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January's Information
  • This page contains information for January 2005's editions of Breakfast. We've compiled it in date order, so you'll need to scroll down the page, to find what you need (the most recent items are at the top)

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    Wednesday 20th April

    www.ovarian.org.uk is the website to contact for more information on Ovarian Cancer following our interview with Saffron Aldridge.

    Monday 31 January

  • Aids and HIV
    We talked to the Terrence Higgins Trust about living with HIV and the treatments available. You can get much more information from their website.

  • Missing persons
    We're talking to the National Missing Persons helpline about their work. You can ring their confidential service on 0500 700 700 (freephone).

    Friday 28 January

  • Stewart Lee
    Stand-up comedian and co-creator of the multi award winning Jerry Springer - The Opera, Stewart Lee is embarking his first-ever national solo UK tour

  • Sheila Hancock
    We talked to the actress who stars in the Anniversary which is playing at the Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH.

  • Jane Mcdonald
    We talked to the woman who's career was launched by the BBC's Cruise Ship. Jane Mcdonald has a new album out and is on tour.

    Thursday 27 January

  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    We're talking to the world's best known explorer about his latest expedition: an ascent of the North face of Everest. He's raising money for the British Heart Foundation's Healthy Hearts Campaign

    Wednesday 26 January

  • Text
    We talked to Adrian Harris, who runs the Grumbletext website - a site for consumer complaints, which has a designated section regarding premium rate texts.

  • Egg and sperm donors
    We talked to Laura Witjens, chair of the National Gamete Donation Trust

  • The Rotters Club
    We spoke to Mark Williams (The Fast Show, Harry Potter) and Dick Clement (Porridge, Auf Wiedersein Pet) about Jonathan Coe's book The Rotters Club which has been adapted for television. The series begins tonight, at 9pm on BBC Two.

    Tuesday 25 January

  • Tyler Brule
    Breakfast talked to the presenter of new BBC media programme "The Desk" on BBC4. Tyler Brule set up Wallpaper magazine. The Desk is on tonight, on BBC 4 at 22:30-23:00pm.

  • Errol Brown
    The lead singerfrom Hot Chocolate told us about his past glories and his new tour.

    Monday 24 January

  • First time buyers

  • Jet to let
    Our business presenter Declan Curry interviewed an expert on Buy to let properties overseas. If you want to know more, you can contact the Federation of Overseas Property Developters, Agents and Consultants

  • Children and cancer
    Cancertalk week is run by Macmillan Cancer Relief.The charity also has a number of downloadable classroom resources for teachers

  • Life audit
    Caroline Righton's book Life Audit is published by Hodder Mobius ISBN: 0340836784. Ingrid Collins is a consultant chartered psychologist and registered spiritual healer.

  • Tsunami single
    We talked to Robin Gibb about the new single in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee's appeal for the Tsunami. It's called Grief Never Grows Old and it's on release now.

  • Afternoon play
    We talked to actor Neil Stuke about the return of the afternoon play to BBC TV. You can see the first this afternoon on BBC One at 2.05pm

    Friday 21 January

  • Sue Thearle's Running Mate
    If you are interested in training for the marathon with Breakfast's sports presenter Sue Thearle, follow the link below.

  • Tsunami Aid Concert

    Thursday 20 January

  • Einstein
    You can see Horizon's programme on Albert Einstein tonight on BBC Two at 9pm

  • US President
    We talked to Stephen Graubard, who's the author of a book called The Presidents, a comparative study of modern American Presidents. It's published by Penguin, ISBN: 0713996188, rrp: 30

    Wednesday 19 January

  • Echo the Elephant: Competition
    We featured an item about a BBC documentary which follows Echo, an African elephant living in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. If you want to enter a competition to name Echo's eighth calf which has just been born, follow this link and scroll down the page:

  • And you can see Natural World: Echo of the Elephants, The Final Chapter? BBC Two, 2000hrs tonight; it will be repeated at 1830 on Sunday 23 January.

  • The programme was directed by Martyn Colbeck, and you can see an exhibition of his photographs by following the link to:

  • Poet, George Szirtes
    George is an art teacher from Norfolk who only mastered English after being brought to Britain from Hungary at the age of eight, has won a leading poetry prize. He beat nine other authors to take the coveted T-S Eliot award with a collection which echoes the regret for his lost homeland.

  • Samir Peter: the Liberace of Baghdad
    We met Smair Peter the Iraqi pianist, he is going to feature in a BBC Four Storyville Documentary by Sean McAllister which is one of only two British films to be nominated for an award at the Sundance Festival: The Liberace of Baghdad is on BBC Four, Tuesday 25 January, at 2100hrs.

  • Parkinson's Disease
    We spoke to our resident GP Dr Rosemary Leonard. Researchers have discovered a defective single gene which causes some people to inherit the condition.

    Tuesday 18 January

  • Prostitution
    Denise Marshall, the Chief Executive of the POPPY Project appeared on Breakfast this morning to be interviewed about Tim Samuels report on trafficking. The poppy project helps people who have been trafficked.

  • Tsunami
    Gordon Duncan was in Sri Lanka when the Tsunami struck - thankful to be alive he's giving back a little of what he's had from the resort - he's set up a charity. An online donation system will be on the site as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can send a cheque, payable to Friends of the Galle Project 2005 to: Frog Project C/o APB Studio 18 Westbourne Studios 242 Acklam Road London W10 5JJ. Include an e-mail address / phone number so they can contact you about Gift Aid when applicable, and with updates.

  • David Wolstencroft
    Creator of Spooks turns his attention to writing a good old fashioned spy novel: "Good News Bad News": published by Hodder and Stoughton, ISBN: 0340752424 RRP: 10

  • Ian Ogilvy
    Once The Saint, he's now earning more money as a childrens author - his latest books is "Measle and the Dragodon": (October 2004) Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 019271953X rrp: 8.99

    Monday 17 January

  • Migraine
    We reported on an investigation into whether migraines with aura are caused by a small hole in the heart. This theory is still under medical research, by a team called Mist (Migraine intervention with Starflex Technology).

  • Shares competition: beat the professionals
    Declan looked into a new competition from the Stock Exchange, called Investaquest. It's offering a total of 100,000 worth of prizes to budding stock-pickers. There will be heats in ten regions and a national final - all involving investing pretend money - but the winners will get the real thing.

  • Geronimo
    You can watch this programme about amateur inventors on BBC Two tonight at 6.30pm

    Sunday January 16

  • Salvation army Tsunami appeal
    To donate to the Salvation Army's Tsunami appeal, phone 0800 028 7744

    Friday 14 January

  • Mind Gym
    Seb Bailey and Sam Aspinall talked to Breakfast about how to we can all be more effective. They gave tips from: The Mind Gym: Wake Your Mind Up, by Mind Gym. Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks ISBN: 0316729922 RRP: 12.99

    Rock Art
    England's finest prehistoric rock art is being showcased on the internet today. Archaeologists at Newcastle University have put more than six thousand images of ancient stone carvings on a new website.

    Thursday 13 January

  • Debt
    The financial expert we talked to, Paul Lewis, has just published a book: Money Magic. Publisher: BBC Books ISBN: 0563522011 RRP: 7.99

  • Archive films
    We talked to Dan Cruikshank, who narrates a new BBC Two series using film shot by cinema pioneers before the First World War. It's called The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon and it begins on Friday 14th January, 9pm on BBC Two.

  • Architectural salvage
    The programme we discussed which features recycled fifties kitchens and other architectural salvage is called The Reclaimers. It starts tonight on BBC Two at 8.30pm.

  • Secondary school leage tables

    Wednesday 12 January

  • Severe Weather
    Breakfast bought you a special programme with the latest severe weather around the UK.
    Floodline 0845 988 1188

  • Cancer
    The public are alarmingly ignorant about how they can reduce their risk of developing cancer, according to a new survey by Cancer Research UK. Breakfast talked to Dr Rosemary Leanord.

    Tuesday 11 January

    Stuart Hill
    A first time author, former upholsterer and currently working in Waterstones. He was discovered by the same publisher who found JK Rowling and film rights for his book are currently being negotiated.
    The Cry of the Icemark (January 3, 2005) Publisher: Chicken House ISBN: 1904442560 RRP: 12.99

  • Fatherhood
    Marcus Berkmann came on to talk about his book 'Fatherhood, The Truth'. Publisher: Ebury Press, ISBN: 0091900638, RRP: 10.99.

    Monday 10 January

  • Weather warnings
    Our forecaster Helen Willetts is warning of severe weather and no respite for people living around Carlisle.
    Floodline 0845 988 1188

  • Mediterranean diet and cancer
    We discussed new research which apparently shows that olive oil may help protect against breast cancer
    One of our guests was Ian Marber author of The Food Doctor Everyday Diet: (January 6, 2005) Publisher: Dorling Kindersley ISBN: 140530605X RRP: 12.99

  • Nigel Havers
    The stage production of Daphne du Maurier's classic thriller 'Rebecca' opens at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle on 24 January.

  • Dragon's Den
    You can watch the new business programme Dragon's Den tomorrow night on BBC Two at 8pm

    Friday 7 January

  • Jerry Springer, the opera
    BBC Two is screening the musical tomorrow night (Saturday) starting at 10pm.

    Thursday 6 January

  • Tsunami
    For our full round-up of how to donate, go to our special page:

  • Alexander
    The film Alexander, starring Colin Farrell, goes on release this week, cert 15

    Wednesday 5 January

  • Tsunami
    For our full round-up of how to donate, go to our special page:

  • Mike Leigh
    Film director Mike Leigh's new film Vera Drake opens on Friday 7 January at cinemas across the UK. It's certficate 12A

    Tuesday 4 January

  • Tsunami
    For our full round-up of how to donate, go to our special page:

  • The Conservative Party
    Outlined its introduction to the Conservative manifesto, and party leader Michael Howard was a guest on today's programme.

    Monday 3 January

  • Tsunami
    For our full round-up of how to donate, go to our special page:

  • Make Poverty History
    We're talking to Adrian Lovett of Oxfam about the launch of this campaign, which was featured on The Vicar of Dibley on Saturday night.

    Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 January

  • Tsunami
    For our full round-up of how to donate, go to our special page.
  • Oxfam appeal for volunteers
    Oxfam needs 10,000 extra volunteers to help staff its shops and sort extra donations

  • Charity record for the DEC's Tsunami appeal
    We talked to the DJ Mike Read, who's organising a Band-Aid style record. It's called Grief Never Grows Old - and it's hoped it will be in the shops by the end of this week.

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