Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 10 December 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Hans Gruber's Stille Nacht - or Silent Night - as chosen by Diana Ranger of Wilton.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

One of our best known exponents of the harp. Cathie Harrop, and her eclectic ensemble.

Audio of NZ Music Live can be found on our music webpage.

2:10 Feature stories

Kate Adamson from Oamaru was living the dream in Manhatten Beach California. Married to a successful lawyer with two young daughters, it all changed one morning in 1995. She had just gotten out the shower when she started to feel dizzy and unwell. Kate had suffered a double brain-stem stroke. For 70 days she could see and hear everything, but couldn't move. All she could do is think and blink. Completely paralysed, she says it was like being in a glass coffin. But with determination, and the support of her family, she has recovered from that stroke. Now Kate Adamson is a motivational speaker and author and she's back in New Zealand talking to people with the Stroke Foundation.

There's a mystery afoot in Pukerua Bay. A dead wallaby has been found in a residential neighborhood, a log hop away from any of the known populations of wallabies in New Zealand. Determined to solve the wallaby mystery, one woman contacted the Wellington Zoo and local vet clinics to see if anyone is missing a marsupial with no luck. The animal has been buried in a local resident's garden, but biosecurity officials would still like to know how it got to Pukerua in the first place.

2:30 Reading

The final episode The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing.

2:45 He Rourou

As a people of the land, Maori named many of their geographical features including mountains, rocks and, in the case of the Tarawera falls, even the three main water spouts of the spectacular natural feature. Ana Tapiata talks with Kahu Te Rire about some of the old portents, ancient waiata and other stories about the waterfalls

2:50 Feature Album

Lady Soul, the 1968 release from Aretha Franklin.

3:08 One Stop Shop

Fresh Fast Food, Weekend Wine, Weekend Weather, and Movie Review.

Six Egg White Pavlova
Classic Roast Turkey
Apricot Glazed Ham
Sweet Mustard Fruits
Lemon Crusted Salmon
Tarragon Cream Dressing
Guinness Christmas Pudding
Roast Rack of Lamb
Classic Sherry Trifle

Karl du Fresne's wine selections
The Picks
Wine under $10: Jacob's Creek Sparkling Moscato
Wine over $10: Seppelts Original Sparkling Shiraz
Special occasion wine: Bollinger Vigne Francaise 1999

4:06 The Panel

Simon Pound and David McPhail.