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Friday 4th November 2005
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President Bush has arrived in Argentina for a summit of the Americas, during which there are expected to be big demonstrations against free trade. Edward Stourton is there.

The United Nations has warned that the troop build-up along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea could lead to open conflict.

Business news with Rebecca Marston.

Sports update with Steve May.

The two men competing for the leadership of the Tory party faced each other in a televised debate last night.

The first openly-gay bishop in the Anglican Communion - Gene Robinson of New Hampshire - is in Britain. He's met the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The review of the police handling of the deaths of four young soldiers at the Deepcut barracks is out today.

The review of today's papers from Britain and Baku in Azerbaijan.

Yesterday in Parliament with David Wilby.

Ceremonies are being held in Israel to remember the former prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated ten years ago today by a Jewish gunman.

Edward Stourton joins us again from Argentina.

Geoff Gray, whose son, also called Geoff, died at Deepcut barracks in 2001, speaks about the report into the police investigation, which is out today.

David Cameron supporter, Ed Vaizey, and Nick Wood, who works for David Davis, discuss the Tory leadership contest.

Business news with Rebecca Marston.

What is a "lame duck"? Our reporter Nicola Stanbridge finds out all you need to know about the condition.

Sports update with Steve May.

Edward Stourton talks to Paraguay's foreign minister, Leila Rashid, on free trade.

It is that time of year when we all troop out into the garden and fill up the bird feeder. But like it or not it is the legions of grey squirrels that will reap the rewards.

Thought for the day with The Right Reverend Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford.

International Development Secretary Hilary Benn talks about the response to last month's earthquake in Pakistan and Northern India.

Following his meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Gene Robinson, the only openly-gay bishop in the Anglican communion, speaks about the current debate within the church.

Edward Stourton speaks to Argentina's most famous contemporary artist, Leon Ferrari, and asks him why he dislikes George Bush.

Sports update with Steve May.

Tabloid operator Max Clifford and Roy Greenslade, the Telegraph's media commentator, discuss yesteday's arrest of Sun editor Rebekah Wade.

Liberal Democrat Sir Menzies Campbell talks about the trial of British troops for the murder of an Iraqi teenager, after the judge threw the case out yesterday.

Business update with Rebecca Marston.

George Brock, Saturday editor of the Times, discusses the latest George Clooney film, "Good night and Good Luck".

Roger Harrabin reports from California on the debate over climate change.

Historian and author of "Violent London: 2000 years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts", Clive Bloom, and Kate Glover, playwright and actress who has written "5/11", discuss the gunpowder plot.
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Thought for the Day

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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
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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