Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 10 February 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - The Lone Rhinoceros - Adrian Ballu nominated by William Macartney from Tauranga.
1:25 Eight Months to Mars - Wellington actor, Jed Brophy - he's dwarf Nori in The Hobbit films, and he was also in Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and King Kong. One of Peter Jackson's favourite actors goes to Mars.
2:10 The War Truck - Phillip Avery - Husband and wife team, Phillip and Gillian Avery, are busy packing their wartime Dodge truck today in preparation for it making the journey to Normandy for the 70th commemorations of the D-Day landings, in April this year. The pair are military vehicle enthusiasts and are no strangers to long drives, having taken a Sereies One Landrover around the world in 1998 -but this year they will travel to france, with their restored 1942 Dodge to join thousands of other enthusiasts on the Normandy beaches.
2:20 Beatlemania - Lucy Burns from BBC 'Witness' - On February 7th, 1964, British pop group the Beatles were met by hysterical crowds when their plane landed in the USA. Judith Kristen was one of the thousands of teenage girls at the airport that day. Hear her memories of Beatlemania.
2:30 Reading - Episode one of a four-part Word Pictures adaptation of 'Dove On The Waters', by Maurice Shadbolt. The reader is John O'Leary.
In the early 1900's, Walter Dove was a Lawyer in Auckland - upright in character and professional behaviour, reserved by nature and not ungerenous. But he had several unusual interests.. ..as his one-time legal clerk , 'Great Aunt Alice' subsequently revealed.
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'Dove On The Waters' (John O'Leary) Word Pictures 0:30
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2:45 Feature Album - Neil Finn's new album Dizzy Heights.
3:10 Feature Author - Nicholas Boyle - Four years ago, professor Nicholas Boyle, president of Magdalene College, Cambridge wrote the book 2014: How to Survive the Next World Crisis. Prof. Boyle predicted 2014 will be a fateful year that will determine if we're in for a century of relative peace and prosperity or relative acrimony and poverty. Now that 2014 is here, we ask him what he thinks now.
3:30 Voices - Taiwanese performer, Nikita Tu Bryant - Lynda Chanwai-Earle brings us a programme about an exciting new talent, a young Taiwanese performer exploring her cultural heritage through her music.
4:06 Denise L'Estrange-Corbet is on The Panel today with Chris Trotter. The Schapelle Corby release. The degeneracy of the Wellington Sevens, or just the usual rip-snorting party depending on who you listen to. The new Air NZ ad, more beggars on our streets, the policy of offering toys with fast food examined.. and condemned by Otago University researchers, and a suggestion out of Sweden as to how to spend the money we get in from the speed cameras, because of course it's not about the revenue.