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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 8 April 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, requested by Jeremy Nelson from Wellington.

1:15 NZ Music Live

Andrew Keoghan

Audio of NZ Music Live can be found on our music webpage.

2:10 Feature stories

Classic fighter plane fans are in for treat this Easter. The Focke-Wulf Fw190 is fresh off the boat from Germany and making its debut in New Zealand. It gets top billing at the Classic Fighters Airshow at Omaka Airfield in Blenheim. The air show organiser is Graham Orphan.

A welcome dose of rain in Australia's Red Centre has brought an unwelcome element - rats. More specifically, rattus villosissimus. They've been spotted in Alice Springs for the first time in 25 years and they are highly productive. We talk to Peter McDonald, acting scientist with Northern Territory Biodiversity Conservation.

2:30 Reading

The final chapter of Maurice Gee's award-winning novel Plumb. The reader is Barry Empson.

2:45 Feature album

Waking Up the Neighbours by Bryan Adams from 1991.

3:08 One Stop Shop

Jacob Brown from The Larder restaurant in Wellington has recipes for Minestrone Soup and Pollo in porchetta

Yvonne Lorkin's wine recommendations:

Cheap n Cheerful: Ngatarawa Stables Merlot 2010
Mid-Price Madness: Tussock Nelson Pinot Gris 2010
Treat Yourself to Something Fab: Champagne Mumm Cuvée R. Lalou 1999

Noelle McCarthy reviews the new action-fantasy thriller film Sucker Punch.

3:35 NZ Society - The Vault

Flour bombs, flares and leaflets were dropped from a low flying Cessna plane which buzzed the 3rd and final game of the Springbok Tour. 30 years on, The Vault replays dramatic Radio New Zealand coverage of the game and the protest actions in and around Eden Park.

4:06 The Panel with Michelle Boag and Brian Edwards