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Friday 28th March 2008
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0709 We hear from passengers at Heathrow's Terminal 5 after yesterdays chaos.

0712 Government forces and the Mehdi army are still fighting one another in Basra.

0715 What the world thinks about China's crackdown in Tibet and what China thinks about it are two very different things. James Reynolds reports.

0720 Business with Greg Wood.

0723 Was the Speaker in the House of Commons right to say the matter of MPs expenses could not be discussed in Parliament because it was before a court?

0725 Sport with Garry Richardson.


It's the eve of the elections in Zimbabwe but is the election going to be free and fair enough to produce an honest verdict?

0735 Today's papers.

0740 Demand from China for scrap metal has led to thieves stripping the lead off church roofs. Bob Walker reports.

0745 Thought for the Day with Catherine Pepinster.

0750 Two American academics have published a study suggesting that the euro may replace the dollar as the world's largest reserve currency within ten to fifteen years.


0809 Charlotte Green gets the giggles. And here's some she had earlier

0810 The internecine struggle between the government and the forces of the radical cleric Moqtada al Sadr has led some observers to suggest that Iraq could be flirting with civil war.

0820 It is clear already this morning that yesterday's problems at Heathrow Terminal Five weren't an isolated event.

0825 Sport with Garry Richardson.


0830 A government website says Prime Minister al Maliki has extended the deadline for militia to hand over weapons by 10 days.

0835 Do Michelin stars carry the same gravitas they use to?

0840 Business with Greg Wood.

0845 A film released next week called Awake plays on the dreadful phenomenon known as Anaesthetic Awareness. We speak to Meryl Davies who has experienced this.

0850 Kenya's biggest share offer gets underway on Friday with the sale of ten billion shares from the mobile phone giant Safaricom.

0853 We hear the oldest known recording of a human voice; a woman singing Clair de Lune in 1860.

0855 More on Heathrow.
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Thought for the Day

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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!

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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