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November's Information
This page contains contact numbers and weblinks for items featured on Breakfast in November 2004.

Tuesday 30 November

  • Past Voices

    British Library release CD of world's earliest voice recordings, including Florence Nightingale, Gladstone and Lenin, previously only available for research inside British Library. CD available from the British Library bookshop on 0207 412 7735

  • Fruit

  • Rogue diallers

    Elaine Chivers has set up an action group for people who've had rogue diallers.

    You can email the group at:

    Monday 29 November

  • Luck book

    The Book of Luck by Anne Watson is published by Capstone Press at 12.99

  • Michael Radford's film The Merchant of Venice has it charity premiere tonight at the Odeon in Leicester Square.

  • Rogue diallers

  • Ageing survey

    Friday 26 November

  • Wales Millennium Centre

    For full details and links to the WMC, see our main story on this

  • Pensions and benefits

    If you have any concerns about your pensions or benefits following the computer breakdown at the Department for Work and Pensions, you may be able to get more help or advice from its website

    Thursday 25 November

  • Dentists

  • Susannah Clarke

    We're talking to the author of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, which has been shortlisted for the Whitbread First Book Award. The novel was published by Bloomsbury in September: ISBN: 0747570558

  • Greta Scacchi

    Greta co-stars in a new film about the pop star Bobby Darin. It's called Beyond the Sea.

  • Bear cameras

    Spy in the Woods goes out on BBC Two next Tuesday at 9pm

    Wednesday 24 November

  • BBC Good Food Show

    Opens to the public tomorrow (Thursday) and runs until Nov 28th (Sunday). At NEC in Birmingham, open 0900-1800.

  • Jamie Theakston

    Tuesday 23 November

  • Don Mccullin

    New Exhibition of photos reflecting the reality of HIV and Aids in Africa in association with Christian Aid.
    "Life interrupted" opens at the County Hall Gallery on London's South Bank, and will tour the UK throughout 2005.

  • Hana Yasmeen Ali

    We talked to Muhammed Ali's daughter about her book - co-written with her father. The Soul of a Butterfly, by Muhannad Ali and Hana Ali. Bantam. 12.99; 208pp. ISBN 0 5930 5249 8.

  • Aled Jones

    The Little Prince, starts Saturday 27th November, BBC Two

  • e-mails from the boss

    Have you been sent badly written or somehow inappropriate group emails from your boss? Send us the higlights for a story on boss's writing skills next week to

    And don't worry, we won't identify you or your boss on air.

    Monday 22 November

  • Bullying

    All links and information are on our full story about bullying

  • Scottish artist

    Robert Kelsey is the name of the artist we featured whose work has been compared to Jack Vettriano. He has an exhibiton at Thompson's Art Gallery, 76 Marylebone High St, London W1 5JU

  • Lit Idol

    We're talking to Tony Cowell - the brother of Simon Cowell - about the search for new writing talent. It's called Lit Idol and you can find out more about it through its website

    Friday 19 November

  • This is how can you pledge to Children in Need:

    Phone: 0845 733 2233

    or any Post Office, High Street bank or building society

    BBC Children in Need begins tonight on BBC One at 7pm

    Thursday 18 November

  • Mark Gatiss

    The co-star of the League of Gentleman has written a new book. It's called The Vesuvius Club:Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 0743257057 rrp: 15

  • Penelope Keith

    Is appearing in the Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit, at the Savoy Theatre, London, until the Spring.

  • Phishing

    Wednesday 17 November

  • Shopping online

    For full details on how to protect yourself when shopping online and a selection of other websites, click on the link below.

  • Health

    Tuesday 16 November

  • David Cassidy

    "David Cassidy: Greatest Hits Live"

  • Breakfast Master Chef Rob Kirby's healthy tuna wrap

    4 x 125 g fresh tuna steaks
    4 x flour tortilla wraps
    2 x red onions
    100g rocket leaf
    200g cooked fresh French fine beans chopped in half
    100g sun-blushed / fresh tomatoes quartered
    100g black olives chopped
    1 x lemon
    1 x clove crushed garlic

  • Smear fresh tuna steaks with garlic and rub with a little olive oil. Season with ground black pepper.
  • Sear tuna on a hot char-grill and then place in oven (gas mark 5, 190oC) for 5-8mins
  • Place onions, beans, tomatoes and olives in a bowl and gently fold in rocket leaf.
  • Remove tuna from the oven and allow to sit for five minutes. Flake the tuna into the salad bowl and gently mix.
  • Finally, drizzle with a little olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon.
  • Lay out 4 flour tortillas on plates and fill with tuna salad and wrap.
  • Serve with a chunk of char-grilled lemon.
  • Enjoy!!

    Monday 15 November

  • Do they Know it's Christmas?

    The new version of the original Band Aid Single, Do They Know it's Christmas, should be in the shops by the end of November.

  • Self Defence classes

    The self defence classes we featured, taught by Royal Navy instructors, are running in Manchester only. They're free and they last half an hour. They're on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 November only. Any women over the age of 18, students or otherwise, are welcome to attend the classes by pre-booking on 0161 835 8272.

  • Rock Paper Scissors

    We talked to Douglas Walker, the co-author of The Official World Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide.It's published by Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0 7432 6751 6

  • Matthew Kelly

    Matthew Kelly's new programme is called Critical Condition and it starts today at 0915am on BBC One.

  • Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy Irons' new film, Being Julia, is released later this week.

    Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November

  • Will Aid

    It's Your Money ran a feature about Will Aid - a scheme under which a solicitor will draw up your will for a donation to charity.

  • ClickOnline

    If you want to find out about items on our special weekend feature ClickOnline, they have a very comprehensive website:

  • Newswatch

    You can watch a new BBC programme airing viewers' complaints about TV news on Saturday mornings on Breakfast. It has its own web page.

    Friday 12 November


    If you have any concerns about the amount of alcohol you are drinking or want to know more about our story on labelling beers with health messages click on the link below.


    If you have any concerns about issues relating to mental health

    North and South

    The new BBC drama can be seen on Sunday 14 November at 2100 GMT

    Age Concern

    We spoke to age concern about compulsory retirement

    Thursday 11 November


  • Tom Ford by Tom Ford is published by Thames and Hudson ISBN: 05005111977. Price 65

    Wednesday 10 November

  • Jenny Pitman

    "The Vendetta", published by Macmillan, rrp 16.99, ISBN 1405006161

  • Max Beesley

    New BBC drama, Bodies, starts tonight BBC2 9pm

  • The Producers

    Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

  • Energy efficiency at home

  • Olympic bid

    Tuesday 9 November

  • Cartland

    Romantic novelist Barbara Carltand left a staggering 160 unpublished novels which will be published today on the internet.

  • Space

    Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets, starts 9th Nov, 9pm BBC One

    Monday 8 November


  • Charles Dance's film is called Ladies in Lavender. It's released on November 12

  • Renee Zellweger stars in Bridget Jones, Edge of Reason, released on November 12


    John Humphreys' book, Lost for Words is published by Hodder and Stoughton ISBN: 034083658X


  • Blackpool the first episode of Blackpool is on BBC One this Thursday evening at 9pm

    Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November

  • Adoption

    You can find out more about National Adoption Week through the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)

    This week, they're running a special helpine. You can reach this on: 020 7593 2060; 020 7593 2061; 020 7593 2062.

  • ClickOnline

    If you want to find out about items on our special weekend feature ClickOnline, they have a very comprehensive website:

  • Newswatch

    You can watch a new BBC programme airing viewers' complaints about TV news on Saturday mornings on Breakfast. It has its own web page.

    Friday 5 November

  • Book

    We're talking to the American author Anita Shreve, who has just published her 11th book - 'Light on Snow'. Publisher: Little Brown ISBN: 0316877336 RRP: 14.99

    Thursday 4 November

  • Kyle Eastwood
    Kyle Eastwood's latest jazz album, Paris Blue, is released Candid Records on November 8th

    Tuesday 2 November

  • Ask about Medicines Week
    Helpline number: 0845 850 2878

    (this is not a BBC website)

  • Charles Family
    ONE Life is on tonight at 10.35pm on BBC1

    Monday 1 November

  • Nurses
    The report, 'A Fragile Future? commissioned by the RCN, is an annual overview of the state of the UK-wide nursing labour market. The report shows, that whilst overall numbers of nurses have grown, the NHS continues to rely on bank and agency nurses and nurses from overseas.

  • Ageism
    We also reported on ageism to coincide with a report by Age Concern.

  • Mariella Frostrup
    A collection of Mariella's agony aunt columns in the Observera will be published in a couple of weeks' time. Dear Mariella An Indispensable Guide to Twenty-First-Century Living. Published by Bloomsbury, 15 November 2004, price 12.99 ISBN 0747574413

  • Lord Robert Winston
    Lord Winston's book Human: The Definitive Visual Guide was published in October by Dorling and Kindersley, price TBC, ISBN: 140530233X

  • BBC Breakfast



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