Profile

Profile

2001 - 2004, Biopic
Major figures in politics and the arts.
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Episode Guide

  • Profile - Chuck D (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    Chuck D

  • Profile - Steve Earle - Pop and Politics (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Steve Earle - Pop and Politics

  • Profile - Chrissie Hynde: Pop and Politics (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Chrissie Hynde: Pop and Politics

  • Profile - Peter Ackroyd (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Peter Ackroyd

    Novelist, biographer and literary journalist Peter Ackroyd acknowledges his obsession with London and its past.

  • Profile - Alex Zanardi (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    Alex Zanardi

    Racing driver how lost his legs in an accident.

  • Profile - The Unseen David Blunkett (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    The Unseen David Blunkett

  • Profile - King and Queen of Jordan: Thoroughly Modern Monarchs (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    King and Queen of Jordan: Thoroughly Modern Monarchs

    Young monarchs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have emerged as strong voices for change in the Arab and Islamic world.

  • Profile - Yusuf Hamied: Breaking the AIDS Barrier (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Yusuf Hamied: Breaking the AIDS Barrier

    Yusuf Hamied, the chairman of the Indian drug company Cipla, provides cheap generic drugs to the world's poorest AIDS sufferers.

  • Profile - Howard Schultz: Mr. Starbucks (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Howard Schultz: Mr. Starbucks

  • Profile - Norman Borlaug (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Norman Borlaug

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug is credited with saving more lives than anyone else in human history.

  • Profile - Aung San Suu Kyi: Prisoner of Rangoon (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    Aung San Suu Kyi: Prisoner of Rangoon

    Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spearheads the nation's struggle for democracy.

  • Profile - Kevin Lewis (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Kevin Lewis

  • Profile - Shirin Ebadi (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    Shirin Ebadi

    Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Profile - Joan Roughgarden (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    Joan Roughgarden

    Dr. Joan Roughgarden's radical ideas on animal behaviour clash with those of the conservative scientific establishment.

  • Profile - Ricardo Semler (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Ricardo Semler

    A maverick businessman finds success using unorthodox management methods.

  • Profile - Ian Duncan Smith (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Ian Duncan Smith

  • Profile - Ingrid Newkirk: The Naked Revolutionary (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Ingrid Newkirk: The Naked Revolutionary

  • Profile - Robin Cook (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Robin Cook

  • Profile - J.M. Coetzee (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    J.M. Coetzee

  • Profile - Yehudi Gordon (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Yehudi Gordon

    London obstetrician Yehudi Gordon embraces the world of complementary therapy.

  • Profile - Clare Short: The Conscientious Objector (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Clare Short: The Conscientious Objector

    The life story of former cabinet minister Clare Short.

  • Profile - Richard Rorty (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Richard Rorty

    Cultural iconoclast and provocative thinker Richard Rorty.

  • Profile - Arsene Who? (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Arsene Who?

    A soft-spoken Frenchman has become the only non-British manager to win the Premiership.

  • Profile - Isabel Allende (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Isabel Allende

    The life of popular Latin America writer Isabel Allende, from her early life in Chile to her exile and her first novel.

  • Profile - Edward Said (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Edward Said

  • Profile - Roman Abramovich (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Roman Abramovich

  • Profile - Arsene Wenger (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Arsene Wenger

  • Profile - Peter Sellars (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Peter Sellars

  • Profile - Peter Singer (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Peter Singer

    Controversial philosopher Peter Singer has argued that animals have the same moral status as humans.

  • Profile - Xanana Gusmao (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Xanana Gusmao

    Xanana Gusmao, a reluctant president seeks to spend time with his family.

  • Profile - Dr. Yusuf Hamied (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Dr. Yusuf Hamied

    Generic drug pioneer Dr. Yusuf Hamied.

  • Profile - Zaha Hadid: Behind the Facade (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Zaha Hadid: Behind the Facade

    Architect Zaha Hadid opens her critically acclaimed building in Cincinnati.

  • Profile - Alexander McCall Smith (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Alexander McCall Smith

  • Profile - Vladimir Putin: The Mysterious President (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Vladimir Putin: The Mysterious President

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin has emerged as an international statesman during his early years in power.

  • Profile - John Sulston (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    John Sulston

    A microscopic worm helps John Sulston pioneer techniques in the sequencing of the human genome.

  • Profile - Cardinal Ratzinger (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Cardinal Ratzinger

    Joseph Ratzinger has been described as the Pope's enforcer.

  • Profile - Joschka Fischer (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Joschka Fischer

  • Profile - Michael Winterbottom (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Michael Winterbottom

  • Profile - Donald Rumsfeld (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Donald Rumsfeld

  • Profile - Abu Hamza (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Abu Hamza

  • Profile - Rebekah Wade (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Rebekah Wade

  • Profile - Chinua Achebe (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Chinua Achebe

    Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe.

  • Profile - Richard Dawkins (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Richard Dawkins

    Author Richard Dawkins is a pioneer in the field of evolutionary biology.

  • Profile - Paul Seawright (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Paul Seawright

    Belfast-born photographer Paul Seawright prepares an exhibition of his pictures from war-torn Afghanistan.

  • Profile - Sean O'Tuama (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Sean O'Tuama

  • Profile - Steven Rose (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Steven Rose

    A neuroscientist believes a cure for Alzheimer's disease is within reach.

  • Profile - Bob Kiley (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Bob Kiley

    Mayor Ken Livingston hires Bob Kiley to fix the London underground.

  • Profile - Martin Scorsese - Goodfella? (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Martin Scorsese - Goodfella?

  • Profile - Lemony Snicket (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Lemony Snicket

  • Profile - Matthew Bourne (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Matthew Bourne

    Choreographer Matthew Bourne stages a new production of "The Nutcracker."

  • Profile - Howard Davies (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Howard Davies

    Chief Howard Davies of the Financial Services Authority polices the money markets.

  • Profile - Anna Nicole Smith (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Anna Nicole Smith

  • Profile - Simon Armitage: The Poet Who Left the Page (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Simon Armitage: The Poet Who Left the Page

  • Profile - John Birt (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    John Birt

  • Profile - Colin Powell: Reluctant Warrior (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Colin Powell: Reluctant Warrior

  • Profile - Umberto Eco (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Umberto Eco

  • Profile - General Pervez Musharraf: Democrat or Dictator? (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    General Pervez Musharraf: Democrat or Dictator?

    Many former supporters feel Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has abandoned Afghanistan and Kashmir.

  • Profile - Steven Pinker: Nature Boy (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Steven Pinker: Nature Boy

    Scientist Steven Pinker's controversial ideas on evolution and psychology have made his books bestsellers.

  • Profile - Mary Robinson: The Outsider (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Mary Robinson: The Outsider

  • Profile - Tim Smit (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Tim Smit

  • Profile - Mark-Anthony Turnage (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Mark-Anthony Turnage

  • Profile - Jean-Marie Messier: The Gaelic Gladiator (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Jean-Marie Messier: The Gaelic Gladiator

    Former Chairman Jean-Marie Messier of the French media company Vivendi Universal.

  • Profile - Yasser Arafat (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Yasser Arafat

  • Profile - Helen Bamber (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Helen Bamber

    Helen Bamber, founder of the Medical Foundation for the care of Victims of Torture.

  • Profile - Lucien Freud (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Lucien Freud

  • Profile - The Bone Detective: Susan Black (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    The Bone Detective: Susan Black

    Anthropologist Susan Black.

  • Profile - George W. Bush (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    George W. Bush

  • Profile - Silvio Berlusconi (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is also the owner of Europe's largest media group.

  • Profile - Linton Kwesi Johnson (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Linton Kwesi Johnson

  • Profile - Jatinda Verma (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Jatinda Verma

  • Profile - War Crimes: Carla Del Ponte (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    War Crimes: Carla Del Ponte

  • Profile - Jose Bove (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Jose Bove

  • Profile - Saddam Hussein (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Saddam Hussein

  • Profile - Jacques Chirac (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Jacques Chirac

  • Profile - Studs Terkel (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Studs Terkel

  • Profile - Jan Morris (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Jan Morris

  • Profile - Sir Paul Nurse (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Sir Paul Nurse

  • Profile - Al Sharpton (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Al Sharpton

  • Profile - Carla Del Ponte (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Carla Del Ponte

    Lawyer Carla Del Ponte is Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal.

  • Profile - Stephen Hawking (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Stephen Hawking

  • Profile - Outrageous Fortunes (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Outrageous Fortunes

  • Profile - Philip Pullman (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Philip Pullman

    Novelist Philip Pullman discusses his work, his inspiration and his future plans.

  • Profile - Kofi Annan (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Kofi Annan

  • Profile - Condoleezza Rice (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Condoleezza Rice

  • Profile - Mayor Giuliani (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Mayor Giuliani

  • Profile - J.G. Ballard (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    J.G. Ballard

  • Profile - Daniel Ortega (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Daniel Ortega

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