Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:40 The Wet Hot Beauties

Justin Gregory takes the plunge and goes to rehearsals for the first New Zealand water ballet to be stage in several decades.

Wet hot babes.

12:50 Yvonne Rust

How one of Whangarei's best loved art galleries, named after local artist Yvonne Rust, is to get a whole new lease on life thanks to a big fundraising effort.

Yvonne Rust.
Yvonne and Garth inside the Quarry Arts Centre.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon Morris looks three films based on real life - the Oscar-nominated survival drama 127 Hours, starring James Franco… the political scandal Fair Game, and the documentary about the recent Wall Street disaster, Inside Job.

1:30 The Globe

A special programme marking the 50th anniversary of Dunedin's much loved and still busy Globe Theatre, which started out life as the comfortable suburban home of Rosalie and Patric Carey.

2:00 The Laugh Track

Comedian Mark Scott AKA DIY John.

D I Y John.

2:25 Roger Hodgman

Multi-skilled director Roger Hodgman can turn his hand to plays, musical theatre, opera, TV series and he's working on three feature films. He tells us how he does it and about his current project, Handel's Xerxes for NBR NZ Opera.

2:30 Peter Siddell

Painter Peter Siddell tells his story in words and images in his long awaited autobiography - The Art of Peter Siddell, published by Godwit.

Peter and Sylvia Siddell.
Peter and Sylvia Siddell photographed at home for an article in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly, 1971.

2:50 Gordon Hunt

One of the world's great oboeists, Gordon Hunt, who's also the nephew of the oldest surviving member of the original NZSO.

3:00 The Sunday Drama

Part three of the BBC's Cairo Trilogy a saga chronicling the life of a middle class family in an Egypt adjusting to the changing world.