Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 27 June 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Caroline della Porta from Picton nominated 'Smile' by Michael Jackson.
1:20 NZ Live with Anika Moa and Benny Tipene in our Auckland studio - they're on the road on their "So Good They Named It Twice" North island tour.
2:10 The Brazil Question - Luiz Uehara: A Dunedin-based football coach has discovered what makes Brazil so good at the game... it is, he says, all about happiness and style.
Given the coach in question is born in Brazil, you might think there's a degree of bias in his analysis. His name is Luiz Uehara, a PHD student and a researcher at the University of Otago.
Luiz says the dance form samba, and the martial art of capoeira, have both influenced Brazilian football.
2:20 Cleaning Highwic - Sonia Sly: In an historic home in Auckland's Newmarket, a group gather each week to do a bit of household cleaning. There are around 8,000 objects that need a bit of TLC. For the volunteers involved it's certainly no chore.
2:30 NZ Reading: Episode Five of our reading of "Embracing the Dragon" by Polly Greeks in which she recounts her journey trekking the Great of Wall of China with Nathan Gray.
2:45 Feature Album - Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton (1971)
3:10 Food, Wine and Movies: Masterchef chef, Paula Saengthian-Ngam has a Xmas Pudding for your mid-winter dinner this weekend .. Belinda Jackson brings the wine .. and Sarah McMullan reviews the new Transformers movie: Age of Extinction - and the doco, Rising from the Ashes.
3.10 Fresh Fast Food - Paula Saengthian-Nga
Cooking: Marmalade Steam Pudding
3.20 Weekend Wine - Belinda Jackson
Esk Valley Syrah 2012, Hawkes Bay New Zealand $18: Plums, blackberries and black pepper
Mission Reserve Chardonnay 2012 $28: Big, rich, powerful oaky style
Penfolds Hyland Cabernet Sauvignon $17: Intense, blackcurrant, cedar, chocolatey - a big wine - very satisfying!
Movie Review - Sarah McMullan
Saturday - TV3 - 7pm
Secret Life of Dancers S02
Sunday - TV One - 8.30pm
3:35 The Beatles NZ Tour June 1964 - Episode 5:The Beatles play their final 2 concerts in Christchurch before departing the next day on June 28th, 1964 (09:57)
3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Julie Moffett today with What The World's Talking About: The language we all use, and whether it's more happy or more sad; sentiment analysis this is called and it's an important new science, seemingly. The World Cup in space, Germany vs the USA; will hospitals soon know what cigarettes you're buying and how many muffins and lollies? the chilling answer to this is "probably". What's the most popular age in the world? There must be people in the world of a particular age who are more numerous than people of any other age, and yes there are, and we'l tel you what that age is. What would your guess be, 2101? The retiring gnarly interviewer Jeremy Paxman says as a parting shot that his programme Newsnight was made by zealous 13-year-olds, the interesting decision by the BBC to censor climate debate and the dating website for the very smartest among us now.