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I would like to see a particular programme repeated. Is this possible?
From time to time some of our interviews are repeated, but our scheduling does not always allow for this. Almost all of our programmes are available for viewing within the UK via iPlayer.

Do you provide transcripts?
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to transcribe our programmes. On the occasion of a full transcript being available, we will post it on our website.

Is it possible to purchase copies of the programme?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer this service.

Where and when is HARDtalk shown in the UK?
HARDtalk is broadcast on the BBC News Channel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 00.30 and 04.30am.

Where and when is HARDtalk shown overseas?
HARDtalk is broadcast Monday to Thursday on BBC World News. Please visit the BBC World News website for details of how to subscribe to the channel and transmission times in your region.

What happens if a programme is not available for viewing on the website?
Full programmes can only be viewed online via iPlayer within the UK. Very occasionally, copyright issues may mean a programme is not available for online access.

I loved an interview you did but can't remember the guest's name -- how can I find out more?
Please contact us at and we will try and supply more information. Please note: we cannot pass on contact details for our guests.

Why don't you publish a list of previous interviews?
Over the ten years that HARDtalk has been on air, we've recorded more than 2,000 interviews! Unfortunately we are not able to publish a full list.

How can I access old interviews on the web?
Please use the "search" box at the top of the page. Enter the name of the guest you are looking for, for example: 'Shimon Peres'. This should then find the relevant story.

Where else can I find HARDtalk on the internet?
You can follow HARDtalk on Twitter here or become a fan of the programme on Facebook here. Viewers outside the United Kingdom can access highlights from HARDtalk at the BBC World News YouTube channel -- just click on the HARDtalk playlist.

Can you tell me about job opportunities/work experience?
All BBC jobs are advertised at the BBC Jobs page. The site also includes information on careers and trainee schemes within the BBC. All BBC work experience queries should be directed to: BBC Work Experience, PO Box 27118, London, W12 8ZL Tel: 020 8225 9883 Email:

Do you provide a podcast or a broadband stream of your programme?
Yes a podcast is available. You can subscribe for free and get more information here.

I've found a broken link or a mistake on your website! What should I do?
Oops, sorry! Please contact us at and we'll endeavour to fix it as soon as possible!

I'd like to contact the show. How do I do that?
Either e-mail us at or visit our "Contact us" page .

What is Extra Time?
Extra Time is another programme from the HARDtalk stable. It features interviews with top sports personalities and it is presented by one of the BBC's best-known sportscasters, Rob Bonnet. It is only broadcast on BBC World News- please check the BBC World News website for details.

I have a question that isn't covered here.
Please visit theBBC's help pages for technical questions, or contact us and we'll try to help!

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