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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 5 May 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Chris Knox's My Only Friend as chosen by Tina Clough.

1:15 Your Place - Luggate

2:10 Feature stories

The annual Lovelock Relay is on again this weekend at Otago University Oval. It's been run since 1937 to honour Jack Lovelock, a member of the club, who won gold in the 1500 metres at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. But the event is a particularly special one this weekend. For the first time in four decades a group of runners are reuniting to remember the day they broke the relay record. They were the Otago University team of 1971 and they hold that record to this day. Lindsay Dey is one team members and he's organising the reunion.

Do you remember what you were watching on TV in 1965? And what your TV set looked like? Chances are it was a Murphy. Most of the old Murphys are gone and forgotten now but one's still going 46 years later. It's owner is a keen TV and radio collector Kevin Weatherall who believes he has the oldest working Murphy TV in the country.

2:30 Reading

The Orphan Gunner by Sara Knox, read by Deana Elvins.

2:45 Feature Album

The Awakening by Dudley Benson .

3:12 Arts Report

Lynn Freeman features an interview with photojournalist Maggie Gould who has an exhibition looking back at 20 years of award-winning portraits of the famous and talented.

3:33 Southern story

The Arts Centre Market, which started up nearly three decades ago, was displaced by February's earthquake and stall holders have found a temporary home in the city's east. Katy Gosset, looks into whether the new location will draw the numbers needed to make the market sustainable.

3:40 Our Changing World

Paul Peterson from Landcare Research tells Alison Ballance how heather got to be in Tongariro National Park in the first place, and how an army of tiny beetles may finally be seizing the upper hand in the fight against the weedy invader.

4:06 The Panel

Bernard Hickey and Bomber Bradbury.