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Friday 10th March 2006 
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0709
John Profumo, the former Conservative minister at the centre of one of the most notorious scandals in British politics, has died aged 91. Sir Bill Deedes and the political historian Anthony Howard, join us.

0712
Dr Angus Wallace explains how NHS surgeons are having to rectify poor surgery carried out at private treatment centres.

0716
Business with Rebecca Marston.

0720
As MPs and peers debate ID cards again next week, the prospect of a constitutional crisis looms; the Lords are on the brink of breaching the Salisbury Convention. Norman Smith reports.

0725
Sports news with Steve May.

0731
In his last report from Burma, Mike Thomson looks at the military regime in the capital Rangoon.

0740
A man has been fined for dropping litter...in a bin. Cllr Keith Lynch explains the policy.

0745
Thought For The Day with the Right Reverend Richard Harries - Bishop of Oxford.

0748
The Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson and his Tory counterpart, Alan Duncan, discuss the findings of a National Audit office report on whether government loans to MG Rover were wasteful.

0810
Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer and the Shadow Constitutional Affairs Secretary, Oliver Heald , discuss the constitutional impact of devolution and why there won't be an English Parliament.

0820
The first outdoor cremation ceremony may soon take place in the English countryside. Luke Walton reports.

0830
Sports news with Steve May.

0833
Christopher Hill, the US assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, explains the international community's stance on Burma.

0837
Business with Rebecca Marston.

0840
Steve Atkinson, Chief Executive of Hinkley and Bosworth Borough Council, explains why a man was fined for throwing litter in a bin.

0845
Dr John Kalk of Derby Infirmary  and David Johnson, the US Deputy Chief of Mission to London, discuss the protests of 250 of the world's top doctors to stop the US from force feeding prisoners at Guantanamo.

0848
Daniela Relph reports from Jackson, Mississippi, where plans to ban abortions are gaining political momentum.

0853
As publishers pay Wayne Rooney £5million for his story, we discuss sports writing with the Daily Telegraph's football correspondent Henry Winter and sports writer David Meek.
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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.

Don De Lillo Interview
The American writer Don de Lillo who wrote Underworld and is one of the biggest figures in modern American literature - has become a classic. A Penguin classic. A great accolade, but usually one reserved for the dead. John interviewed him and asked what it's like to be thought of as a "classic"?
Mouloud Sihali Interview
Mouloud Sihali from Algeria, North Africa, is one of the suspected terrorists that the Home Secretary wants to deport back to Algeria. Based on secret intelligence and police investigations, the Home Secretary has deemed Sihali a threat to the Nation's security. Last year Mouloud Sihali was found not guilty of being a part of a so called released Ricin plot.
The nominations for the Oscars were announced yesterday, and The Constant Gardener is tipped for a place on the shortlist. It stars Ralph Fiennes who picked up an Evening Standard Film Award this week for his role in the film. Polly Billington spoke him and to the author, John le Carre, about the film and its chances at the Oscars. (31/01/06)
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.
(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 who 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.
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