Popular series ‘The Strip’ to re-run on Heartland

THE STRIP – Series 1
TVNZ HEARTLAND – Thursday 9 August, 10pm

Acclaimed drama series, The Strip is to be re-screened on TVNZ Heartland.

The show about corporate lawyer Melissa Walker (Luanne Gordon) who quits her job after finding her husband (Stephen Bain) in bed with his male lover.

Walker starts wondering what happened to her life and when she last had fun.

Finding her best friend Kathryn (Jodie Rimmer) on a girls’ night out, Melissa decides to get out of the rat race and open a male strip club.

The Prime Minister’s Hour returns to Radio Live

MediaWorks Radio has announced John Key will host the 2012 edition of The Prime Minister’s Hour this Thursday, 2 August, from 2pm on RadioLIVE.

The annual radio show features the Prime Minister of the day hosting a one-hour show, interviewing guests and interacting with listeners.

On Thursday, Prime Minster John Key will be talking to legendary journalist Sir David Frost, former Australian Prime Minister, Hon John Howard, as well as Kiwi favourites Sarah Ulmer and Al Brown.

General Manager of RadioLIVE Jana Rangooni says:

“One of the wonderful things about having the Prime Minister host a radio show is that we can secure guests who are not usually available for New Zealand radio interviews. This is also an opportunity for our listeners to talk to their Prime Minister directly, and share what’s on their minds.”

For more information on The Prime Minister’s Hour, visit www.radiolive.co.nz.

Most LIVE sport ever broadcast this Saturday on SKY

SKY Sport is preparing to broadcast the most ever live coverage across one day this Saturday with unprecedented coverage of the London Olympic Games on up to 8 channels, the Super Rugby Final, NRL, US PGA golf and international cricket featuring the BLACKCAPS v West Indies and England v South Africa.

It will be all hands on deck in New Zealand and the UK as the 2012 Olympic Games continues with a number of Kiwis in action including Andrea Hewitt in the Women’s triathlon.

The business end of the NRL Telstra Premiership is fast approaching and teams are looking for valuable points to confirm their top 8 spot, while the Chiefs have home advantage over the Sharks in the 2012 Investec Super Rugby Final as they look to give their Waikato fans their first
Super Rugby title.

SKY Sport 1 (SKY Channel 030):
6.00am WGC: Bridgestone Invitational Round 2
6.30pm Finals Fever: featuring special guests All Black Richard Kahui and former Springbok Bobby Skinstad.
7.30pm Investec Super Rugby Final – Chiefs v Sharks
4.00am (Sun) WGC: Bridgestone Invitational Round 3

SKY Sport 2 (SKY Channel 031):
5.35am International Cricket: West Indies v BLACKCAPS – 2nd Test, Day 2, Afternoon Session
3.00pm Toyota Cup – Storm U20 v Panthers U20
5.00pm NRL Telstra Premiership – Storm v Panthers
7.30pm NRL Telstra Premiership – Knights v Bulldogs
9.30pm NRL Telstra Premiership – Cowboys v Sea Eagles
2.50am (Sun) International Cricket: West Indies v BLACKCAPS LIVE – 2nd Test, Day 3, Morning Session
5.35am (Sun) International Cricket: West Indies v BLACKCAPS LIVE – 2nd Test, Day 3, Afternoon Session

SKY Sport 3 (SKY Channel 032):
5.55am London 2012 – Weightlifting (ft Richard Patterson in the Men’s 85kg)
9.30pm International Cricket: England v South Africa – 2nd Test, Day 3, Morning Session
12.35am (Sun) International Cricket: England v South Africa – 2nd Test, Day 3, Afternoon Session

SKY Sport 4 (SKY Channel 131):
5.55am London 2012 – Athletics Session 2 (ft Sarah Cowley in the Women’s Heptathlon: Shot Put & 200m; and Nick Willis in the Men’s 1500m Round 1 heats. Also includes Men’s Shot Put final and Women’s 10,000m final)
8.50pm London 2012 – Athletics Session 3 (ft Sarah Cowley in the Women’s Heptathlon: Long Jump & Javelin. Also includes the Men’s 100m preliminary rounds and Round 1 heats)
1.20am (Sun) London 2012 – Basketball: Lithuania v USA (Mens)
3.55am (Sun) London 2012 – Athletics Session 4 (ft Sarah Cowley in the Women’s Heptathlon: 800m & Medal Ceremony. Also includes Women 100m SF and final)

SKY Sport 5 (SKY Channel 132):
6.25am London 2012 – Swimming Session 15 (Final pool session; featuring Women’s 50m Freestyle final, men’s 1500m freestyle final, and both men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relay -potentially a NZ men’s team in the relay)
8.25pm London 2012 – Rowing (Final rowing session; Women’s single sculls final (potentially Emma Twigg); Men’s lightweight double sculls final (potentially Peter Taylor and Storm Uru); Women’s lightweight double sculls final (potentially Julia Edward and Louise Ayling ); Men’s four final (potentially Sean O’Neill, Chris Harris, Jade Uru and Tyson Williams)

SKY Sport 6 (SKY Channel 133):
7.55pm London 2012 – Women’s Triathlon (ft Andrea Hewitt, Nicky Samuels & Kate McIlroy)
10.50pm London 2012 – Men’s Football Quarter Final 1.Teams TBA
3.50am (Sun) London 2012 – Men’s Football Quarter Final 3.Teams TBA

SKY Sport 7 (SKY Channel 134):
8.55pm London 2012 – Track Cycling (ft Shane Archbold in the Men’s Omnium Flying Lap)
2.55am (Sun) London 2012 – Track Cycling (ft Rushlee Buchanan, Lauren Ellis, Jaime Nielsen and Alison Shanks in the Women’s track team pursuit; Shane Archbold in the Men’s track Omnium 30km points race and Omnium elimination race.
5.55am (Sun) London 2012 – Women’s Hockey: New Zealand v USA

SKY Sport 8 (SKY Channel 135):
12.35am (Sun) London 2012 – Sailing (LIVE coverage of the RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial and 470, plus the Women’s Elliott 6m from Weymouth and Portland – ft NZ)

SKY Sport 9 (SKY Channel 136):
10.55pm London 2012 – Sailing (LIVE coverage of the RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial and 470, plus the Women’s Elliott 6m from Weymouth and Portland – ft NZ)
1.00am (Sun) London 2012 – Tennis (LIVE coverage of the Final and Victory Ceremony in the Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles from Wimbledon.)

SKY Sport 10 (SKY Channel 137):
5.55am London 2012 – Weightlifting (ft Richard Patterson in the Men’s 85kg)
11.00pm London 2012 – Tennis (LIVE coverage of the Women’s Bronze Final)
1.20am (Sun) London 2012 – Men’s Football Quarter Final 2

SKY Sport Highlights Channel (033):
11.00pm London 2012 – Tennis (LIVE coverage of the Bronze Final, Final and Victory Ceremony in the Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles from Wimbledon.

Rugby Channel (SKY Channel 037):
14:30 Land Rover 1st XV LIVE Hamilton BHS v Gisborne BHS

In addition to this, SKY Sport’s Olympic Channels will also feature LIVE Hockey, Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Trampoline, Boxing, Shooting, Fencing, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Diving, plus replays, comprehensive highlights and news coverage.

Awkward ZB: Caller is a fan of Don Brash

There is nothing like an awkwardly odd talkback call. Here is one from last night.

Well handled by the host!

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Radio Live: Han Solo plays soccer?

Here’s a blooper from Marcus Lush Breakfast on Radio Live this morning:

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Thanks to the person who gave me a heads up!