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12:40 Young Composers 2015 Award

Lynn Freeman talks to the winners of the NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award - Jay Greenberg and Reuben Jelleyman.

Reuben Jelleyman (Left) and Jay Greenberg (Right) - joint winners of the NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award.

Reuben Jelleyman (Left) and Jay Greenberg (Right) - joint winners of the NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award. Photo: Claire Eastham-Farrelly/RNZ

12:50 Fragments of the Great South Road

Paul Janman and historian Scott Hamilton are going to be walking the Great South Road from the edge of King Country to the middle of Auckland. In all it will be around 200 kilometre and should take 10 days. They'll be documenting their trip online and through film, and will meet up with artists, historians, and locals in the hopes that they'll share stories for their project: Fragments of the Great South Road.

Fragments of the Great South Road

Fragments of the Great South Road Photo: Supplied

1:10 At The Movies

Simon Morris looks at two sporting movies. Boxing film Creed revives the legacy of the original, Oscar-winning Rocky, while Stephen Frears' The Program re-tells the story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. And is Christmas family movie Love The Coopers worthy of the title?

1:33 Marcus King: Painting New Zealand for the World

He created some of New Zealand’s best known images but few would recognise his name. Marcus King painted The Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, as well as dozens of tourism posters portraying New Zealand as a travel and agricultural paradise. For 50 years from 1920 he created relentlessly, as an impressionist artist privately, and commercially in advertising.

His work was shown internationally and undoubtedly had a big role to play in New Zealand's early success as a tourist destination.

Peter Alsop and Warren Feeney are huge fans and have spent several years researching Marcus King's work including the many murals he painted around the country which has lead to the book Marcus King: Painting New Zealand for the World.

1:50 Dunedin's BIG wee dreams

New Zealand's first UNESCO City of Literature is hosting its debut Urban Dream Brokerage project. This is where empty retail spaces are made available as temporary art installations. The first exhibit is called The BIG wee book of Dunedin.

Actor/comic Kura Forrester is hosting the 2015 Auckland Theatre Awards.

Actor/comic Kura Forrester is hosting the 2015 Auckland Theatre Awards. Photo: Charles Howells for Squiz

2:06 The Laugh Track - Kura Forrester

The Laugh Track guest is actor and comic Kura Forrester who is just about to host The Auckland Theatre Awards. On screen you may have seen her in What We Do In The Shadows, Supercity, Auckland Daze, Funny Girls, and the recent docudrama Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses. On stage Kura has been in a multitude of plays, and this year had her debut solo New Zealand International Comedy Festival show - Tiki Tour - which mixed standup and character work to share her O.E. stories. Kura's comedy picks come from Wanda Sykes, Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig, kiwi standup Jarred Christmas, and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.

2:25 What goes on in the Burbs…

What goes on in the burbs…is sometimes the unexpected. Burbs is a new web series filmed in and around Wellington, created by 23-year-old writer and film graduate, Laura Robinson. Quirky situations provide the premise for beautiful and often poignant exchanges between characters in stand-alone episodes centred in Owhiro Bay, Newtown, Strathmore, Seatoun and Brooklyn. But regardless of whether you’ve lived in Wellington, Burbs will make you laugh…and maybe even cry. Sonia Sly finds out more…


Novelist Maggie Rainey-Smith and her book Daughters of Messene

Novelist Maggie Rainey-Smith and her book Daughters of Messene Photo: Supplied

2:40 Echoes of Greece

A daughter carries her mother's ashes back to their homeland of Greece in 2007, and as she revisits old haunts, she finds out why her mother fled to New Zealand. Maggie Rainey-Smith's novel Daughters of Messene is a family epic, and offers in insight into the Greek Civil War and its consequences.


2:50 A different meter: poems instead of tickets

A Dunedin design student is converting old parking meters into machines that dish out poetry rather than tickets. Ben Alder's part of a team that wants to promote Dunedin's UNESCO City of Literature brand through public art.

3:06 The Drama Hour

The second part of the award winning  L.A. Theatre Works production Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler concerning one of the unsung heroes of DNA research, Rosalind Franklin. She was one of the twentieth century’s most unfairly marginalized scientists, the woman responsible for the breakthrough image of the “double helix” so familiar to us all as DNA.

Featuring: Miriam Margolyes as Rosalind Franklin.  You also heard Matthew Arkin, Maxwell Caulfield, Jon Matthews, Darren Richardson and Nick Toren.

Photograph 51 was directed by Michael Hackett and recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. It was produced by L.A. Theatre Works.

Music played in this show

Artist: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast
Song: The Parking Ticket
Composer: Joss Whedon
Album: Once More, With Feeling
Label: Rounder Records
Played at: 12:12

Artist: Long John Baldry
Song: Henry Hannah's 42nd Street Parking Lot
Composer: Hatch, Trent
Album: Let The Heartaches Begin: The Pye Anthology
Label: Castle 941277
Played at: 12:38

Song: Kandinskiana
Composer: Jay Greenberg
Played at: 12:40

Song: Soliloquy for Piano
Composer: Reuben Jelleyman
Played at: 12:42

Artist: American Brass Quartet
Song: Quintet for Brass
Composer: Jay Greenberg
Played at: 12:43

Song: Code
Composer: Reuben Jelleyman
Played at: 12:44

Artist: The Beatles
Song: Lovely Rita
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Label: Parlophone 746442
Played at: 12:59

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Song: Parking Lot
Composer: Nelly Furtado, R. Jerkins
Album: The Spirit Indestructible
Label: Interscope 370364
Played at: 1:06

Artist: Eliza Carthy
Song: Britain Is a Car Park
Album: Wayward Daughter
Label: Topic
Played at: 1:46

Artist: The Auteurs
Song: Valet Parking
Composer: Haines
Album: New Wave
Label: Hut Recordings
Played at: 1:58

Artist: The Porkers
Song: Skankin' Carpark Blues
Album: Hot Dog Daiquiri
Label: Moon Ska Records
Played at: 2:04

Artist: Joni Mitchell
Song: Big Yellow Taxi
Composer: Joni Mitchell
Album: Shine
Label: Hear Music 723045
Played at: 2:25

Artist: Solange
Song: Lovers in the Parking Lot
Composer: Dev Hynes, Solange Knowles
Album: True
Label: Terrible 172577
Played at: 2:58

Artist: Arcade Fire
Song: The Suburbs
Composer: Arcade Fire
Album: The Suburbs
Label: Merge 550385
Played at: 3:58