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2nd November 2004
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0607
People with allergies are getting unequal levels of treatment, according to a committee of MPs. Karen Allen reports.

0610
A report by the Church of England suggests a way of resolving the division over women bishops. Robert Piggott has more.

0615
The business news with Rebecca Marston.

0626
The sports news with Garry Richardson.

0632
The polls will open soon on the East Coast of the America. Jim Naughtie is there.

0635
Another American and five other staff of a Saudi company were kidnapped in Baghdad yesterday.

0638
The firearms section of the Metropolitan police is threatening strike action after the suspension of two officers for shooting an innocent man.

0641
A review of today's papers both in Britain and Beijing.

0644
The second reading of the Gambling Bill passed through Parliament last night with a majority of 74 votes.

0649
The Government may face more rebellion today as the Children's Bill, which tightens the law on smacking, is read.

0652
Labour MP Dr Ian Gibson on why he thinks the government is partly at fault for the failed Beagle 2 mission

0708
Jim Naughtie is in Washington on the morning the polls open in the US to choose the next President.

0714
David Hinchcliffe, chair of the Health Select Committee, on why he thinks there are 'staggering inequalities' in the way people with allergies are treated.

0720
Business Editor Geoff Randall looks back at the life of Lord Hanson who has died at the age of 82.

0726
The sports news with Garry Richardson.

0732
Home Office Minister Paul Goggins, on why there should be reforms made to the coroners system.

0744
Jim Naughtie looks at the finer points of the American election.

0752
Father Geoffrey Kirk from Forward in Faith and Christina Rees of National Watch discuss whether female bishops should be allowed in the church.

0810
On the day that America votes for its new President, Jim Naughtie looks backwards at the last few weeks and forward to the future.

0819
Rebecca Jones reports on a novel, which was inspired by the diary of Irene Nemirovsky, called 'Suite Francaise'.

0824
The sports news with Garry Richardson.

0833
More than 100 firearm officers at Scotland Yard are protesting after their colleagues were suspended for shooting an innocent man.

0838
Jim Naughtie speaks to Barack Obama, the man tipped to be the next Senator of Illinois.

0843
business update with Rebecca Marston.

0846
Hamid Al-Sharifi, from the Iraqi Institute of Peace and Haifa Zangana, an Iraqi-born novelist debate whether Iraq is better after the war.

0851
The ancient art of thatching is under threat from government and European regulations. Nicola Stanbridge reports.

0855
Editor of The Economist, Bill Emmott, and Alan Duncan, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman, discuss whether a change of US President would make a difference to Britain.
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These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Whose reading the news Sarah?
Sarah introduces a guest newsreader. And it's catching, as Nick Clarke of the World at One demonstrates
- 4/5th October 2004
The boy who likes to say YES!
Sports presenter Steve May is left trying desperately to get his seven year old guest to say something other than yes!
- 23rd September 2004
When the technology fails John and Jim have to Ad-Lib...
Jim introduces a very strange sounding 
'Yesterday in Parliament' package.
 - 23th July 2004
Paul Burrell sings opera?
Sarah cues in a very odd sounding Paul Burrell clip.
 - 25th October 2003
Is that Alec Stewart?
Garry Richardson interviews an Australian cricket fan masquerading as England star Alec Stewart.
- 7 January 2003
Interruption
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Where am I?
It's not always easy to remember ... Sarah forgets where she is
- 20 May 2002
Studio invasion
Jim is besieged by his friends in the studio
- 15 December 2001
Unforthcoming
Jim attempts to interview Gruff Rhys of 'Super Furry Animals'.
Greg?
John gets a little confused as to which Greg he has on the programme
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
Weathermen
John and Jim share a joke about the weather?
Wrong guest
Sue and the wrong guest
The Extended Interview

We don’t always have time to play the whole interview on air. Listen to the extended interview here, exclusive to the Today website.

Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
(19/05/04)
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
(03/05/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
(20/04/04).
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
Hillary Clinton talks to James Naughtie
Her questions surrounding the White House handling of the Iraq war, plus her years with Bill in that stately building.
Mark Coles interviews Damien Hirst
......about his new exhibition in the small Slovenian capital Ljubljana, including drawings from his teenage years.
James Naughtie interviews Hans Blix:
Hans Blix says allies had motivations other than WMDs for going to war - 6th June 2003.
Michael Jackson complaint
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, Dr Carol Lieberman, tells us why she’s complained to child protection authorities about Michael Jackson.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
Jackie Elliott
Robin Aitken's interview with Jackie Elliott before he was executed
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