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Monday 2nd July 2007
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0709: Has the terror threat become the first real challenge for the First Minister of Scotland? We speak to Alex Salmond.

0712: Will the weekend's events impact on the behaviour of Londoners?

0718: Robert Peston discusses Virgin Media, which may shortly be taken over by a private equity group.

0720: A look at the business news with Greg Wood.

0725: As the flood water begins to recede in South Yorkshire, what happens next?

0727: A look at the sports news with Alistair Bruce-Ball.


0730 - 0800

0733: Following the car bomb attack at Glasgow Airport, we discuss the increased security measures that have been introduced to airport terminals today.

0740: A look at today's papers.

0742: The reggae dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is performing this week at London's first Literature Festival. We've been speaking to him.

0747: Thought for the Day with Reverend Dr. Colin Morris.

0750: We speak to Zimbabwean Archbishop Pius Ncube who has called for foreign intervention to remove President Mugabe.

0753: Chairman of the British Medical Association, Hamish Meldrum, tells us about the health profile calculator which has been launched on the new NHS website.


0800 - 0830

0810: The Government's terror alert level is now "critical". The Prime Minister has identified two challenges: day to day security, and winning "hearts and minds". We hear from Mr Brown's new Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith.

0820: We take a look at the advice offered by two books that have just been re-published. They're called 'Don'ts for Wives' and 'Don'ts for Husbands' and first appeared in 1913.

0825: A sports update from Alistair Bruce-Ball.


0830 - 0900

0830: University vice-chancellors are making the case to end the tuition fee system.

0838: Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, warns of the black hole opening up in our cultural heritage that is seeing many of our literary treasures going to the United States. Could a change in the tax laws prevent this?

0841:
A business update with Greg Wood.

0844: June was an unusually wet month. Should we be concerned?

0850: We've had unprecedented access to the Russian military radio station in Azerbaijan which President Putin has suggested be the base of the radio tracking system for an American missile defence shield.

0853: One of Lord Falconer's last acts as Lord Chancellor was to announce that the government did not plan to open up family courts to the media. We hear from those campaigning for change.

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Thought for the Day

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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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