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Hardtalk (styled as HARDtalk) is a BBC television and radio programme broadcast on the BBC News Channel, on BBC World News, and on BBC World Service.

HARDtalk
Hardtalk2.jpg
Created byBBC News
Presented byCurrent:
Stephen Sackur
Zeinab Badawi
Sarah Montague
Shaun Ley

Former:
Tim Sebastian
(1997–2006)
Theme music composerDavid Lowe
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Studio TC7, Television Centre (1997-2012)

Studios A and C on rotation, Broadcasting House (2012-)
Editor(s)Carey Clark
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC News
BBC World News
BBC World Service
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release31 March 1997 (1997-03-31) –
present
Chronology
Related showsAny Answers?
Any Questions?
The Big Questions
Dateline London
HARDtalk Extra
HARDtalk Extra Time
Newsnight
Question Time
External links
HARDtalk

Broadcast times and days vary, depending on your broadcasting platform and your geographic location.[1][2][3] HARDtalk is also available on BBC iPlayer.[4]

Contents

FormatEdit

HARDtalk provides "in-depth interviews with hard-hitting questions and sensitive topics being covered as famous personalities from all walks of life talk about the highs and lows in their lives."[5]

Presenters and intervieweesEdit

PresentersEdit

HARDtalk is predominantly presented by "world famous interviewer" Stephen Sackur. Other "renowned presenters," include Zeinab Badawi and Sarah Montague.

Tim Sebastian was at the presenting helm when the programme launched in March 1997.[6][7]

IntervieweesEdit

Spin-offsEdit

HARDtalk ExtraEdit

HARDtalk Extra—a series of "interviews with people from the arts and culture," predominantly presented by Gavin Esler.

Interviewees include: Brenda Blethyn, Robin Gibb, Debbie Harry, Marie Helvin, Grayson Perry, Ian Rankin, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Patrick Swayze.[148][149]

HARDtalk Extra TimeEdit

HARDtalk Extra Time—a spin-off of "in-depth interviews with the stars, coaches, and power brokers in the world of sport."

Among those interviewed by Rob Bonnet, include: Nicola Adams, Roger Bannister, Jonah Lomu, David Rudisha, and Murray Walker.[150][151]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HARDtalk on the BBC News Channel".
  2. ^ "HARDtalk on BBC World News".
  3. ^ "HARDtalk on BBC World Service".
  4. ^ "HARDtalk available on BBC iPlayer".
  5. ^ "HARDtalk format".
  6. ^ "Stephen Sackur: the "world famous interviewer"".
  7. ^ "HARDtalk's "renowned presenters"".
  8. ^ "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives HARDtalk interview".
  9. ^ "Bertie Ahern speaks to Sarah Montague".
  10. ^ "Ayad Allawi gives HARDtalk interview".
  11. ^ "Isabel Allende speaks to Sarah Montague".
  12. ^ "Anba Angaelos for HARDtalk".
  13. ^ "Maya Angelou interview on HARDtalk".
  14. ^ "Kofi Annan talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  15. ^ "Vladimir Ashkenazy joins Stephen Sackur".
  16. ^ "Richard Attenborough for HARDtalk".
  17. ^ "Dimitris Avramopoulos gives HARDtalk interview".
  18. ^ "Roberto Azevêdo for HARDtalk".
  19. ^ "Dean Baquet gives HARDtalk interview".
  20. ^ "Martin Baron gives HARDtalk interview".
  21. ^ "Adama Barrow talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  22. ^ "Vicky Beeching speaks with HARDtalk".
  23. ^ "Fatou Bensouda talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  24. ^ "Benazir Bhutto speaks with HARDtalk".
  25. ^ "Dustin Lance Black for HARDtalk".
  26. ^ "Sue Black gives HARDtalk interview".
  27. ^ "Hans Blix gives HARDtalk interview".
  28. ^ "Dan Brown speaks with HARDtalk".
  29. ^ "Pascal Bruckner gives HARDtalk interview".
  30. ^ "Tania Bruguera for HARDtalk".
  31. ^ "Hugo Chávez grants rare interview to western media".
  32. ^ "Lee Child for HARDtalk".
  33. ^ "Noam Chomsky speaks to Stephen Sackur".
  34. ^ "Jonathan Coe for HARDtalk".
  35. ^ "Paul Collier speaks to Sarah Montague".
  36. ^ "Michael Collins signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  37. ^ "Patricia Cornwell opens up to Stephen Sackur".
  38. ^ "Jaap de Hoop Scheffer signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  39. ^ "Gilles de Kerchove signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  40. ^ "F. W. de Klerk speaks with HARDtalk".
  41. ^ "Michaela DePrince opens up to Stephen Sackur".
  42. ^ "Jennifer Doudna speaks to Sarah Montague".
  43. ^ "Elizabeth Eckford speaks with HARDtalk".
  44. ^ "James Ellroy gives HARDtalk interview".
  45. ^ "Zineb El Rhazoui signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  46. ^ "Mona Eltahawy signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  47. ^ "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  48. ^ "Mohammed Fairouz speaks to HARDtalk".
  49. ^ "Roger Federer joins HARDtalk".
  50. ^ "Beatrice Fihn speaks to HARDtalk".
  51. ^ "Jane Fonda gives HARDtalk interview".
  52. ^ "Vicente Fox speaks to HARDtalk".
  53. ^ "William Frankland signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  54. ^ "Michael Frayn signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  55. ^ "Atul Gawande speaks to Sarah Montague".
  56. ^ "Pinchas Goldschmidt speaks to HARDtalk".
  57. ^ "Mikhail Gorbachev gives HARDtalk interview".
  58. ^ "Al Gore speaks to Stephen Sackur".
  59. ^ "Pete Goss speaks to HARDtalk".
  60. ^ "David Green signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  61. ^ "António Guterres talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  62. ^ "Ramush Haradinaj for HARDtalk".
  63. ^ "Connie Hedegaard gives HARDtalk interview".
  64. ^ "Seymour Hersh speaks to HARDtalk".
  65. ^ "Carl Hiaasen signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  66. ^ "Howard Jacobson gives HARDtalk interview".
  67. ^ "Wilko Johnson interviewed for HARDtalk".
  68. ^ "Angelina Jolie gives HARDtalk interview".
  69. ^ "Věra Jourová speaks to HARDtalk".
  70. ^ "Paul Kagame talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  71. ^ "Wanuri Kahiu talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  72. ^ "Steve Keen gives HARDtalk interview".
  73. ^ "Uhuru Kenyatta talks to Zeinab Badawi".
  74. ^ "Mahira Khan signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  75. ^ "Sherin Khankan speaks to HARDtalk".
  76. ^ "Jamal Khashoggi speaks to HARDtalk".
  77. ^ "Bernice King interviewed for HARDtalk".
  78. ^ "Naomi Klein speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  79. ^ "Mark Knopfler interviewed for HARDtalk".
  80. ^ "Christine Lagarde joins Stephen Sackur".
  81. ^ "Pascal Lamy signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  82. ^ "Annie Lennox gives HARDtalk interview".
  83. ^ "Baz Luhrmann interviewed for HARDtalk".
  84. ^ "Thuli Madonsela speaks to HARDtalk".
  85. ^ "Pippa Malmgren speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  86. ^ "Nelson Mandela speaks with HARDtalk".
  87. ^ "Mira Marković interviewed for HARDtalk".
  88. ^ "Stanley A. McChrystal gives HARDtalk interview".
  89. ^ "Ian McKellen signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  90. ^ "Monica McWilliams speaks to HARDtalk".
  91. ^ "Mahathir Mohamad speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  92. ^ "Alan Moore speaks to HARDtalk".
  93. ^ "Pierre Moscovici speaks to Sarah Montague".
  94. ^ "Robert Mugabe interviewed for HARDtalk".
  95. ^ "Aimee Mullins speaks with HARDtalk".
  96. ^ "Nadia Murad speaks to Sarah Montague".
  97. ^ "David Nott gives HARDtalk interview".
  98. ^ "Olusegun Obasanjo signs up for HARDtalk".
  99. ^ "Teodoro Obiang gives HARDtalk interview".
  100. ^ "Gwyneth Paltrow speaks to HARDtalk".
  101. ^ "Orhan Pamuk interviewed for HARDtalk".
  102. ^ "Jordan Peterson signs up for HARDtalk interview".
  103. ^ "Bertrand Piccard gives HARDtalk interview".
  104. ^ "Francois Pienaar interviewed for HARDtalk".
  105. ^ "Thomas Piketty gives HARDtalk interview".
  106. ^ "Steven Pinker gives HARDtalk interview".
  107. ^ "Michael Rakowitz for HARDtalk".
  108. ^ "Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  109. ^ "Robert Redford for HARDtalk".
  110. ^ "Martin Rees talks with HARDtalk".
  111. ^ "Jason Rezaian interviewed for HARDtalk".
  112. ^ "James Rhodes speaks to Sarah Montague".
  113. ^ "Jeremy Rifkin interviewed for HARDtalk".
  114. ^ "Dilma Rousseff for HARDtalk".
  115. ^ "Alan Rusbridger gives HARDtalk interview".
  116. ^ "Mikheil Saakashvili gives HARDtalk interview".
  117. ^ "Edward Said speaks to HARDtalk".
  118. ^ "Bernie Sanders gives HARDtalk interview".
  119. ^ "Anthony Scaramucci for HARDtalk".
  120. ^ "Barbet Schroeder speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  121. ^ "Thein Sein gives HARDtalk interview".
  122. ^ "Elif Shafak gives HARDtalk interview".
  123. ^ "Gene Sharp for HARDtalk".
  124. ^ "Gene Simmons speaks to Sarah Montague".
  125. ^ "Nina Simone gives HARDtalk interview".
  126. ^ "Lemn Sissay talks with HARDtalk".
  127. ^ "Leïla Slimani speaks to Sarah Montague".
  128. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg gives HARDtalk interview".
  129. ^ "Roger Stone for HARDtalk".
  130. ^ "Luis Antonio Tagle speaks to Stephen Sackur".
  131. ^ "Charlize Theron speaks to Stephen Sackur".
  132. ^ "Hugh Thompson Jr talks with HARDtalk".
  133. ^ "Jürgen Todenhöfer gives HARDtalk interview".
  134. ^ "Colm Tóibín gives HARDtalk interview".
  135. ^ "Bruno Tshibala for HARDtalk".
  136. ^ "Peter Turkson talks with HARDtalk".
  137. ^ "Desmond Tutu talks with HARDtalk".
  138. ^ "Guy Verhofstadt for HARDtalk".
  139. ^ "Gore Vidal gives HARDtalk interview".
  140. ^ "Rob Wainwright gives HARDtalk interview".
  141. ^ "Cornel West for HARDtalk".
  142. ^ "Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw gives HARDtalk interview".
  143. ^ "Tim Winton joins HARDtalk".
  144. ^ "Binali Yıldırım speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  145. ^ "Maysoon Zayid speaks to Zeinab Badawi".
  146. ^ "Meles Zenawi talks for HARDtalk".
  147. ^ "Luigi Zingales gives HARDtalk interview".
  148. ^ "About HARDtalk Extra".
  149. ^ "HARDtalk Extra episodes".
  150. ^ "About HARDtalk Extra Time".
  151. ^ "HARDtalk Extra Time episodes".

External linksEdit