Doctors across the UK are boycotting non-urgent care in their first industrial action since the 1970s. Education Secretary Michael Gove is planning to bring back exams similar to O-levels in England, in place of GCSEs. And also on today's programme, Sarah Montague reports from Liberia on the difficulties of being an African entrepreneur.
0719 For decades Britain's housing shortage has been getting steadily worse, a problem that has pushed up the prices of homes to buy or rent and landed the nation with a huge housing benefits bill. The Today programme's Mike Thomson reports from Oxford, where the shortage of affordable housing is one of the worst outside London.
0724 For many years, successive British governments have supported Aung San Suu Kyi in her fight to bring democracy to Burma and condemned the military rulers, but now there is news of a new move to form closer ties with the generals. The BBC's Fergal Keane has more details.
0825 The Cultural Olympiad is launched today with one of the world's most celebrated orchestras, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, playing in an unlikely setting, a housing estate in Stirling, where a local programme has been working to try to replicate the success of the Venezuelan programme. Arts editor Will Gompertz reports.
0830 Sport news with Rob Bonnet.
0837 The think tank the IPPR has come up with an idea which it says would revolutionise housing policy. Nick Pearce of the IPPR and Neil O'Brien of the think tank Policy Exchange, debate how to make housing more affordable.
0842 The election authorities in Egypt have delayed the announcement of the winner of the country's presidential election. Jon Leyne reports from Cairo.
0851 How hard is it to dismantle a currency? Dr Peter Frankopan, director of the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University, gives his thoughts on what lessons Europe's leaders can learn from history.