09:05 Is ANZ taking a big risk in swallowing up the National brand?

Claire Matthews, senior lecturer at Massey University's Centre for Banking Studies; and Roy Morgan managing director Michele Levene. ANZ is moving to bring all its customers under a single brand – nine years after it bought National Bank for $6.9 billion. The country's biggest bank says the merger will see about 20 branches close but is promising no front-line staff will lose their jobs.

09:20 Is media coverage of court trials becoming sensationalised?

Jonathan Krebs, criminal law spokesman for the Law Society, which is calling for a review of television cameras in court; and Paul Norris, a media commentator and former director of news and current affairs at TVNZ - he played a role in convincing the judiciary to open the door to cameras in the mid-1990s. He represents broadcasters on a special judicial committee that reports to the Solicitor-General.

09:35 New NZ children's film on the Nelson trolley derby

Tony Simpson,  director and co-writer of Kiwi Flyer, a film about a boy who enters the Nelson trolley derby.

09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie

10:05 Bill Bailey - English comedian, musician, and actor

Bill Bailey is well known for his extensive stand-up work, and for his role in TV comedy Black Books and his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, and QI. Recently he's worked on some nature TV series, including Baboons with Bill Bailey, in which he travelled to South Africa, and Wild Thing: I Love You which examined the environments of many endangered British animals.

He's heading to New Zealand with his brand new live show, Qualmpeddler, which has all the trademark Bailey elements: musical mash-ups, twisted logic, some political ranting, brilliant visuals and animation, a clear-eyed yet surreal view of the modern world, plus some new explorations of language inspired by a trip to China, where Bill's experiences were stranger than surreal.

Tour details:
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, September 28-29
CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, October 1
ASB Theatre, Auckland, October 3-4

10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts

How to Read a Novelist by John Freeman
Published by Text

10:45 Reading: The Road to Tokomairiro by Lawrence Patchett

Read by Peter Vere Jones

An award-winning story about a freak stage accident that leaves a man dead and the driver of the coach to deal with the aftermath. (Part 2 of 3)

11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt

The mobile wallet, the cyberbullying bill, and the ultra slow ultrafast broadband rollout.

11:30 Parenting – working with troubled youth

Billy Graham runs the Naenae Boxing Academy in Wellington. He has released a new book with Phil Gifford Making Champion Men : How one New Zealand man's vision is changing boys' lives, published by Hodder Moa.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

The blurred lines between editorial, advertising and PR content and Fairfax's publication of school league tables.

Music played in this show


Andy Williams: 'House of Bamboo'
from the 1999 compilation album Even Mo' Mod Jazz