Frost Over the World
The battle for the French presidency
Presidential hopeful Dominique de Villepin discusses the state of the French economy and the country's political scene.
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2012 12:26

In this week's episode of Frost Over the World, Sir David Frost speaks to Dominique de Villepin, the French presidential hopeful and former prime minister, about the current state of politics and the economy in France.

De Villepin, who heads the new French political party Republique Solidaire, talks about what he would change should he be in Nicolas Sarkozy's shoes by May.

Republican pundit Charlie Wolf and playwright and author Bonnie Greer join Sir David for another debate on the Republican Party primaries and the race for the US presidency.


Emeli Sande, a Scottish soul singer-songwriter and Brit Award winner, discusses her new album, Our Version of Events, which will be released on Monday, February 13.

Brand guru and marketing maestro Martin Lindstrom reveals the psychological tricks companies deploy to make consumers buy their products, as unveiled in his new book Brandwashed.

And Loretta Napoleoni, a banker and economic provocateur, will share her views on the Chinese economic model and tell us why she thinks Chinese communists make the best capitalists.

Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.