Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 27 January 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

New Zealand hip hop/R&B and reggae recording artist and producer Che Fu chooses our song today.

1:15 Your Place

The historically significant town of Riverhead in the upper reaches of the Waitemata Harbour.

2:10 Feature stories

It's been a hard day's night for a Canadian singer who has just become the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles. Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy signed up for the course on the Fab Four when it launched at Liverpool Hope University in March 2009. She is the first person from her class to graduate.

A New Zealander has won first prize in an international photo competition with his picture of Sinbad the Kakapo. Shane McInnes beat thousands of entries from all over the world.

2:30 Reading

A Strange Disguise by Constance Clyde, read by Alison Harper.

2:45 Feature Album

Che Fu's Navigator.

3:12 Arts Report

Former Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne has a new movie out about music and dance. It's a doco about the singer's last tour with Brian Eno in 2008-09, directed by Hillman Curtis.

Byrne took the unusual step of hiring a group of choreographers and dancers to interprate the songs on stage, all dressed in white, while Byrne and his band played the music. The entire band also dressed in white.

David Byrne's previous concert film, Stop Making Sense (1984) which features Talking Heads live on stage is regarded as a classic - so it's a hard act to follow, with this new flick, called Ride Rise Roar. Something he was more than aware of, in this chat with the BBC's Mark Coles.

3:33 Feature Story

The Sundance is the premiere US showcase for American and international independent film - and this time last year, Taika Waititi's feature film Boy premiered to sell out houses there.

One of the controversial films (but getting great raps) is by New Zealand-born director Lee Tamahori The Devil's Double is about Saddam Hussein's son Uday. One reviewer has described it as "a Middle-Eastern-flavoured take on Scarface"

One theme emerging from the movies being shown at Sundance is a fascination with religion. And at the top of most people's hate list is director, Kevin Smith's highly provocotive film, Red State. It involves gay people being murdered in a church operated by religious fundamentalists.

Tom Brookes of the BBC caught up with the Festival's founder, film star, Robert Redford about how responsible and fair it is to screen Red State.

4:06 The Panel

Barry Corbett and Duncan Webb.