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Friday October 20

This morning on Breakfast, Mark Sainsbury spoke to lawyer John Miller about the Court of Appeal decision to allow asbestosis victims to keep their lump sum compensation payments from ACC. This decision could pave the way for asbestos victims to claims tens of millions of dollars in compensation from the Government.

Beginning our live coverage from London for the Breakfast programme this morning, Commonwealth Secretary-General and New Zealander Don McKinnon spoke about his professional and personal life in London - including his involvement with the Royal Household Cavalry, his thoughts on politics in New Zealand and the fight against poverty in the Commonwealth.

London Correspondent Melissa Stokes visited the city of Manchester to see what the city famous for its sport has to offer tourists and found it also has a bustling arts scene.  Among the attractions Melissa visited are the Northern Quarter, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Beetham Tower, Urbis, Selfridges, ChinaTown, Old Trafford, the Imperial War Museum and the Lowry.

This morning's Breakfast programme was presented live from an ex-pat hangout in Shepherds Bush, London.  Presenter Kay Gregory spoke with New Zealander Abi Brown about the extraordinary way in which she met her English fiance Neale Croutear-Foy.

This morning on Breakfast Kay Gregory visited the iconic attractions of London including the Tower of London, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, the Tate Museum and the Globe Theatre.

This morning on Breakfast, Political Editor Guyon Espiner took a look back at the week in politics. This week was dominated by talk of illegal election overspending, which was then legalised through retrospective legislation.

This morning on Breakfast Kay Gregory spoke to three New Zealanders who are making their mark on the performing arts scene in London.  Comedian Jarred Christmas features regularly in kiwi stand-up evenings and is also presenting various programmes for the BBC, Jayson Norris is a musician who has started his own record label and is touring New Zealand in November and Roanna Dalziel is an actor who is currently writing a play and tours English schools teaching Shakespeare.

This morning's Breakfast programme was presented live from the Walkabout Pub in Shepherds Bush, London.  Presenter Kay Gregory spoke with bar-tenders Chris Beck and Shannon Gifford about their work, life and finding a job in the English capital.

Kay then spoke to some of the New Zealanders in the pub about life in London and heard their messages for friends and family back home.