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12.15 Centenary of Censorship

This month Nga Taonga Sound & Vision is putting on a programme that will certainly generate some curiosity.  To celebrate 100 years since the first film screenings in New Zealand, they're celebrating the bits that didn't get screened.  It's called Censored, a look back on censorship from the era of World War One to today's Internet Age. Simon Morris takes a look back (and forward to) censorship and film classification with Chief Censor Dr Andrew Jack, Andrew Cornwell from Sony Pictures, and Nga Taonga Sound & Vision's Diane Pivac.


12:40 Caselburg Trust: The Unexpected Greenness of Trees

It's a big step, launching your own press - but Dunedin's Caselberg Trust is doing just that. The Trust runs the Caselberg artists' residency on the Otago Peninsula at Broad Bay. It has also run an International Poetry Competition since 2011, and the first book off the new press brings together the winning poems from the past five years.  Claire Beynon and poet Alan Roddick have co-edited 'The Unexpected Greenness of Trees'.


12:50 Maidment Theatre

Maidment Theatre

Maidment Theatre Photo: Justin Gregory

Auckland University's Maidment Theatre has buckled under the projected $16m weight of earthquake-strengthening, and is likely to be demolished. It's served as a venue for Auckland-wide theatre and dance groups, as well as a space for the university's own productions. So if it's to go - what - if anything will it, or should it, be replaced with? Metro critic, student and actor James Wenley, and theatre designer with a long acquaintance with the Maidment, Tracy Grant-Lord speak with Simon Morris.

1:10 At The Movies

Simon Morris reviews Doctor Strange, I Daniel Blake and Hell or High Water


1:33 NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year Iain McGregor

Last week, New Zealand's most prestigious photography prize - the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year - was awarded to Christchurch photo-journalist, Iain McGregor.  Working for Fairfax has given Iain's portfolio an incredibly diverse range - he's covered Canterbury bushfires, kapa haka festivals, the sex trade in South East Asia.  His photo of Prince Harry and a toddler went viral.


1:50 Otautau Gallery

Good news for the small Southland township of Otautau: its first art gallery.  It's home is the Old Methodist church which needed almost three years of renovations to complete the gallery space. Pamela Hopkins and husband Robert McGowan are supporting local artists and craftsmen, while also reaching out beyond Southland for paintings, woodwork, pottery, jewellery and other items.


2:06 The Laugh Track

Benjamin Teh and Jesse Hilford's production of A Ghost Tale provide some ghoulish laughs.

Laugh Track: A Ghost Tale

Laugh Track: A Ghost Tale Photo: Supplied

2:25  80 years at 16th Ave

Tauranga boasts the oldest running community theatre group in new Zealand.  They plan to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Tauranga's Grand Old Lady, the 16th Ave theatre, in style.  Lloyd Davy tells Simon Morris just how.


2:40 Sue Wootton - Strip

Mary McCallum and Sue Wootton

Mary McCallum and Sue Wootton Photo: Supplied

A couple who've unsuccessfully tried for years to have a child finally abandon that dream.  Then out of the blue, they have the chance to adopt a baby.  As Lynn Freeman discovered, it's a case of 'be careful what you wish for' in Dunedin writer Sue Wootton's new novel, Strip.



2:49 Dan Kois - Angels in America


Kois Photo: Supplied

Tony Kushner's 1993 Tony winning audacious, two-part, epic play Angels in America is now considered a classic of American theatre.   If any play summed up its era - Reagan economics, gay liberation and the arrival of the AIDS epidemic, it's Angels in America. So how do its issues resonate today?'s culture editor Dan Kois has co-written  'Angels in America: The Complete Oral History".  He talks to Shaun D Wilson about its fascinating career.


3:06 Drama at 3 

Tumanbay & When Famous People Come to Town


Music played in this show

Artist:Monty Python
Song: I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio
Composer: Idle
Album: Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album
Label: Arista
Played at: 12.12

Artist: Harpers Bizarre
Song:Anything Goes
Composer: Porter
Album: Feelin' Groovy
Label: Warner
Played at: 12.16

Artist: The Playmates
Song: Beep Beep
Composer: N/A
Album: Golden Age Of Rock N Roll
Label: Ace
Played at:12.40

Artist: The Animals
Song: The House Of The Rising Sun
Composer: Trad arr. Price
Album: The Singles Plus
Label: EMI
Played at: 12.58

Artist: Jody Reynolds
Song: Endless Sleep
Composer: Reynolds-Nance
Album: Blue Suede Shoes
Label: Old Gold
Played at: 1.10

Artist: Dave Dee Dozy Beak Mick & Tich
Song: Bend It
Composer: Blaikley-Howard
Album: The Best Of
Label: Karussel
Played at: 1.47

Artist:The Sex Pistols
Song: God Save The Queen
Composer: Rotten-Matlock-Jones-Cook
Album: Jubilee
Label: Virgin
Played at: 1.58

Artist: The Troggs
Song: I Can't Control Myself
Composer: Presley
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: Spectrum
Played at: 2.04

Artist: Bobby Darin
Song: Mack The Knife
Composer: Brecht-Weil
Album: Aces Back To Back
Label: Hyena
Played at: 2.36

Artist: Barry McGuire
Song: Eve Of Destruction
Composer: Sloan
Album: Summer In The City
Label: Old Gold
Played at: 2.58

Artist: The Trashmen
Song: Surfing Bird
Composer: Frasier-Harris
Album: Full Metal Jacket
Label: Warner
Played at: 3.04

Artist: The Beatles
Song: The Balled Of John And Yoko
Composer: Lennon-McCartney
Album: Single
Label: EMI
Played at: 3.49

Artist: Split Enz
Song: Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Composer: Finn
Album: Single
Label: NZ On Air
Played at:3.58