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Monday 17th December 2007
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0709 British forces are no longer in control of any part of Iraq. We speak to the shadow defence secretary Dr Liam Fox.

0714 South Africa's ANC members are to start voting today in the party's leadership contest.

0717 The business news.

0721 Tony Blair will be chairing a conference today of the 90 countries who support the Palestinian authority.

0725 One of two psychiatry units able to treat a complex set of personality disorders is closing.

0728 The sports news.


0730 The government today will announce how it will help 125,000 people who lost their pensions when their firms went bust.

0740 People have been calling in to offer help to Ed Mitchell, the former ITN newsreader who is sleeping rough.

0745 Thought for the day with Rhidian Brook.

0750 Why was the flooding so bad this summer? We speak to Sir Michael Pitt, the man responsible for finding the answer.

Britain has handed over control of the Iraqi province of Basra to the local security forces. We speak to the defence minister Bob Ainsworth.

0820 What has happened to singing carols? We speak to Aled Jones and Katie Melua.

0825 The sports news.


0830 The NHS has told a cancer patient that if she buys extra drugs to treat her breast cancer then she will have to foot the entire NHS bill.

0835 The business news.

0842 It is the busiest week of the year for Royal Mail, but are we being overcharged?

0850 A literary free sheet is being distributed on the London Underground.

0855 Was it the right time for British forces to hand over Basra?
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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
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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