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with Lynn Freeman
Sunday, Midday - 4pm
12:40 Director of National Museums Liverpool, David Fleming
David Fleming has trebled visitor numbers to Liverpool's main museums. He explains how he's done it and advises our museums not to panic at times like these when money's tight.
12:50 Rena Owen
New Zealand film star Rena Owen (right) returns to the stage to play Aroha, the lead in Bruce Mason's The Pohutakawa Tree for the Auckland Theatre Company. It's as powerful and demanding, she says, as her film role of Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors.
1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris
Simon begs to differ over the rave reviews of Quentin Tarentino's World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds. He also looks at two favourites at the recent International Film Festival - from France, Seraphine, and from Japan, Departures.
1:30 Documentary maker Milton Justice
We talk to Oscar-winning American documentary maker Milton Justice (below) - he won his statue back in 1986. He's directing a play about 9/11 eight years after the terrorist attack and a long way from home.
1:40 Lucy Orbell finds out why old books are still valuable…
1:50 Michael Joel reviews the New Zealand String Quartet's touring Haydn programme
2:00 The Laugh Track
Producer of new TV3 comedy news show 7 days, Jon Bridges.
2:20 Beached As
We chat to one of the Australian creators of the Beached As Kiwi whale and seagull who became a YouTube sensation and are about to star on the ABC.
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David Flemming runs Liverpool's main museums, and he's been holding workshops around New Zealand for our museum directors. (11′07″)
Rena Owen has returned from Hollywood to take to the stage, in The Pohutukawa Tree. (16′38″)
Milton Justice is now a guest director at the Department of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec in Auckland. (9′39″)
Lucy Orbell indulges her senses at bookstores all round Wellington, to find out if pre-loved books are still as popular as ever. (10′27″)
Michael Joel reviews the New Zealand String Quartet's Haydyn Tour with its two programmes, which it's taking to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson and Taradale. (3′59″)
"Beached As"features a skit about a roughly animated stranded whale and helpful seagull with flattend faux-kiwi accents. (7′44″)
In Chapter and Verse today, alook at the halcyon years of studio pottery in New Zealand - 1945 to 1980. (18′37″)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Sibelius Festival at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre runs from September 16th - 19th. (6′40″)
Vanessa Rhodes' play"Where are you from, my only one?"premieres at the Circa Studio in Wellington. (9′19″)
Produced by Simon Morris and Lynn Freeman
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