07:56 The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the credentials of a testing lab in Rio ahead of the Olympics. Doesn't meet international standards.

07:55 Police investigating the death of a 20yr old man pulled from Hamilton's Waikato River. Emergency services failed to revive him with CPR last night.

07:32 4 people dead after horror smash between a van and car last night near Hamilton Airport. Victims are all aged in their late teens and early 20s.

07:10 Kiwi Marina Erakovic has qualfied for Wimbledon with straight sets victory over a young Russian player and could face Serena Williams in 1st round.

07:08 Winston Peters using the Brexit vote to push NZ govt over immigration. He predicted the UK would exit the EU with immigration a major issue.

Thu, 17 Feb 2011

Sir Ian McKellen, Sylvester McCoy and Jonathan Hyde rock up at RadioLIVE

I have uploaded this 2007 audio from an early morning visit to the studio by Sir Ian McKellen, Sylvester McCoy and Jonathan Hyde, truly the A Team of acting. They were in NZ with the Royal Shakespeare Co, performing King Lear and The Seagull. I took them on some sight seeing around Auckland and after the final show took them to a bar called Shanghai Lils. When I said I had to go to my talkback radio show Ian enquired if they were coming also, and so they did. The callers to the show didn't really know who the guests were and my co-host Joe, wasn't making a big deal of it. Highlights include Sylvester playing the spoons while a regular caller, 75yr old "Leggy Peggy" plays a knees up medley on piano. It's 20mins long but has some great moments! Thanks to the producer Jason Beaumont for having the sense to record it.

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