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Friday 27th January 2006 
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Israel refuses to negotiate with Hamas, despite their victory in the Palestinian elections yesterday.

The Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 is about to dock in Rio de Janeiro, following an unusual journey.

Business with Rebecca Marston.

Sport with Garry Richardson.

The Education Select Committee publishes its report on the government's controversial       education reforms today.

Angry Fatah supporters are calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas following their defeat in the Palestinian elections.

Thousands of troops are being sent to Afghanistan.

A review of today's papers in both London and Beirut.

Yesterday in Parliament with David Wilby.

Russian expert Lord Truscott analyses the energy crisis in Georgia, six days after gas supplies from Russia were cut off.

Edward McMillan-Scott, who is head of the EU's election observers, reflects on the results of the Palestinian elections.

Business with Rebecca Marston.

A doctor who wrongly diagnosed over 600 children with epilepsy, is being allowed to continue to practice. Adrian Stevenson, one of the parents affected, joins us.

Barry Sheerman, chairman of the education select committee, and Conservative Rob Wilson discuss the decision by Tory dissenters to publish their own report on the proposed education reforms.

Sport with Garry Richardson.

James Naughtie speaks to Peter Mandelson at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Dr James Poulet from the polytechnic in Lausanne, discusses his research which proves that  crickets can hear above the deafening din they create.

Thought for the Day with Canon David Winter.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair explains why he believes the media are "institutionally racist".

The extended version of our interview with the Defence Secretary John Reid, who explains why we are sending over 3,000 troops to one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan.

Ann Widdecombe and PR expert Mark Borkowski discuss George Galloway's exploits.

Sport with Garry Richardson.

A spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry, Mark Regev, explains why Israel will not negotiate with the new Palestinian administration.

Business with Rebecca Marston.

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth today, James Naughtie has been to his birthplace in Saltzburg.

Bubble, a new film by Steven Soderburgh, is simultaneously being released in cinemas, on DVD and on cable. Director Ken Russell and former director of the National Film Theatre Adrian Wootton, discuss how this will change Hollywood.

Although Hamas won the elections yesterday, should we now negotiate with a terrorist organisation? Author Gabrielle Rifkind and Andrew Dismore MP join us.
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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.

Edward Stourton interviews the President of Mexico, Vincente Fox, and Tom Shannon, the United States Under Secretary of State with responsibility for the Americas, on the Summit of the Americas in Argentina and the prospect of a free trade agreement for the region.
President Vincente Fox.
Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon.
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 who 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.
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