Guest details for Saturday Morning 10 October 2009

8:15 Bridget Kendall

Bridget Kendall, MBE, is a diplomatic correspondent for the BBC and hosts The Forum on the BBC World Service, discussing and challenging big ideas. She was the BBC's Moscow correspondent from 1989 to 1995, and Washington correspondent from 1994 to 1998, and hosted the flagship interactive programme Have Your Say. On Saturday 10 October from 11am she is recording a programme for The Forum at Te Papa in Wellington, in association with Radio New Zealand.

8:40 Matt Latimer

Matt Latimer worked as a speechwriter for George W. Bush during the president's final 22 months in office, and writes about his disillusionment with the administration in Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor (Crown Publishers, ISBN 978-0-307-46372-2).

9:05 Stephen Page

Stephen Page is the chief executive of Faber and Faber. The British publishing house celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, with a new edition of the 1939 book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by Faber's original editor T.S. Eliot, illustrated by Axel Scheffler (ISBN: 978-0-571-24061-6); the Faber Firsts (ten republished paperbacks of Faber debut novels); Poetry Classics by Auden, Eliot, Hughes, Plath, Betjeman and Yeats; all of Samuel Beckett's work in newly edited editions; and Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design by Joseph Connolly (ISBN: 978-0-571-24001-2).

9:45 Kate's Klassic

Kate Camp will discuss Inferno by Dante Alighieri (Penguin Classics, ISBN: 9780140448955), the first part of epic poem The Divine Comedy, written between 1308 and Dante's death in 1321.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Tim O'Brien and Gerry Paul

Tim O'Brien is an American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, mandola), who works in the bluegrass, country and folk genres. His albums include Fiddler's Green, which won the 2006 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album, and his new collaboration with guitarist Gerry Paul and bassist Trevor Hutchinson: Two Oceans Trio. The trio are touring New Zealand, with gigs in Wanaka (The Riverhouse, 16 October), Christchurch (The Harbourlight, 17 Oct), Nelson Arts Festival (The Granary Festival Club, 20 Oct), Wellington Folk Festival (23-25 Oct), Tauranga Arts Festival (Crystal Palace, 26 Oct), Auckland (Transmission Room, 28 Oct), Hamilton (Meteor Theatre, 29 Oct), Hastings (Playhouse Theatre, 30 Oct), Dunedin Celtic Arts Festival (31 Oct) and Wellington (Paramount Theatre, 1 Nov).

11:10 Mike Whittaker

Mike Whittaker, director of research, design and development company EAFW Ltd, was the creator of the Scary Washing Machine phenomenon on TradeMe. He and his wife Zana were taking their postponed honeymoon at Lalumanu Beach in Samoa when the tsunami hit the island.

11:30 Dick Frizzell

Dick Frizzell is a New Zealand artist, based in Hawke's Bay, whose work has been described as "expressionist pop". He tells his story in Dick Frizzell: The Painter (Godwit, ISBN: 978-1-86962-174-20).

Music played on the programme

Miriam Clancy: Ghost Town
From her 2009 album: Magnetic
(Desert Road/Rhythmethod)
Played at around 8:30am

The Phantom Tollbooth: Melodica Extraordinaire
The 2009 unreleased track
Played at around 8:55

Curtis Mayfield: (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
The 1970 single
Played at around 9:45

Hikoikoi: Vibraphone
From the 2009 album: Hikoikoi
Played at around 11:05

Hot Rize: Blue Night
From the 2002 album: So Long of a Journey
(Sugar Hill)
Played at around 11:30

Playing Favourites with Tim O'Brien and Gerry Paul

Two Oceans Trio: Country Blues
From the 2009 album: Two Oceans Trio
Played at around 10:05

Tim O'Brien and Gerry Paul: Father Forgive Me
Live in Radio New Zealand studio
(originally from the 2008 album: Chameleon)
Played at around 10:20

Tim O'Brien: Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden
From the 2005 album: Fiddler's Green
(Howdy Skies Records/Sugar Hill Records)
Played at around 10:40

Tim O'Brien: Workin' on a Building
Live in Radio New Zealand studio
(originally from the 2009 album: Two Oceans Trio)
Played at around 10:45

Tim O'Brien and Gerry Paul: World of Trouble
(originally from the 2008 album: Chameleon)
Live in Radio New Zealand studio
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell