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    Monday 31 October

  • Prostate cancer
    Find out more from the Prostate Cancer Charity about detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

  • The Oldest The Oldest: A Fascinating List of Britain's Oldest Everything - new book. Julian Calder had the idea and took the photos. It includes everything from the oldest sweetshop to the oldest loo. Published by Cassell ISBN: 1844030806

  • Broken News New BBC series which takes a spoof look at a rolling news channel, BBC Two 2130 GMT, Monday 31 October

    Friday 28 October

  • Strictly Come Dancing
    Bill's in action for round three of Strictly Come Dancing: 2030, Saturday 29 October, BBC One.

  • New Forest and dog walking
    Our reporter Sarah Campbell was at the New Forest today where there are concerns about the number of dog owners who are not clearing up after their pets.

  • Egypt
    Joyce Tyldesley is the author of the new book accompanying a 6 part BBC Series following three extraordinary Egyptologists. Egypt, How a Lost Civilisation was Rediscovered. Published by BBC books, ISBN: 0563522577

    Thursday 27 October

  • Bone Marrow
    For more information on how to become a bone marrow donor, see our separate story.

  • ID Fraud
    Government and business launch the Get Safe Online internet security awareness campaign today - we featured this in a report by Paul welsh

  • Folklore
    Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends. By Westwood and Simpson, published by Penguin Books ISBN: 0141007117

  • Maureen Lipman
    Returns to the West End in "GLORIOUS!" - playing diva Florence Foster Jenkins. Its West End premiere is on 1 November at The Duchess Theatre.

    Wednesday 26 October

  • Penny Lancaster
    Mum-to-be, model and fiancée of Rod Stewart is putting on a photographic exhibition in London - at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. It's on between 27th and 30th October.
  • Diana Quick
    The actress who shot to fame in Brideshead Revisited is in the George Bernard Shaw play, "You Never Can Tell" which is currently on at the Garrick theatre in London.

    Tuesday 25 October

  • Pop artist: Peter Blake
    Peter Blake has a new exhibition.

  • Aids
    Jemima Kahn came on Breakfast to highlight Unicef's campaign about HIV.

  • Hurricane Wilma
    The Foreign Office has set up a helpline for anyone worried about friends and family who are in region. That number is 020 7008 1500.

    Monday 24 October

  • Hurricane Wilma
    The Foreign Office has set up a helpline for anyone worried about friends and family who are in region. That number is 020 7008 1500.

  • Ducktastic
    Kenneth Branagh's new West End play.

    Friday October 22

  • Earthquake aid for Pakistan
    We're talking to the Association of Pakistani Physicians in the UK, who are sending aid to the victims of the South Asian earthquake.

    Friday October 21

  • Trafalgar
    You'll find links to listings of Trafalgar events on our full story and quiz on the battle of Trafalgar

  • Alexander McCall Smith
    The author of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series will talk to us about his latest books: Espresso Tales - and Friends, Lovers, Chocolate.

  • Anthony Head
    The British actor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is appearing on stage in a West End revival of Otherwise Engaged, by Simon Gray.

    Thursday October 20

  • Alan Titchmarsh
    His new book is called Fill My Stocking: A Christmas Anthology, published by BBC Books.

  • Nicholas Evans
    The author of The Horse Whisperer has published a new novel, "The Divide", published by Bantam Press.

  • Millionaire's Website
    Alex Tew, 21 years old, has set up a website which offers mini- links to other people's websites, looks cool and is attracting thousands of hits. Companies rent pixels for a dollar each. The website is called: milliondollarhomepage.com

    Wednesday October 19

  • Gloria Hunniford
    Gloria Hunniford was on Breakfast to talk about her book which is a tribute to her daughter Caron Keating who died from breast cancer. The book is called "Next to You: Caron's Courage Remembered by Her Mother". It's published by Michael Joseph. It's out now ISBN: 0718148428

  • Wendy Richard
    Wendy Richard was on Breakfast to talk abut her role in EastEnders and in Carry on Christmas which is now available on DVD.

  • Neil Morrissey and Claire Rushbrook
    The two actors were on Breakfast to talk about their roles in Carrie and Barrie, the comedy sitcom on BBC One at 9.40pm.

  • Orang-utans
    Orang Utan expert Ian Redmond was on Breakfast to tell us more about the primates' disappearing habitats.

    Tuesday October 18

  • Spinnaker Tower
    Our weather came from Portsmouth. Helen Willets gave us regular updates on the Tower which opens today.

  • Neighbours
    20th Anniversary episode -- 1.40pm and 17.35am on BBC One. Behind the scenes special: A Celebration -- 14.05pm on BBC Two

  • Micro loans
    The Community Development Finance Association: for those viewers who want details of organisations offering "micro loans" - affordable credit for people on benefits, without collateral or with poor credit records so they can start a business...

    Monday October 17

  • Micro loans
    The Community Development Finance Association: for those viewers who want details of organisations offering "micro loans" - affordable credit for people on benefits, without collateral or with poor credit records so they can start a business...

  • ID fraud
    Our guest - Neil Munro, from Equifax, talked about the importance of checking your credit file.

    Friday October 14

  • Aliens
    The exhibition looking at alien life forms opens tomorrow at The Science Museum in London. Because it's a special exhibition, you will have to pay for tickets (adults £8.95; children £6.25)

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    We've been discussing the sharp increase in sexually transmitted infections. One of the doctors we talked to demonstrated a new kit from Boots the chemist, which involves a simple urine test which can detect the Chlamydia infection. Unfortunately, the kit won't be available over the counter until mid-November.
    There will be an in depth report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Panorama on Sunday night.

  • Titanic dive
    Our guest - Rob Goldsmith - who made a special dive to see the wreck of the Titanic mentioned that he has more pictures on his website.

    Thursday 13 October

  • South Asia Earthquake Appeal
    You'll find full details of how to donate on our special round-up page

  • Alan Parker cartoons
    We talked to the film director Sir Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning) about his hobby of drawing cartoons. He's collected them and is publishing them in a new book, called Will Write and Direct for Food . Published by Southbank Publishing. ISBN: 1904915124

  • Video iPods
    We discussed the new video-playing iPod, which will be unveiled by Apple computers

  • Judith Miller
    We talked to the antiques expert about her new book: Buy, Keep or Sell. Buy, Keep or Sell? Published by Dorling Kindersley. ISBN: 1405311630

  • Mark Haddon
    The author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night has a new book of poetry. You'll find more - including an interview - on our full story

    Wednesday 12 October

  • Flooding
    People who live in flood-prone areas need to do more to prepare for the worst, according to the Environment Agency. It says you should find out if you're at risk by visiting its website or calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188. If you are at risk, make sure you know the warning codes. And if a flood is imminent - co-operate with the emergency services (you may need to be evacuated); turn off your gas, electricity and water supplies at the mains; put plugs into your sinks and weigh them down with something heavy; move as many possessions upstairs as you can - particularly sentimental items.

  • Healthy eating and childhood obesity
    The healthy eating programme for children which we featured is called MEND - Mind Exercise Nutrition Diet.

  • Emma Samms
    The actress Emma Samms, who you may remember as Fallon in the 1980s series Dynasty, is joining the cast of the BBC One drama Doctors. You can see her first episode on Friday, at 2.05pm

    Tuesday 11 October

  • South Asia earthquake
    We've put together a collection of websites, information and contact numbers for the earthquake.

  • Mary Rose
    Breakfast's Sarah Campbell was in Portsmouth where more sections of the ship, the Mary Rose were being lifted.

  • UB40
    Founder members and brothers Ali and Robin Campbell have written their autobiography. Blood and Fire by Century, out now, ISBN: 1844137023

  • The Man Booker
    We spoke to John Banville, winner of this year's Man Booker prize.

  • Beyond Boundaries
    We spoke to some of the participants in the new BBC series

    Monday 10 October

  • Runaways

    We're reporting on a new survey by the Children's Society which has found that many families don't report a run-away child as missing to the police. This is a round-up of organisations which can provide help:

  • The Children's Society Safe and Sound line - 0845 345 9252 .
  • National Missing Persons' Runaway Help Line 0808 800 7070: help and advise to people under 18.
  • Parentline Plus 0808 800 2222 - Gives advice about more general parenting issues.
    If you are concerned that a child is at risk of abuse or needs urgent help, call the police.

  • PD James
    The crime writers' latest book is another Commander Dalgliesh mystery. It's called Lighthouse and it's published by Faber and Faber. ISBN: 0571229182

  • John Hurt
    The acclaimed actor is starring in a new West End play called Heroes, which opens at the Wyndhams Theatre in London on Tuesday 18 October.

    Saturday 8 October

  • World Hospice Day
    The singer songwriter Billy Bragg, and other artists including Jarvis Cocker have been working with hospice patients to produce a special webcast, featuring songs, poems and music to mark World Hospice Day.

    The Rosetta Requiem starts at 1130 BST with a children's concert, and there's more music until 1330.

    There will also be a CD of Billy and Maxine's song We Laughed will be available to buy from 31 October on the Cooking Vinyl label.

    Friday 7 October

  • Online dating
    We're talking to the TV presenter Sarah Beeny about a new way of match-making for your friends. Her website is called Mysinglefriend. com

  • Indian childhood memories
    We talked to the Indian cookery writer Madhur Jaffrey about her latest book. It's called Climbing The Mango Tree - and it's about her childhood in India (publisher: Random House ISBN: 009189929X )

  • The Worst Witch Saves the Day
    Children's author Jill Murphy told us about her latest book in the Worst Witch series. It's called - The Worst Witch Saves the Day.

  • Cervical cancer
    Our full story on a new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer contains more information and useful links

    Thursday 6 October

  • Patrick Holford - nutritionist
    Please see his website for more information on his GL diet: www.patrickholford.com

  • Murray Walker
    Murray Walker has written a book called "Murray Walker Formula One Heroes". Published by Virgin Books.

  • Matthew Parris - A Castle in Spain
    Political commentator Matthew Parris told us about his project to renovate a derelict castle in Spain.

  • Eric Sykes
    Eric Sykes has written his autobiography, "If I don't Write It Nobody Else Will" - it's published by Fourth Estate.

    Wednesday 5 October

  • The French Market
    We talked to the author Joanne Harris and food writer Fran Wardle who have written a cookery book together called "The French Market" available from bookshops.

    Tuesday 4 October

  • Murder
    We talked to the policeman leading the hunt for the killer of the model Sally Anne Bowman in South London. If you can help them with any information, you can call the police Incident Room on 020 8721 4005. Or, if you'd rather remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

  • Maya Angelou
    We talked to the award-winning African American author about her latest book 'Hallelujah: The Welcome Table!', which is a combination of food recipes and life stories. It's published by Virago: ISBN184408163X

  • Quentin Blake
    We're talking to the acclaimed illustrator about his new book, The Life of Birds, published by Doubleday, out now, ISBN: 038560985X

    Monday 3 October

  • Sir Roy Strong
    We talked to the historian Sir Roy Strong about his memories of the coronation. He's just published a new book - 'Coronation: A History of Kingship and the British Monarchy'. ISBN: 000716052

    Saturday October 1

  • The Big Draw
    We shall be talking to the artist Gerald Scarfe about a campaign to encourage people to get drawing. It's called The Big Draw and it lasts for the whole of October. You can find out about events in your area, through The Big Draw's website.

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