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Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris present an afternoon of music and entertainment.

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  • Matinee Idle looks back at the making of the first fully recorded and processed New Zealand gramophone recording of the song Blue Smoke sung by Pixie Williams

  • Country Life meets Farmers of the Year, Rob and Karen Newman, looks at the past week's rainfall around the country, visits apple orchardist Ben James and goes truffle hunting with Gareth Renowden and his champion truffle hound, Rosie

  • Part 3 of BBC series Noise: A Human History explores the sounds of the Spirit and of Satan. Written and presented by Professor David Hendy and produced in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive

  • On Saturday Morning Kim Hill's guests will include Linda Colley, Jim Al-Khalili, and David Ward and Peter Daubé from the Wheel of Experience show

  • This Way Up visits the bird management team at Christchurch Airport to see how they deal with the problem of birdstrike. "Wikihouse" is a global open-source building movement that could be part of the Christchurch rebuild. Plus Canadian writer Charles Montgomery argues that cities can and should be happy places to live

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