Sounds Historical for Sunday 3 May 2015
8:08 Today in New Zealand History 4’26”
The First Plough used in New Zealand, 3 May 1820. (surface noise)
8:16 Artist: Beverley Hill, The Kavaliers and the Zodiac String and Chorus 2’33”
Song: Love Me Forever
Album: promoglamour CD nz
8:21 Dame Alison Holst DNZM CBE QSM Part Two 12’59”
Nine to Noon's longtime resident food expert, has been diagnosed with dementia and has withdrawn from her media roles. In this interview recorded in 1985 she talks to Jim Sullivan about her early days in television in the mid-1960s.
8:35 Artist: Rosy Parsons 3’38”
Album: Pride of Place
Rosy Parsons of Wanaka with a tribute to flier Sir Tim Wallace written in 1998
8:39 A General Election broadcast from 1966 9’25”
Vernon Cracknell leader of the Social Credit Political League speaks at the Auckland Town Hall introduced by Doctor Roy McElroy, the Mayor of Auckland. The party won its first representative in Parliament in the 1966 election.
8:51 April homework results
8:52 War Report 34 6’48”
Memories of landing at Gallipoli and the early fighting from “Bob” and Bill and Laurie Smith. A newspaper report from 3 May naming just three New Zealand casualties. The real number would be known as the long casualty lists started a few weeks later.
Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309
Artist: Alfred Lester
Album: Sounds of World War 1
Label: Goentertainment 557331
9:04 As I Remember 4’50”
My love affair with radio by Cliff Couch read by Phil Smith.
9:10 Artist: Howard Morrison Quartet 2’11”
Song: I Love Paris
Composer: Cole Porter
Label: La Gloria GSP 051
9:13 Interview with Lorraine Rishworth 5’46”
A 1970 interview in which Lorraine Rishworth talks about a London production of The Merry Widow in 1908 with Miss M. Broughton Carr (who was prominent in Northland musical circles in the 1920s). Miss Carr recalls Lily Elsie’s performances and how in Britain as a child she and her sister would go and see her perform frequently. Talks about a copy of a programme and discusses what happened to Lily.
9:19 Artist: Malvina Major and NZSO/William Southgate
Song: Vilia (from The Merry Widow) NZSO/William Southgate
Album: Malvina Major I Remember
9:25 Insight 1976 - the Smallest Show on Earth Part Two 8’43”
This week ‘The smallest show on earth?’ - the film industry in New Zealand. The film industry is usually associated with Hollywood. However New Zealand has its own film industry story, eighty years ago this month the first motion pictures were screened in this country and it wasn't too long after that pioneer filmmakers were shooting film in New Zealand.” Roger Donaldson of Aardvark Films says the film industry is not healthy, currently there are no independently produced dramas or documentaries underway. Filmmaker and actor, Ian Mune says there is no regular procedure to follow to apply for finance and stresses that New Zealanders want to see New Zealand films. Unfavourable comparisons are made with Australia and Canada where financial support is made available through public funds and industry investors are given confidence as the public show interest. Geoff Steven sees that government funding is required to get the industry going in New Zealand. Roger Donaldson justifies the feature film industry in New Zealand and the need for New Zealanders to represent themselves here and overseas. The industry believes the ideas and talent exist but not the funds. Arts Council Chairman, Hamish Keith believes a film fund needs to be set up to develop films in New Zealand. Roger Donaldson explains that film is an expensive pass-time and a business and can be a commodity to be produced and sold like any other overseas. John O’Shea is not convinced there is a need for a bureaucratic, government financed film board. The Arts Minister, Alan Highet accepts the need for a film board in New Zealand, one separate to the Arts Council. Hamish Keith not sure a separate body is needed outside of the Arts Council. Roger Donaldson says the Arts Council is the only organisation that has shown an interest and has experience with filmmakers, filmmaking and contacts. Alan Mune explains that every government pushes this issue back. David Fowler puts it down to a problem of population. Roger Donaldson and Ian Mune give their outlook for feature films.
9:35 Artist: Tommy Adderley 3’24”
Song: You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling
Album: promoglamour CD nz
Tommy Adderley first came to New Zealand from Birmingham, England during the fifties. He was a seaman at the time and made many trips to New Zealand, finally deciding to jump ship in 1959 to settle in Wellington. Tommy released a CD of Jazz standards shortly before he died on February 5, 1993, aged 53 years. He was dubbed New Zealand's "Mr Rock 'n' Roll", and must be regarded as one of the all time greats of New Zealand music.
9:40 Bookshelf 10’58”
Porters in My Past by John Ewan. Published by Chateau, Nelson. ISBN 978 0 473 29166 2
A Job to Do. New Zealand Soldiers of “the Div” write about their World War Two experiences, by John Gordon, Exisle ISBN 9781755 591306. John Gordon discusses the New Zealand poetry and prose of World War Two.
9:53 Artist: Phil Powers 4’52”
Song: The Girl from the Criterion
Album: White City