Saturday October 27
See over on the right for the rearranged regular features, but at a glance here Saturday night we have VICKY HYDE SCIENCE REPORT, MOTORING ERIC THOMPSON, MAX CRYER, ASTRONOMY GRANT CHRISTIE, MOVIES JAMES CROOT, NEW MUSIC and CLASSIC ALBUMS with GRANT SMITHIES.
Grant Smithies Classic Album this week. Roxy Music’s stunning debut released 40 years ago. Check out a bizarre but awesome live Roxy Music performance from this time here.
11:10pm:- MARK EVANS, a zoologist who’s made a remarkable documentary just watching a DEAD HIPPO for 2 weeks. Believe me, it’s more interesting than it sounds. It’s been hailed as the most comprehensive illustration of nature's food chain in action to date. Hippo: Afterlife premieres Sunday November 18 at 6.30pm on the Animal Planet Channel.
11:30:- TOY LOVE, our most famous post punk outfit have a double vinyl release of singles, rarities and live stuff next Saturday and there’s a big DO at Real Groovy in Auckland. The entire band will be there and 10 local acts play Toy Love songs. Famed music guru/author JOHN DIX was there in the Toy Love heyday and describes the too brief phenomenon of Toy Love LIVE. Check out a great quality Toy Love LIVE clip here.
Sunday October 28
See over on the right for the rearranged regular features, but at a glance here, Sunday night we have TRAVEL SHOW, JOHN DYBVIG’S LETTER FROM AMERICA, ENVIRONEWS, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, COLIN ESPINER’S AUSTRALIA & POLITICS with DUNCAN GARNER....plus...
9:30pm Environews this week, a repeat airing of a visit to the Yellowhead conservation team in The Catlins. Check out the video of this imperiled creature here.
Natural History Book Give-away.
Kakapo, From The Brink Of Extinction, winner of Best Science Writing 2010 is the story of the conservation battle to save this iconic and uniquely New Zealand species.
WIN A COPY! E-mail Graeme from this web-page and say Kakapo please and leave your postal address. A winner will be drawn Sunday night.
Listen to an interview with the author, and eco-legend Don Merton who died earlier this year, here.
Feel free to download the weird booming call from the downloads section on the front page. To find out more about the book or to order a copy just click here.
10:30pm. A confluence of Beatle things. Word is that the tribute band The BOOTLEG BEATLES put on one hell of a convincing show. Hear Andre Barreau who plays George Harrison and check out their Sgt Pepper in the video section here.
The Beatles’ MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR aired for the first time on Boxing Day 1967, and only in black and white and was panned by the critics. There is a truly superb documentary airing on Prime Monday 29th about the making of it and the reaction to it. We found a couple who were 17 at the time who watched it together on a grainy black and white telly as it premiered.... and they’re still together! What did they make of it? The lovely Bill and Pam Latimer explain. Click here for some magical Mystery video restored.
Also... if you have a spare $1200 bucks, a new publication of photographs by Harry Benson, The Beatles: On The Road is out now. Click here for more.
11:10:- Each Sunday, Shipwreck Tales. John McCrystal delivers documented stories of unimaginable suffering and determination. This week the crew of The Grafton which was wrecked on Auckland Island in 1863. Below; the remains of the Grafton wreck today and the hut remains at “Epigwaite” from early 1900s.
The theme we use is Gordon Lightfoot’s Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There’s a really moving video for it right here.