Guest details for Saturday Morning 10 December 2011


8:15 Iain Overton

Iain Overton is managing editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the UK. The Bureau, in association with The Independent newspaper, is currently publishing an undercover investigation into the activities of Bell Pottinger, one of Britain’s top lobbying firms.


8:35 Sara Wiseman

Former stuntwoman Sara Wiseman went directly from performing arts school to acting in the television series Street Legal, and has since starred many other series, including Mercy Peak, The Cult, and Shortland Street. Her performance in Matariki won her the Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film award at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards. Sara is currently on screen in cinemas nationwide in the new New Zealand movie, Rest for the Wicked.


9:05 Oren Gershtein

Oren Gershtein is the chief executive officer at Van Leer Ventures Jerusalem, one of Israel’s leading high-technology incubators, and is chairman and director of a large number of other companies. He visited New Zealand recently as a guest of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.


9:45 Grant Sheehan

Grant Sheehan is a New Zealand photographer and publisher. His new book is Ghosts in the Landscape (Phantom House, ISBN: 978-0-9864571-4-2).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Delaney Davidson

Delaney Davidson is a New Zealand musician who is currently on a ten year solo tour that is taking him to Ireland, Germany, Italy, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Mexico, Austria, Romania, Belgium, Holland, Russia, France, USA, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, with upcoming gigs in Wellington (9 December), Queenstown (10 December, supporting Toni Childs), and the Drab Do Riffs Christmas Party in Auckland (16 December). His latest album, Bad Luck Man (Voodoo Rhythm Records) is out now.


11:05 Jennifer McLagan

Jennifer McLagan is a chef and writer who has worked in London and Paris as well as her native Australia, and has lived in Toronto for 30 years. Her 2008 book, Fat: an Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year. Her new book is Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal (Jacqui Small, ISBN: 978-1-906417-61-1).


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi returned last week from Germany, where her book The 10pm Question won the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award. She will discuss three new books:
Monacello the Little Monk, by Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Jana Diemberger (Phoenix Yard Books, ISBN: 978-1-907912-03-0);
The Christmas Eve Ghost, by Shirley Hughes (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-4063-2063-3); and
Pretty Monsters, by Kelly Link (Text, ISBN: 978-1-921656-36-1).


Music played during the programme

Delaney Davidson: Bad Luck Man
From the 2011 album: Bad Luck Man
(Voodoo Rhythm Records)
Played at around 9:40

Zee Avi:  No Christmas for Me
From the 2011 compilation album: This Warm December – A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1
Played at around 11:30

Playing Favourites with Delaney Davidson

Delaney Davidson: Little Heart
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 10:05

Howlin’ Wolf: Back Door Man
The 1960 recording from the album: The Definitive Collection
Played at around 10:25

Hank Williams: I’m Free At Last
The 1949 recording from the 1998 box set: The Complete Hank Williams
Played at around 10:35

Sidney Bechet: Petite Fleur
The 1952 recording from the 2006 compilation album: Petite Fleur
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon