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Tuesday 3rd June 2008
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It seems Gordon Brown has avoided a backbench rebellion. We talk to political correspondent Iain Watson.

0714 Is the high speed internet bypassing rural Britain? Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

0718 Business with Adam Shaw.

0722 The UN summit on the world's food crisis opens in Rome today. Our Europe Editor Mark Mardell reports.

0727 Sports with Kevin Howells.


 We continue our series of caring for the elderly with an insight into what life is really like for old people in care homes.

0741 Today's papers.

0744 Our North America Editor Justin Webb reports on the last of the Democratic primaries in the United States.

0748 Thought for the Day the Right Reverend Tom Butler - Bishop of Southwark.

0751 Rural areas generally fare worse than towns in broadband tests. Ed Richards, the chief executive of Ofcom, explains some of the issues.


 The threat of a Labour revolt over the detention of terrorist suspects seems to be fading. We talk to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

0824 Hear from singer Jimmy Cliff on how he brought reggae to an international audience and how he feels about his music being adopted by the Conservatives.

0828 Sports with Kevin Howells.


We examine what the UN conference on food can hope to achieve in Rome and whether governments can really influence the markets and bring down food prices.

0844 Business with Adam Shaw.

0847 Why are children giving up maths and what is it costing the country?

0851 Faber and Faber are launching a new imprint called Faber Finds which is designed to bring books that have gone out of print back onto the market.

0855 There's an exhibition of photographs and film opening in London tonight that looks at the life of Sid Vicious.

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Thought for the Day

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The Blunder Clips

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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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