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31st March 2005
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George Bush's commission on intelligence and WMDs reports today.

Aid flights are now reaching 
Indonesia's Nias Island after Monday's earthquake.

The business news with Greg Wood.

The sports news with Steve May.

The Cabinet will meet to make final preparations for the expected May 5th election today.

The polls in Zimbabwe have just opened and President Mugabe is confident his party will win.

The Commons treasury committee wants clearer signs that some cash machines charge to withdraw money.

Paul Wolfowitz has secured the European backing he needs to be confirmed as President of the World Bank.

A review of today's papers both in Britain and Italy.

Lib Dem Local Government spokesman Ed Davey explains how they will formalise their commitment to replace the council tax with a local income tax.

Iraq's national assembly cannot agree who should be appointed as speaker and have only managed to meet twice since the election. Andrew North reports.

Petzisai Riuhanya from the Zimbabwe Crisis Coalition and Conservative MEP Geoffrey van Orden discuss whether 
Zimbabwe's election will be fair.

Iain Watson looks at what Alan Milburn is telling Labour they have to do to win back voters in the expected election.

Andy Kemp, group sales director of 3663 (a food distributor), and better food standards campaigner, Professor Tim Lang, discuss how schools can improve their food quality.

business update with Greg Wood.

The sports news with Steve May.

Richard Scott investigates the rise in the number of fee paying cash machines. Labour MP John McFall of the Treasury select committee, and Chris Hanson, Chief Operating Officer of Cardpoint, discuss this significant rise.

Bruce Gorcyca, founder of the Veterans Organs Donors International, explains why he is donating his organs to Iraqis in protest of the Iraq war.

Thought for the Day with Martin Palmer.

Will patients be able to opt out of the NHS computerised database if they wish? Helen Wilkinson is a patient who has experienced difficulty in this area and Health Minister John Hutton comments.

Labour's election coordinator, Alan Milburn, on today's cabinet meeting to discuss the expected general election.

On the 150th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's death, we ask, how you would describe her writing.

Didymus Mutasa, a ZANU PF Minister (President Mugabe's party), on whether the Zimbabwe election will be fair.

business update with Greg Wood.

Sanchia Berg talks with Rose Gray, one of the founders of the River Cafe, about her ideas for school dinners. Former advisor to the Ministry of Food, Marguerite Pattern, comments on school dinner quality.

Sue Matthias, deputy editor of the New Statesman, explains why today's edition is called New Stateswoman, and Labour MP Vera Baird QC comments.

Despite Paul Wolfowitz being confirmed as head of the World Bank, critics say the institution still needs reforming.
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Some of Our Less Memorable Moments
These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

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.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
John and Jim share a joke about the weather?
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.

Justin Webb interviews Walter Cronkite who pays tribute to Dan Rather, a 73 year old news presenter in America whose is retiring after 24 years.
Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
Hillary Clinton talks to James Naughtie
Her questions surrounding the White House handling of the Iraq war, plus her years with Bill in that stately building.
Mark Coles interviews Damien Hirst
......about his new exhibition in the small Slovenian capital Ljubljana, including drawings from his teenage years.
James Naughtie interviews Hans Blix:
Hans Blix says allies had motivations other than WMDs for going to war - 6th June 2003.
Michael Jackson complaint
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, Dr Carol Lieberman, tells us why she’s complained to child protection authorities about Michael Jackson.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
Jackie Elliott
Robin Aitken's interview with Jackie Elliott before he was executed
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