Dissident writer Liao Yiwu spent four years in jail after writing an epic poem about the Tiananmen Square massacre. In a rare interview, Liao talks to Stephen Sackur. on iplayer, the interview webpage
When the pictures of torture of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison flashed around the world in April 2004 most people were shocked. But the images were eerily familiar to Professor Philip Zimbardo, as they were very reminiscent of those he himself had taken during the famous Stanford Prison Experiment, which he devised in 1971. Stephen Sackur talks to him about the parallels and the lessons we should learn. on bbc programmes (I have this one recorded, let me know if you want to borrow it).