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October's Information
This page contains contact information for items featured on BBC Breakfast in October 2004
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October

  • 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 29 October

  • Jack Vettriano art book
    Jack Vettriano's book is called Jack Vettriano. It's published by Pavillion, ISBN: 1862056463, price £25

  • Loans
    We talked to the financial expert Martin Lewis, from the website Money saving expert.com


    Thursday 28 October

    BOOKS

  • In Flanders Fields: Poetry of the First World War - edited by George Walter, is published by Allen Lane. ISBN: 0713997230

  • First World War poems edited by Andrew Motion is published by Faber and Faber. ISBN: 0571221203

    Andrew Motion will be discussing his anthology at the Imperial War Museum, London on Wednesday, 10 November at 7.00pm. Telephone 020 7416 5439 for more information

    Esther MacCallum Stewart runs her own blog of war poetry:

  • Lost Worlds: What have we lost and Where did it go? by Michael Bywater is published by Granta. ISBN: 1862077010 RRP: £12.99

  • The Hypochondriac's Handbook by John Naish. Published by Harper Collins: ISBN 0007195680 rrp: £10

    FILM

    Pixar's latest film The Incredibles, is released in Britain on November 7.


    Wednesday 27 October

  • Ben Fogle

    The Sand Marathon goes out this Saturday 30th Oct on BBC Two at 2:45pm - 3:45pm 60 mins.

  • Gambling

    Gamcare have a 24 hour helpline: 0845 6000133


    Tuesday 26 October

  • Ainsley Harriott

    "Ainsley Harriott's Friends and Family Cookbook"
    RRP: £19.99 ISBN 0563487569 published by BBC Books.

  • Census and Local History website: Vision of Britain


    Monday 25 October

  • Bill Bailey

    Bill Bailey's show, Part Troll, starts tonight (Monday 25 October) at The Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. A DVD of one of his live performances will be released next month.

  • Lone parents

    The new benefits for lone parents looking for work are not available throughout the country.They are part of a pilot scheme in eight specific areas.


    Saturday 23 October

    BOOK

  • The Armchair Environmentalist by Karen Christensen is published by MQ Publications. Price £7.99p ISBN 1 84072 624 5


    Friday 22 October

  • Teaching awards

    It's the sixth annual Teaching Awards National Ceremony hosted by Eamonn Holmes and it'll be broadcast at 7pm on BBC TWO.

    The short films by the Teaching Awards Category Winners will be available online on the videonation website form 22 October.

  • Strictly Come Dancing

    The new series starts tomorrow. Esther Rantzen and Diarmuid Gavin joins us to talk about being contestants

  • Russel Watson

    New album "Amore Musica is released on Monday.

    TOUR DATES - MARCH 2005

    Wednesday 9th Belfast - Waterfront Hall
    Friday 11th Brighton - Dome
    Sunday 13th Manchester - Lowry
    Tuesday 15th London - Royal Albert Hall
    Friday 18th Nottingham - Royal Centre
    Sunday 20th Glasgow - Armadillo
    Tuesday 22nd Gateshead - The Sage Gateshead
    Thursday 24th Birmingham - Symphony Hall
    Saturday 26th Portsmouth - Guildhall
    Monday 28th Manchester Bridgewater Hall (TBC)


    Thursday 21 October

  • Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

    If you want more information about today's poppy appeal launch, and the work of the Royal British Legion, click on the link below.

  • Too Close for Comfort

    New series on BBC One presented by Anna Raeburn and John Weir which looks at the physical, emotional and psychological problems faced by people who are living in space that is drastically inadequate for their needs.

    Starts tonight at 2030 BST

  • Ray

    Is the new film about the life of Ray Charles which has opened in the US, no further details are available at present

  • Petula Clark

    Has a new DVD 'Live at the Paris Olympia'


    Wednesday 20 October

  • Rula Lenska and Sylvester McCoy

    Rula Lenska and Sylvester McCoy star in Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's classic. The play Mr and Mrs Bennet has been adapted by Sue Pomeroy and is on at the Greenwich Theatre from 18 - 23 Oct .

  • Plants

    'Plant Personalities - choosing and growing plants by character'
    Carol Klein
    Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
    ISBN: 1844030466 £20


    Tuesday 19 October

  • Carol Drinkwater

    Olive Harvest: A Memoir of Love, Old Trees, and Olive Oil 
    Hardcover 352 pages (October 21, 2004)
    Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
    ISBN: 0297847805

  • Susie Dent

    Larpers and Shroomers: The Language Report
    Hardcover 174 pages (October 2004)
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 0198610122


    Monday 18 October

  • Junk Mail

    If you want to find out more about how to stop junk mail:

    There is a similar service for nuisance phone calls from companies selling products and services:

    For nuisance calls on a BT phone line, the company has a dedicated department to deal with your complaints.

    If you are having problems with your mobile phone, you should contact your service provider's customer care number.

    To contact the Trading Standards Institute:

  • Olympic Parade

    Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be honoured in a victory parade today.

  • Tomlinson Report

    Former Chief Inspector of Schools, Mike Tomlinson publishes his report today in secondary school education/exams.

  • Recycling

    Alistair McGowan and Pat Cash were in the studio talking about how to get more people to recycle.

  • American Election

    There is comprehensive analysis of all the issues surrounding the US election courtesy of BBC News Online.

    Susan Hampshire

    Is about to star in the first touring production of Alan Bennett's 'The Lady in the Van' as Miss Shepard. Also on BBC One's Monarch of The Glen, on Sundays.

    'The Lady in the Van' opens at the Theatre Royal in Bath on Tuesday 2 November then goes on tour: 01225 44 88 44


    Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October

  • 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 15 October

  • Ken Follett

    Author of new book "Whiteout" (published October 15) by Macmillan ISBN: 0333908414 RRP: £17.99

  • Clare Teal

    Now signed to Sony Jazz, her new album (the fourth) called 'Don't Talk' is released on the 18 October.

  • Venice

    Presenter Francesco da Mosto was on Breakfast today talking about a new four part series on BBC Two - the epic story of Venice seen through his eyes as a descendent of one of the oldest and most distinguished Venetian families.

    Starts Saturday 16 October at 2110 BST

  • Alfie

    Jude Law stars in the re-make of 60s film 'Alfie'. Opens on 22 October, Certificate 15.


    Thursday 14 October

  • Street clutter

  • Epilepsy

    We reported a scientific study which appears to indicate that pregnant women who take an particular form of medication for epilepsy may have babies with a lower OIQ

  • NewsWatch

    We talked Ray Snoddy, the presenter of a new BBC programme airing your complaints about any aspect of our news coverage. You'll be able to see it on BBC News 24 on Friday nights at 8.30pm and on a Saturday morning on Breakfast at 7.45am.

  • World War Two book

    Max Hastings' book, Armageddon: the fight for Germany 1944-45 is published tomorrow by Macmillan ISBN: 0333908368 RRP: £25

  • Violinist

    We talked to Vanessa Mae, whose latest album, Choreography is released on 18th October. She's appearing at the Royal Festival Hall on 21st October.


    Wednesday 13 October

  • NewsWatch: put your questions direct to the programme-makers

    If you have views on Breakfast or any BBC News television programme, you now have a chance to put your questions directly to the programme makers. The NewsWatch programme would like to hear from you. You can call 0870 010 6676 or e-mail newswatch@bbc.co.uk. We will bring you more information about this as we have it.

  • Susan Cooke Kittredge

    "Letters from America" (October 7, 2004) Publisher: Allen Lane ISBN: 0713998342 rrp £25

  • Alex Zanardi

    "My Story" (September 2004) Publisher: Haynes Group ISBN: 184425108X rrp £19.99


    Tuesday 12 October

  • Pensions Advisory Service

    If you want to contact the Pensions Advisory Service:
    The number is:
    0845 601 2923

  • Family Tree

    Tonight sees the start of the BBC's new series 'Who Do You Think You Are' (9pm, BBC2) which explores the family history of various celebrities and is aimed at encouraging the public to delve into their own family trees.

    During the programme, digital viewers can click on the red button to hear the tales of ordinary people.

  • Daniel Liebeskind

    "Breaking Ground: Adventure in Life and Architecture"
    Published by John Murray, RRP: £20. ISBN: 0719566541

  • Chantz

    17 year old jazz singer, trumpeter and tap dancer, Chantz has a new album out called 'Stories of Me' on Decca Records.


    Monday 11 October

  • Pensions Advisory Service

    If you want to contact the Pensions Advisory Service:
    The number is:
    0845 601 2923

  • Stetson

    The winner of the stetson is:
    Malcolm Redfearn from Watford

    The 11 runners up are:

    Martin Cope
    Jenny Hughes
    Val Ludlow
    Paul Elvey
    Lynne Howe
    Gerry McLarnon
    G.McCranor
    Angela Clavery
    Averil Rees
    Peter Healey
    David Smart

  • Roy Hattersley

    The Edwardians: Biography of the Edwardian Age
    ISBN: 0316725374

  • Backpain


    Friday 8 October

  • Sue Townsend

    "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (October 7, 2004)
    Publisher: Michael Joseph
    ISBN: 0718146891 RRP: £16.99

  • Alvin Hall

    "What Not To Spend" (October 1, 2004)
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    ISBN: 0340836024 RRP: £14.99

  • Tyntesfield House

  • Joan Rivers

    'Broke and Alone' tour details:

    8th-18th October: 8th & 9th Manchester - Opera House; 10th Dublin - Gaiety Theatre; 11th York - Grand Opera House; 13th Torquay - Princess Theatre; 14th Cardiff - St. David's Hall; 16th Cambridge - Corn Exchange; 17th Brighton - Theatre Royal (2 shows); 18th Birmingham - Alexandra Theatre. Prices (UK) £27.50, £25, £20 Euros for Dublin: 32.50, 27.50, 25. All shows start at 8pm (Brighton matinee at 4pm)

  • Pointer Sisters

    Tour: The Best Disco in Town Live 2004:

    FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA BOX OFFICE 0870 190 8000 (24 Hours) PICCADILLY BOX OFFICE 0161 832 1111

    SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA BOX OFFICE 0870 060 0870 TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM TICKETMASTER 0870 534 4444,WAY AHEAD 0871 2200 260 , FIRST CALL 0870 840 1111 & USUAL AGENTS

    TUESDAY 12th OCTOBER PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS BOX OFFICE 01752 229922

    THURSDAY 14th OCTOBER SHEFFIELD HALLAM FM ARENA BOX OFFICE 0114 256 5656 PICCADILLY BOX OFFICE 0114 251 7000

    FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM NEC BOX OFFICE 0870 909 4133 GROUP BOOKINGS 0800 378 985 PICCADILLY BOX OFFICE 0121 607 8888

    SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER BRIGHTON CENTRE BOX OFFICE 0870 900 9100 (24 hour)

    NATIONAL TOUR HOTLINE/TICKETS 0871 220 0260


    Thursday 7 October

  • Signing

    British Deaf Association has launched a new course in sign language which has been created by deaf people. The aim is that lots of hearing people learn to sign and ultimately they'd like a GCSE in the subject.

    The following organisations have more information:

    Or telephone: 020 7588 3520

  • Flooding

    The Environment Agency publishes its most comprehensive online map yet, showing over two million homes in England and Wales, in areas most likely to flood.

  • Downloading Music

    You can find out more about issues relating to downloading music from the British Phonographic Industry

  • Poetry Day

    John Hegley has contributed to a book about food - the subject of this year's Poetry Day. It's called "Poetry on a Plate", published by: Salt Publishing, ISBN: 1844710769 rrp: £7.99

    And Pam Ayres has a new audio book: They Should have Asked my Husband - (published on 11 October). Hodder Headline Audiobooks -rrp: £14.99 CD, £9.99 Cassette.


    Wednesday 6 October

  • NHS Organ Donor Register

    NHS Organ Donor Line: 0845 60 60 400

  • Iain M. Banks

    "The Algebraist" (September 28, 2004)
    Publisher: Orbit
    ISBN: 1841491551 RRP: £17.99

  • Meg Cabot

    "Sixsational" (October 1, 2004)
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
    ISBN: 0330415654 RRP £9.99


    Tuesday 5 October

  • NewsWatch: put your questions direct to the programme-makers

    If you have views on Breakfast or any BBC News television programme, you now have a chance to put your questions directly to the programme makers. The NewsWatch programme would like to hear from you. You can call 0870 010 6676 or e-mail newswatch@bbc.co.uk. We will bring you more information about this as we have it.

  • Sophie Grigson

    The First-Time Cook
    Published by HarperCollins Publishers
    ISBN: 0007191863 ...


    Monday 4 October

  • NewsWatch: put your questions direct to the programme-makers

    If you have views on Breakfast or any BBC News television programme, you now have a chance to put your questions directly to the programme makers. The NewsWatch programme would like to hear from you. You can call 0870 010 6676 or e-mail newswatch@bbc.co.uk. We will bring you more information about this as we have it.

  • Nick Faldo

    Europe's best ever golfer is publishing his autobiography. Life Swings is published today by Headline ISBN: 0755311205 rrp: £18.99

  • Midge Ure

    The pop star who wrote the Band Aid song Do they know it's Christmas? has written his autobiography and trip to Ethiopia: "If I was: the Autobiography" (October 7, 2004) Publisher: Virgin Books ISBN: 1852271442 rrp: £15.58


    Friday 1 October

  • American politics

    We talked to Pullitzer prize-winning journalist Maureen Dowd, whose book Bushworld has just been published in Britain by Viking. ISBN: 067091584X rrp: £14.99

  • Indian film

    Gurinder Chadha's film Bride and Prejudice is a Bollywood version of the Jane Austen classic. It's on general release in cinemas across the country from tomorrow.

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