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Tuesday 1st April 2008
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Swiss bank, UBS, has made new huge losses and its chairman, Marcel Ospel, is to step down.

0711 Voters are still waiting for the full results of the election in Zimbabwe. There are fears that the results have been rigged.

0717 Have the economic advantages of migration to the UK been overstated?

0722 Why Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman wore body armour in her constituency of Peckham.

0727 The sports news.


0734 GPs are to debate whether the government will be able to introduce personalised health plans for everyone over forty.

0738 A parliamentary inquiry into the economic benefits of immigration. The chairman of this inquiry is Lord Wakeham. 

0743 A review of the papers.

0746 How the RSPB would like to deal with invading foreign birds.

0750 Thought for the Day with Dr Indarjit Singh.

0753 Changes to anti-terror laws are being discussed by MPs today.


 A parliamentary inquiry has said the Government should limit the number of immigrants coming to this country. We speak to immigration minister Liam Byrne.

0818 What's happened in the presidential election in Saturday's election in Zimbabwe?

0821 The British woman who controlled 3,000 French resistance fighters in World War Two and the British military chiefs who thought she lacked leadership ability.

0825 Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


0830 How GM crops could bring food prices down?

0834 Free off-peak bus travel for pensioners and disabled travellers is being extended.

0838 Business with Chris Bockman.

0841 Musician, Gilberto Gil, speaks to us about his music and being Brazil's current minister for culture.

0847 The reasons why a new body, the UK Statistics Authority, is coming into existence.

0850 Why Germans feel ready to celebrate their war heroes again.

0854 What would be wrong with a dinner party with Socrates?
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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!

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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