Guest details for Saturday Morning, 7 February 2009

8:15 George Andrews

Documentary producer George Andrews has had a long career in current affairs dating back to the NZBC in the 1960s and the Gallery television programme. He made the ten-part Landmarks series on New Zealand with geographer Ken Cumberland in 1981, and Journeys Nga Tapuae, the educational video series about the Treaty of Waitangi. He was the first New Zealander to be made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to television, and now runs George Andrews Productions in Auckland. Last year, he produced the documentary Allan Wilson: Evolutionary, about the New Zealand-born scientist who revolutionised the field of evolutionary biology, and for whom the Allan Wilson Centre was named. The documentary is available on DVD, and will screen on the SKY Documentary channel on Wednesday 11 February.

8:35 Alison Ballance

Producer of Our Changing World, reporting from Codfish Island on the rediscovery of Rangi, a male kakapo, missing on the island for 21 years.

8:45 Jim Scott

Journalist, designer and film-maker Jim Scott is in Sri Lanka, making a documentary about a coconut plantation and conducting interviews about tea and cricket.

9:05 Harry Kroto

Dr. Sir Harold "Harry" W. Kroto, one of the co-recipients of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, teaches at Florida State University, where he is a Francis Eppes Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He came to FSU from the University of Sussex in England, where he taught for 37 years. His Nobel Prize was based on his co-discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms arranged as a spheroid, in a pattern matching the stitching on soccer balls, and in 2001, he won the Royal Society's prestigious Michael Faraday Award, given annually to a scientist who has done the most to further public communication of science, engineering or technology in the United Kingdom. Harry Kroto is visiting New Zealand as a guest of Massey University, and gave the Sir Neil Waters Distinguished Lecture ("Architecture in NanoSpace") at the university's Albany Campus on Wednesday 4 February. He will talk to high school students and attend a research forum at the university's Palmerston North campus on Monday February 16, then present a second public lecture ("Science, Society and Sustainability") at the Regent Theatre, Palmerston North, at 1.30pm that afternoon.

10.05 Haggis Hague

Haggis Hague teaches literacy at a secondary school in the Northland region, where he built his own home. He is a flamenco guitar player, and recently self-published a book about becoming a father, fitness and food: It's Not the End: Encouragement and Practical Ideas for Men. It is available as a free PDF download from his website:

11.00 Joseph Churchward

New Zealand type designer Joseph Churchward was born and raised in Samoa. He moved to New Zealand at age 13, and attended Wellington Technical College, where he concentrated on art and lettering, then worked as a commercial artist at Charles Haines Advertising for 12 years before setting up Churchward International Typefaces in 1969. His company was the first company in New Zealand to publish original photo-lettering. Now retired, he continues to create unique alphabets and has over 600 original fonts to his name. An exhibition of his work, Letter Man: Joseph Churchward's World of Type, runs at Te Papa until 16 February, and he is a guest at the TypeShed11 event in Wellington from 11-15 February. A new biography, Joseph Churchward, edited by David Bennewith with contributions by Rebecca Roke, Daniel van der Velden, David Bennewith, Joseph Churchward and Paul Elliman (Clouds, Jan van Eyck Academie and Colophon, ISBN: 978-095929811-7), will be launched at the TypeShed11 event.

11:45 Victoria Davis

Victoria Davis is a cycle advocate, bed and breakfast owner, radiographer, artist, political activist, amateur radio producer, and self-described "Bag Lady of Golden Bay" who helped make Collingwood the first town in New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags. She is a coordinator for the leading ride, in Golden Bay, of the next annual World Naked Bike Ride on 14 March, which promotes cycling and reduction of polluting motor vehicles.

Music played on the programme

Lily Allen featuring Mick Jones: Straight to Hell
From the forthcoming 2009 charity album: War Child Heroes
Played at around 9.05

The Cramps: Goo Goo Muck
From the 1981 album: Psychedelic Jungle
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Haggis Hague:

Paco de Lucia: Gitanos Andaluces
From the 1996 album: The Collection
Played at around 10:20

Fleetwood Mac: Go Your Own Way
From the 1977 album: Rumours
(Warner Bros)
Played at around 10:35

Paul Simon: Late in the Evening
From the 1980 album: One Trick Pony
(Warner Bros)
Played at around 10:50

Glenn Gould: Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in E-flat major, Op. 117 No. 1
From 10 Intermezzi on the 1992 album: The Glenn Gould Edition
(Sony Classical)
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell