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Monday 2nd June 2008
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Yves Saint Laurent has died at the age of 71. Lisa Armstrong, the fashion editor of the Times, looks back over his career.

0712 Business with Adam Shaw.

0714 Gordon Brown's plans for the detention of terror suspects has been criticised. We speak to Liberty's director, Shami Chakrabarti.

0720 Robert Mugabe has arrived in Rome for a world food summit. Hear from Conservative MEP Neil Parish.

0723 Sports news with Kevin Howells.


A major new series begins looking at the care of the elderly in the UK. Reporter Jon Manel examines some of the issues.

0738 Ravi Shankar is giving a concert at the Barbican this week supported by the London Symphony Orchestra. His tour is called Farewell to Europe and, now in his late 80s, it is expected to be the last time he plays here.

0743 Today's papers.

0746 Archaeologists working in northern France suspect they have found the mass grave of hundreds of British and Australian WWI troops, who were killed during a disastrous campaign in 1916.

0749 Thought for the Day with the Reverend Dr Alan Billings.

0752 The Chairman of the BBC Trust tells us whether he thinks Jonathan Ross is worth his £18 million pound pay deal.


0810 We ask the Secretary of State for Children Ed Balls why he thinks new laws can help curb teenage drinking.

0822 One of the world's largest private equity houses is to take a stake of about 20% in Bradford & Bingley. The move by a US investor is to boost the finances of the UK's major buy-to-let mortgage lender.

0825 Sport with Kevin Howells.


0831 Lorenzo Odone, the man whose life inspired the film Lorenzo's Oil, has died. His half-sister, the writer Christina Odone, remembers him.

0837 We examine what happens when famous writers fall out and start to feud in public

0842 Business with Adam Shaw.

0845 Our correspondent, Matt Prodger, has spent the past week in Burma and found growing anger with the regime:

0850 Can humour help us understand Communism? A book called Hammer & Tickle by Ben Lewis explains how Communism could have been a laugh after all.

0854 Could artificial trees be the answer to global warming?
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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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