09:05 The Hobbit movie row

Philippa Boyens, co-writer and co-producer on The Hobbit speaks out for the first time about the actors' union row affecting the movie project.

09:25 The start of the Commonwealth Games

Joseph Romanos, Nine to Noon sports commentator; and Boria Majumdar, sports historian and co-author of Sellotape Legacy: Delhi and The Commonwealth Games.

The NZ Commonwealth Games official website is www.29028.co.nz.

09:45 Africa correspondent David McKenzie

10:05 Jake Adelstein - Crime in Japan

American writer who spent 12 years as a crime reporter in Japan.

He has just published a memoir which details extortion, murder, human trafficking and corruption. He tells his experience of being up close and personal with Japan's criminal underbelly.

10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 Reading

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Andrew Campbell

11:30 Guest chef Catherine Bell and wine commentator Stephen Morris

Fresh Broad Bean and Goat Cheese Salad, Broad Bean Slaw, and Rustic Broad Bean Puree.

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Experiencing the changing of the seasons in Central Otago.