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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 8 February 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

The Flower of Scotland by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards as chosen by Russell Player of Paeroa.

1:15 Critical Mass

The new season's TV shows with Phil Wallington. Graham Beatie gets up close and personal with Detective Sam Shepherd in Vanda Symon's new novel. Nick Atkinson re-introduces us to The Streets and Anna Coddington in his new music segment and Ele Ludeman endures 40 degree heat to go surfing the net to find some interesting tid bits for us: Everyone's a Critic Now.

2:10 Feature Stories

72-year-old David Guise spent two nights over the weekend deep in the heart of the Fiordland Range, trapped by flood waters. He managed to scramble up a steep rock to wait some more. Forty hours after his ordeal began, he was rescued by helicopter.

Professor David Kennedy from The University of Western Australia has uncovered nearly 2,000 potential archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia from the comfort of his office in Perth, using Google Earth. The satellite images reveal what may be more than a thousand ancient tombs.

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Google Earth image showing Professor Kennedy's discovery in Saudi Arabia.

2:30 Reading

Part two of a ten-part dramatization by Terry Swanson of Maurice Gee's novel, In My Father's Den.

Teacher Paul Prior is visited by the local police as a suspect in the murder of one of his pupils, attractive and talented Celia Inverarity.

2:45 Feature Album

Boys Outside, the first solo LP by Scottish musician, Steve Mason, former lead singer and founding member of The Beta Band.

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Author and private investigator Julia Hartley Moore will be familiar to listeners from her appearances on The Panel. It's not surprising she's familiar with infidelity - she's the most famous private investigator in New Zealand after all! But she has extensive experience with infidelity in her own life as well, and Julia's own story informs her latest book Infidelity: Exploding the Myths.

3:33 Asian Report

An ancient system of healing from India called Ayurveda. The word Ayurveda comes from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit and is broken up in two words; Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge; so Ayurveda is "the knowledge of life". It's believed to be the world oldest system of natural health care and it's being taught right here in New Zealand.

4:06 The Panel

Graham Bell and Jeremy Elwood