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Frontseat this Sunday

Frontseat, 10.40pm this Sunday 15th October on TV ONE after “Calendar Girls”.

Oliver’s in Dunedin this week for the Otago Festival of the Arts. As he beats the streets of scarfie town, he bumps into all sorts of people involved in the festival, stumbles across a film premiere and gets yelled at by bogans.


Home from a gruelling 75-date tour of the UK and Europe, Bic Runga is up for Best Album, Best Single and Best Female Artist at next week’s Tui NZ Music Awards. She’s already won Best Producer – the technical awards were announced a few weeks ago. The top-selling artist (yes, that’s right, she’s sold more albums *in* New Zealand than the Finns, Hayley or Dobbo) talks eloquently and pretty frankly, actually, to Frontseat about how she’s feeling 10 years after the release of her debut album “Drive”.


Opinionated comment from recognisable faces with plenty to say. Keep your eyes peeled for actor Joel Tobeck, radio gal Noelle McCarthy, naked Samoan Mario Gaoa & apostrophe police officer Jon Bridges.

This week: Bring Back Bad Art. Artist Dick Frizzell visits his favourite Hawkes Bay spots as he muses on whether he’s at the wrong end of the artistic economy. This item features yet another Frontseat exclusive: a preview of Dick’s new works based on his visit to Antarctica.


They do exist! Josie McNaught meets three people who earn a living telling rich individuals and large corporates how they should adorn their walls, and attends the exclusive unveiling of a new work designed to elevate hotel lobby art to high-brow status.


The Prime Minister is under the bonnet as the last of the nominations for the Greatest Line in Kiwi Film rolls in. Meet our celebrity jury and watch them scrap over the Top Five. All will be announced next week (Sunday 22nd October).

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