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September's Information
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    Friday September 30

  • Hepatitis C
    We're reporting on criticism of diagnosis and treatment in Britain for the blood-borne virus Hepatitis C The Hepatitis C Trust runs a helpline, staffed by volunteers who have had the disease: 0870 200 1 200

  • Paul Anka
    We talked to the veteran singer Paul Anka about his latest album, which contains "swing" versions of rock classics such as Van Halen's Jump. It's called Rock Swings and it was released on September 19.

    Thursday September 29

  • Reading and writing
    The BBC website we mentioned is called RaW (for Reading and Writing). You can also find out more by ringing: 08000 150 950

  • Chickens
    We featured an item on keeping chickens; our guest Charlotte Popescu has written a book - called "Hens in the Garden, Eggs in the Kitchen". Published by Cavalier ISBN:1899470239

    Wednesday September 28

  • Breast cancer
    The website mentioned by one of our guests is called Breast cancer haven

    Tuesday 27 September

  • Simon Schama
    New BBC book 'Rough Crossings: Britain, The Slaves and The American Revolution.' by BBC Books, out now, ISBN 0563487097

  • Barry Norman
    Journalist, film and television presenter who has written the introduction to the new Radio Times Guide to Films 2006, by BBC Books, out 29 September, ISBN 0563493232.

    Monday 26 September

  • Bob Dylan
    Arena: No Direction Home is on BBC Two tonight, at 2100 BST

  • Trudie Styler
    We spoke to Trudie Styler and Michael Landes about their new romantic comedy Love Soup which is on BBC One at 2100 BST on 27 September

  • Lord Patten
    The former MP and last governor of Hong Kong was our guest, he was talking about his new book on international diplomacy. 'Not Quite the Diplomat' by Penguin, out 26 September, ISBN: 0713998555

  • Cynthia Lennon
    John Lennon's first wife was our guest talking about her new book John, by Hodder and Stoughton, out 26 September, ISBN: 034089511X

    Friday 23 September

  • Matt Monro jnr
    You can find full tour dates for Matt Monro junior on his website

    Wednesday 21 September

  • The 100 Minute Bible
    This is a version for those who do not have time to read the Bible in its entirety. This is being launched by Canterbury Cathedral International Study Centre. Their address is: Canterbury Cathedral International Study Centre, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH

  • A girl's lifestyle guide to everything - "How to Walk in High Heels." Author Camilla Morton has enlisted her famous fashionista friends to give advice on how to choose shoes, set up a computer, tune in the TV, "How to Walk in High Heels - The Girls Guide to Everything'

    Out September 19, 2005 Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd Language: English ISBN: 0340836059

    Tuesday 20 September

  • University places
    We spoke to Anthony McClaran who is the Chief Executive of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, (UCAS) about today's deadline for applying to colleges for a place through UCAS.

  • Prunella Scales and Timothy West
    Together they've written a handbook for aspiring actors: So You Want to be an Actor? - Nick Hern Books - Out Now. ISBN 1854598791

  • Andy Bell
    The former lead singer of Erasure Andy Bell was our guest on Breakfast, he has a new solo sinlge: Crazy which is out 26 September and there will be an album to follow: 'Electric Blue', out 3 October.

    Monday 19 September

  • Parkinson's Disease
    We talked to the chairman of the fashion chain Next, David Jones, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 39. He's written a book about his experiences - and why he chose to keep his condition secret until a couple of years ago. It's called Next to Me. He also helped set up the charity Cure Parkinsons.

    Friday 16 September

  • Digital TV
    The BBC has a website devoted to Digital TV and Radio, which includes a postcode search, to tell you whether digital channels are available in your area
  • There's a helpline, for questions about the Freeview package of digital channels: 08708 80 99 80
  • The government also has a website about the Digital switchover, run by the Department of Trade and Industry. This can tell you when your area is due to switch over.

  • Beatles book
    We talked to Tony Barrow author of a new book on the Beatles. He's the former press officer for the Fab Four - he coined the phrase. His book, John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Me, is published by Andrew Deutsch ISBN 0233001409.

    Thursday 15 September

  • Quilt-making
    We're talking to Kaffe Fassett about his new book: Kaffe Fasset's V and A Quilts'. Kaffe Fasset V and A Quilts, published by Ebury Press.

  • Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais
    The men who wrote The Likely Lads have written the screenplay to the film Goal, which will be released shortly.

  • Crime Writer
    We're talking to Ian Rankin who's written a guide to the Scotland featured in his Rebus series. It's published by Orion: ISBN 0752852450

  • Gryff Rhys Jones You can see the Secret Life of Arthur Ransome on Saturday 17th on BBC Two at 9.30pm

    Wednesday 14 September

  • Pride and Prejudice
    Find out more about the latest version of Pride and Prejudice from the film company's website. It opens on 16 September.

  • Anorexia
    We spoke to mother and daughter, Jo and Alice Kingsley who have together written a book called Alice in the Looking Glass, about anorexia. It tells the story of Alice's struggle to beat the condition. It's published by Piatkus, and is available now : ISBN: 0749926376

  • Mike Gayle
    Former agony uncle, freelance journalist and author of four books comes to talk about his latest: Brand New Friend, it's out now published by Hodder and Stoughton, ISBN 0340825391.

  • Space Race
    Drama documrntary on the US/Russian Space Race. It's a four part series starting tonight, 2100 hrs, BBC Two

  • Minette Walters
    England's best-selling crime writer talked about her latest offering The Devil's Feather, is out now, published by Macmillan, ISBN 1405050985.

    Tuesday 13 September

  • Gardening for schools
    The school gardening project we're featuring is part of the government's Growing Schools initiative. It includes a competition with a top prize of 2,500. You can find more about it on the Teachernet website.

  • Birdwatching
    We're talking to author Simon Barnes about his latest book A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion, which is published by Short Books on September 15.

  • Granny's Guide The Good Granny Guide is by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Vikram Seth
    The author of A suitable boy has just written a new book. It's called Two Lives. ISBN 0 316 727741

  • Nicholas Parsons: one man show
    Fresh from the Edinburgh festival, the former Sale of the Century host will be performing An Evening with Nicholas Parsons on Thursday September 15th at The Shaw Theatre, Euston Road, London.

    Monday 12 September

  • Pirate DVDs
    We talked to FACT - the Federation Against Copyright Theft - about their latest campaign agains pirate videos and DVDs. You can find out more about their work from their website

  • NHS hearing aids
    Our full story has more on the delays in fitting new NHS hearing aids and useful links

    Friday 9 September

  • Sunday AM
    Andrew Marr's new programme Sunday AM starts on BBC One this Sunday at 0900 BST.

  • Russ Abbot
    He stars in the successful, production of My Fair Lady which goes on a national tour opening at the Palace Theatre in Manchester from 28 Septmber to 5 November.

  • John Challis
    "Boycie" from Only Fools and Horses and stars in new John Sullivan series "Green Green Grass". Starts Friday 9 September, 2030 BST.

    Thursday 8 September

  • The Hartley Boys - Bone Marrow
    All four Hartley boys have had to have bone marrow transplants. We featured their story this morning. If you are interested in donating bone marrow, call the Anthony Nolan Trust Donor Register. 020 7284 1234

    Wednesday 7 September

  • Rodney Bewes
    His autobiography is called A Likely Story - Published by Century - ISBN 0-7126-6992-2

    Tuesday 6 September

  • Author
    We talked to novelist Sebastian Faulkes about his latest book, Human Traces, which explores the nature of madness and the beginnings of psycho-analysis. It's published by Hutchinson. ISBN: 0091794552.

  • Charlotte Church
    Charlotte's new single is called Call my Name.

    Monday 5 September

  • Ned Sherrin
    We're talking to Ned Sherrin, the radio presenter and producer of the seminal 1960s satire show, That Was the Week Was. Ned Sherrin - The Autobiography is published by Little Brown. ISBN 0-316-72499-8

  • Tony Parsons
    We also talked to the rock journalist and author Tony Parsons about his latest novel, called Stories we could Tell'.

    Friday 2 September

  • American novelist
    We're talking to the novelist Adriana Trigiani about her latest book, Rococo, which is published on September 5.

  • John Barrowman
    You can see the actor John Barrowman on stage in A Few Good Men at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.

  • Simple Minds
    The band's new single, Home, is releasedo n Septermber 5. Their album Black and White will follow on September 12 from Sanctuary Records.

  • Bristol international kite festival
    Carol Kirkwood presented the weather from the site of this weekend's Bristol kite festival. It's open to the public tomorrow and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm at Ashton Court, Bristol.

    Thursday 1 September

  • Hurricane Katrina
    The Foreign Office helpline number mentioned by one of our guests is: 020 700 800 00. This is for close friends and relatives of those misssing in the New Orleans area. You can also try the British Consulate direct in Houston, Texas. You will need to add the dialling code for the US to this number: 713-659 6270. Camp America has emergency numbers for those caught up in the hurricane: from the UK, parents and relatives should ring 00 1 954 659 7934

  • It's Grim up North
    You can watch the first part of It's Grim Up North on tomorrow (Friday)on BBC Two at 10pm.

  • Rogue Traders
    You can watch Matt Alwright's programme Rogue Traders starting tonight on BBC One at 8pm.

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