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Across the Board - Series 2

Dominic Lawson takes on public figures Across The Board as chess comes to Radio 4

Across The Board: a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. Read more


EPISODE 1 – Magnus Carlsen

First broadcast: Monday 27 October 2014 12.04pm - LISTEN HERE

Today, Dominic takes on the world's greatest chess player, Magnus Carlsen - and asks whether it wouldn't be better for Magnus to put his extraordinary intelligence to another use.


EPISODE 2 – Murray Campbell

First broadcast: Tuesday 28 October 2014 12.04pm - LISTEN HERE

Across The Board: a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. Today Dominic takes on Murray Campbell, the brains behind the chess computer Deep Blue. Deep Blue made headlines around the world when it beat the former world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

 


EPISODE 3 – Sigrid Rausing

First broadvast: Wednesday 29 October 2014 12.04pm - LISTEN HERE

Dominic takes on one of Britain's leading philanthropists, Sigrid Rausing, who plays chess every day with her husband.

 


EPISODE 4 – Sol Campbell

First broadcast: Thursday 30 October 2014 12.04pm - LISTEN HERE

Dominic takes on the former England footballer Sol Campbell - and asks him whether his decision to transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal was a chess player's move.

 


EPISODE 5 – Demis Hassabis

WILL BE BROADCAST: Friday 31 October 2014 12.04pm - LISTEN HERE

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.


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