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Thursday 10th April 2008
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The Olympic torch's route had to be changed in San Francisco to avoid thousands of protesters.

0712 Business with Greg Wood.

0715 It's the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. James Shaw reports.

0717 Should the victors of the second world war still have permanent seats on the UN security council?

0720 The NHS Alliance says family doctors should take back responsibility for around-the-clock care of patients in England.

0725 Sport with Garry Richardson.


0730 How should we pay for what's called public service broadcasting? We speak to Ed Richards, chief executive of OFCOM.

0735 Today's papers.

0740 Italy goes to the polls on Sunday. What changes do people want? Jonny Dymond reports.

0745 Thought for the Day with Reverend Roy Jenkins.

0750 Kevin Connolly assesses the effects of the interest rate cuts in America.

0810 Mike Thomson speaks to us about his return to Eastern Congo to find Zawadi Mongane, a Congolese mother he met last year who had been abducted by Rwandan rebel soldiers.

0820 We discuss the changing face of the countryside, and whether the traditional English village has been lost for ever.

0825 Sport with Garry Richardson.


0830 Gordon Brown will not be attending the Olympic opening ceremony. But why?

0835 The rising cost of food is causing violent protests and unrest accross countries in the developing world.

0840 Business with Greg Wood.

0843 Are agreements with Jordan, Libya and others to ensure deportees' human rights are respected, unworkable?

0845 It seems the sport of cricket is changing. We speak to columnist, Scyld Berry and Ed Smith, Captain of Middlesex.

0850 The Dalai Lama has said he still supports China's right to host the Olympic Games.

0855 Have the hopes attached to the Good Friday Agreement been fulfilled?
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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!

Charlotte gets the giggles.
Newsreader Charlotte Green gets the giggles after listening to the oldest recorded human voice. And here's some she had earlier.
- 28th March 2008
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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