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13th December 2004
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There has been a major attack on Israeli forces - the first since the death of Yasser Arafat. James Reynolds has more.

The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero will appear in court to answer allegations of using the Madrid train bombings for political gain.

The business news with Greg Wood.

The sports news with Steve May.

There's been a big increase in the number of homeless people since Labour came to power. Norman Smith explains.

Today has interviewed the interim President of Iraq, Ghazi al-Yawar, on the forthcoming elections. James Robbins has listened to it.

The high court will be asked to rule on whether Stansted Airport should get an extra runway. Tom Symonds has the details.

A campaign is pressing for a law change to mean carrying a knife will carry the same penalty as gun possession.

A review of today's papers both in Britain and the Ukraine.

Azmat Begg, father of a detainee in Guantanamo Bay, on the long-term physical and mental damage the prisoners will suffer if they continue to be held without trial.

Ian Thomson of the UK Film Council on the government's plans to crack down on DVD piracy.

The Tories are demanding more protection for teachers accused of assaulting pupils. Richard Anderson is a teacher who was accused of assaulting a nine-year-old boy and Shadow Education Secretary Tim Collins.

Leader of Essex County Council, Lord Hanningfield on government plans to expand certain airports.

business update with Greg Wood.

Who could have poisoned the Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschencko? Grigory Yavlinsky, of the Russian Democratic Party.

The sports news with Steve May.

Following the murder of his son last year, Paul Walmsley has started a campaign to demand an increased
punishment for carrying a knife John Denham is chairman of the Home Affairs select committee.

What it's like to be a Lord? The Earl if Onslow takes the BBC's Political Editor Andrew Marr on a tour...

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Dr Colin Morris.

Iraq's interim President Ghazi Al Yawar gives his thoughts on the county's first democratic elections next month.

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott on the increase in the number of homeless people in Britain since 1997.

Today launches its Christmas poll - Listener's Lord - we want you to nominate somebody you think is worthy of a life peerage. Here with their nominations are writer Craig Brown and veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell.

The sports news with Steve May.

Tony Blair's Special Envoy on Human Rights in Iraq, Anne Clwyd, on the legacy of Saddam Hussein's human rights abuses.

business update with Greg Wood.

Schools Minister Stephen Twigg gives the government's reaction to the Tories campaign for better legal protection for teachers 
accused of assaulting pupils.

Seventeen volumes of political pamphlets from the English Civil War are being handed to the British Library today.

Adrian Lyons, Director General of the Railway Forum, on whether railways of the future could be run on hydrogen.

Baroness Warnock has suggested it might be better for a seriously-ill older person to kill themselves than to become a burden on their family. Melanie Phillips and Dr Michael Irwin.
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Some of Our Less Memorable Moments
These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Who's 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
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
Jim attempts to interview Gruff Rhys of 'Super Furry Animals'.
John gets a little confused as to which Greg he has on the programme
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
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.
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
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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