- 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
- 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.
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.
- Professor Robert Winston - Scientist
Professor Robert Winston talks about pioneering the controversial IVF technique that revolutionized infertility treatment for what are known as three-parent babies; possibly a slippery slope towards designer babies.
- Tef Poe - Rapper and Activist
Tef Poe discusses how the shooting of Michael Brown was a declaration of war by the police against the African-American community.
- Bernd Lucke - Founder of Alternative For Germany
Bernd Lucke of the new right-wing Eurosceptic Party, the Alternative for Germany discusses his thoughts on the EU bailout policy.
- Gebran Bassil - Lebanon's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
Gebran Bassil discusses how Lebanon has been overwhelmed by the over one-million Syrian refugees.
- General Asad Durrani
Retired General Asad Durrani, the former head of Pakistan's intelligence service responds to Pakistan's Prime Minister's statement, after 152 were killed in a Peshawar school, that the country would no longer distinguish between good and bad Taliban.
- Kenneth Roth - Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
Kenneth Roth discusses the Human Rights Watch, if it still holds weight and the differences of the Middle East and China as opposed to America.
- Andrey Kurkov
- Andrey Kurkov - Author
Russian born Andrey Kurkov discusses the protests in Ukraine's Maidan Square that led to the fall of the pro-Russian government.
- Juan Mendez: United Nation's Special Rapporteur on Torture
Sarah Montague talks to Juan Mendez, the United Nation's Special Rapporteur on Torture.
- Pierre Moscovici - EU's Finance Commissioner
Pierre Moscovici on his pivotal role in negotiating the EU with the European taxpayers on whether or not to bail out Greece.
- Jay Naidoo - Political and Social Activist
Jay Naidoo, leader of the South African trade union movement during the liberation struggle and a cabinet minister under President Nelson Mandela discusses why freedom has not reduced wealth inequality.
- Lukman Faily - Iraqi Ambassador to the United States
Lukman Faily talks about the lack of progress to dislodge extremists from the territory they've captured in Iraq.
- Amre Moussa
Amre Moussa, Secretary General, Arab League.
- Moazzam Begg
Moazzam Begg speaks out about counter-terrorism measures, how they are part of the problem and how the Muslim community can work with authorities.
- Robbie Rogers - Footballer
The LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers speaks out about homosexuals in professional football and the taboo attached.
- Saxby Chambliss
- Paul Barker
- Wu'er Kaixi: Chinese Dissident
Chinese dissident Wu'er Kaixi lives in exile in Taiwan.
- Edward Said
- Werner Herzog: Film Director
Stephen Sackur speaks to film director Werner Herzog, a man responsible for some of the most wildly beautiful images captured on film.
- Suha Arafat - Widow of Yasser Arafat
Ten years after the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Mrs Arafat gives a rare broadcast interview about their marriage, why she believes he was assassinated and why she has chosen to live in Malta.
- Romano Prodi
- Richard Barrett - Former Director of Global Counter Terrorism Operations, UK
Richard Barrett discusses how best to confront the new jihadist threat in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Martin Ziguele
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic.
- Flemming Rose - Cultural Editor, Jyllands-Posten
Flemming Rose talks to HARDtalk a week after the murderous assault on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
- Bruno Macaes - Portugal's Secretary of State for Europe
Bruno Macaes talks about the economic twilight zone that the Eurozone is currently facing regardless of Portugal being bailed out.
- Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick is an activist who's been variously described as a campaigner for religious freedom and dangerous extremist; HARDtalk asks why he persists with his divisive campaign on Jerusalem's holiest ground.
- Cornel West - Writer and Academic
Cornel West talks about a sad end to the Obama presidency with racial tensions in America running sky high.
- 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
- Francis Rossi - guitarist, singer and founder of Status Quo
HARDtalk speaks to Francis Rossi, member and founder of the band Status Quo.The music business has changed in 40 years. How come Status Quo are still rocking all over the world?
- 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.
- Giandomenico Picco - Former UN negotiator
Hardtalk speaks to the former UN envoy who risked his life to negotiate the release of western hostages in Lebanon, and gives insight into the violent extremism of the group calling itself Islamic State.
- 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.
- Lord Stern - Economist
HARDtalk speaks to the British climate economist, Lord Nicholas Stern, who has just co-chaired a new report on the climate and economy.
- 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
- Lord Heseltine - UK Deputy Prime Minister 1995-97
Former Conservative cabinet minister, Lord Heseltine discusses Scottish parliament, Westminster status quo and the UK's identity crisis.
- Des Thompson
Des Thompson, Advisor to Scottish Natural Heritage.
- Arthur Edwards
Arthur Edwards, Royal Photographer, The Sun Newspaper.
- Francis Fukuyama - Political Scientist
Twenty five years ago, Francis Fukuyama declared that history had delivered a conclusive verdict - liberal democracy had vanquished its ideological rivals; he discusses if he still feels that way after events in Ukraine, Syria and China.
- James Rogers
James Rogers, CEO Duke Energy.
- Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona.
- Ibrahim Dabbashi - Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations
Ibrahim Dabbashi discusses the little attention that Libya's slow motion collapse has received.
- 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.
- Peter Bofinger - Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
Peter Bofinger on the Eurozone economy's flat-lining growth, depressed prices and general air of economic despondency.
- Martha Karua
Martha Karua, Kenya's Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
- Chrissie Hynde - Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist
The leader of The Pretenders talks about her 30 plus year career and making music today.
- Carren & Ron Clem
Carren & Ron Clem; a former crystal meth addict and her father.
- John McCain - United States Senator
Republican Senator, John McCain says the White House must stop dithering and confront Islamic State and wants a tougher response against Russia over the Ukraine conflict; he is asked if he is investing too much faith in military solutions.
- 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
- Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee, Vice President of the Washington Post.
- 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.
- Hadi al-Bahra - President of the Syrian National Coalition
Hadi al-Bahra discusses America's strategy against Islamic state militants in Syria and if it is working.
- Pravin Gordhan
Stephen Sackur talks to Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance in South Africa
- James Taylor
Stephen Sackur talks to singer-songwriter James Taylor about his 40-year career, as he begins his European One Man Band tour
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Helen Zille
Stephen Sackur talks to Helen Zille - Leader, Democratic Alliance of South Africa
- 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
- 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
- Bernard Picasso
Tim Sebastian talks to Bernard Picasso, grandson of the famous artist
- 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
- 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
- Kgalema Motlanthe
Tim Sebastian interviews the Secretary General of the African National Congress Kgalema Motlanthe
- William Patey
Sarah Montague talks to William Patey, British Ambassador to Afghanistan
- Ambassador Nicholas Burns
Jon Sopel talks to Ambassador Nicholas Burns, the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, about US strategy in Africa
- Khaled Meshaal - Leader of Hamas
Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines
- 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
- Keith Goh
Tim Sebastian talks to neurosurgeon Dr Keith Goh
- 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
- 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
- Juan Manuel Santos
Stephen Sackur talks to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
- Kat Banyard
Stephen Sackur talks to feminist author Kat Banyard
- 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
- 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
- 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
- John Redwood
Jon Sopel talks to former Conservative Cabinet Minister John Redwood
- Tony Leon
Tim Sebastian interviews Tony Leon, Leader Democratic Alliance in South Africa
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Barbara Harris
Tim Sebastian talks to Barbara Harris, founder of Project Prevention
- Uri Savir
Tim Sebastian talks to Uri Savir, President of the Peres Centre for Peace
- John Hofmeister
Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines
- John Major
Tim Sebastian talks to the former British Prime Minister, John Major
- 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
- Archbishop Peter Smith
Zeinab Badawi is joined by Archbishop Peter Smith to reflect on the Pope's legacy
- Armistead Maupin
Stephen Sackur talks to Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City novels
- Barney Frank
Stephen Sackur talks to American Congressman Barney Frank
- 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
- 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
- Dr Richard Feachem
Sarah Montague interviews Dr Richard Feacham, the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
- 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?
- Michel Kazatchkine
Stephen Sackur talks to Michel Kazatchkine, the Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Irwin Stelzer
Tim Sebastian talks to journalist Irwin Stelzer, who is also the director of economic policy at the Hudson Institute
- Maureen Dowd
Zeinab Badawi talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd
- 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
- 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
- Igor Yurgens
Stephen Sackur interviews Igor Yurgens, the Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
- Ian Gibson
Philippa Thomas talks to Ian Gibson about the use of nuclear power
- Michael Heseltine
Stephen Sackur talks to former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine
- Ian Paisley - Democratic Unionist MP
Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines
- 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
- 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
- Harriet Lamb
Stephen Sackur talks to Harriet Lamb, the executive director of the Fairtrade Foundation
- 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
- Hatsuhisa Takashima
Tim Sebastian talks to Hatsuhisa Takashima, the Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman
Riz Kahn talks to President Pervez Musharraf about the key issues and challenges facing Pakistan
- 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
- 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
- Guiliana Sgrena
Zeinab Badawi is joined by former Iraqi hostage Guiliana Sgrena
- Frederick Forsyth
Stephen Sackur talks to Frederick Forsyth, author of thrillers The Day of the Jackal and the Dogs of War
- Mohamed Mostafaei
Tim Sebastian talks to Mohamed Mostafaei, an Iranian lawyer currently exiled in Oslo
- 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
- Fatima Bhutto
Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines
- Father Alex Reid
Stephen Sackur interviews Father Alex Reid, an independent witness of IRA decommissioning
- Former US Labour Secretary Robert Reich
Zeinab Badawi talks to former US Labour Secretary Robert Reich about the future of the Democrats in America
- Franco Frattini
Stephen Sackur talks to Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini
- 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
- Francois Pienarr
Stephen Sackur talks to people making the headlines
- 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
- Martin Sixsmith
Tim Sebastian talks to former Senior Civil Servant Martin Sixsmith
- Lord Patten
Stephen Sackur talks to Lord Patten, ahead of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain
- 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
- 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
- Cheng Siwei
Stephen Sackur talks to Cheng Siwei, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
- 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
- Chris Patten
Stephen Sackur talks to Chris Patten, the Prime Minster's representative for the visit to the UK of Pope Benedict XVI
- 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
- 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
- Sir Peter Ustinov
Tim Sebastian talks to people making the headlines
- 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
- 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
- Bob Crow
Stephen Sackur talks to Bob Crow, General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union
- Brian May
Queen guitarist Brian May talks to Stephen Sackur about his concern for Britain's wildlife
- Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson
Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson
- 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
- Stuart Etherington
Stephen Sackur talks to Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Javad Zarif
Tim Sebastian talks to Javad Zarif, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations
- Lord Tebbit
Zeinab Badawi interviews former British Cabinet Minister Lord Tebbit
- David Frum
Stephen Sackur talks to Republican writer and commentator David Frum
- 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?
- Dan Gillerman
Tim Sebastian talks to Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman
- David Leakey
Jon Sopel interviews Major General David Leakey, Commander of Eufor in Bosnia
- 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
- 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
- Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore
Tim Sebastian talks to former Anglican Bishop of Birmingham Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore
- Martin McGuinness
Noel Thompson interviews Sinn Fein's chief negotiator Martin McGuinness
- 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?
- Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Stephen Sackur talks to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of the great opera singers of modern times
- 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
- Cindy Sheehan
Gavin Esler talks to Cindy Sheehan, who has become the figurehead for the US anti-war movement
- Christina Romer
Stephen Sackur talks to Christina Romer, former President of the US Council of Economic Advisers
- Shashi Tharoor
Lyse Doucet talks to UN Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor
- 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
- Dambisa Moyo
Stephen Sackur talks to Zambian economist and author Dambisa Moyo about her views on the relative decline of western economies
- 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
- 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