Guest details for Saturday Morning 6 December 2008

8:15 Mark Thomas

Journalist and former comedian Mark Thomas is the author of Belching out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola (Ebury Press, ISBN: 978-0-09-192293-1).

9:05 Lord Bingham

Thomas Bingham, KG, Baron Bingham of Cornhill has held many of the most senior judicial offices in England. He became Master of the Rolls in 1992, then Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in 1996, and recently retired as Senior Law Lord, a position he has held since 2000 in the House of Lords, the UK's highest court of appeal. Lord Bingham is a strong advocate for divorcing the judicial branch of the House of Lords from Parliament by setting up a new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He gave the Robin Cooke Lecture for 2008 ("What is the Law?") at Victoria University's Faculty of Law on 4 December.

9:40 Karl Maughan

Karl Maughan has been painting gardens since the mid-1980s, and his concentration on this subject has made him an internationally recognised New Zealand artist. His new exhibition runs at Page Blackie Gallery from 9-23 December.

10:05 Philip Norman

Music biographer Philip Norman is best known as the author of the 1981 book, Shout! The Beatles In Their Generation (Fireside, ISBN: 978-0684830674). His new book, John Lennon: The Life (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-00-727825-1), was written with the support of Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir George Martin.

11:05 Sophie Gray

Sophie Gray of Auckland is the "destitute gourmet". Her most recent book, Delicious (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86941-910-3), features photography by Aaron McLean and includes gluten-free and dairy-free recipe variations.

11:25 Ian Brodie

Ian Brodie is the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum (later re-named Warbirds and Wheels Museum) in Wanaka and author of several books including A Journey through New Zealand Film, Cameras in Narnia, The Lord of the Rings Travel Diary, The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and the aviation series Warbirds over Wanaka. In 2005 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to tourism. His new photographic book, Ian Brodie's New Zealand: One Man's Love Affair with His Country (HarperCollins, ISBN 978-1-86950-696-4), has just been published.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi continues her discussion on the influence of editor Ursula Nordstrom, looking again at the work of author Russell Hoban. Books featured today include The Mouse and his Child (1968), How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen (1974), The Marzipan Pig (1986), and The Trokeville Way (1996).

Music played during the programme

Leonard Cohen: Democracy
From the 1992 album: The Future
Played at around 8:53am

Odetta: God's Gonna Cut You Down
From the 1956 album: Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
(Tradition Records)
Played at around 9:05am

The Emotions: Flowers
The 1976 single from the album: Flowers
Played at around 9:45am

Jeff Beck: A Day in the Life
From the 2008 album: Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott's
Played at around 10:05am

John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Mother
From the 1970 album: John Lennon /Plastic Ono Band
Played at around 10:25am

The Beatles: This Boy
B-side to the 1963 single I Want to Hold Your Hand (and from the 1964 US album: Meet the Beatles)
Played at around 10:30am

The Beatles: Norwegian Wood
From the 1965 album: Rubber Soul
Played at around 10:40am

John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Crippled Inside
From the 1971 album: Imagine
Played at around 10:45am

Amadou and Mariam: Djuru
From the 2008 album: Welcome to Mali
(Because Music)
Played at around 11:45am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell