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Your chance to Edit the Today Programme

How would you like to edit Today?

Like last year, as part of our guest editor series, we're inviting a team of listeners to edit one edition of Today between Christmas and New Year.

You’ll need 2 or 3 people in your team and applications must be made by midday on Monday 5th November. You can submit your application online or by post – see below.

So if you'd like to try your hand at setting the news agenda - and you think you have some interesting and creative ideas which your fellow listeners would enjoy - please get in touch.

The four best teams will be asked to pitch for the job on air and we'll ask listeners to vote for the team they want to hear. Before you enter please see the FAQs below.

If you want to know more take a look at what last year’s team got up to.

Good luck!

Edit the Today Programme:

Please fill in the form below to make your pitch.

Or you can submit your idea by post:

Listener Editor Nomination
The Today Programme
BBC Radio 4
Room G630, Stage 6
Television Centre
Wood Lane
W12 7RJ


How much control will we have?
You'll have about half the programme to play with. You will have a lot of editorial freedom but you will have to operate within the BBC's producer guidelines. Today producers will help you throughout the process

What sort of ideas should we come up with?
Whatever you think is interesting and newsworthy

How much time will it take?
We'd need a couple of meetings with the team early on and regular contact with the team leader - by telephone at least - throughout December. When we get close to the date of transmission we'd hope you'd be in touch with us daily

Will we need to be in the studio when the programme's on air?
Ideally, yes

Where is your studio?
Shepherd's Bush, London

Will we appear on air?
Yes. We always interview our guest editors at the end of their own programmes

Will we have our names read out at the end?

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Please note: we do not offer transcripts of our programme or individual interviews.


The second of our political leader interviews. This morning its the leader of the Conservatives Michael Howard.

Should Britain retain its nuclear deterrent? Tony Blair has denied a report in the Independent newspaper that the decision to replace Trident had already been made.

It's the second day of the Non-Proliferation Treaty talks at the UN in New York. New Zealand is one of the leading proponents for disarmament.

Today's election panel has an artistic focus as we discuss election developments with muscian and producer Brian Eno, the writer Frederick Forsyth and playwright David Hare.

Will voters respond to Tony Blair's claim that if just one in ten of Labour's voters stay at home on Thursday or defect to the Liberal Democrats in marginal seats then a Conservative government could be elected 'by the back door'?

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