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Tuesday 5th July 2005
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0607
An armed siege has continued throughout the night in the Lancashire town of Rawtenstall.

0609
Final campaigning is underway in Singapore as the candidates to host the 2012 Olympics gather ahead of the IOC's vote tomorrow.

0615
Business news with Greg Wood.

0626
Sport with Garry Richardson.

0630
pre-G8 African summit is being held in London today, whilst the first G8 protestors arrested in Edinburgh will appear in court.

0634
Norman Smith on the political fallout of President Chirac's comments about the British, and the ongoing row over id cards.

0637
Armed militants are reported to have entered a disputed religious site at Ayodhya in India.

0640
A review of today's papers in both the UK and Spain.

0647
Yesterday in Parliament with Rachel Hooper.

0651
Are the rising number of ASBOs being imposed on children doing more harm than good?

0709
President Chirac's candid jokes about the British may heighten Anglo-French tensions ahead of the G8 summit. French Socialist MP and former Culture Minister, Jack Lang, explains how the French view this faux pas.

0714
A spat between the international scientific community could have grave implications for global policy on climate change.

0718
Simon Davies of the London School of Economics, who worked on the damaging ID cards report, explains why he believes the policy now "oozes the stench of death".

0721
Business news with Greg Wood.

0723
Dr Silvia Gonzalez, who led the expedition that found 40,000 year old footprints in central Mexico,  explains how the discovery challenges orthodox history.

0726
Sports with Garry Richardson.

0732
Jon Manel reports from Srebrenica a decade after the massacre of 8000 muslim men and boys marked the town as the site of one of the worst atrocities in recent history.

0744
Seven new academies are being launched to nurture British film-making talent. Stewart Till, Chair of the UK Film Council, and William Sargeant of Framestore, join us.

0747
Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend Tom Butler, the Bishop of Southwark.

0750
Home Office Minister Tony McNulty and Professor Ivor Crewe, Vice Chancellor at Essex and President of Universities UK, debate the tightening of rules on visas for foreign students.

0810
As anti-globalisation protests are held ahead of the G8 summit, Cambridge economist Professor Noreena Hertz and Sir Mark Moody-Stuart,Chair of G8 Business Action for Africa, discuss whether business will aid or hinder Africa.

0820
To mark Veterans Awareness Week Lord Deedes, the former cabinet Minister and Daily Telegraph editor, recalls his experiences of the War.

0826
Sport with Garry Richardson.

0833
Chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Raymond Blanc discuss President Chirac's assertion that "after Finland, Britain is the country with the worst food".

0838
The former lighting director of the Millennium Dome has pleaded guilty to defrauding NMEC, the dome management company.

0846
Business update with Greg Wood.

0849
Architects Stephen Bayley and Robert Adam debate whether new country houses in Britain should always be "sentimental and backward looking".

0854
Patrick Smith, Editor of Africa Confidential, and Professor Michael Grubb from the Carbon Trust look ahead to what the G8 summit can achieve on trade and climate change.
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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!

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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