Russell Fuller sits in for Victoria Derbyshire.
Is Britain a homophobic nation? Following news of a homophobic attack on a trainee police officer, Russell talks to Gary Munn, spokesman for the gay rights group Stonewall and Nigel Owens, professional rugby's first openly gay referee.
Plus, Russell speaks to the niece of a British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in the Seychelles.
In sport, Fergie admits his FA charge for calling a referee unfit and Steve Harmison signs a new deal at Durham.