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January's Information, 2006
This page contains archived information from Breakfast's programmes during January 2006. It's listed in date order with the most recent entry at the top.
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Tuesday 31 January
We talked to poet Roger McGough and broadcaster Daisy Goodwin about the lack of poetry teaching in British schools. If you're interested in poetry, try the links on the BBC's Arts website
We talked to the actor Martin Jarvis - best-known for reading the Just William books on BBC Audio - about his latest West End play. You can catch Honour at Wyndham's Theatre, London WC1.
Monday 30 January
Avoiding cowboy builders
We're reporting on a government scheme which helps householders employ reputable builders. It's called Trustmark and you can find more details on the Trustmark website
Friday 27 January
We're talking to the fashion designer Wayne Hemingway about the BBC's search for new British design classics. To find out more and vote for your favourite, go to the BBC's Designquest website
The Mozart exhibition which Julia Botfield mentioned is called Viva Mozart. It's in the composer's home town of Salzburg in Austria.
If you can't afford a ticket to Salzburg, BBC Radio Three has plenty of special coverage of Mozart's anniversary
Thursday 26 January
The Eurovision singer is now going solo. Her single, "They Don't Know" is out now. On 8 February she plays the Borderline in Soho, London.
We talked about good parenting and the parenting resource on the BBC website with Melinda Messenger.
Wednesday 25 January
White Van Driving
We featured an item about white van drivers.
Tuesday 24 January
We featured an item about the number of people who are paving over their front gardens so they can park their cars.
Glaucoma and diabetes
Find out more from the RNIB which says over two million people in the UK are at risk of needlessly losing their sight through treatable eye conditions like glaucoma and diabetes.
Tom Fort, the author who's written a book about our great British obsession with the weather - Under the Weather, published by Random House, ISBN: 1844133699
Clive Owen stars in Derailed which had its premier last night. Opens on the 3 February, certificate to be advised.
Monday 23 January
We spoke to the mother and sister of Anthony Walker, the murdered Liverpool teenager. His mother, Gee is taking part in events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Brand new daytime series looking into historical mysteries, presented Jonathan Foyle - it's a ten-part series exploring local history nationwide, starts 3pm today (Monday) on BBC Two.
Former Breakfast TV's very own Green Goddess came in to tell us about her new book. Live Longer, Feel Younger, Look Great. Octopus Publishing Group ISBN: 0600612260 out now.
Friday 20 January
Our weather forecasts this morning came from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's reserve at Slimbridge near Gloucester. You can find out more about visiting the WWT's reserves from their website
Strictly Dance Fever
We talked to Arelene Philips about the BBC's new show, Strictly Dance Fever, which is a sort of talent competition for amateur dancers. Find out more details from the Dance Fever website or call 09011 22 33 00 - Calls cost 25p
Thursday 19 January
Secondary School League Tables
Wednesday 18 January
Our full story has advice on how to put your baby to sleep.
The Foundation for the Study of Infant deaths has a helpline: 020 7233 2090, for parents, carers and health professionals and bereaved families
You can find tips on how to stay safe on backpacking holidays on the website set up by Tim Blackman, after the murder of his daughter Lucie
One of our guests mentioned she'd been on a safety course for backpackers. It's run by a company called Planetwise
Tuesday 17 January
Man overboard locator
Our reporter Tim Muffet demonstrated a new locator device for fishermen who fall overboard. The device won't be launched until May, but you can get more details of the MOB Locator from the RNLI - the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Monday 16 January
The children's book about the holocaust is called The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and it's by John Boyne.The author says it's aimed at children over ten years old.
There's a CD to coincide with the series I Love Musicals, which begins on Saturday night. The CD is released today: ASIN: B000CMNHJ2
Friday 13 January
Icons of England
Our weather forecasts today are coming from Salisbury Cathedral, which has just been nominated as an icon of England. If you'd like to vote on which is your favourite symbol of England, or nominate your own, you'll need to go to the Icons website. By the way, the website isn't run by the BBC - and it was their idea (not ours) to restrict the choice to England!
The songbook mentioned by Richard Stillgoe is called: Singbook - twelve songs worth singing. It was published by Faber Music in June 2005. ISBN: 057152398. You can find out more by e-mailing: email@example.com
Thursday 12 January
World Class: schools twinning programme.
Natasha Kaplinsky reported on the BBC's World Class scheme which puts schools in Africa in touch with schools in the UK, via email.
Cancer and benefits
For help with claiming benefits if you have cancer, talk to Macmillan Cancer Relief's helpline: 0808 808 2020. The official government benefit Inquiry Line is 0800 882
Wednesday 11 January
Family History: Sheila Hancock
We talked to the actress Sheila Hancock about the BBC's family history series: Who do you think you are
New website to help you calculate Christmas debt
Declan mentioned a new bbc website to help you calculate your Christmas debt, in relation to credit cards.
The Museum of Brands
Robert Opie from the museum of brands was on the programme, to talk about the demise of Golden Wonder crisps. The Museum of Brands is at: 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London W1 2AR.
Tuesday 10 January
Personal finance quiz
If you missed the answers to the personal finance questions which Declan set at 6.20am this morning, here they are:
1 Your chances of winning the National Lottery jackpot are around 1 in 14m; 2 The letters SSP on your payslip stand for Statutory Sick Pay; 3 The Royal Mint makes sterling coins in the UK. The quiz is part of an education pack designed by the Institute of Financial Services.
We talked to the Olympic triple jump gold medalist Jonathan Edwards about his new series for BBC Radio Four. Jonathan Edwards Looks Into.. begins on Thursday at 9pm.
Monday 9 January
Sarah Campbell reported from the Sheffield Life House. Last May we took you to a brand-new house in Sheffield for a unique experiment. One family had volunteered to live there, enjoying luxury accommodation with all the mod-cons. But there was one catch - they all had to wear electronic tags monitoring their every movement.
Alvin came into the Breakfast studio today to talk about giving our finances a new year make-over
Sir Trevor Brooking
In this, the 125th season of the FA Cup, the FA are compiling an official FA Cup Heroes Team. Sir Trevor will be chairing the committee that will select the final 25 for punters to vote for on the FA website.
Friday 6 January
You can see Step Families on BBC One on Wednesday at 10.40pm
Thursday 5 January
Pay off Your Mortgage in Two Years
New BBC Two series, challenges eight households to pay off their mortgage in two years. The programme features business advisor Rene Carayol and contributors Anne Marie and Sean Casey Poole. First programme 8pm, Thursday 5 January.
We reported on how some people were being ripped off when buying or selling items online.
Wednesday 4 January
Harry the cat
We featured the story of Harry the cat, star of a BBC One series starting at 8.30 on Thursday. The new series is called Super Vets
and the first programme features Harry's open heart surgery.
Tuesday 3 January
White Truffle: Yorkshire Pudding, published by La Trifula Publishing, ISBN: 0954975308
Blood Fever is published by Puffin Books, ISBN: 0141318600