Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 25 September 2014
1:10 Best song ever written. 'Little Things' Trinity Roots. Chosen by Ian Purves of Wild Earth Nature Park in Golden Bay.
1:20 Simon's A to Z. Foxton. Including a chat with Tony Hunt from the Flax Stripper Museum. Dr Mike Joy talks about the state of the Manawatu River at the Foxton Loop. And Matt Wilson, one of 10 Wellington investors who saved the iconic soda brand, Foxton Fizz.
2:30 NZ Reading. Our story today celebrates the World of Wearable Arts.
2:45 Feature album. 'Greetings from California' - the debut album by American pop rock duo, The Madden Brothers.
3:10 World of Wearable Art. Simon talks to Australian set decorator Beverley Dunn, who is an international guest judge for the awards.
3:20 Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family - Veronika Meduna.
The mighty T. rex is the most famous member of the Tyrannosaurus family, but these ferocious dinosaurs came in all sizes. Veronika Meduna gets a preview of the Tyrannosaurus - Meet the Family exhibition which opens at Te Papa this Saturday (27 September).
3:35 'Friends' - 20th anniversary of its premiere - BBC Witness
In September 1994 a new show called Friends hit American TV screens. It was based on the lives of six 20-something New Yorkers and became one of the most successful comedies of all time, syndicated around the world. Farhana Haider has been speaking to one of the shows creators Kevin Bright.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show. Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Jane Clifton and Tony Doe talk about what the world is talking about.