BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.


Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
TodayBBC Radio 4

Today
Listen Again
Latest Reports
Interview of the Week
About Today
Today at 50
Message Board
Contact Today

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
Weekdays 6-9am and Saturdays 7-9am How to listen to Today
Listen Again
Listen to Today's Programme in Full
Today's Running Order
Thursday 29th June 2006.
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to offer transcripts for our programme interviews.

Choose an audio clip you would like to listen to from the most recent programme.

Today's briefing hour: Catch up on the day's news, sport and business. 
0600-0630
0700-0730

0709
Gaza is a troubled place this morning. We speak to the Israeli tourism minister and a Palestinian delegate to London.

0715
There's a great sense of sadness across Belgium today after the discovery of the bodies of the two young girls who have been missing for the past three weeks.

0717
The business news with Greg Wood.

0720
The Metropolitan Police is holding a series of hearings to give different groups of Londoners a chance to express their concerns about anti-terrorism policing.

0725
Steve May is at Wimbledon for the sports news.

0730
Six years ago Zahid Mubarek was beaten to death by Robert Stewart, his cellmate at Feltham Young Offenders' Institution. There was an inquiry into how it was allowed to happen, and we'll know the result today.

0740
Andy Dowland in Yeovil has been told by his doctor that he needs to lose weight but he has been banned from his local gym because of high blood pressure.

0745
Thought for the Day with Dr Jeevan Singh Deol lecturer at the school or Oriental and African Studies.

0750
The Court of Appeal has ended the automatic ban on identifying children involved in family court cases. We hear from Sarah Harman, a solicitor and former judge.

0810
We talk to the Labour MP, John Denham, and the barrister Michael Mansfield QC, about the ongoing dispute between the government and the judiciary.

0820
A debate is raging in the pages of the Daily Telegraph about names for dogs. The top 5 names include Ben, Charlie and Molly as opposed to more traditional names like Rex and Rover.

0825
The sports news with Steve May.

0830
What have the G8 countries achieved on aid to Africa since they made a number of specific commitments at their summit last year?

0840
The business news with Greg Wood.

0845
Italy's biggest-ever sports scandal reaches court today.

0855
The rap musician Aki Nawaz says he would be happy to go to jail in defence of his new album which deals with suicide bombings, jihad and Osama bin Laden.
Audio Archive
Missed a programme? Or would you like to listen again?
Try last 7 days below or visit the Audio Archive page:

Saturday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Help with Audio

Having trouble listening? Why not try our audio help section.

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day for today and the last week can be heard from the Religion and Ethics Website

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.
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
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.
Today | Listen Again | Latest Reports | Interview of the Week | About Today | Today at 50 | Have Your Say | Contact Today



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy