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HARDtalk Season 2020 Air Dates


S2020E01 - Mindu Hornick – Holocaust survivor Air Date: 27 January 2020 00:30 -

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HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Auschwitz survivor Mindu Hornick. Now 90 years old she continues to speak of the past in the hope that we will learn from her experience.


S2020E02 - 28/01/20 Air Date: 29 January 2020 00:30 -

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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.


S2020E03 - Patrick Suckling - Former Australian Ambassador for the Environment. Air Date: 30 January 2020 04:30 -

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Shaun Ley speaks to Patrick Suckling who spent three years as Australia's ambassador for the environment and believes the threat of global warming is all too real.


S2020E04 - Jean-Claude Juncker – President of the European Commission, 2014-2019 Air Date: 31 January 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Jean-Claude Juncker, former president of the European Commission through the Brexit drama. What will Brexit mean for Britain and the European project?


S2020E05 - Lauri Love - Computer Hacker Air Date: 04 February 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to computer hacker Lauri Love. He was charged with hacking secrets from the US military and narrowly avoided extradition.


S2020E06 - Ai Weiwei - Artist Air Date: 05 February 2020 00:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to China's most famous artist, Ai Weiwei, who now lives in the UK and not Beijing. He is a refugee and a migrant of sorts, so how has that affected his creative output?


S2020E07 - Ian Blackford MP – Scottish National Party Air Date: 06 February 2020 00:30 -

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Britain is formally out of the European Union, but for how much longer will it be a United Kingdom? Stephen Sackur interviews Ian Blackford, the SNP leader in the UK Parliament.


S2020E08 - John Kani - Actor Air Date: 10 February 2020 00:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews South African actor John Kani. He's been in Hollywood blockbusters and in his own West End play. How hard is it to tell South Africa's post-apartheid story?


S2020E09 - 11/02/2020 Air Date: 11 February 2020 04:30 -

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S2020E10 - Len McCluskey – General Secretary, Unite the Union Air Date: 13 February 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Len McCluskey, leader of Unite the Union and the UK Labour Party's biggest financial backer. Can their choice of Jeremy Corbyn's successor save the party?


S2020E11 - Paul Krugman – Nobel Prize winning economist Air Date: 14 February 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews economist and columnist Paul Krugman, whose latest book suggests America's political and economic future is threatened by zombie ideas.


S2020E12 - Agnes Callamard- UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Air Date: 17 February 2020 00:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Agnes Callamard, a human rights investigator serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on extra judicial killing. Have her investigations become futile?


S2020E13 - 18/02/2020 Air Date: 18 February 2020 00:30 -

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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.


S2020E14 - Halima Aden – Model Air Date: 19 February 2020 02:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Halima Aden, a supermodel who challenged a host of stereotypes. She is a refugee from Somalia's civil war; she's Muslim and follows a modest dress code.


S2020E15 - Tarana Burke – Civil rights activist Air Date: 20 February 2020 02:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Tarana Burke; she first coined the phrase MeToo, long before the Harvey Weinstein case. She continues to reach out to marginalised women and girls.


S2020E16 - Alan Dershowitz - US Lawyer Air Date: 24 February 2020 00:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to US lawyer Alan Dershowitz, one of America's most high profile and outspoken lawyers. He's a skilled lawyer, has he used those skills wisely?


S2020E17 - Gabriel Attal – French Minister for Youth Air Date: 26 February 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Gabriel Attal, the French minister for youth and a rising star in president Macron's party. Why has the Macron magic worn off so quickly?


S2020E18 - Dr Yasser Abu Jamei - Director, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme Air Date: 27 February 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, director of Gaza's biggest mental health programme. What happens to a people living with trauma and collective despair?


S2020E19 - Professor David Heymann - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Air Date: 28 February 2020 04:30 -

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Shaun Ley speaks to Professor David Heymann from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Is the World Health Organisation moving fast enough to tackle COVID-19?


S2020E20 - Mmusi Maimane – Leader, Movement for One South Africa Air Date: 02 March 2020 00:30 -

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Zeinab Badawi asks Mmusi Maimane what his resignation says about the state of politics in South Africa and his ambitions for the new Movement for One South Africa.


S2020E21 - 03/03/2020 Air Date: 03 March 2020 00:30 -

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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.


S2020E22 - David Tait – Children's Charity Ambassador Air Date: 05 March 2020 00:30 -

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Shaun Ley speaks to David Tait. After suffering sexual abuse as a child, and a breakdown, has David Tait found a way to deal with the pain of the past?


S2020E23 - William Kentridge - Artist Air Date: 09 March 2020 00:30 -

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Zeinab Badawi is in Johannesburg, interviewing William Kentridge. He is considered one of the world's greatest living artists. He is versatile, hard-hitting and his talent spans many different genres. How has South Africa's difficult, violent and racist past influenced his work?


S2020E24 - Anthony Brown – Democrat Congressman Air Date: 11 March 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews US congressman Anthony Brown. In the Democratic Party's search for the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, is Joe Biden really the best they can do?


S2020E25 - Mufaddal Hamadeh – President of Syrian American Medical Society Air Date: 12 March 2020 04:30 -

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Shaun Ley interviews Dr Mufaddal Hamadeh, president of the Syrian American Medical Society. After nine years of war, have we become indifferent to Syria's pain?


S2020E26 - Ian Goldin – Professor of Globalisation, Oxford University Air Date: 13 March 2020 04:30 -

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Zeinab Badawi interviews Ian Goldin, a professor on globalisation and development, who six years ago predicted that the next financial crash would be caused by a pandemic.


S2020E27 - HARDtalk on the Road: Fishing Air Date: 16 March 2020 00:30 -

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Stephen Sackur travels to Scotland and northern France to see if fishing has the potential to derail progress in the UK - EU trade talks that must conclude by the end of the year.


S2020E28 - Eoin O Broin Air Date: 18 March 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Sinn Fein's Eoin O Broin. Does the political uncertainty in Ireland make it especially vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus?


S2020E29 - 18/03/2020 Air Date: 19 March 2020 04:30 -

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S2020E30 - Laurence Boone - Chief Economist, OECD Air Date: 19 March 2020 04:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Laurence Boone, chief economist at the global economic forum, the OECD. Will we get the right response to coronavirus to stop economic disaster?


S2020E31 - Margaret Heffernan - Business CEO and author Air Date: 23 March 2020 00:30 -

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


S2020E32 - 25/03/2020 Air Date: 25 March 2020 00:30 -

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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.


S2020E33 - Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General Air Date: 27 March 2020 01:30 -

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Zeinab Badawi speaks to Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General. How realistic are his proposals to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and who will pay for them?


S2020E34 - Ola Kallenius - CEO of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Air Date: 29 March 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews Ola Kallenius, the CEO of Daimler, one of Europe's biggest vehicle manufacturers.


S2020E35 - 31/03/2020 Air Date: 31 March 2020 01:30 -

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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.


S2020E36 - 01/04/2020 Air Date: 01 April 2020 01:30 -

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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.


S2020E37 - 02/04/2020 Air Date: 02 April 2020 01:30 -

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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.


S2020E38 - 06/04/20 Air Date: 06 April 2020 01:30 -

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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.


S2020E39 - 07/04/20 Air Date: 07 April 2020 01:30 -

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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.


S2020E40 - Brian Cox - Actor Air Date: 09 April 2020 03:30 -

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Stephen Sackur interviews one of the UK's best-loved and most successful actors, Brian Cox. He is currently in New York, the US city worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


S2020E41 - Jens Stoltenberg – Secretary General, NATO Air Date: 09 April 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO. Has his organisation risen to the massive challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic?


S2020E42 - 13/04/2020 Air Date: 12 April 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E43 - 14/04/2020 Air Date: 13 April 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E44 - David Miliband – President, International Rescue Committee Air Date: 17 April 2020 03:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to former UK foreign secretary David Miliband. What kind of world will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic?


S2020E45 - Gordon Brown - UK Prime Minister 2007-2010 Air Date: 17 April 2020 03:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Gordon Brown, who is leading an effort to get G20 leaders to commit to a massive joint response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


S2020E46 - David Nabarro - WHO Special Envoy for Covid-19 Air Date: 19 April 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to WHO special envoy for Covid-19 David Nabarro. With the WHO at the centre of a political storm, is his organisation failing its greatest test?


S2020E47 - 21/04/2020 Air Date: 20 April 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E48 - Zoltan Kovacs - State Secretary for International Communications, Hungary Air Date: 21 April 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Hungary's state secretary for international communication Zoltan Kovacs. Has the battle against Covid-19 ushered in the EU's first de facto dictatorship?


S2020E49 - 23/04/2020 Air Date: 22 April 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E50 - Vincenzo Amendola – Minister for European Affairs, Italy Air Date: 26 April 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Italy's Minister for European Affairs Vincenzo Amendola. Are the country's leaders capable of meeting this once in a lifetime challenge?


S2020E51 - Yuval Noah Harari Air Date: 29 April 2020 03:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. What 21st century lesson can we draw from the spread of Covid-19?


S2020E52 - Liu Xiaoming – China's Ambassador to the UK Air Date: 29 April 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the veteran Chinese ambassador in London Liu Xiaoming. Is China the villain or the hero of this pandemic?


S2020E53 - 30/04/2020 Air Date: 30 April 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E54 - Sophie in 't Veld - Dutch MEP Air Date: 03 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld. Has Covid-19 exposed the weakness at the heart of the European project?


S2020E55 - Yuval Noah Harari – Philosopher and Historian Air Date: 06 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the Israeli historian and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. What 21st century lesson can we draw from the spread of Covid-19?


S2020E56 - Jaime Harrison – Democratic US Senate Candidate Air Date: 08 May 2020 00:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to senior Democratic party official and candidate for the US Senate Jaime Harrison. Has Covid-19 changed America's political landscape?


S2020E57 - 12/05/2020 Air Date: 11 May 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E58 - 13/05/2020 Air Date: 13 May 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E59 - 14/05/2020 Air Date: 15 May 2020 03:30 -

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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.


S2020E60 - Anders Tegnell – State Epidemiologist of Sweden Air Date: 17 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Sweden's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the architect of a controversial no lockdown strategy that continues to stir interest across the world. Has it worked?


S2020E61 - 18/05/2020 Air Date: 18 May 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E62 - Bruno Le Maire – Economy and Finance Minister, France Air Date: 19 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to French finance minister Bruno Le Maire. Is the Covid-19 pandemic taking the EU in a new direction?


S2020E63 - 21/05/2020 Air Date: 20 May 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E64 - Sir Rocco Forte – Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels Air Date: 24 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Sir Rocco Forte, boss of a string of luxury hotels. What future is there for an industry that depends on mobility and confidence?


S2020E65 - 26/05/2020 Air Date: 25 May 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E66 - Rutger Bregman – Writer and Historian Air Date: 26 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to writer and historian Rutger Bregman. Do we humans massively underestimate our capacity to change things for the better?


S2020E67 - Raghuram Rajan – Governor, Reserve Bank of India (2013-2016) Air Date: 27 May 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the former Governor of India's Reserve Bank and IMF Chief Economist Raghuram Rajan. Do the old rules of fiscal discipline no longer apply?


S2020E68 - Ram Madhav - National General Secretary of BJP, India Air Date: 31 May 2020 23:30 -

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In India the coronavirus crisis has deepened tensions between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority. Is prime minister Modi stoking communal tensions even in a national emergency?


S2020E69 - Mário Centeno – Minister of Finance, Portugal Air Date: 03 June 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the Finance Minister of Portugal and Head of the Eurozone Group of Ministers, Mário Centeno.


S2020E70 - 04/06/2020 Air Date: 04 June 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E71 - 08/06/2020 Air Date: 07 June 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E72 - 09/06/2020 Air Date: 08 June 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E73 - 10/06/2020 Air Date: 09 June 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E74 - 11/06/2020 Air Date: 10 June 2020 23:30 -

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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.


S2020E75 - 14/06/2020 Air Date: 14 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E76 - 15/06/2020 Air Date: 15 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E77 - 16/06/2020 Air Date: 16 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E78 - 17/06/2020 Air Date: 17 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E79 - 21/06/2020 Air Date: 21 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E80 - 22/06/2020 Air Date: 22 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E81 - 23/06/2020 Air Date: 23 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E82 - 24/06/2020 Air Date: 24 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E83 - Chile Eboe-Osuji – President of the International Criminal Court Air Date: 28 June 2020 23:30 -

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the president of the International Criminal Court, judge Chile Eboe-Osuji. Is it time to conclude that the ICC's grand ambitions will never be realised?


S2020E84 - 30/06/2020 Air Date: 30 June 2020 23:30 -

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S2020E85 - 01/07/2020 Air Date: 01 July 2020 03:30 -

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S2020E86 - 02/07/2020 Air Date: 02 July 2020 03:30 -

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S2020E90 - 09/07/2020 Air Date: 09 July 2020 03:30 -

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