Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 24 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Deeper Waters by Paul Kelly as chosen by Richard Thomson of Dunedin.

1:15 Link 3 - music game

2:10 Feature stories

The "Mona Lisa" of the South Pacific has come to New Zealand and goes on display today at Te Papa. The painting of a Tahitian princess was done by John Webber in 1785 on a Cook voyage to the South Pacific, and will be taken away for cleaning at the end of January.

Christmas has come early for two New Zealand kids who've been hired by one of the world's biggest toy manufacturers to test toys. Ten-year-old Thomas Parry of Dannevirke and seven-year-old Mia Blakie from Dunedin were chosen for the job out of hundreds of applicants from here and Australia.

www.toylab.com.au/toyologists

2:30 Reading

Barbara Ewing with episode three of her book The Mesmerist.

2:45 He Rourou

Taranaki actor Paulette Hansen says her performing arts skills have been invaluable for her acting. Paulette made her acting debut this year in the Maori language play He Matapihi ki te Ao She tells Ana Tapiata about the new skills she has learned through acting.

2:50 Feature Album

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West.

3:12 Virtual World

How cell phones could replace credit cards and GST and on-line purchases.

3:33 Auckland story

The Farmers Christmas Parade will be 77 years old when it hits Auckland's Queen Street this Sunday. There'll be about four thousand people helping, as street crew, in the back rooms, or characters in the parade itself. David Steemson has been back stage to see how Santa's little helpers are getting on.

4:06 The Panel

Josie Pagani and Jeremy Ellwood