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
First 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.