The Chancellor George Osborne speaks to John Humphrys on the announcement of a wide-ranging parliamentary review of the banking sector. The government has set out urgent measures to protect children in care from violent abuse. And also on today's programme, why are scientists interested in what makes us laugh?
0615 Business news with Simon Jack, on further calls for those responsible for the latest banking scandal to face criminal prosecution.
0709 The government is revealing its concrete plans to prevent the sexual abuse of children in care by gangs. Debbie Jones, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, shares her thoughts on the importance of such a scheme.
0713 David Cameron wants to set up a review into how the banks have been behaving. Martin Wolf of the Financial Times, who was a member of the Vickers Commission which reported last autumn, gives his view on whether a new review into banking is needed.
0718 Business news with Simon Jack.
0721 Three British soldiers were killed at the weekend by a member of the Afghan security forces. Peter Quentin, a former reservist who trained the Afghan army in 2010, gives his view on the issue of trust in Afghanistan.
0725 Sport news with Chris Dennis.
0731 The Nursing and Midwifery Council is letting down patients and there are failings at every level, according to a report by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence. Harry Cayton, the author of the report, and Jackie Smith, head of the National Midwifery Council, debate the issue.
0739 The paper review.
0742 The winner of the Today programme's radio design competition is revealed.
0743 Professor Mike Lean, chair of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, explains the thought behind his new ready meal pizza which he says is nutritionally balanced.
0747 Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.
He explains how he brought the man to book and Tony Quigley, head of the England Illegal Money Lending Team at Trading Standards, gives his thoughts on the issue.
0840 Business news with Simon Jack.
0843 What part of the brain makes us laugh and in what manner? For the next few days scientists from University College London have decamped to the Royal Society's summer science exhibition, which is opening today, to try to get the public's help in some of their laughter experiments. Arts correspondent Rebecca Morelle reports.