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Today's Information: March

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March 2007

On Monday's programme...

  • Michaela Strachan

  • Michaela has a new DVD: 'Elephant Diaries' - the hugely popular BBC One series

  • Anthony Horowitz

  • The successful children's author has a new book: The Power of Five: Night Rise' is the third (in a five part series) of his horror books


    Friday 30 March

  • Rowan Atkinson

  • Mr Bean... was Friday's special guest, Mr Bean's Holiday (Universal) it's in cinemas from today

  • John Barrowman/Any Dream Will Do

  • We spoke to John Barrowman who is one of the judges on Any Dream Will Do (BBC One, Saturday, 7.45pm) - it's about the search for a new actor to play Joseph

  • How Young Can I Get?
    We spoke to film maker Nicky Taylor, who gave herself a budget of 5000 a six week deadline to test the effects of anti-ageing treatments, you can see how she got on: How Young Can I Get: BBC Three, Sunday, 9pm


    Thursday 29 March

  • FA Cup Schools Day

  • Primary schools can request an entry pack for the E.ON National FA Cup Schools Day by calling the hotline number:
    0845 6120 318
    e-mail: schools@eon-uk.com

  • The Apprentice
    You can get regular updates throughout the new series from the programme's website.

  • Curtis Stigers

  • Has just released a new album, Real Emotion and starts a 26 date nationwide tour on 1 April.

  • The People's Quiz

  • William G Stewart is scouring the country for the UK's brainiest people for a new National Lottery show.

  • Parking tickets

  • We featured an item about parking tickets.


    Wednesday 28 March

  • The Apprentice

  • The new series starts Wednesday night 9.00pm on BBC One (it has moved from BBC Two) - Breakfast talks to Sir Alan Sugar

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • The mental health charity MIND is supporting a new computer based CBT programme.

    You should also speak to your GP if you need more help

  • Anthea Turner
  • Has got a new book, The Perfect Housewife, and DVD of her BBC Three series The Perfect Housewife - she also has a new series due to start in May: Help Me Anthea, I'm Infested

  • Premature Menopause/Testosterone Patch

  • You can get help and advice from The Daisy Network.


    Tuesday 27 March

  • Doctor Who: Freema Agyeman

  • Freema plays the Doctor's assistant in the new series which starts on Saturday.

  • Bone Marrow

  • We're discussing the issue of the difficulties some people have finding a bone marrow donor.

  • Cycling

  • Chris Hollins met Victoria Pendleton and the rest of the GB track cycling team.


    Monday 26 March

  • Castaway

  • We speak to the first Castaway cast-off

  • Bethany Walton

  • We meet the teenager who has had severe problems with her weight, at one point weighing more than 30 stone. She features in a BBC Three documentary on tonight at 9.00pm.

  • Toki's Tale

  • We speak to Simon King who was attacked by a cheetah while making a programme for the BBC: Toki's Tale, Natural World, is on BBC Two, 4 April - time to be confirmed


    Friday 23 March

  • Guide Dog of the Year Awards

  • Find out how to make your nominations in the Breakfast and Guide Dogs for the Blind Association's awards.

  • Dragons' Den

  • We meet the first two inventors to get the backing of all five Dragons in the BBC Two series.

  • Davina McCall

  • Is on Breakfast to talk about a new series for Channel 4 called Let's Talk Sex which tackles the subject of sex education in schools. Friday 23 March 8pm, Channel 4. You can also contact the Family Planning Association:
    e-mail speakeasy@fpa.org.uk
    Tel: 020 7608 5243

  • Simon Schama: Rough Crossings

  • The historian and broadcaster Simon Schama was on Friday's Breakfast. His programme Rough Crossings is on BBC Two, Friday 23 March at 9.00pm

  • Bill Paterson

  • The actor is playing Dr Watson in the new two-part drama Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, it's on BBC One, Sunday 25 March at 4.30pm


    Thursday 22 March

  • School Report Day

  • Thursday is BBC School Report Day when pupils up and down the UK are having a go at making the news with help from BBC journalists. You can find out more from a special website:

  • Dick Strawbridge

  • Is in a second series of It's Not Easy Being Green, the first episode is on BBC Two, Thursday 22 March at 8.30pm

  • Doctor Who

  • The new series of Doctor Who starts on 31 March 2007, find out more from the Doctor Who website


    Wednesday 21 March

  • Women on Fire

  • Is a two part programme about two women who attempt to become firefighters - it's on BBC One at 7.00pm on the 20 and 21 March.

  • Rik Mayall

  • Is starring in the stage version of The New Statesman which is on until Saturday 24 March at the New Wimbledon Theatre

  • Whistleblower: Banks
    Undercover documentary focusing on a nine month investigation into banks, which reveals customers being misled and lied to. Whistleblower reporter Amanda Egbujo went undercover, you can see the Whistleblower on BBC One, Wednesday at 9.00pm


    Tuesday 20 March

  • Childhood in crisis

  • The charity Barnardo's is holding a two day conference about issues surrounding childhood, speakers include the so-called respect co-ordinator for the government.

  • CeBit

  • Maggie Philbin reports from the CeBit technology fair in Hannover.

    And Maggie was also in the Breakfast studio looking at some futuristic clothing and accessories. The coat we showed which adjusts to temperature is made by Ermenegildo Zegna.


    The backpack with in-built camcorder was from O'Neill.

  • World Snooker Championships

  • Find out more about the snooker world championships.

  • The Underdog Show

  • It's a brand new show on BBC Two, and it starts on Tuesday 20 March at 8.00pm, tonight's programme features Selina Scott, Mishal Husain, and their dogs Chump and Robson.


    Monday 19 March

  • Art Garfunkel

  • Art has a new album 'Some Enchanted Evening' - it's his 12th solo album and he's been touring.


    Friday 16 March

  • Comic Relief
  • It's Red Nose Day - find out more about Comic Relief which is on BBC One tonight.

  • Low carbon family

  • You can find out more about how to save energy and reduce your bills from our main story about our low carbon family, the Hawksworths.

  • Giraffes at Marwell Zoo

  • We were live at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire with Biffa the giraffe who has just had a baby and 'adopted' another young giraffe.

  • Eurovision

  • We met former Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon who is taking part in the competition to find Britain's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. You can see Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up, on Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm on BBC One


    Thursday 16 March

  • Jason Donovan

  • Jason Donovan was live on today's programme, find out more from his website, including tour dates

  • NatWest Cricket Force

  • Our sports presenter Chris Hollins talked about the NatWest Cricket Force event where local people put something back into their local cricket club and help with renovations.

  • Comic Relief does: The Apprentice

  • We spoke to Piers Morgan and Jo Brand who took part in The Apprentice for RND - you can see that programme tonight, at 9.00pm on BBC One.

  • Gerard Butler/300

  • We met Gerard Butler who stars in the new film 300, released by Warner, it comes out on 22 March.


    Wednesday 14 March

  • National no smoking day

  • Is today, find out more from the official website.

  • Speedway

  • Chris (almost) took a ride around the track. Find out more about the sport by clicking the link below.

  • Nigel Harman and David Bradley

  • Nigel and David star in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. The production enjoyed a sell out run in Sheffield. Opens at the Tricycle Theatre on 16 March, with previews from 13 March (it is directed by David Lloyd).

  • Lesley Garrett
  • Opera singer and Fame Academy judge Lesley will be on the Breakfast sofa - she has a new album out called When I Fall in Love, on the Universal label.


    Tuesday 13 March

  • Broadband services

  • We had a story about so-called unlimited broadband services which aren't unlimited at all. You can get help from the following websites:

  • Jill Halfpenny

  • The former EastEnders actor is appearing in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya from Friday 23 March to Saturday 14 April at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

  • Dating Agency

  • Mark Curry's dating agency is called Ittakes2.co.uk - not dot com.

  • Castaway

  • We have a live update from the Castaways who have already made a little discovery thanks to Breakfast.

  • Prince Charles: documentary

  • We speak to Royal experts Dickie Arbiter and Eve Pollard about last night's Channel 4 Dispatches documentary which makes claims about Prince Charles's involvement in political lobbying.


    Monday 12 March

  • Sienna Miller

  • Was on the Breakfast sofa to talk about her new film Factory Girl which opens this week

  • Fame Academy

  • The competition is hotting up, we spoke to Linda Robson.

  • The books we never finish

  • We featured an item about the top ten books we are least likely to finish.


    Friday 9 March

  • Rhona Cameron

  • Was on Friday's Breakfast - she talked about her debut novel 'The Naked Drinking Club'. Publisher: Ebury Press (1 Mar 2007), and a cancer benefit show she is appearing in.

  • Richard Curtis
    He's co-written a special edition of Casualty for Comic Relief called Sweet Charity. Screening on BBC One, Saturday 10 March, 8.50 to 9.50pm

  • Alistair McGowan

  • The Big Impressionist makes his West End musical debut in Little Shop of Horrors. He plays the Dentist and others.


    Thursday 8 March

  • Premium rate TV phone lines

  • TV bosses and the regulator are meeting today to discuss the issue of premium rate TV phone lines.

  • My life as a child

  • New eight part series of the critically acclaimed 'My Life as a Child' starts Thursday 8 March BBC Two 7pm

  • Trainee doctors

  • Follow up to our story about junior doctors.

  • Comic Relief does Fame Academy

  • Crufts
  • We're live at the world famous dog show

  • Sean Bean
  • Will be talking about his new film, released on 9 March.


    Wednesday 7 March

  • Badminton

  • In today's programme, Chris Hollins tries his hand at badminton.



  • Hedgehogs

  • We featured a story about hedgehogs struggling with hibernation because of the mild winter - we were live at Prickly Ball Farm

  • Phil Daniels

  • We met Phil Daniels who plays Kevin Wicks in EastEnders; he came in to talk about his latest storyline in the soap.


    Tuesday 6 March

  • 'Chemotherapy, cakes and cancer...'
    We featured the book: Chemotherapy, cakes and cancer: An A-Z survival guide to living with childhood cancer. To obtain free copy of the book call:
    The Child Cancer Helpline: 0800 197 0068

  • Chris Hollins and lying
  • You can find out on Wednesday's programme the result of our experiment with Chris on lying.

  • Otterhounds

  • The breed of dog we featured on today's programme was the Otterhound - a dying breed, experts fear they could be extinct within 10 years. The decline began when otter hunting was outlawed in the 1970s.


    Monday 5 March

  • Can you tell if Chris is lying?

  • We've got two clips of Chris Hollins - watch them both and see if you can work out in which one he's lying:

  • Panorama: Ethical Family

  • Reviews a year in the life of the BBC's Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt, as he tries to reduce his family's carbon footprint & 'live green'. Panorama, BBC One, 8.30 to 9.00pm

  • James McAvoy
  • The Last King of Scotland star was on the sofa to talk about his new film Becoming Jane, which is released on 9 March

  • Iain Banks

  • The successful author came in to talk about his new book: The Steep Approach to Garabandal


    Saturday 3 March

  • The Book Bus

  • Quentin Blake and Tom Maschler were on Saturday's programme to talk about the book bus.


    Friday 2 March

  • Peter Pan

  • The DVD of Peter Pan has been re-released by Disney.


    Thursday 1 March

  • Comic Relief

  • We featured an item about comic Relief's Fame Academy. Find out more from the Comic Relief website, and how you can get involved.

  • Steve Harley

  • The cockney rebel singer came into the studio to talk about his trip to raise funds for the Mines Advisory Group.
    There is also more information on Steve's website.

  • Marty and Kim Wilde

  • We spoke to Marty and daughter Kim - they've teamed up for a duet on Marty's new album Born to Rock n Roll - it's released on 5 March

  • World book day

  • Is today, find out more from the official website.

  • School places

  • One of our guests, Ben Rooney, has written a book called How To Win Your School Appeal.

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