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Saturday 15th October 2005
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0709
James Reynolds in Baghdad and Jim Muir in Kurdish city of Irbil, report on Iraq's referendum on a draft constitution.

0714
Hear the latest on the South Asia quake rescue efforts from Matthew Grant and Mike Wooldridge in Pakistan.

0725
Mark D'Arcy looks at events Yesterday in Parliament.

0728
More on the football Premiership action with Garry Richardson.

0735
Could attempts to control the bird flu virus be helping to create a drug resistant form of the virus? Dr Alan Hay of the World Influenza Centre responds.

0740
A look at today's papers with Chris Aldridge.

0742
Nicola Stanbridge on scientist Dr Simon Singh's spat with singer Katie Melua, who has re-records a scientifically accurate version of her latest single especially for us.

0747
Thought for the day with Brian Draper, lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

0750
Ex-rail regulator Tom Winsor tells us why he believes the claim that the Railtrack row case doesn't vindicates the government.

0810
Pakistani minister Anwar Mahmood and the country's ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, talks to us about the Asian quake. We also follow-up on Zaffar Shah, a Briton who has gone to region to bring relief to survivors.

0825
A look at your letters.

0833
Garry Richardson with the sports news update.

0835
Iraq's President Talabani  talks to us about the prospects for his country's draft constitution.

0846
How does a community deal with the loss of a whole generation of children? We speak to Jeff Edwards, Merthyr Tydfil's mayor and a survivor of the Aberfan disaster.

0852
Employment Minister Margaret Hodge talks to us about race relations in the UK.

0856
Mike Wooldridge with an overview of the relief effort and response to the earthquake in Pakistan.
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Thought for the Day

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The Blunder Clips

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.

50th anniversary of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
The uncut interview with Sir Peter Hall, the first director to stage the play in 1955, with the last surviving member of the original main cast, Timothy Bateson who played 'lucky', and playwright Ronald Harwood.
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.
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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