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Bahrain's struggle for change
The daughter of Bahraini activist Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja discusses his hunger strike and the situation in the country.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2012 15:49

This week Sir David will be speaking to Maryam al-Khawaja, the daughter of Bahraini activist, Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja. He has been on hunger strike protesting against his government since February 8. How is the situation in Bahrain?

Sir David will also be talking to a man whose country is fast disappearing. Mohamed Nasheed, the ousted president of the Maldives, will discuss his life in politics and the erosion of the islands.

And how does society deal lawfully with the lawless? Journalist William Shawcross asks this central question in his new book on the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks.

'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

Why does French cinema prefer the older woman? Kristin Scott Thomas who splits her time between France and the UK, screen and stage, will share her secrets of longevity in the film industry. She also talks about her latest film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and the issues and politics behind it.

Sir David will be speaking to Zhang Weiwei, the translator to the former leader of China’s Communist Party about what really lies behind the Great Wall of China and the inner workings of Chinese governance.

The chief economic commentator at The Independent, Hamish McRae, gives his predictions for the next installment of the seemingly never-ending Eurozone debt crisis.

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