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  • A BBC special on Windows on the World, looks at what has become of the lives of the rubbish pickers since the 2014 World Cup, when the Gramacho, the biggest rubbish dump in South America, was closed

  • Cartoonist, writer and illustrator Adrian Kinnaird talks on Nights about the cartoonist community responses to both the killing of French staff at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the media aftermath

  • On Our Changing World, kiwi-safe dogs, osteo-arthritis and the Dunedin Hospital Joint Clinic, crossing planetary boundaries and city penguins - Wellington's little blues

  • Country Life meets Andy Fox, a fourth generation sheep and beef farmer and a director of Beef and Lamb New Zealand, who is breeding dwarf sheep

  • On Saturday Morning, Kim Hill's guests will include Anthony McCarten on his Oscar-nominated film The Theory of Everything, and Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden on quantum biology