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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 22 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Come up and see me by Steve Harley & the Cockney Rebels as chosen by Viky Garden.

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on an trip to Mars?

Playwright Roger Hall.

2:10 Feature Stories

Rick Brown is a successful businessman with a passion for road trips. Really big road trips. He's been to Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica and Australia in his 1923 Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce. Brown and the car won the pioneer division of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2007, a journey of more than 16,000km.

2:30 Reading

The Mesmerist, written and read by Barbara Ewing - a colourful and gripping Victorian melodrama from one of New Zealand's great authors/actresses.

2:45 He Rourou

Eighteen-year-old Rotorua schoolboy Tiki Daniels has been bitten by the acting bug, even though he only got his first taste this year. Ana Tapiata talks to Tiki about performing in the play He Matapihi ki te Ao, completing his school work whilst on tour and his future plans

2:50 Feature Album

Minute by Minute by the Dobbie Brothers.

3:12 Author Slot

The history of the live gigs in New Zealand has been documented in new book by longtime music fan, Josh Easby, and veteran photographer, Bruce Jarvis.

3:33 Our Changing World

Mudfish were once the most common freshwater fishes in New Zealand, and have some amazing abilities - during hot summers early settlers were often startled to dig them up in their vegetable gardens. But a loss of more than 90% of their wetland habitat has meant that these days mudfish are rather rare.

Waikato University's Nick Ling offers to try and show Alison Ballance one of these reclusive fish, and takes her first to Lake Kaituna, a restored peat lake, where black mudfish have been successfully relocated.

But despite setting traps the night before in known mudfish pools, her chances of seeing one seem pretty slim

4:06 The Panel

Jock Anderson and Linley Boniface.