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    February 2007

    Wednesday 28 February

  • How's your local hospital performing?

  • Find out from the Healthcare Commission's annual local ratings

  • Comic Relief

  • Find out how you can help raise money for Red Nose Day, from the BBC's Comic Relief website

  • Daniel Radcliffe

  • The 17 year old actor, who plays Harry Potter, is appearing on stage in London in the play Equus at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. This is not a play for children: it includes nudity and sex.

  • Illness

  • We discussed a new book which argues that your psychological state can trigger physical illness. It's called Why do People Get Ill? and it's by Darian Leader and David Corfield

  • Susan Hampshire

  • The actress' latest play, about a meeting between Robert Maxwell and Mother Theresa, is called The Bargain. It starts in Bath.


    Tuesday 27 February

  • Crying

  • We featured an item about crying with our guest Claudia Hammond who has written a book called Emotional Rollercoaster - A journey through the science of feelings, published by Harper Perennial.

  • Search for Olympic potential

  • We're reporting on a new initiative from UK Sport, which is looking for tall, fit men and women, aged 16-25, who might show potential as volleyball players. Find out more from UK Sport

  • Dementia

  • The "talking flat" featured in our report on the cost of dementia is run by Housing 21. It has sensors which can monitor whether the tenant is in bed, or has left the cooker on.

  • Overweight children

  • The weight loss programme for children which we mentioned is called MEND

  • Del Boy's van goes up for auction

  • The Trotters' Reliant Regal (an older version of the Reliant Robin) the Batmobile and many other cars are up for auction at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London today.

  • Airport parking

  • You can watch the full report on the pitfalls of valet parking on tonight's edition of Watchdog on BBC One. The company which Watchdog investigated is no longer trading.

  • Starlings

  • The wildlife photographer Lynne Newton has set up her own website about mass starling sightings. It's called Foxybiddy

  • Pam Ferris

  • The actress stars opposite Robert Lindsay in a revival of John Osborne's The Entertainer, at the Old Vic theatre in London.

  • Singer

  • The young singer we interviewed was called Hayley Westenra. Her latest album is called Treasure and she's about to go on tour in the US with astage show called Celtic Woman.


    Monday 26 February

  • School Sport

  • You can find out more about Roger Black's Olympic Challenge in a special programme on Radio Four this morning. There's more information on this website:


    Friday 23 February

  • World War 1 Online

  • To find out more about accessing the service records of WW1 from the National Archive, go the Ancestry website:

  • There is a charge for some of the information on the site
  • The Oscars

  • Full details about the Academy Awards from the BBC News Website.


    Thursday 22 February

  • The Oscars

  • Full details about the Academy Awards from the BBC News Website.

  • Scouts

  • It's the 150th anniversary of Robert Baden-Powell's birth, the founder of the Scouts. The organisation celebrates its centenary in August. Scouts from across the world are coming together at the London Eye to celebrate the publication of a book of his writings "Playing the Game: The Scouts" then go to Gilwell Park, the Scouts HQ.


    Wednesday 21 February

  • Natasha Marsh

  • We met the classical singer Natasha Marsh - her debut album Amour came out this week. She's touring with Russell Watson from Sunday 25 February.

  • David Frost/Through the Keyhole

  • A new series of Through the Keyhole starts in March on BBC Two - the time of transmission is to be confirmed.

  • David Tennant /RecoveryYou can see "Recovery" this Sunday (25 February) at 9.00pm on BBC One


    Tuesday 20 February

  • BBC slavery season

  • You can find out more about the BBC's season of programmes, devoted to the abolition of slavery from the BBC History website.

  • Pre Menstrual Syndrome

  • We featured an item about PMS and you can get more help or information from the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome.

  • Body image
  • The survey on body image was carried out for the Radio 1 programmes Newsbeat and TXU - follow the links on our main story.

  • Happiness monk

  • We spoke to Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk and, according to scientists, quite possibly the world's happiest man tells us how anyone can learn to be happy. He's written Happiness a Guide to Developing Life's Most important Skill, ISBN 9781843545583, Atlantic Books

  • Ann Marie Duff
  • We spoke to the star of Shameless on her forthcoming stage role in The Soldier's Fortune which is at the Young Vic Theatre from 16 February to 31 March


    Monday 19 February

  • Congestion charge

  • Find out about the changes to the congestion charge zone from our main story.

  • Lottery scams

  • Find out more from the Office of Fair Trading about its campaign to stamp out scams

  • Sleep clinic

  • You can see Sleep Clinic tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One in England and Wales, and at 11.10 pm in Northern Ireland. The programme will be shown in Scotland at a later date.

  • Gene Detectives

  • You can follow the Gene Detectives every morning at 9.15, straight after Breakfast, on BBC One


    Friday 16 February

  • Personal debt

  • For more information on Breakfast's poll about personal debt, plus helpline numbers and websites for the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, plus lots of other useful websites, follow the link to our main story:

  • School dinners
    The Leicester school we have been following, which has been revolutionising school dinners has had two of its staff selected to attend a lunch with Prince Charles in recognition of all their work.


    Thursday 15 February

  • The Conspiracy Files

  • Is a new television series for BBC Two, starting on Sunday 18 February at 9.00pm.

  • Ben Fogle

  • We spoke to Ben - he's been to Uganda to do some work for a charity called Hives Saves Lives.

  • Hotel Babylon

  • Emma Pierson who plays the hotel's feisty receptionist was a guest on Thursday's programme, and the first episode of the new series is on BBC One, tonight at 9.00pm.

  • Lynn Truss

  • We spoke to the author Lynn Truss about her new book New book 'A Certain Age', based on twelve monologues from the classic radio series. The book is available now.


    Wednesday 14 February

  • Alan Rickman

  • The actor's latest film is called Snow Cake and co-stars Sigourney Weaver. It's out now on DVD

  • Freaky Eaters

  • If you want to find out how psychologists helped the man who only ate Pizza and crisps, watch Freaky Eaters tonight on BBC Three at 9pm.

  • Internet dating

  • There's more on the perils of online dating on the BBC's Real Story tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm


    Tuesday 13 February

  • Swimming

  • Chris Hollins' latest film in his champion your sport series is about swimming. You can find out more from

    Baggage charges
    British Airways has introduced new charges for baggage from today, which will penalise people who use two small bags rather than one big one.

  • Breast cancer

  • The breast cancer drug we reported on is called Exemestane. A new study apparently suggests that it may be more effective than Tamoxifen in treating some types of breast cancer.

  • Eartha Kitt

  • The legendary singer, who's now 80, is appearing live at the Shaw Theatre, London this week

  • Cut-price weddings

  • We featured a new book which gives advice on how to get married without blowing a hole in your bank balance. It's called Making the Most of Weddings - A Practical Guide for Churches and it is available from Christian bookshops at 6.99.

  • Timothy Dalton

  • The former James Bond is starring in a new comedy police film called Hot Fuzz which premiers tonight in London.


    Monday 12 February

  • Mum's the Word

  • We talked to Bernie Nolan about her role in the touring production of Mum's the Word. The play opens in Blackpool tomorrow night.


    Friday 9 February

  • Teacher stress

  • We talked to a former head teacher about the stressful nature of his job. Viewers in the EAst Midlands can see more of that on Inside Out this evening.

  • Penelope Wilton

  • You can see the actress in a new version of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, opening at The Donmar, Covent Garden, Tuesday 20 Feb

  • When will I be famous?

  • We talked to Chuck Harris, one of the judges of the BBC's new talent show. You can see it on Saturday nights on BBC One.


    Thursday 8 February

  • Fresh milk

  • Our reporter Sarah Campbell was on a farm this morning, looking at how some dairy farmers are delivering their milk directly to their customers. The farm she was at is called PGT Hook & Son and its address is: Longleys Farm, Harebeating Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1ER. To contact the farm call: 01323 449494.


    Wednesday 7 February

  • The science of spying

  • You can visit the spying exhibition at the Science Museum in London from February 10. Please note: because this is a special exhibition, there is an entrance fee


    Tuesday 6 February

  • Co-habiting couples

  • We're discussing a court case which is going to the House of Lords which looks at how property is divided when a co-habiting couple split up. For online advice, you can go to the website Advice Now, which has a special section on living together - or your local Citizen's Advice Bureau. We're also talking to a solicitor from Resolution, which is the new name for the Family Law Association

  • Kylie's costumes

  • The exhibition of Kylie Minogue's costumes is on at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


    Monday 5 February

  • Seth Lakeman

  • We're talking to the folk singer and violinist about his latest single King and Country. It's taken from his album Freedom Fields.

  • Ricky Gervais

  • Ricky's Mocumentary film about Oscars shenanigans is called For Your Consideration.

  • England Rocks

  • We featured a new campaign to get tourists to visit sites associated with iconic rock albums. You can find out more on the Enjoy England website


    Friday 2 February

  • Hair dye

  • We're investigating an increase in allergic reactions to hair dye. This safety advice comes from the manufacturers' association, the CTPA

  • Opera singer

  • We're talking to the tenor Juan Diego Florez who is currently starring at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment. His album 'The Tenor' was released on January 22nd.

  • Richard Schiff

  • You can see the West Wing actor Richard Schiff on stage in London's West End. He's appearing in the British premiere of Underneath the Lintel, by Glen Berger at the Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA.


    Thursday 1 Feb

  • Don't get scammed

  • We're reporting on a new campaign to make people aware of hundreds of different scams, from fake lottery wins to exorbitant premium rate phone lines. You can download a leaflet from the Office of Fair Trading If you think you've been conned, ring the government's Consumer Direct helpline: 08454 040506 or visit their website

  • Space competition

  • The space competition we're reporting on is not run by Breakfast. It's organised by The New Scientist Magazine and the car makers Audi. You can find out more about it on a special website called Win a Trip to Space. The closing date is the end of April 2007

  • Stephanie Beacham and Christopher Timothy

  • You can catch our two guests in Sir Peter Hall's touring production of Hayfever, starting next week in Windsor



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