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    Friday 30 December

  • Altered Lives Series: adoption
    If you're an adult who's been affected by adoption, you can get information and support from the organisation Norcap, which runs a birth intermediary service.

  • Alston Moor Regeneration Society


    Tuesday 27 December

  • Oxfam
    We talked to Adrian Lovett, the campaigns director of Oxfam about their new campaign. It's called I'm In - and you can find details of it on Oxfam's website


    Thursday 22 December

  • Cosmetic surgery
    The Department of Health has published new guidelines for people considering cosmetic surgery.

  • Julian Fellowes
    Oscar winning screenwriter of Gosford Park. Actor and author Julian has a new TV series where he investigates 'A Most Mysterious Murder' - four unsolved crimes. Two BBC One programmes for Christmas week - please check Radio Times for listing.


    Wednesday 21 December

  • Doctor Who
    The Christmas Invasion is on BBC One at 7pm 25 December 2005. Repeated BBC Three, 7pm 1 January 2006.


  • Tuesday 20 December

  • Roast rage
    If you're at a loss when it comes to cooking the Christmas dinner, there's a new website and 24 hour helpline manned by professional cooks, until January 1. Or call: 01494 672553.

  • George Best tribute song
    We talked to the model Heather Mills McCartney about a song which has just been released in memory of George Best. My Brilliant Feat by Colin Hay is being sold in aid of the Donor Family network. There's a direct link to download it on Heather Mills McCartney's website

  • Gardening
    We're talking to Christine Walkden, who's the subject of a new gardening series about real gardens. Christine's Garden starts next Friday 30th December at 8.00pm

  • Christmas recycling
    We're talking to the actress Ronni Ancona about Christmas re-cycling. You can take your old cards to Tescos or Smiths - and you can find more about your local recycling schemes on the website Recycle Now

  • Rolf paints Queen
    You can see more of Rolf Harris painting the Queen's Portrait in a special programme in the Rolf on Art series on BBC One on 1 January, 2006 at 8pm. The painting is on display at the Queen's gallery at Buckingham Palace (which is open to the public)


    Saturday 17 December

  • Walker
    Mark Cundy, who has walked around the world to raise money for Cancer Research, ends his walk at Buckingham Palace today.


    Friday 16 December

  • Horse show
    We presented the weather today from the Olympia International Horse Show, which is being held at Olympia Exhibition Centre in West London.


    Wednesday 14 December

  • Alex Ferns
    The former Eastenders actor Alex Ferns is in a new film about the Christmas Truce of December 1914. It's called Merry Christmas and it's on general release in cinemas from Friday December 16.


    Tuesday 13 December

  • Christmas left-over recipes
    You'll find three of chef Kevin Woodford's recipes on our full story


    Monday 12 December

  • Damian Lewis in Bolivia
    We talked to the actor Damian Lewis about a recent trip to Bolivia to see how water privatisation is affecting the poorest inhabitants of La Paz. He travelled with the charity Christian Aid

  • Buncefield oil depot explosion
    Hundreds of schools and some day centres and libraries are closed in Hertfordshire. You can find out which ones from the County Council's website , Herts Direct

  • Jerusalem: cricket team song
    The England cricket team has released a charity single with the pop star Keedie. It's an up-tempo version of the hymn Jerusalem - and proceeds are going to three charities: the Earthquake Appeal; A Chance To Shine, supporting cricket at British state schools, and the PCA Benevolent Fund which supports former cricketers.

    Friday 9 December

  • Cot Death
    We featured a story about how giving your baby a dummy could prevent cot deaths.

  • Ben Fogle
    We spoke to Ben Fogle by phone about his progress rowing across the Atlantic with James Cracknell.

  • Harold Llyod
    Daughter of silent film star and photographer joined us to talk about her father's work and show some rare pictures.


    Thursday 8 December

  • Alzheimer's Disease
    We're talking to the actress Lynda Bellingham about a campaign to keep drugs to treat Alzheimer's Disease available on the NHS. You can find out more from the Alzheimer's Society.

  • Tsunami charity fund
    We talked to Nigel Willgrass, whose wife Louise was killed in the Boxing Day Tsunami. He's set up a charity in her memory, to give something back to the people of Thailand who helped his family


    Wednesday 7 December

  • Noddy Holder
    Came on breakfast to talk about Slade's hits and archive released on CD and DVD for the first time.

  • Walking With Monsters
    The final part of the award winning trilogy, Walking with Monsters explores the creatures that lived before the Dinosaurs. BBC One, Thursday 8.30pm

  • Health Service
    We ran a story about the funding crisis in the health service based on a report by the King's Fund.


    Tuesday 6 December

  • George Michael
    The documentary we reported on is called George Michael: A Different Story.

  • Sir Ian McKellen
    You can catch Sir Ian McKellen in panto for the second year running, in Aladdin at the Old Vic Theatre, London. Previews start tomorrow (Weds)


    Monday 5 December

  • Tsunami: Char's Fund
    We're talking to Alan Jones, whose 23 year old daughter died in the Boxing Day Tsunami. He has set up a fund in her memory to help children through their education in Southern Thailand. It's called Char's Fund. If you want to contribute you can contact him via email: alan.jones28@virgin.net. Two other organisations are supporting Char's Fund:

  • Travelling the world on $5 a day
    You can find out more about Leon Logethetis' travels on $5 from his website


    Friday 2 December

  • TV Chef
    We talked to the former Breakfast Time Chef Glynn Christian. He's published three new books - on Table Manners, Kitchen Secrets and Real Flavours: the Handbook of Gourmet and Deli Ingredients

  • Christmas parties
    We're talking to Clare Walker, who's writen a book on how to navigate the social pitfalls of the office Christmas party. Be the Life & Soul of the Party: Socialising for Success by Clare Walker published by Crown House. ISBN: 1904424996

  • Neighbours
    If you're a fan of Alan Fletcher (Dr Karl Kennedy from Neighbours) you can catch him in panto in St Albans or on tour with his band, Waiting Room. They're playing in Walkabout Pubs in Glasgow, Durham, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bradford, Liverpool, Cardiff and London.


    Thursday 1 December

  • Lulu and The Big Clearout
    Lulu was our guest talking about how you can sell some items to raise money for an Aids and HIV charity.

  • Museum of Brands
    We spoke to Robert Opie who collects old wrappers and packaging and runs the Museum of Brands.



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