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Thursday 10th January 2008
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0709 Prof Richard Clegg from Dalton Institute of Nuclear Sciences talks about government's plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations.

0715 Business news with Greg Wood.

0718 President Bush goes to the West Bank today to meet Palestinian leaders.

0721 UN's Influenza co-ordinator David Nabarro claims that despite progress, the world is not yet doing enough to plan for a flu pandemic.

0724 Sports news with Arlo White.


0731  Should assessments on all new drugs be made faster? We talk to Keith Barron of the Health Select Committee and Andrew Dillon of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

0738 Breaking news of an explosion in Pakistan.

0742 Professor of French literature Pierre Bayard ponders over the question how we should talk about books we haven't read.

0746 What is going to happen to Northern Rock?

0749 The thought for the day with professor Mona Siddiqui. 

0752 Former managing director of the Barbican, Sir John Tusa and Ivan Cutting of the Eastern Angles Theatre Company debate whether we could be on the verge of a new Renaissance.


0810 Government's chief scientific adviser until last year, Sir David King and the Green Party's Caroline Lucas look at the government's plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations.

0822 Are there more secrets concealed within Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper"?

0827 Sports update with Arlo White.


Should high street banks pass on the benefit of any interest rate cut to their customers?

0836 Contender for this year's TS Eliot Award for Poetry, Sarah Maguire, reads from her collection.

0838 Business update with Greg Wood.

0842 Writers Andrew Smith and Marina Benjamin discuss the influence of the Apollo 8 space mission on our culture.

0848 The world's cheapest car is being launched later today.

0852 Newsweek's Stryker McGuire and Jeremy O'Grady of the Week magazine discuss whether we are too obsessed with the American elections.
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Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day for today and the last week can be heard from the Religion and Ethics Website

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!

Jim crashes the pips
James Naughtie keeps going on and on and on until Continuity cuts him off.
- 9th January 2008
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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