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31 Oct 07 15:09

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November 2007

Friday 30 November

  • Genesis

  • Genesis have been on tour for the first time in fifteen years and are now about to release their new album 'Live Over Europe'. Band members Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks are in the studio.

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • He's the nasty judge we all love to hate, Strictly's Craig Revel-Horwood will be here to talk us through the contestants left in the show, and what we can expect this Saturday.

    Strictly Come Dancing

  • Ethical shopping
    The 8th Co-operative Bank Ethical Consumerism Report says that household expenditure on ethical goods and services has almost doubled in the past five years. The overall ethical market in the UK is now worth £32.3 billion a year.
  • Drink-drive Christmas campaign
    The government launches the annual drink-drive Christmas campaign today. Police are concerned that young drivers are ignoring the message, and that crashes late at night on the way home from the pub are a particular problem.
  • Queen
    'Say It's Not True' is the first studio recording by Queen in ten years. Roger Taylor, Brian May and Paul Rodgers have recorded the song in time for World AIDS day tomorrow.

    Download 'Say It's Not True'

    Nelson Mandela's HIV AIDS global campaign

  • Thursday 29 November

  • Police gifts

  • Kent Police has set up an online gift shop in a bid to raise extra funding. Baby clothes, cards, ties, cufflinks and adult t-shirts are amongst the items on sale.

    Police gift shop

  • Child abduction

  • The number of children abducted by a parent is on the increase according to Reunite. The charity recorded a 29 per cent global increase in the first half of 2007 compared with the same period last year.


  • Little black dress

  • A new exhibition celebrating the Little Black Dress has opened at Brighton Museum. We spoke to the guest curator, Andrew Fionda and former Cosmoplitan editor, Linda Kelsey about the enduring appeal of the versatile fashion item.

  • Hari Dhillon

  • The actor has taken on a new role as American bad boy, Michael Spence in BBC One's hospital drama, Holby City. You can see Michael and the rest of the Holby cast on Tuesdays at 8pm.

  • Jonas Armstrong

  • The actor who plays Robin Hood in the successful BBC Saturday night drama, talked to us about his character's adventures and escapades in the latest series.

    Wednesday 28 November

  • The common cold

  • The government launches 'Catch it, bin it, kill it' today; a campaign to reinforce the importance of taking some basic steps in order to help prevent the spread of the common cold.

  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

  • New research commissioned by the Youth Sport Trust shows teenagers have a healthy attitude towards sport and fitness. Dame Tanni, a patron of the trust, told us why sport is so important for the younger generation.

    Youth Sport Trust

  • Ruth Jones

  • The hit BBC comedy, Gavin and Stacey has received seven nominations for the British Comedy Awards. Writer and actress, Ruth Jones was on the sofa to tell us about the comedy's success.

  • Simon Woods

  • Playing the dishy new doctor in town, the actor talked to us about his role in Cranford, the BBC's hit adaptation of the Elizabeth Gaskell novels. You can watch the final episode this Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.

    Tuesday 27 November

  • Alzheimers

  • The Alzheimers Society is calling for mandatory training in care homes to teach staff how to deal with dementia. Two thirds care home residents are living with the disease.

    Alzheimers Society

  • Fork Handles Script

  • Ronnie Barker's script for the famous "fork handles" sketch is up for sale on an auction website. They have placed a value of more than £32,000 on it and say they "would not be surprised if it surpassed its guide. To a collector it's a priceless piece".

  • Marcus Brigstocke

  • The stand-up comedian is releasing the DVD of his latest tour, Planet Corduroy.

  • Richard Fleeshman

  • The former Coronation Street star and winner of the ITV talent show, Soapstar Superstar, is riding the wave of his singing success and has recorded an album. 'Neon' is in the shops now.

    Monday 26 November

  • Dustin Hoffman

  • Breakfast got a kid's eye view of the new Dustin Hoffman film, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium. Two of the BBC's 'school reporters' interviewed Dustin on the red carpet an filed and exclusive report from the premiere.

    School report website

  • MI6

  • MI6 are pushing through a new recruitment drive and are foregoing the "tap on the shoulder" approach in favour of an open application system.

    MI6 careers

  • Terri Irwin

  • The widow of the wildlife action man has written a book about the life she shared with husband Steve and the adventures they had together. 'Steve & Me' is in the shops now.

  • Claudia Winkleman

  • The TV presenter is fronting a new series called the 'All New House of Tiny Tearaways', a show which provides advice to end-of-their-tether parents trying to tame their troublesome tykes. You can see the next episode this Sunday at 8pm on BBC Three.

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • Our Strictly Correspondent, Karen Hardy talked us through the dramatic events of the weekend, and whether the right person got the boot.

    Karen Hardy homepage

    Sunday 25 November

  • Christmas Puddings

  • If you enjoyed our item on Christmas Puddings you take a look at a fun Christmas Pudding recipe at the website of "The Year of Food and Farming" which is trying to encourage more seasonal cooking. The link below will take you to Rachel's recipe.

    The Year of Food and Farming

    Friday 23 November

    Disasters Emergency Committee
    You can make a donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee by calling:
    0870 60 90 900
    Or visiting the DEC website:

    Donate online

    Strictly Come Dancing
    Former Scotland Rugby Union star Kenny Logan and his partner Ola are favourite to get the boot this weekend. They will be here to tell us how they're planning to escape the bottom two this week.

    Strictly Come Dancing

    Ardal O'Hanlon
    After Father Dougal and My Hero, Ardal O'Hanlon is back to his first love - stand up comedy. His new Live DVD is out on the 25th November.

    Thursday 22 November

  • Bangladeshi flood victims

  • The cyclone that hit Bangladesh a week ago has left more than 3,000 people dead and destroyed a million homes. The Disasters Emergency Committee appeal is launched today to try and help. You can make a donation by calling 0870 60 90 900 or logon on to the DEC website.

    Donate online

  • Lee Mead

  • The singer who shot to fame after winning the BBC talent show, Any Dream Will Do, is releasing his new album, 'Lee Mead'.

  • Imelda Staunton

  • The Oscar-nominated actress is back on the small screen as part of an all-star line-up in the BBC's brand new costume drama, Cranford. You can watch the second episode of Cranford this Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.


    Wednesday 21 November

    HM Revenue and Customs helpline
    You can contact the helpline:
    0845 302 1444
    Which is for people who think their personal data might have fallen into the wrong hands after two computer discs were lost

  • Jamelia

  • The government is launching a national campaign today with singer Jamelia to make our primary schools come alive with the sound of music.

    Sing up website

  • Gun and knife crime

  • Young people across the country are being asked to share their views and knowledge on gun and knife crime in one of the largest ever consultations on the issue.

    Take part in the survey

  • Ben's Zoo

  • Ben Mee, a 38 year old writer with no previous experience in zoology, spent his family's life savings in an attempt to save a zoo from closure. Ben's Zoo is on tonight, BBC Two, 8pm

  • Arrange me a Marriage

  • Matchmaker, Aneela Rahman came into the studio to tell us about her new, five-part series in which she gets to grips with Britain's legions of unmarried 30-somethings. You can see the programme tomorrow at 8pm on BBC Two.

  • All Angels

  • The singing quartet has completed its nationwide search for a fifth member and we spoke to all five on today's programme. The girls are releasing their new album, Into Paradise and will be performing in a live concert at St James Church in Piccadilly on 28 November

    Tuesday 20 November

  • Military fitness

  • Find out more from British Military Fitness

  • Earth: The Power of the Planet

  • The epic story of planet Earth will be told in a new landmark series for BBC Two and Breakfast spoke to its presenter, Dr Iain Stewart. You can watch the first episode tonight at 9.00pm

  • Michael Palin

  • Monty Python's Monster Box Set featuring all things Monty Python is coming out on DVD shortly. Michael Palin, one of the stars from the hit film series, came into the studio to talk Dead Parrots and blancmange ahead of the DVD's release.

  • Fitness

  • A new fitness trend is hitting the country - exercising outdoors. Growing numbers of people are escaping from the gym to boot-camp style classes. Breakfast went to visit an outdoor exercise class on Brighton Beach.

    BBC Health - Fitness

    Monday 19 November

  • Royal wedding anniversary

  • The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today at a special service at Westminster Abbey. Sophie Raworth will be presenting a BBC One Special to cover the live event from 11am.

  • Low carb family

  • With only one more month to go before the end of our year with our Low Carb family, we've measured their personal and public transport use. Declan was "on the buses" with the Hawksworths to find out how they've managed to bring down their annual car mileage by 24%. Have they been car sharing or taking the bus?

  • Bullying

  • The organisation BeatBullying has joined forces with YouTube at the start of Anti-Bullying Week. YouTube is launching a special site where people can get information about the harm bullying does and how to combat it.

    See the website

  • Madeleine McCann

  • The mother of Robert Murat has spoken publicly for the first time to deny claims that her son could have been involved in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jenny Murat told BBC's Panorama that Mr Murat, who remains a suspect in the case, was with her throughout the evening of 3rd May when Madeleine disappeared from her family's holiday apartment. You can see the full interview on BBC One's Panorama tonight at 8.30pm.

  • Heston Blumenthal

  • How do you stop a langoustine from getting stressed? Heston Blumenthal talked to Breakfast about his new series, In Search of Perfection which is on BBC Two on Tuesday, 8.30-9pm. The book which accompanies the series is in the shops today.

  • Daniel Boys

  • The singer who came sixth in the BBC talent contest, Any Dream Will Do, will now be appearing in the new cast line up for the popular West End musical, Avenue Q. Daniel spoke to Breakfast about taking on the roles of Princeton and Rod in the production.

  • Sir Michael Caine

  • The award winning actor spoke to Breakfast's Bill Turnbull about his latest role in Sleuth, a remake of the 1972 original in which he also starred.

    Sunday 18 November

  • Alice Beer/Lifeline

  • Alice Beer has been to India to find out how the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award helps people there.

    BBC Charity Appeals, Lifeline

    The International Award

    Saturday 17 November

  • ME Association

  • A pressure group is taking High Court action in what is understood to be the first case of its kind. The One Click Group, which has 8,000 online supporters worldwide, is challenging Nice's treatment advice on the grounds that it labels sufferers as mentally ill. We heard from Dr Charles Sheppard, Medical Adviser of the ME Association and Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP

    The One Click group

    Friday 16 November

  • Children in Need

  • The BBC launches its annual charity appeal today. The fun kicks off at 7pm tonight on BBC One but Breakfast got a sneak preview at what's to come.

    BBC Children in Need

  • Planet Earth

  • The BBC's critically acclaimed nature series has been made into a 98 minute feature film and is coming to a screen near you. 'Earth' is released in UK cinemas from today and has already been a huge hit worldwide. Breakfast spoke to the film's directors, Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield about what the production involved.

    Thursday 15 November

  • Children in Need

  • Breakfast's dynamic duo that is Chris Hollins and Carol Kirkwood embark on their tandem cycle ride today to raise funds for Children in Need. The pair will be cycling the 50 mile route from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

    Read more

    Make a donation

  • Alistair Cook

  • The former England batsman was on the sofa ahead of the England cricket team's departure later today for their tour in Sri Lanka.

  • Jack Dee

  • Funnyman Jack Dee talked to Breakfast about getting back into his role as Rick Spleen in the second series of Lead Balloon. You can catch the first episode tonight on BBC Two at 9.30pm.

  • Women's fitness

  • Four out of five women in the UK aren't doing enough exercise according to new research. The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation says the situation is so bad there's now a crisis in women's fitness.

    Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation

  • Sahara the Seal

  • Sahara the seal earned his name after he turned up on a North African beach hundreds of miles away from his home in the icy Arctic. Animal lovers sprang into action spending thousands of pounds transporting him 1,000 miles by road, sea and air back to his natural habitat.

    Wednesday 14 November

  • Alcohol survey

  • You can take part in the alcohol survey featured in Alex Bushill's report. It's from today's Inside Out, in the BBC's South West region. You can access the survey via the link below.

    Inside Out South West

  • World Diabetes Day

  • Urgent action is being called for to defuse the "diabetes time bomb", with more than three million people in the UK now estimated to have the condition. Diabetes UK have launched World Diabetes Day to raise awareness of the problem.

    Diabetes UK

    BBC Health - Diabetes

  • Classical Star

  • Following its search to find Britain's next classical music superstar, BBC Two has crowned Irish pianist, Sophie Cashell its winner. Sophie told us what it's like to be given a top record deal and the chance to launch her dream career.

  • Gary Lineker

  • The former England player turned TV presenter came on the programme to tell Breakfast about his new DVD, Gary Lineker's Action Replay which contains some of the best, worst and funniest moments in football. The DVD is in the shops now.

  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor

  • The chart topping singer is launching a campaign today to encourage schools to become 'greener'. The £20 million, five year initiative, is designed to make schools more sustainable.

    Tuesday 13 November

  • Help the Aged: June Whitfield

  • Came on the programme to talk about Help the Aged's campaign which is calling on the government to do more to help end preventable winter deaths. Fuel poverty still affects over one million pensioner households in the UK and there are 25,000 preventable winter deaths each year.

    Help the Aged campaign

    You can also find out more by calling:
    The Pensions Service on: 0800 991 234
    Help the Aged: 0870 77 00 446 (to get a winter warmer pack)

  • Dame Judi Dench/Cranford

  • Based on three Elizabeth Gaskell novels, Cranford, My Lady Ludlow and Mr Harrison's Confessions, this witty and poignant story follows the small absurdities and major tragedies in the lives of the people of Cranford during one extraordinary year. Was on set to tell us all about it. You can watch Cranford on BBC One this Sunday, 18 November at 9.00pm.

  • Terracotta Warriors

  • It's the end of season Tennis Masters Event in Shanghai and to mark the occasion, the Association of Tennis Professionals has commissioned 'terracotta warrior' copies depicting the tournament's eight players; the top ranking eight in the world. Breakfast got an exclusive look at the Roger Federer statue weighing in at 50kgs.

  • Tutankhamun

  • The new Tutankhamun exhibition opens its doors at the O2 Arena in London today. Over 50 objects from the boy-king's tomb will be on display including the royal diadem, Tutankhamun's gold crown and the canophic coffinettes that contained his mummified organs.

  • Strictly

  • Another week, another shock eviction... Penny Lancaster Stewart and Ian Waite told us why the judges sent them home.

    Strictly Come Dancing

    Monday 12 November

  • ADHD

  • An estimated 500,000 children in Britain have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, 55,000 of these cases are treated with medication - many take it for years, but tonight BBC's Panorama reveals new research which shows drugs may not be the answer. Panorama 8.30pm on BBC One.

    BBC's Panorama website

    BBC Health - ADHD

  • Get Save Online

  • 8 million computer users could be putting themselves at risk of fraud. That's the number who have used an unprotected wireless network, according to GetSafeOnline, which campaigns to raise awareness about internet security.

    Get advice

  • Grange Hill

  • It's the 30th anniversary of Grange Hill, the BBC's hit TV series for children. To mark the occasion, the show's creator, Phil Redmond and 'Tucker Jenkins', aka Todd Carty came into the studio to talk about the drama's enduring success.

  • Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

  • The Pipes and Drums band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards signed a £1 million record deal with Universal Music for a compilation of Scottish tunes recorded between the regiment's tours of duty in Iraq. The Guards will return home tomorrow from exercise to a movie star's welcome. To mark their return to the UK, the Pipers will march up the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, in a traditional homecoming tattoo.

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • Our special 'Strictly' correspondent, Karen Hardy gave us her analysis on the show's latest evictions.

    Strictly Come Dancing
    You can find out more about Karen from her official website:


    Future family - our week-long series

  • Watch again
  • You will be able to watch all the reports from last week's series about family life in the 21st Century from a dedicated page via the link below:

    Watch all the reports from our series

  • Family statistics

  • Families are changing shape and facing up to new lifestyle challenges, the BBC News website has been looking at the facts and figures about what the typical UK family looks like in the early 21st century.

    Family statistics, from the BBC News website

  • Families: fostering

  • Find out more about fostering from the following organisations
    Where ever you live in the UK, you can contact:
    The Fostering Network:
    Tel: 020 7620 6400

    The Fostering Network

    You can also contact the British Association for Adoption and Fostering


    To find out more about fostering in Leeds, featured on last week's programme:
    Leeds City Council, fostering and adoption:
    0113 247 4747

    Fostering and adopting in Leeds

    Friday 9 November

    Strictly Come Dancing
    Evil judge Craig Revel-Horwood, John Barnes and his partner Nicole Cutler will be on Friday's Breakfast.

    Strictly Come Dancing

    Bob Mortimer
    Sketch show Tittybangbang returns to BBC Three on Sunday for a third series, and this time writer Bob Mortimer will be directing as well.


    Commonwealth Games
    Glasgow finds out today if it will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Scottish city is favourite to win ahead of the Nigerian capital Abuja.

    Thursday 8 November

  • Armed forces

  • British armed forces are being woefully under-funded according to a new organisation called the UK National Defence Association. It's made up of senior veterans from all the forces and they're launching a campaign for more military spending.
    UKNDA website

  • Chickenpox

  • Researchers writing in the BMJ specialist journal Archives of Disease in Childhood argue that the only realistic way of preventing deaths and severe complications arising from chickenpox is to routinely vaccinate children against the disease. The researchers say the simplest way of doing this would be to add a fourth element to the existing MMR vaccine - though they admit that 'unfounded fears about MMR are likely to make this difficult to implement at present'.

    British Medical Journal website

    BBC Health - Chickenpox

  • Fasting

  • Fasting once a month cuts the risk of coronary heart disease according to research. The findings come from a study of patients examined for coronary heart disease who were questioned about their lifestyle. Researchers say the fasters had a 39 per cent lower chance of developing coronary heart disease but admit this doesn't prove that fasting means healthier arteries.

    BBC Health - heart disease

  • Dan Castelleneta

  • The man behind the voice of Homer Simpson came onto the programme to tell us about making his UK stage debut in The Bicycle Men, a "sublimely silly comedy with French overtones." The musical opens at the King's Head Theatre, London on 8 November.

  • Jessica Hynes

  • Jessica talked to Breakfast about her role in the new one-off comedy-drama, Learners in which she stars opposite Doctor Who's David Tennant. The story is about one woman's failed attempts to pass her driving test and can be seen this Sunday on BBC One.

    Wednesday 7 November

  • Bullying at work

  • Today has been designated "Ban Bullying at Work Day". Firms are being urged to do more to tackle the problem of workplace bullying amid claims that it costs the economy billions of pounds a year. The insurer Royal and Sun Alliance says bullying is now a "major source" of stress for workers and is costing employers millions of days in sick leave. One in five workers says they've been bullied at some stage.

    TUC website - know your rights in the workplace

    Ban bullying at work - complete the survey

  • Cancer study

  • Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal have published new evidence that overweight and obese women are at higher risk of developing and dying from cancer. The researchers estimate that 5 per cent of all cancers in women are attributable to being overweight or obese. The findings come from the 'Million Women Study', which recruited 1.2 million aged between 50 and 64.

    British Medical Journal

    BBC Health - living with cancer

  • Crying

  • New research from Penn State University in the US says that people think it's more acceptable for men to cry than women. In men it's seen as "an open honest emotion" whereas women are seen to be "out of control".

  • Tracey Dawson

  • Widow of the great British funny man, Les Dawson came onto the programme to talk about her first posthumous book, Les Dawson's Secret Notebooks. Tracey has chosen a selection of never-before-published gags, routines, sketches and scripts from one of our best-loved comedians. The book is published this week.

  • Stephen Poliakoff and Ruth Wilson

  • Acclaimed writer, Poliakoff, has penned two new dramas for BBC Two and Ruth Wilson is one of the stars. The first, A Real Summer, is on this Saturday at 9.05pm, and the second, Capturing Mary where Wilson takes one of the lead roles, can be seen on Monday, 12 November at 9pm.

    Tuesday 6 November

  • Fostering

  • Find out more about fostering from the following organisations
    Where ever you live in the UK, you can contact:
    The Fostering Network:
    Tel: 020 7620 6400

    The Fostering Network

    You can also contact the British Association for Adoption and Fostering


    To find out more about fostering in Leeds, featured on Tuesday's programme:
    Leeds City Council, fostering and adoption:
    0113 247 4747

    Fostering and adopting in Leeds

  • Rob Brydon

  • The Welsh funny man was on the programme to tell us about taking things seriously playing Napoleon's nemesis, Freron, in a brand new BBC series called Heroes and Villains. Catch the first episode on BBC One next Monday, 12 November at 9pm.

  • Frank McCourt

  • The author talked to Breakfast about his latest book, Angela and the Baby Jesus which is published this week. The book is an illustrated Christmas story based on an incident from the childhood of Frank McCourt's mother, Angela.

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • Dominic Littlewood and Lilia Kopylova were voted out at the weekend - but Dom wasn't happy with the judges' voting and came into the studio to tell us more.

    Strictly website

  • Hugging

  • According to a new Imperial Leather survey, we're not getting enough cuddles and psychologists are blaming everything from texting and computers to political correctness stopping people touching each other. A third of us aren't getting our RDHI, recommended daily hug intake.

  • Control pants

  • There's no need to go on a crash diet if you want to squeeze into a slinky party dress this Christmas. All you need is a pair of control pants, the modern day answer to corsets and girdles, which are said to reduce your figure by two dress sizes. Lingerie experts reckon up to 80 per cent of British women use them to smooth out the lumps and UK sales are worth £135million a year.

    Monday 5 November

  • Our family series

  • You will be able to watch all the reports from our week-long series about family life in the 21st Century from a dedicated page via the link below:

    Watch all the reports from our series

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • Champion dancer Karen Hardy, who partnered Bill Turnbull in the 2005 series of Strictly Come Dancing, will be on Breakfast every Monday until the current series finishes at Christmas, as our special 'Strictly' correspondent.

    Strictly Come Dancing
    You can find out more about Karen from her official website:


  • Duran Duran

  • Play a nine day residency at a Broadway theatre. BBC's Tom Brook spoke to the band's lead singer, Simon Le Bon.

    Duran Duran's website

  • Wet Wet Wet

  • Marti Pellow and Graeme Clark were in the studio to talk about the band's first album of new material in 10 years. The album, which comes out on 12th November, is called Timeless and the song, Too Many People, taken from this album is released today.

    Wet Wet Wet

  • Autumnwatch

  • It's the new series of Autumnwatch starting today, in which Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King will follow the fortunes of various wildlife characters as autumn gets underway.


    Friday 2 November

  • Fron Male Voice Choir

  • The choir's Voices of the Valley was one of the fastest selling classical albums ever, and the biggest selling classical album of 2006. On 12 November they release their follow-up, Voices of the Valley - Encore.

    Fron Choir official website

  • Ben Elton

  • The comedian's 12th novel, Blind Faith, is published by Bantam Press on 5 November, ISBN: 059305. His Get A Grip tour is released on DVD on 12 November.

  • MTV Awards

  • Amy Winehouse put a turbulent year behind her at last night's MTV music awards with a gong and a live performance in Munich. She won the coveted Artist Choice, chosen by fellow musicians.

    Find out who the other winners were

    MTV Europe Music Awards

  • Shopping online

  • With the best exchange rate against the dollar in 25 years it may make financial sense to do your shopping in America. Patricia Davidson, the author of The Shopaholic's Guide to Buying Online 2008, ISBN-1841127833, talked about how to take advantage of the exchange rate without paying for an expensive flight.

  • British Ski Team

  • Breakfast's sport presenter was live at the Chill Factore in Manchester - the official training facility for the British Ski Team.

    Chill Factore

    British Ski Federation

    International Ski Federation

    Thursday 1 November

  • Brain Injury

  • Many soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are suffering from the same condition as their predecessors in the trenches of the First World War. Research published today in America, compares mild traumatic brain injury to the shell shock suffered by troops in the Great War.

    Read more on the BBC News website

  • Adrien Brody

  • The Oscar winning actor and Jason Schwartzman star in the new film, Darjeeling Limited, an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds, released Nationwide on 23rd November.

    The film's official website

  • Josh Groban

  • The hit American singer talked about his latest album, 'Awake'.

  • National TV Awards

  • The 2007 National Television Awards were held last night at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and were chosen by the public.

    The full list of winners


  • Tony Robinson

  • The presenter, actor and comedian spoke to Breakfast about the new DVD of his successful tour, 'Tony Robinson's Cunning Night Out', released on 5th November.

  • JK Rowling

  • The 'Harry Potter' author has completed a set of handwritten fairytales. There will be just seven volumes and they will not be published. One copy will be auctioned to raise money for her charity, 'The Children's Voice', at Sotheby's in London in December, at a starting price of £30,000.

    JK Rowling's official website

    The Children's Voice charity

    Read more on the BBC News website

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