufor in Bosnia

  • Dambisa Moyo

    Stephen Sackur talks to Zambian economist and author Dambisa Moyo about her views on the relative decline of western economies

  • Brian May

    Queen guitarist Brian May talks to Stephen Sackur about his concern for Britain's wildlife

  • Review of the Year 2006

    Stephen Sackur reviews 2006, examining the people and events which made the headlines and taking a fresh look at some of the year's major political interviews

  • William Patey

    Sarah Montague talks to William Patey, British Ambassador to Afghanistan

  • Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson

    Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson

  • Rev Jesse Jackson

    David Jessel talks to Rev Jesse Jackson about his long career promoting civil liberties, and his campaign to combat apathy in black Britons and encourage them into political life

  • Carl Bildt - Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt about concerns within the EU about a two-tier Europe, with the richer nations calling the shots and upsetting the rest

  • Brendan Barber

    Stephen Sackur talks to Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress

  • Brazilian Foreign Minister

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim tells Stephen Sackur about his government's inquiries into the London shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. He also addresses Brazil's own problem with police killings, and their effect on the country's aspirations to join the UN Security Council

  • Barney Frank

    Stephen Sackur talks to American Congressman Barney Frank

  • Barbara Harris

    Tim Sebastian talks to Barbara Harris, founder of Project Prevention

  • Bernard Picasso

    Tim Sebastian talks to Bernard Picasso, grandson of the famous artist

  • Bob Astles

    Bob Astles talks about his role as an aide in Idi Amin's infamous Ugandan regime under whcih thousands of Asian-Ugandans died. Astles claims he was as much a victim as anyone else and should not be held accountable for the crimes of the era. Which side is to be believed? Tim Sebastian attempts to find out

  • Bob Crow

    Stephen Sackur talks to Bob Crow, General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union

  • Cheng Siwei

    Stephen Sackur talks to Chinese economist Cheng Siwei, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, about China's booming economy

  • Cheng Siwei

    Stephen Sackur talks to Cheng Siwei, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

  • Clive Stafford-Smith

    Celebrated lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith talks to Jon Sopel about his decision to quit his job in order to defend detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay

  • Richard Goldstone

    Tim Sebastian talks to human rights judge Richard Goldstone, who gives his view on Amnesty's claim that the war on terror has led to massive human rights abuses. Does he think the US is in breach of the Geneva Convention, and can he see a way forward for the coalition?

  • Courtenay Griffiths QC

    Courtenay Griffiths QC talks to Stephen Sackur about his defence of Liberia's former president Charles Taylor, who stands accused of war crimes

  • Armistead Maupin

    Stephen Sackur talks to Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City novels

  • Richard Haass

    US diplomat Richard Haass talks to Stephen Sackur about his position as President of America's Council on Foreign Relations, and how it can help the President's aims for the Middle East

  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

    Stephen Sackur talks to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of the great opera singers of modern times

  • Cindy Sheehan

    Gavin Esler talks to Cindy Sheehan, who has become the figurehead for the US anti-war movement

  • Archbishop Peter Smith

    Zeinab Badawi is joined by Archbishop Peter Smith to reflect on the Pope's legacy

  • Christina Romer

    Stephen Sackur talks to Christina Romer, former President of the US Council of Economic Advisers

  • Chris Patten

    Stephen Sackur talks to Chris Patten, the Prime Minster's representative for the visit to the UK of Pope Benedict XVI

  • Rev David Page

    Openly gay Anglican vicar Rev David Page talks to Sarah Montague about his wish to register a civil union with his long-term partner under new legislation, and discusses objections that this will threaten the unity of the Church of England

  • Vuk Jeremic, Serbian Foreign Minister

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, asking whether the UN should recognise the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo

  • Vuk Jeremic, Serbian Foreign Minister

    As former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic faces charges of genocide, Stephen Sackur talks to Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic about the alleged atrocities committed during the Nineties Bosnian war

  • Ambassador Nicholas Burns

    Jon Sopel talks to Ambassador Nicholas Burns, the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, about US strategy in Africa

  • Helen Suzman

    Tim Sebastian talks to South African anti-apartheid campaigner Helen Suzman about her campaign against the old regime, and the hope brought by Nelson Mandela's African National Congress Party. Now disillusioned with current ANC president Thabo Mbeki, she discusses corruption and the future of African democacy

  • Khaled Meshaal - Leader of Hamas

    Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines

  • Kgalema Motlanthe

    Tim Sebastian interviews the Secretary General of the African National Congress Kgalema Motlanthe

  • Laurent Fabius

    Former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius talks to Carrie Gracie about the Paris riots of May 1968, and his hopes for a presidential nomination at 60 years of age

  • Shashi Tharoor

    Lyse Doucet talks to UN Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor

  • Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore

    Tim Sebastian talks to former Anglican Bishop of Birmingham Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore

  • Linda Polman

    Stephen Sackur talks to Linda Polman, a Dutch writer and journalist who suggests that international humanitarian assistance may sometimes do more harm than good, and says there are situations in which the best thing potential aid-givers can do is walk away

  • Keith Goh

    Tim Sebastian talks to neurosurgeon Dr Keith Goh

  • Kat Banyard

    Stephen Sackur talks to feminist author Kat Banyard

  • John Slobodan, Iraq Body Count Project

    Stephen Sackur talks to John Slobodan of the Iraq Body Count Project, which attempts to put an accurate figure to the number of civilian casualties in the country since the Allied invasion

  • John Redwood

    Jon Sopel talks to former Conservative Cabinet Minister John Redwood

  • Oscar Goodman - Mayor of Las Vegas

    Oscar Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, discusses why he still believes in the city, despite the parlous state of the economy and a dwindling water supply that could hamper its future growth

  • Juan Manuel Santos

    Stephen Sackur talks to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

  • Judge Richard Goldstone - Oil for Food Inquiry

    Tim Sebastian talks to human rights judge Richard Goldstone, who heads the Volcker Inquiry into corruption at the heart of the UN Oil for Food Programme

  • Lord David Steel

    Former Liberal party leader David Steel talks to Sarah Montague about his legacy as the architect of the current abortion law and his plans to reform it, citing social reasons

  • Lord Patten

    Stephen Sackur talks to Lord Patten, ahead of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain

  • Michael O'Leary, Chief Executive, Ryanair

    Stephen Sackur talks to Chief Executive of Ryanair Michael O'Leary, who revolutionised European aviation with cheap fares and no frills, and asks what the future holds for the airline industry

  • Michael Heseltine

    Stephen Sackur talks to former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine

  • Michel Kazatchkine

    Stephen Sackur talks to Michel Kazatchkine, the Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    In the aftermath of the Beslan school siege, former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev joins Tim Sebastian to discuss President Putin's new measures to centralise power, allegedly at the expense of civil liberties. Having presided over the democratisation of Russia, he gives his views on the new policies and the future of his country

  • Mohamed Mostafaei

    Tim Sebastian talks to Mohamed Mostafaei, an Iranian lawyer currently exiled in Oslo

  • Mo Mowlam

    Another chance to see an interview with the late Mo Mowlam, the much-respected former Labour MP who died this morning. In the programme, she talks to Tim Sebastian about her role in the Good Friday Agreement and her relationship with Tony Blair

  • Maureen Dowd

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd

  • Martin Sixsmith

    Tim Sebastian talks to former Senior Civil Servant Martin Sixsmith

  • Lord Tebbit

    Zeinab Badawi interviews former British Cabinet Minister Lord Tebbit

  • Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal and President of the Royal Society

    Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, speculates on whether science has the power to change people's lives and solve problems like climate change, energy and food security, biodiversity, poverty and population growth

  • Lt General Romeo Dallaire

    Stephen Sackur talks to Lt General Romeo Dallaire, former Commander of UN Forces, about the parallels between present-day Darfur and 1990s Rwanda

  • Mark Malloch Brown

    David Jessel talks to UN Chief of Staff Mark Malloch Brown about a recent report exposing corruption at the heart of the United Nations

  • Martin McGuinness

    Noel Thompson interviews Sinn Fein's chief negotiator Martin McGuinness

  • John Major

    Tim Sebastian talks to the former British Prime Minister, John Major

  • John Hofmeister

    Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines

  • Harriet Lamb

    Stephen Sackur talks to Harriet Lamb, the executive director of the Fairtrade Foundation

  • Terry Pratchett

    Writer Terry Pratchett, who has the incurable degenerative brain disease Alzheimer's, tells Stephen Sackur why he wants the right to choose the time and manner of his own death

  • Hatsuhisa Takashima

    Tim Sebastian talks to Hatsuhisa Takashima, the Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman

  • Mohammed Dahlan

    Palestinian Fatah party candidate Mohammed Dahlan talks to Stephen Sackur about the threat in the forthcoming elections posed to its government by the Islamic group Hamas, seen by many as a terrorist organisation

  • Ian Gibson

    Philippa Thomas talks to Ian Gibson about the use of nuclear power

  • Hussain Al-Shahristani, Iraqi Oil Minister

    Stephen Sackur looks at relations between Washington and Baghdad and talks to Iraqi Minister of Oil Hussain Al-Shahristani about his government's stance over business with international oil companies

  • HARDtalk On the Road: Climate Alaska

    As part of 2013: The Big Stories, another chance to see HARDtalk on the road in Alaska to see whether the world's second largest carbon emitter is serious about climate change

  • Gunter Verheugen

    Stephen Sackur interviews Vice President of the European Union, Gunter Verheugen

  • Francois Pienarr

    Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines

  • Franco Frattini

    Stephen Sackur talks to Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini

  • Frederick Forsyth

    Stephen Sackur talks to Frederick Forsyth, author of thrillers The Day of the Jackal and the Dogs of War

  • President Yoweri Museveni

    Amid concerns about his government's record on human rights and corruption, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni joins Tim Sebastian to discuss the future of his term in office, including his alleged plans to extend his term and erode the powers of parliament

  • Guiliana Sgrena

    Zeinab Badawi is joined by former Iraqi hostage Guiliana Sgrena

  • Ian Paisley - Democratic Unionist MP

    Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines

  • Igor Yurgens

    Stephen Sackur interviews Igor Yurgens, the Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

  • Jim Gamble, Chief Executive, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

    Stephen Sackur talks to Jim Gamble, head of the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, about how the advent of the Internet has changed patterns of child abuse

  • Jerry Rawlings

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Jerry Rawlings, former president of Ghana, asking him whether the people of Africa ought to put the prosperity of their own countries before the right to vote

  • Pakistan

    Riz Kahn talks to President Pervez Musharraf about the key issues and challenges facing Pakistan

  • Sir John Mills

    Another chance to see Tim Sebastian talking to the late John Mills, conducted in 1999, in which the actor reflects on his career and shares his memories of the numerous film and stage appearances he made throughout his life

  • John Grieve

    John Grieve of the Independent Monitoring Commission talks to Stephen Sackur about allegations that the IRA may not have put all of its weapons beyond use, following an IMC report into the organisation's activities since decommissioning

  • Javad Zarif

    Tim Sebastian talks to Javad Zarif, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations

  • Jamie Drummond

    Tim Sebastian talks to Jamie Drummond, dorector of African AIDS charity DATA. With over 25 million people living in Africa with HIV, how do lobby groups persuade wealthy nations to give more money to fight the disease? Drummond has enlisted the help of celebrities such as Bono to help convince the United States and Europe to increase their commitment. But are the Western governments prepared to both listen and act?

  • Irwin Stelzer

    Tim Sebastian talks to journalist Irwin Stelzer, who is also the director of economic policy at the Hudson Institute

  • Stuart Etherington

    Stephen Sackur talks to Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations

  • Issam Chalabi

    Stephen Sackur talks to former Iraqi oil minister Issam Chalabi about the problems besetting the country, and whether it can become a global energy superpower

  • Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    Zeinab Badawi talks to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar about the legacy of the Asian tsunami and tensions between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels

  • Sir Peter Ustinov

    Tim Sebastian talks to people making the headlines

  • Former US Labour Secretary Robert Reich

    Zeinab Badawi talks to former US Labour Secretary Robert Reich about the future of the Democrats in America

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