This is going to blow my reputation as a foul-tempered misanthrope, but I'm a sucker for well-mannered chutzpah. And when an e-mail arrives from friend of the blog Rich Lock with "shameless request for a plug" in the subject line, how could I say no?
My wife, Georgina Scull, has written and produced a radio programme which is being broadcast in the arts slot on RNZ on Sunday. Details below:
3:04 The Sunday Drama: The Secrets I Keep, by Georgina Scull
Two years in the making this is a compelling first person doco-drama where three actors recreate the real-life confessions of three everyday New Zealanders who have held life-long secrets (RNZ)
Happy to oblige, Sir. I would presume my cultured readers were listening to The Arts on Sunday anyway -- which this week includes what I'm sure will be a sparky panel on local drama funding with NZ on AIR CEO Jane Wrightson, Rachel Gean fromTV3 and Kathleen Anderson from TVNZ -- but this sounds more than usually intriguing.
And if you're inexplicable unable to find a wireless receiver this afternoon, the audio will be available here.
Don't forget the Wellington Film Festival kicks off this Friday -- and judging from the opening night reaction in Auckland, The Tree of Life is going to cause one or two *cough* lively discussions in the lobby afterwards. The Dunedin and Christchurch programmes are also on line, and bookings are open.