23 - 26 June
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Monday 23 June 2014: Prices
Peter Day looks at prices, something most of us encounter every day of the week. From market stalls to luxury brands, Peter asks how manufacturers and retailers decide what prices to charge and how consumers perceive the prices they’re asked to pay. Is it simply a case of supply and demand or is it much more mysterious than that?
Tuesday 24 June 2014: Photographer - David LaChapelle
Hardtalk is in the gallery district of London’s West End to meet one of the most successful and controversial fashion and celebrity photographers of the last 30 years – David LaChapelle. His story revolves around sex, drugs and provocative pictures. He has the ability to shock and offend, but does his work go deeper?
Wednesday 25 June 2014: The Women of the Arab Spring #2 of 2
Mona Eltahawey examines the position of women in the Middle East, and asks if the Arab Spring has forgotten them.
Thursday 26 June 2014: Has Everest Lost its Soul
In April, 16 Sherpas lost their lives in an avalanche whilst working for expedition teams climbing Mount Everest. The tragedy raised all sorts of questions about workers’ rights and compensation but also about how to treat the mountain itself. Navin Khadka from the BBC’s Nepali Service, travels to the remote villages of the Himalayas to talk to the families of those killed and to hear from Sherpas about the demands for change they are making to their own bosses and to the government. The mountain provides livelihoods for many families – indeed some have become rich as a result. But the mountain holds deep spiritual significance for the community and for some this is under threat.