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Monday 28th April 2008
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A woman has been held and abused for 24 years by her father in Austria. We speak to Brigitte Handlos, a journalist at ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.

0712 HBOS 'to consider rights issue'. Hear from our business editor, Robert Peston.

0716 Business with Greg Wood.

0721 Elections in the UK are vulnerable to fraud according to a report. Stuart Wilks-Heeg, a lecturer in social policy at the University of Liverpool, explains.

0724 Should offenders have a say in their own rehabilitation? We speak to Rod Aldridge of the outsourcing company Capita.

0727 Sport with Rob Bonnet.


How blind and partially sighted people could benefit from a groundbreaking technique which uses gene therapy.

0741 Today's papers.

0743 Guitarist Peter Walker speaks to our reporter Nicola Stanbridge about his time working with the father of psychedelia, Timothy Leary, and his love for Spanish flamenco music.

0748 Thought for the Day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser - Vicar of Putney.

0751 Is it time to abolish exam league tables? How two of the country's best known public schools are planning to boycott the system.


 How will the Liberal Democrats fare against Labour and the seemingly reinvigorated Conservatives? The first of our pre-election leader interviews, today with the leader, Nick Clegg.

0818 A crucial week in the political life of Gordon Brown. Our political editor, Nick Robinson, has more.

0821 We ask how a company strike over pensions turned into a dispute costing the British economy £50 million a day.

0827 Sport with Rob Bonnet.


0833 The BBC has obtained confidential documents showing that UN peacekeepers in Congo have been re-arming some of the most notorious rebel groups operating in the country. Listen to the report from the BBC's Africa Editor Martin Plaut.

0839 Robert Shapiro, former adviser to Bill Clinton and Al Gore gives us his view on the current economic crisis in the States.

0844 Business with Greg Wood.

0847 We hear how the files of over 200,000 criminal cases heard at the Old Bailey have been made available online for the first time. Among them the trials of Dr Crippen and Oscar Wilde.

0850 Lucy Williamson reports from Indonesia, the country worst affected by bird flu.

0854 How serious a predicament is the government in? We speak to the Sun's associate editor, Trevor Kavanagh and political columnist, Steve Richards.

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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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