Officials in Washington say a plot to bring down an airliner using an "underwear bomb" has been foiled. Ken Livingstone speaks to James Naughtie about his electoral defeat. And also on Today's programme, Mike Leigh on Abigail's Party.
Teresa Quinn, who cares for her mother at home, and Michelle Mitchell of Age UK, discuss the issue.
0717 Business news with Simon Jack
0720 The BBC's Lyse Doucet gives an account of the Syrian parliamentary elections which took place yesterday and described by the State Department in Washington as bordering on the ludicrous.
0723 John Minnis, from English Heritage, explains why two 1960s petrol station canopies are to be given listed building status.
0727 Sport news with Garry Richardson.
0734 David Cameron and Nick Clegg are telling their parties, in the aftermath of the local elections last week, that the coalition will endure. Political editor Nick Robinson explains the significance of the meeting and senior Liberal Democrat David Laws gives his view on the difficulties of working in a coalition.
0741 The paper review.
0744 Nicola Stanbridge speaks to the Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali, who has been in the UK performing music inspired by the uprising in his home country.
0748 Thought for the Day with the Reverend Joel Edwards - International Director of Micah Challenge