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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 26 May 2014

1:10 Best song ever written - 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' (Natty Dreadlock!) by Black Uhuru

Mo Killip has chosen Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - she is getting her dreadlocks of 13 years cut off to raise money for the Nelson Hospice on June 5.

1:20 NZ Retro: The Year: 1959

ARTIST: The Fleetwoods
TITLE: Come Softly To Me
COMP: Gary Traxel, Gretchen Christopher, Babara Ellis
DUR: 2' 20" [Fade]
ALBUM: Teenage Crush Vol 2 - Track 2
LABEL: ACE 671701

ARTIST: Dodie Stevens
TITLE: Pink Shoe Laces
COMP: Not Stated
DUR: 2' 20" [Cold]
ALBUM: Vintage Music (Vol 17)  CD 1 / TK 16
LABEL: MCA 325939

ARTIST: Buddy Holly
TITLE: It Doesn't Matter Anymore
COMP: Paul Anka
EDIT: Start 3" in
DUR: 2' 01" [Cold]
ALBUM: Buddy Holly; From The Original Master Tapes - Track 19
LABEL: MAC 115540

2:00 News

2:06 Coming up, emails/texts

2:10 Most musicians would do a deal with the devil for the opportunity to write a song for one of the world's most famous female recording artists.. But Matt Barus of Christchurch is remarkably matter of fact about writing a tune for Debbie Harry... AKA Blondie.. which features on her new record. The song is called 'I Want to Drag You Around" and it's not only on her new record - but it has also been named as record of the week on BBC 2 in the UK.

2:20 Proof now that you don't need big budgets and special effects to make a great movie. Curtis Vowell and his wife Sophie Henderson have a background in theatre... but until recently, neither of them had any experience in film making.  On a chance, they submitted a script to the New Zealand Film Commission and were given the green light to shoot their first film.. a feature called 'Fantail'... which has screened in a couple of international film festivals and is about to open in cinemas nationwide. 'Fantail's' director Curtis Vowell tells the story.

2:30 NZ Reading

The sixth of eight programmes adapted from the book 'Crete 1941 Eyewitnessed' by Costas Hadjipateras and Maria Fafalios.

2:45 Feature album

Grace Jones "Nightclubbing", 2014 re- release of the 1981 original.

3:00 News

3:06 Coming up, emails/texts

3:10 Feature Interview - Scott Eyman (ex Costar already recorded). John Wayne's signature swagger and courage on screen made him synonymous with Western movies and America itself. A new book revels how the man born Marion Morrison created John Wayne and the lasting impact the actor has had on American conservative politics.  John-Wayne-The-Life-and-Legend.

3:30 Voices

It's Buddha's birthday, enlightenment and final passing. Lynda's at the Buddhist Temple in Stokes Valley, Wellington to join in as hundreds of devotees to mark the celebrations.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show