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Tuesday 4th December 2007
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 What caused the Nimrod crash which killed fourteen servicemen last year?

0714 The business news.

0721 If the government lowers the drink drive limit what effect will it have on the village pub?

0725 Obesity has been identified as a major new factor in deaths during pregnancy or childbirth.

0728 The sports news.


 As the UN prepares to take over, we look at why the peacekeeping operations in Darfur have gone so wrong.

0745 Thought for the day with Professor Mona Siddiqui 

0750 Who will be the next leader of the liberal democrats? We speak to the two contenders, Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne.


American intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons programme in 2003 and has not restarted it.

0820 The British school teacher Gillian Gibbons has spoken for the first time since her release from a Sudanese prison.

0823 Was the "lyrical terrorist" Samina Malik prosecuted for her beliefs or her actions?

0825 The sports news.


 Are we about to see the creation of the first artificial life form on earth?

0838 We speak to Baroness Warsi, one of the peers instrumental in the release of Gillian Gibbons.

0843 The business news.

0847 We take a look inside the world of the Mi5 agent.

0855 Has the email led to a decline in the literary letter collection?
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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
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
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.

Sonny Rollins (26/11/07)
The legendary Jazz saxophonist talks about his time in prison, phone calls with John Coltrane, 9/11 and the ambitions of a Jazz survivor.
President Pervez Musharraf (17/11/07)
James Naughtie interviews asks the President of Pakistan when he will lift his country's state of emergency and what he is doing to tackle Islamist Terrorism.
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