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John Kiriakou - Former CIA Intelligence Officer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur talks to John Kiriakou, the former CIA agent who played a key role in anti-terror operations after 9-11 and later went public with the truth about waterboarding. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
John Kiriakou

HARDtalk

Dr Taj Hargey - Imam, Oxford Islamic Congregation

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur speaks to Islamic scholar and imam Dr Taj Hargey, who has long stirred controversy amongst fellow Muslims by condemning the burqa and demanding a new form of Islam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Taj Hargey

HARDtalk

Felix Maradiaga - Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policy, Nicaragua

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur is in Washington DC to speak to leading Nicaraguan dissident Felix Maradiaga, now leader of an opposition in exile. Is change finally coming to Nicaragua? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Presenter:
Felix Maradiaga

HARDtalk

Gulnur Aybet - Senior Advisor to President of Turkey

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur speaks to Gulnur Aybet, senior advisor to president Erdogan. When it comes to respect for universal rights and norms, how much authority does Turkey have? Show more

Contributors

Interviewer:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Gulnur Aybet

HARDtalk

Sir David Tang - Founder, Shanghai Tang

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

With Hong Kong police now using strong-arm tactics on protesters, Stephen Sackur asks successful Hong Kong businessman Sir David Tang about the extent of Beijing's influence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
David Tang

HARDtalk

Francis Rossi - guitarist, singer and founder of Status Quo

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Interviews with newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. Stephen Sackur talks to Francis Rossi, guitarist, singer and founder of the band Status Quo. Show more

Contributors

Interviewer:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Francis Rossi

HARDtalk

Mehmet Fatih Ceylan - Turkish Ambassador to NATO

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC News

HARDtalk speaks to Turkey's ambassador to NATO, Mehmet Fatih Ceylan. Turkey has been criticised for its failure to act against IS. Is Ankara finally ready to confront the threat? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Mehmet Fatih Ceylan

HARDtalk

Herman Hauser - Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News

Available for 8 months

Where is Europe in the race to shape the digital future? Stephen Sackur speaks to tech entrepreneur Herman Hauser, who has profoundly shaped Europe and the UK’s technology sector. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur

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Margaret Heffernan - Business CEO and author

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur interviews acclaimed writer and businesswoman Margaret Heffernan, who published a book challenging the fetishisation of forecasting. Is it time to embrace uncertainty? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Heffernan

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