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Friday 18th April 2008
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0709 The discontent swelling among Labour MPs over the scrapping of ten pence tax rate.

0715 The Iraqi PM has asked for military assistance from NATO. We speak to Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshiyar Zebari.

0720 Business with Simon Jack.

0722 Are people with learning difficulties let down by the criminal justice system? We speak to Kathryn Stone of Voices UK and Nicola Reasback, Chief Crown Prosecutor of Northumbria.

0728 Sports news with Arlo White.


Prince Charles is coming under fire because of his views on complementary medicine. We speak to Professor Edzard Ernst of Exeter University and Kim Lavely who runs the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health.

0741 The low down on Liverpool's underworld. Author, Graham Johnson talks to us about his book about organised crime.

0745 Today's papers

0748 Thought for the Day with the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.

0751 Is the world facing a food crisis? We speak to the EU Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson.


0810 The Royal Bank of Scotland is set to go to its shareholders to raise £10bn to shore up its finances. Hear from our economics editor, Stephanie Flanders.

0813 Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to give a keynote speech in Boston. Our political editor, Nick Robinson reports.

0822 Film director Mike Leigh on how to be happy.

0829 Sport with Arlo White.


Our Business Editor, Robert Peston with an update on the Royal Bank of Scotland story.

0838 The Liberal Democrats' Treasury spokesman, Vince Cable, on the scrapping of the ten pence rate of income tax.

0841 Business with Simon Jack.

0845 Are restaurants giving us cheaper food? We speak to the Observer restaurant critic, Jay Rayner and Sean Rickard of the Cranfield School of Management.

0850 How is the African Union shaping up in the face of the demands made of it? Our world affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge reports.

0854 Are we in an age of anxiety? Author, Fay Weldon and Professor Robert Eaglestone of the University of London discuss the effect it is having on culture.
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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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