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Wednesday 10th October 2007
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Insurers say that the government has not given enough money to secure the country's flood defences.

0713 The body whose job it is to protect the countryside are saying that the green belt is outdated.

0716 The takeover bid for Sainsbury's is entering a critical phase.

0722 A huge backlog of mail will start to be delivered this morning as postal workers end their latest 48-hour strike.

0725 The sports news.


0730 - 0800

0730 Did yesterday’s pre-Budget report steal Conservative policies? We speak to the Shadow Chancellor George Osborne.

0738 Does the Pre Budget Report signal the end of means testing for long term elderly care?

0741 House of Commons staff have been told they have to give way to Mps when queuing for cafeterias and shops inside the Palace of Westminster.

0744
We talk to Ian McEwan, whose novel On Chesil Beach has been nominated for the Man Booker literary prize.

0747 Thought for the day with Madeleine Bunting.

0750 A quarter of a million Scottish lambs that cannot be moved because of foot and mouth restrictions have been turned into biodiesel instead.


0800 - 0830
 
0810
Did yesterday's pre-Budget report steal Tory cloths? Is the economy heading for a downturn? We speak to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling.

0825 The sports news.


0830 - 0900

0830 Does the Israel lobby have too much power over US foreign policy?

0837 The business news.

0840 Are teenagers too busy on the internet to read books?

0845 Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders are stuck in Paris following their team's defeats in the Rugby World Cup.

0848 The Govovernment wants to make it a crime to insight hatred because of a person's sexual orientation.

0851 It looks like next week's Post strike is going ahead.

0856 Alistair Darling promised to save money by slimming the bureaucracy and making public services more efficient.
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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.

Baroness Sally Morgan Interview
Tony Blair's former Director of Political and Government Relations, Baroness Sally Morgan has given a rare, interview to Today to mark the Prime Minister's departure.
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".
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