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Thursday 30th June 2005
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0607
The Government has set out plans for sweeping changes to the way ambulance services operate in England. Adam Brimelow explains.

0609
Police forces are being encouraged to monitor officers' sexuality to help meet the needs of gay policemen and women.

0615
Business news with Greg Wood.

0626
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0632
Doctors are to debate whether to lower the legal age limit for abortions.

0634
Suzannah Price on Former US President Bill Clinton's role as the UN's envoy for tsunami relief.

0637
The European Commission is to start membership talks with Turkey with accession as the objective.

0640
One of the Conservative Party's biggest financial backers, Lord Ashcroft, has strongly criticised its efforts during the election.

0643
A review of today's papers from the UK and South Africa.

0650
Our parliamentary correspondent, David Wilby reports on events Yesterday in Parliament.

0653
Nearly three-quarters of pregnant women who are still working are treated unfairly in some way, the Equal Opportunities Commission says.

0709
Peter Bradley of the London Ambulance Service on plans to attend to fewer 999 callers.

0713
Suzannah Price talks to former US president Bill Clinton about efforts to help end Africa's severe poverty.

0719
A business news update with Greg Wood.

0722
Lib Dems' Lord Tim Garden on the readiness of UK forces during the Iraq war.

0724
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0733
Should the EU go deeper before it goes wider? EU enlargement boss Ollie Rehn discusses.

0740
Could Steiner schools really hold lessons for mainstream state-funded education?

0746
Hedgehogs appear to be in decline across the country, according to a new survey.

0749
Thought for the day with Reverend Dr Alan Billings, director of the Centre for Ethics and Religion at Lancaster University.

0752
The President of South Africa's brother Moeletsi Mbeki on what Africa really needs.

0810
Doctors Kate Patterson and Andrew Roland reopen the debate on whether to lower the legal age limit for abortions.

0821
Are major 20th century artists profoundly influenced by children's art?

0830
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0832
Roy Bennett, former opposition MP, who was jailed by Robert Mugabe, describes conditions in Zimbabwe jails.

0837
Business news with Greg Wood.

0840
Singing teacher Alise Ojay explains how singing could beat snoring.

0842
How difficult is it to apply for an entertaiment licence? Polly Billington investigates.

0847
President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon on his country's elections.

0854
Who would really benefit from liberalised trade rules? Steve Tibbett of Action Aid and Jack Thurston of the US-German Marshall Fund discuss.
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These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Can of what John?
John gets confused over the expression, 'opened a can of worms.'
- 18th March 2005
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.

Jim Naughtie speaks to the Archbishop of Kaduna, Josiah Idowu Fearon, about the Anglican Church in Africa and tensions between Christians and Muslims. (25/05/05)
Edward Stourton interviews Monsignor Charles Burns, a retired head of the Vatican's Secret Archives, in Rome about the funeral of the Pope John Paul II.
(08/04/05)
Part 1
Part 2
First BBC interview of Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Mr Begg speaks to our reporter Zubeida Malik about his ordeal and how he continues to campaign for five Britons still there to be freed.
Justin Webb interviews Walter Cronkite who pays tribute to Dan Rather, a 73 year old news presenter in America whose is retiring after 24 years.
(10/03/05)
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
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