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Thursday 5th June 2008
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Head of the Youth Justice Board, Rod Morgan on government plans to toughen up the way knife crime is dealt with.

0712 How the regulators plan to make sure broadband users get what they pay for. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones on the way broadband speeds are advertised.

0715 How are polyclinics working in other countries like Germany? Our Berlin correspondent Steve Rosenberg reports.

0718 Business with Adam Shaw.

0721 Why Hybrid cars could be a risk for blind people. Steve Winyard, Head of Public Policy at the Royal National Institute of the Blind explains.

0725 Sport with Garry Richardson.


 The Nobel laureate, Mohammed Yunus, shares his ideas to solve the world food crisis.

0737 Today's papers.

0740 James Naughtie is in Washington and reports on how Senator McCain is targetting his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama.

0746 Thought for the Day with Vishvapani, a member of the Western Buddhist Order.

0749 The government is taking steps towards introducing polyclinics in England. But the King's Fund, a health think tank has some doubts. Niall Dickson is the chief executive of the fund.


0810 Gordon Brown is to meet police chiefs to discuss plans to toughen up the way offences involving knives are dealt with. Hear from Simon Jenkins of the Guardian and Ken Jones of ACPO.

0818 The BBC has rejected claims by an MP that its coverage of immigration has led to an increase in attacks on Poles living in the UK.

0823 A report on the orchestra that has set the news to music.

0827 Sport with Garry Richardson.


Do inspections of care homes work? In the latest of our special reports on care for the elderly, Jon Manel finds out.

0844 Business with Adam Shaw.

0847 Why angry Ukrainians are writing to the BBC. Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Kiev.

0852 Hillary Clinton is about to concede defeat. But what makes a good concession speech?

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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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