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5th March 2005
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0709
The Liberal Democrats unveil election slogans at their spring conference here in Harrogate. Our correspondent Iain Watson.

0712
Italy's celebration turned to tragedy after the car taking the released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena was fired on by US troops in Baghdad.

0720
The Government has refused to back a bill set to make company directors personally responsible if they fail to protect the health and safety of their workers.

0730
President Assad of Syria is set to make a speech in which he'll say some troops will be withdrawn from Lebanon. Our correspondent Kim Ghattas.

0732
Are the Liberal Democrats the "the real alternative" to the Labour government?

0741
Brian Perkins with a review of today's papers.

0744
Tory Leader Michael Howard has appeared before the Power Commission, the body set up to look at why people are disenchanted with politics.

0750
Alzheimer's drugs may be withdrawn to save money after an assessment by the NHS treatment advisory body.

0810
Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy on the challenges facing his party in the forthcoming elections.

0820
The Quarrymen - the skiffle group - that John Lennon formed while at school in the mid-1950s, are to release an album.

0826
This week's look at your letters.

0835
Is Liberal Democrats plan to woe women voters by repackaged their policies in a special women's manifesto working?

0844
The sci-fi classic The Quatermass that first aired in the Fifties is to return.

0847
A leaked report of the Commission for Africa suggests that the commission will recommend - amongst other things - removing trade barriers, cancelling debt, and increasing aid flows.

0850
The Lord Chancellor outline plans to widen judicial appointments and squash the widely accepted perception that all judges have to be white and middle class.
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These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

What is our website and email address John?
John gets confused about all this modern technology and it's David Blunkett Jim!
- 22 December 2004
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
Interruption
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
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?
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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