Nights for Friday 23 August 2013
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:06 On The Spot
Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.
T Rex frontman Marc Bolan was the ultimate chameleon, who’s hugely influential career was incredibly prolific considering his short life. Bolan was killed in a car crash in 1977 before he turned 30. Bolan arguably can claim to have introduced glam rock with a plethora of hit singles that still have currency today. Trevor Reekie talks to Lesley-Ann Jones, about her new book Ride A White Swan – The Lives and Death of Marc Bolan.
9:06 Country Life
Tonight the team head to a large dairy farm near Otatai Bush in Southland where farmers Vaughan and Megan Templeton have New Zealand’s only authentic flax mill plant operating on its original 1940’s site. Vaughan’s father, who was a flax miller, ran the plant until the industry collapsed in 1972. Also, after many years leading the state-owned farming company Landcorp, Chris Kelly is leaving the chief executive role at the end of the month.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 The Shed – A Whole New World of Music
Award-winning former British broadcaster Mark Coles presents his pick of the best new music releases and demos from around the planet. A glorious mix of brand new sounds from all over the world, real conversations with music makers and tales of everyday life as seen from an English garden shed. (MCM)