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    April 2006

    Friday 28 April

  • Bill Wyman
    We spoke to Bill Wyman about a new book: The Stones - A History in Cartoons was published on 27 April. ISBN: 0750942487 .

  • Stephen Tompkinson
    Stephen makes his debut as a director in a new BBC drama, The Lightning Kid, 2.05pm today.

  • Out-of-hours healthcare
    If you need advice on a health matter, out-of-hours, you can contact NHS Direct: 0845 4647, or via its website:

    Thursday 27 April

  • Heart Surgery
    From today, if you're waiting for heart surgery, you'll be able to check survival rates as heart units all over the UK make their figures public. You will be able to check them online via the Healthcare Commission's website - it may take some time before all the figures are available.

  • Doctor Who
    Elisabeth Sladen returns to Doctor Who this Saturday, on BBC One at 7pm.

    Wednesday 26 April

  • Jazz singer
    We talked to 18 year old Peter Grant, who's been compared to crooners such as Harry Connick jr and Matt Monroe. He's playing at Cheltenham jazz festival this weekend and his album Modern Way has gone straight in at number eight in the charts

    Tuesday 25 April

  • Myeloma
    We talked to children's TV presenter Dominic Wood - from Dick and Dom in da Bungalow - about the cancer Myeloma. He mentioned that you can still buy tickets for his charity performance on April 30 at the Bloombury Theatre in London. You can find much more on Myeloma on from the BBC's health website

  • James Patterson
    The best-selling author's latest book is called Beach Road. It was published yesterday by Headline books.

    Monday 24 April

  • Tracing your ancestors: 1841 census
    We talked to history lecturer Sarah Richardson and the producer of the BBC series Who do you think you are? about tracing your ancestors. They were discussing the 1841 census, which is now available online. The website we used was - but be aware that there is normally a charge. You can also find censuses on the National Archives' website The BBC's Family History website has lots of useful tips on where to start

  • Internet safety
    If you're concerned about protecting your children on the internet, you can find more information on these websites. Our interviewee, Jim Gamble, is from CEOP - the child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, which has been set up by the Home Office There's also good information for children on Thinkuknow

  • Pensions
    We talked to former government pensions advisor Ros Altmann, who's taking the government to court over pensions advice which she says was misleading. The website she mentioned is called

  • Kew Palace
    Sarah Campbell is reporting live from Kew Palace, which is being re-opened to the public after being closed for ten years. It's in Kew Gardens in West London. Please note that it does not open until Thursday April 27.

  • Missing Persons
    A new series of Missing starts this morning on BBC One at 9.15am. If you're missing and would like to send a message home, you can ring the National Missing Persons helpline on 0800 700 740

    Friday 21 April

  • London Marathon
  • We heard the remarkable story of Gianna Jessen, a 28 year old American with cerebral palsy who's running in the London marathon. She's raising money for a cerebral palsy charity: SOS stars for cerebral palsy
  • Steve Redgrave: we also talked to the Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave, who's hoping to beat the London Marathon's sponsorship record by raising more than 1.2m for charity. If you'd like to sponsor him, he's set up a special website

    Thursday 20 April

  • Anna Massey
    The actress Anna Massey has just written her autobiography. It's called Telling Some Tales. It was published on April 20th 2006 by Hutchinson.
    Breakfast's interview with Anna Massey

    Wednesday 19 April

  • England Football fans
    We spoke to former England football player David Platt about England fans travelling abroad. The information pack for England fans is not available just yet, but will be on the foreign office website shortly.

  • Richard E Grant
    Richard E Grant came on to Breakfast to talk about his new film Wah Wah - which is an autobiographical account of his life in Swaziland and his book, 'The Wah Wah diaries:The Making of the Film'. The film is on release shortly and the book is available now in bookshops.

    Tuesday 18 April

  • The Queen at 80
    And if you'd like to see more of the photographs featured in our report by Ingrid Seward this morning, they're on exhibition at The Drawings Gallery, in Windsor Castle, until March 2007.

  • Waste Consultation
    You can find out more about Defra's consultation on how to dispose of our waste.

  • The Lost World of Friese-Greene
    We spoke to the historian Dan Cruikshank about a new series featuring resotred film from the 1920s shot by Claude Friese-Greene. The first programme is tonight at 2100 BST on BBC Two.

  • Samantha Bond
    Michael Frayn's 1976 comedy Donkey's Years opens at the Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1 on 9 May (previews 27 April) starring Mark Addy, Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus and David Haig. This is the first major West End revival of Donkey's Years, in which six former students gather at a reunion dinner at their old university college 25 years after they graduated.

    Easter Weekend

  • Rag and bone Declan Curry reported on a house clearance firm called Any Junk?

  • Historic buildings as holiday homes
    Good Friday's programme will be finding out how you can spend a week in some of English heritage's historic buildings, including Rievaux Abbey and Dover Castle.

  • Frankie Howerd's house
    On Saturday we'll be taking a look at the home of the late comedian Frankie Howerd, which has been thrown open to the public in Somerset

    Thursday 13 April

  • Longleat recipes
    The two recipes featured in today's programme can be found, in full on our separate story.

  • Longleat safari park
    Find out more information about the stately home and safari park

  • Loading your car safely
    We featured an item with the AA about safely loading your car with furniture or DIY items over Easter

    Wednesday 12 April

  • London Marathon
    We're talking to commentator Sue Barker and runner Linda Ball about the London marathon. Linda is raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

  • Belinda Lang
    You can catch Belinda Lang on stage in Hayfever at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, until August. The Gala night she mentioned on Thursday April 27 is organised by the Theatrical Guild: 020 8889 7570

  • The Street
    Jimmy McGovern's new BBC series The Street begins on Thursday 13th April at 9pm on BBC One.

  • Don Williams
    The country singer's farewell tour starts this Friday in Glasgow His album. "The Definitive Don Williams - His Greatest Hits" out now released by UMTV.

    Tuesday 11 April

  • Lullingstone Castle
    We talked to Tom Hart-Dyke about a new series which chronicles his family's attempts to save Lullingstone Castle in Kent. You can watch that on BBC Two tonight at 8pm

  • Bonnie Langford
    You can catch Bonnie Langford in Chigaco at the Adelphi Theatre, London

    Monday 10 April

  • Grumpy Old Women
    Jenny Eclair and Linda Robson were our guests this morning as they prepare to take Grumpy Old Women on the road for a tour.

  • Every Parent's Nightmare
    The documentary about the Reverend Julie Nicholson whose daughter was killed in the July 7 bomb at Edgware road station is on BBC One, tonight at 11.15pm.

  • Great British Menu
    We spoke to Jennie Bond and two of the chefs taking part in a programme to make a banquet fit for the queen to mark her 80th Birthday. Jennie Bond presents this new series which starts tonight at 18:30 on BBC Two (on for the rest of the week).

    Friday 7 April

  • Contacting Breakfast by text
    If you want to contact us by text, our number has changed to 83981.

  • Lionel Blair
    Was our guest talking about a new campaign called HUG - Helping Unite Generations.

    There is also a dedicated phoneline number
    0870 770 3288

  • The Grand National
    Coverage of the Grand National from Aintree can be seen from 1300 BST on Grandstand; Saturday on BBC One

  • The Queen at 80
    Andrew Marr was our guest talking about a new BBC documentary to mark the Queen's 80 birthday. The documentary, The Queen at 80, is on Sunday 2100 BST on BBC One

  • Timothy Spall
    We spoke to Timothy Spall about two new dramas. He plays Eddie in a new six part TV drama - The Street which starts at 2100 BST on BBC One from Thursday 13 April. And opening today in cinemas, Timothy stars in Pierrepoint - The Last Hangman, Cert 15.

  • Eion Colfer
    Children's author just about to embark on his "audience with ... " tour. Fowl Friday is the beginning of Eoin's UK national tour, "Fairies, Fiends and Flatulence" which is Eoin doing his stand up routine It starts He kicks off at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff on Saturday 8 April ending in Liverpool's Everyman Theatre on Saturday 15 April.

    Wednesday 5 April

  • Declan's blog
    Breakfast's business presenter Declan Curry set up an internet blog on air at

    Tuesday 4 April

  • Carers
    There are links to websites for carers on our full story about the Care Maze

  • Marian Keyes
    The novelist will be talking to us about her latest book, Anybody Out There, which is published on April 6, ISBN: 0718147634

  • Norah Vincent
    The American journalist has also written a book - about her decision to spend a year dressing and living as a man. Self-made Man: My Year Disguised as a Man, is published today. ISBN: 1843545039

  • Tea
    We reported from a tea plantation near Truro about the decline of the traditional British tea-pot. The plantation is at Tregothnan

  • Mr Men
    The exhibition of Mr Men cartoons can be found at the Art Animation Gallery, Great Castle Street, London

  • A-ha
    You can find more about the Norwegian band from our full story

    Monday 3 April

  • Children's author
    We talked to the author Anthony Horowitz whose latest book Evil Star has just been published by Walker Books. It's a horror story for children and it's part of the Power of Five series. Horowitz also writes the Alex Rider adventure books.

  • Mack and Mabel
    David Soul and Janie Dee are starring in the musical Mack and Mabel at the Criterion Theatre, London, from April 5

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