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Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.

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Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.

    Piers Morgan

    Piers Morgan

    Across The Board is a series of interviews conducted over a game of chess. In this programme Dominic Lawson talks to the outspoken journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan. The game turns out to be a brutal affair.

    • 12 min
    Antony Beevor

    Antony Beevor

    Across The Board is a series of interviews conducted over a game of chess. In this programme Dominic Lawson talks to the best-selling military historian Antony Beevor. What are the parallels between chess and warfare?

    • 12 min
    Rex Sinquefield

    Rex Sinquefield

    Across The Board is a series of interviews conducted over a game of chess. In this programme Dominic Lawson interviews the game's leading philanthropist. Mega-rich financier Rex Sinquefield is ploughing millions of dollars into the game. But why?

    • 12 min
    Garry Kasparov

    Garry Kasparov

    He dominated the chess world for fifteen years. In Across The Board, Dominic Lawson interviews Gary Kasparov over a game of chess - and asks him not just about the 64 squares, but also about his life post-chess, as a staunch opponent of President Putin.

    • 12 min
    Steve Davis

    Steve Davis

    Across The Board is a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. Today, Dominic challenges the snooker legend Steve Davis. Davis dominated the green baize for much of the eighties. But can he dominate Dominic on the chess board?

    Producer: David Edmonds
    Editor: Richard Knight.

    • 12 min
    Demis Hassabis

    Demis Hassabis

    Across The Board: a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. In this, the last of the series, Dominic takes on Demis Hassabis. Demis was a child chess prodigy, who moved into computer programming, and has just sold his company to Google for £400million.

    • 12 min

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