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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 18 September 2014

1:10 Best Song Ever Written.  'Spellbound' by Siouxsie and the Banshees has been nominated by Anna van den Bosch of Christchurch.

1:20 Simon's A to Z.  Lyttelton
The new public space at Albion Square - Andrew Turner
Lyttelton's musical traditions and new recording studio and record label - Ben Edwards
The future of the Timeball Station - Rob Hall  

2:10 2014 APRA Silver Scroll awards

The finalists of the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll awards have just been announced.

Nick Atkinson speaks to Simon Mercep to introduce the five finalists for best New Zealand song of 2014.

They are:

  • Back on My Feet, written and performed by Louis Baker.
  • Bob Lennon John Dylan, written by Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts, Thomas Callwood and Christopher O'Connor, performed by The Phoenix Foundation.
  • Bridges, written by Georgia Nott, Joel Little and Caleb Nott, performed by Broods.
  • Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens, written by Hollie Fullbrook, Alexander Freer and Cass Mitchell, performed by Tiny Ruins.
  • Walk (Back To Your Arms), written by Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson, performed by Tami Neilson.

APRA Silver Scroll awards finalists

Photo Gallery: Silver Scroll finalists 2014

2:30 NZ Reading.  Owen Scott reads the penultimate episode of 'Sensible Sinning' by Bernard Brown.

2:45 Feature album.  Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel (1968).

3:10 Dr Who 50th Anniversary.  A piece of broadcast history takes place later tonight.  At 7.57 pm, on the 18th of September 50 years ago, the very first episode was screened here. New Zealand was the first country outside the UK to do so. Paul Scoones speaks with Simon Mercep. 

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

Colossal squid gives up its secrets.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show.  Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Chris Trotter and Ellen Reid talk about what the world is talking about.