Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 13 December 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Rosie Estall of Linton has nominated 'Moonlight in Vermont' by Ella Fitzgerald  

1:25 NZ Live - Auckland singer/songwriter, Ginny Blackmore on New Zealand Live today.

2:10  No Lies - Scott Britton - Blogger Scott Britton has spent the last four months telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth for last four months. No white lies. No "baby lies" as he calls them for convenience, just pure honesty. He says it has changed his life. He's written about the experience and it's implications on his blog – Life-Long Learner.

2:20   Moa - Justin Gregory  - episode one of Moa, an adaptation of Quinn Berentson's award winning book about New Zealand's extraordinary giant bird.

2:30 Reading - episode 4 of Rob Hewitt's story 'Treading Water' told by Jim Moriarty.

2:45 Feature album - The White Album - Beatles (1968)

3:10 One Stop Shop - Christchurch chef, Phillip Kraal from Bamboozle Oriental Fusion with his recipe for Chilli Corn Soup Tablets; Yvonne Lorkin with her Christmas menu wines; and Sarah McMullan reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Weekend Wine - Yvonne Lorkin

Classic Xmas Wine Menu 

Champagne Lanvin & Fils Epernay Brut NV or local No.1 Family Estate Methode Traditionelle No.8

Mahurangi River Estate Field of Grace Chardonnay 2012

Waimea Nelson Viognier 2013

Wooing Tree 'Tickled Pink' Late Harvest Pinot Noir 2012

Hihi Captain Nimmo

Wine Picks:
Cheap and Cheerful:
Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Arneis 2013 $11.99 (on special)
Mid Price Magic:
Deinhard Green Label Riesling 2012 $18
Treat Yourself
Babich Headwaters Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 $27

Movies - Sarah McMullan
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug          ***.5
2 hr 41mins; M: Contains Violence

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues           ***
1hr 59 mins; M: Contains Offensive Language, Sexual References & Drug Use
** Opens in NZ - Thursday December 19 2013 **

TV Pick: Missing Christmas - TV2 Sunday

3:40 Festival of Lights - Sixty years ago the city of New Plymouth put up colored  lights in Pukekura Park to mark the Coronation of the Queen. Six decades later, the Festival of Lights is one of the most popular Christmas displays in the country. Starting on Sunday, there will be activities and concerts and of course magnificent light displays at the park. 

4:06 David Slack and Sally Wenley are on the last Panel of the week: The Len Brown Story - Another chat about poverty, with suggestions that it's causing trauma in schools and admissions to hospitals. The enormously expensive MFAT enquiry, the meteor shower this weekend, how good it'll be we don't know yet; the demise of current affairs, the Pike River settlement, the Imposter Syndrome discussion we promised you the other day, the Len Brown enquiry, there may be some progress on that this afternoon, and fake guns. Why do we allow fake guns?