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Tuesday 18th March 2008
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The mood on Wall Street is more pessimistic than anyone can remember Greg Wood reports.
0712 More on the violence in Tibet and China from our correspondent James Reynolds.
0715 Business News with Nick Cosgrove.
0720 Jim Muir reports on the danger Iraqi journalists face.
Sports News with Rob Nothman.


The government is proposing a new idea to tackle the problem of badly behaved youths.
0735 Des Brown wants to prevent coroners criticising the Ministry of Defence at military inquests.
0738 Today's Papers.
0740 The Jersey Boys, the latest hit musical from Broadway opens in the West End tonight. Rebecca Jones reports.
0745 Thought for the Day with The Right Reverend Tom Butler.
0750 The Dalai Lama will arrive in Britain in May, but will the UK government receive him warmly?


John Humphrys spends a day in the City of London to examine what's happening to the world's financial markets.
0820 Does being too clean do us more harm than good?
0825 Sports Update with Rob Nothman.


The government is planning to open 3 'titan' prisons in the UK to help solve the problem of overcrowding. Danny Shaw reports.
0835 We hear a bereaved father's opinion on Des Brown's efforts to gag coroners.
0840 Business Update with Nick Cosgrove.
0845 How do you curtsy properly - and to whom? We speak to Hugo Vickers, a royal historian.
0850 Ian Stafford,Senior Sports Writer, and Bill Elliot, Editor of Golf Magazine, discuss who was the greatest sportsman of all time.
0855 Sanchia Berg talks to Elizabeth Wilmhurst and the MP Peter Kilfoyle in the latest of her reports on the Countdown to War,
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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.

Gil Scott-Heron (04/03/2008)
Life hasn't been easy for the 'god-father of rap', but as US politics gets interesting again, he's making a  comeback.
Zbigniew Brzezinski (01/02/08)
He used to be Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, and now he's advising presidential candidate Senator Obama. We hear his vision for US Foreign policy.
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 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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