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Tuesday 20th March 2007
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0709
Iraq's former Vice President, Taha Yassin Ramadan, has been executed.

0712
A former head of the civil service says Gordon Brown has displayed a "Stalinist ruthlessness" towards his ministerial colleagues.

0715
The business news with Greg Wood.

0718
Genetically modified Mosquitoes have been created in a bid to eradicate Malaria.

0725
Wildlife and environmental groups criticise the Government's enthusiasm for producing biofuels.

0728
The sports news with Steve May.

0730
Following a spate of violent crime amongst young people in London we hear a special report from 'G Money', Presenter and Journalist on the BBC's Black Music station 1Xtra.

0735
A look at today's papers.

0740
Exactly four years after the Iraq invasion, serious questions are again being asked about intelligence used to support the decision to join the war.

0742
From spacewalk to sky walk - why the former astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be stepping off the edge of the Grand Canyon.

0745
Thought for the Day with Akhandadhi Dasa - Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.

0750
We speak to Constitutional Affairs Minister Harriet Harman about the decision to move inquests on servicemen away from Oxfordshire.

0810
Senior Civil Servant, Lord Turnball, has been reported as saying Gordon Brown has a "stalinist ruthlessness" in Whitehall. We hear from John McFall and Michael Portillo.

0820
25 years on from the Falklands campaign, the BBC is making a drama documentary on Margaret Thatcher and the crisis.

0825
Sports update from Steve May.

0830
Was the war in Iraq justified? We look at regional variations of opinion in the UK.

0835
We speak to Sir Ranulph Fiennes about his latest achievement - climbing the North Face of the Eiger.

0840
business update from Greg Wood.

0842
The US Chemical Safety Board reports today on the BP Texas City oil refinery blast in March 2005 in which 15 people were killed.

0845
The UK's medicines regulator warns people to stay away from pills called BZP which are said to have health risks.

0850
A new book co-written by Jeffrey Archer claims to shed a sympathetic new light on the motives for Judas' betrayal of Christ.

0855
As the shortlist is announced for the Orwell Prize for political writing we debate the state of political journalism?
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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.
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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