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    November

    Thursday 30 November

  • Gerri Halliwell
    Gerri Halliwell is an ambassador for the United Nations. To find out more about the projects she is working on you can visit the United Nations website.

    British Airways

  • If you want more information on about the radiation traces found on BA planes
  • the helpline number is 0845 6040171. Or you can log on to the BA website

  • Poverty minister

  • Ellie Crisell at Newsround was on Breakfast to talk about a special programme that Newsround are broadcasting on Friday on child poverty. The poverty minister, Jim Murphy has said that he will reply to every email he receives from a child about poverty. Jim Murphy's email address is: Jimmurphymp@parliament.uk


    Wednesday 29 November

  • Can't Walk, Won't Walk

  • The BBC Two documentary is on December 7th at 7pm. You can get more information about the procedures and those on Breakfast this morning by watching the documentary.

  • Farepak Response Fund

  • If you wish to contribue to the fund as an individual, please call 0845 260 1096. Corporate or large donations can be made by calling 01904 550 038. Farepak customers should register with the administrators, BDO Stoy Hayward: 0870 066 9826.

  • Back pain

  • Sitting bolt upright is, apparently, bad for your back, according to the latest research.


    Tuesday 28 November

  • Tsunami drama

  • You can watch the drama documentary Tsunami: The Aftermath on BBC Two tonight at 9.30pm


    Monday 27 November

  • Homelessness documentary

  • You can see the documentary on homeless families on BBC One on Wednesday night at 10.40pm. It's called Evicted.

  • Jackanory
    The children's story series returns to our screens tonight, when John Sessions will read "Muddle Earth" - a parody of The Lord of the Rings. Watch it on CBBC at 4.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Reindeer

  • Chris Packham's Reindeer documentary is on BBC Two tonight at 6pm. It's called Nature's Calendar. There's also a book to go with it.

  • Will Ferrell

  • The Will Ferrell comedy we discussed is called Stranger Than Fiction. It's about a man whose life is being narrated by a mystery female voice (Emma Thompson)

  • Penguin animation

  • The animated Penguin film which stars Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams is called Happy Feet.


    Friday 24 November

  • China Schoolday

  • To take part in the BBC's latest school exchange, which gives children in China and the UK a chance to find out about each other's lives, go to the BBC's special Schoolday website

  • Flushed Away

  • We reported on the latest film from Aardman animations, the creators of Wallace and Gromit. It's the first not to use plasitcine models. It opens around the UK on December 1.

  • Anti-bullying song

  • You can find out more about Eliza Dunn's song, which is called Stronger, on So-Music

    Thursday 23 November

  • Planet Earth

  • We had another look at some amazing pictures from Planet Earth. The next episode on Sunday 26 November at 9.00pm.

  • Simon Callow

  • Is making his RSC acting debut, he takes on the role of 'Falstaff' in 'Merry Wives: The Musical' From 2 December to 10 February at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.


    Wednesday 22 November

  • French women don't get fat

  • At least, that's according to Mireille Guilano. She came in to talk about her collection of recipes and tips which help the French stay slim. It's called French Women for All Seasons. Publisher: Chatto and Windus ISBN: 0701180609

  • Brenda Blethyn

  • The Oscar-nominated British actress who starred in Secrets and Lies has just published her memoirs. They're called 'Mixed Fancies' - Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd ISBN: 0743248597


    Tuesday 21 November

  • Farepak
    If want to donate to the fund which has been set up to help customers of the collapsed Christmas club, you can do so by phone:
    Individual donations: 0845 260 1096
    Business or large donations: 01904 550 038
    Closing date for donations is this Friday 24 November.
    Farepak customers should register with the administrator, BDO Stoy Hayward - 0870 066 9826 - to get compensation.

  • Squash

  • We've collected together some useful links if you'd like to find out more about playing Squash in the UK

  • Parking

  • We're talking to the author of a book about car-parks. It's called Parking Mad and it's by Kevin Beresford.

  • Author

  • We talked to Charles Frazier, the author of Cold Mountain, about his latest novel. It's called Thirteen Moons and it's the story of life with Cherokee Indians.


    Monday 20 November

  • Chest pain and heart attacks

  • We're reporting on a new campaign which encourages people not to ignore chest pain, as it may indicate a heart attack. The British Heart Foundation says: don't put a brave face on it, if you experience pain in the central part of your chest, call an ambulance. The classic symptom of a heart attack is a crushing pain in the chest - but not all heart attacks feel like that. You can also experience symptoms like indigestion, pain in the arms and neck or even pain in the back.

  • Sir Tim Rice

  • You can catch the new production of Tim Rice's musical Blondel from November 23 at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London.

  • Swap Shop
    We talked to Maggie Philbin about the BBC children's series Swap Shop, which ran from 1976 to 1982. BBC Two is planning to revive the series for a one-off special this Christmas. To find out more - or to tell Maggie more about the props she brought in, go to the website Saturday mornings.


    Friday 17 November

    China School day
    If you'd like to take part in the BBC's latest schools link up, which will be shown next week on News 24, you can find out more from BBC online's special schoolday section

  • E-bay entrepreneurs

  • We talked to Wilma Mae Ward, who runs a clothes business called The Gathering Goddess.


    Thursday 16 November

  • Dyslexia

  • Find out more about how to get help with Dyslexia.

  • Chris and Carol dancing on ice

  • Find out more about why Chris and Carol are putting their skates on for a good cause.

  • Bank Charges

  • We spoke to Martin Lewis from Moneysavingexpert.com about how you can avoid paying bank charges.

  • State Within

  • We spoke to Jason Isaacs who stars in the gripping new BBC drama The State Within. It's on BBC One, 9pm, Thursday.


    Wednesday 15 November

  • Strokes
    For more information on how to avoid strokes, try the Stroke Assocation.


    Tuesday 14 November

  • Online temping agency
    We featured a new website which matches temporary workers with jobs lasting as little as a couple of hours a day. It's called Slivers of Time

  • Wind in the willows
    To find out more about the campaign to save the original setting for Kenneth Grahame's book, go to the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust website


    Monday 13 November

  • Claire Bloom

  • We talked to the actress Claire Bloom, who's starring with Billy Zane in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks' , It opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Wednesday 29th November.


    Saturday 11 November

  • Self-harm

  • Our interviewee Sophia Gill has set up her own website, to help people understand self harm and try to deal with it.


    Friday 10 November

  • Cricket postcards

  • The postcards we featured which make fun of Australian sporting achievements are in a book to raise money for Sports Relief. It's called Postcards from the Sledge (by Beach). ISBN: 0955367905

  • Novel

  • Best known for the BBC comedy series The League of Gentlemen, Mark Gatiss has written a second novel about the secret agent Lucifer Box. It's called The Devil in Amber. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd ISBN: 074325709X

  • Pit ponies

  • You can visit Sparky the pit pony at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, Yorkshire. You can also adopt one of the museum's ponies, by making a donation.

  • Care for the elderly

  • We're discussing predictions of a looming financial crisis in care for the elderly with Stephen Burke, chief executive of the organisation Counsel and Care. It has a website and a helpline: 0845 300 7585


    Thursday 9 November

  • AA Gill

  • The TV and restaurant critic's new book is called Previous Convictions - Assignments From Here and There. Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (9 Nov 2006) ISBN: 0297851624

  • All-girl band

  • The all-female singing quartet we talked to just after 9am is called All Angels. Their debut single, a cover version of 'Songbird' is released today and an album will follow on Monday. The song they performed to close the programme was a version of the spiritual Steal Away to Jesus.


    Wednesday 8 November

  • Grizzly bear documentary

  • You can see the wildlife documentary The Bearman of Kamchatka tonight on BBC Two at 8pm

  • Self-publishing

  • The self-publishing website we're featuring in our business news is called Lulu.com.

  • Pre-paid debit card

  • The debit card which allows you to pay by plastic when you don't have a bank account is called the Unique Card. It's been developed by Mastercard and it's aimed at people such as migrant workers who find it difficult to open a British bank account. There is a one-off charge, plus a monthly fee for this card


    Tuesday 7 November

  • Panorama

  • Find out more about Panorama's story about criminals released to bail hostels who go on to commit more crimes.

    Exposed: The Bail Hostel Scandal will be broadcast on Wednesday 8 November, at 9.00pm on BBC One

  • Poppy appeal

  • We had a discussion on today's programme about the annual poppy appeal, find out more from the Royal British Legion.

  • Helping the elderly to keep warm

  • Actress June Whitfield was in the Breakfast studio with our resident GP, Dr Rosemary Leonard. The leaflet, available from the NHS or your family doctor about helping the elderly to look after themselves in the winter is called: Keep Warm Keep Well. You can also get a free benefits health check by calling SeniorLine, a free welfare rights advice service on 0808 800 6565 (call 0808 808 7575 in Northern Ireland, and 0800 26 96 26 for textphone users). You can also find out more online from Help the Aged:

  • Jeremy Bowen
    Jeremy made a brief return to Breakfast to talk about his new book: War Stories - memoirs of my life as a war reporter, publisher: Simon and Schuster, 6 Nov 2006, ISBN: 0743230949

  • Didi Conn
    Didi Conn, otherwise known as 'Frenchy' in Grease came in to talk about new special edition DVD of the musica. Sing-A-Long Grease DVD and digitally remastered edition of the film, released 6 November.


    Monday 6 November

  • Cave

  • We featured an item about a massive cave: Titan is the UK's largest cave - and it's only recently been discovered beneath a Derbyshire field. Viewers in the North can see more on that story in Inside Out on BBC1 at 7.30 tonight

  • Sue Cook
    The former Crimewatch presenter turned novelist has her first book out - 'On Dangerous Ground' Publisher: Headline Review (6 Nov 2006) ISBN: 0755322347

  • Monty Don
    Was our guest on Monday, he's got a new book and BBC series 'Growing out of trouble' where he takes persistent offenders and puts them to work on the land. Growing Out of Trouble Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (2 Nov 2006) ISBN: 034089847X. The TV programme will be broadcast in late November.


    Friday 3 November

  • Alzheimer's disease
    We spoke to the Coronation Street actor Sally Lindsay whose grandmother Ellen died of Alzheimer's at the age of 70. Sally is now an active campaigner for the Alzheimer's society.

    National Helpline:
    0845 300 0336
    (Mon to Fri 8.30am to 6.00pm)

  • Silent Calls

  • We spoke to the Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming about silent calls - he's tabled an early day motion in parliament

  • Planet Earth

  • We spoke to series producer Alastair Fothergill, along with Ice Worlds producer Vanessa Berlowitz to talk about the new series which starts Sunday. New series begins BBC One Sunday 5 November, 9.00pm.

  • Helena Bonham Carter

  • We spoke to Helena Bonham Carter about her new film Sixty Six, it's in cinemas from today.

  • Sir Cliff Richard

  • Breakfast's Susanna Reid has been to meet Sir Cliff, his UK tour is from 4 November to 6 December. There's an album: 'Two's Company - The Duets' - out 6 November and DVD: 'Live - Here and Now' - out 27 November. His new single is a double a side: 'Move It' (re-recording of Cliff's 1958, with Brian May on guitar and Shadows drummer Brian Bennett) - released 11 December; plus '21st Century Christmas'.


    Wednesday 1 November

  • Data protection
    We spoke to a guest from a company called Garlik which can offer online data protection for anyone concerned about identity fraud. At the moment, the service is free - for a trial period.

  • Sue Townsend

  • The novelist's latest book is called Queen Camilla. ISBN: 0718148568



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