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Frontseat, 10.40pm this Sunday 22nd October

Frontseat, 10.40pm this Sunday 22nd October on TV ONE after “The Emperor’s Club”.

This week Oliver is at the magnificent Civic Theatre, where New Zealand’s original burlesque star Freda Stark danced her best, and an appropriate venue for the unveiling of the finalists in Frontseat’s Search for the Greatest Line in Kiwi Film.

WHAT’LL IT BE, BLONDINI?: After weeks of predictable, unbelievable and bizarre nominations, our celebrity film jury has found the finalists in our search for the Greatest Line of Dialogue in Kiwi Film. However, our jury couldn’t agree on a Top 5 since there were SIX stand-out lines spanning 30 years of filmmaking and all aspects of the NZ psyche. Now we need your help to elevate one to the top spot. Vote from Monday 23rd October on The Frontseat Film Jury was: producer Philippa Campbell, musician & reviewer Chris Knox, digital film producer & 48 Hour Film Fest head Ant Timpson, our producer’s mum Mrs Gracewood, actor Madeleine Sami and blogger Russell Brown.

JOSIE JOINS THE CIRCUS: Fuelled by the popularity of Cirque du Soleil and the rise of Burlesque-style entertainment, circus schools and erotic shows are hot again. Josie McNaught finds out if she can fly through the air with the greatest of ease, and meets an Aussie (Ms Fortuna) and some New Zealanders (Wellington’s Heavenly Burlesque folk) who are reviving the art of burlesque.

THE FRONT ROW - CENSORSHIP: Opinionated comment from recognisable faces with plenty to say. Keep your eyes peeled for actor Joel Tobeck, Naked Samoan Mario Gaoa, artist Dick Frizzell & apostrophe police officer Jon Bridges. This week: Inspired by Pavement magazine’s latest controversial issue, Irish radio gal Noelle McCarthy takes a journey through censorship in New Zealand. Which books were banned? What records did the BCNZ people gouge deep scratches through? And what would it take for Chief Censor Bill Hastings to censure Pavement?

OUR ART, OUR PLACE: At last, the full Toi Te Papa: Art Of The Nation show opens at the national museum. For three years from next week, more than 300 impressive artworks from the national collection will be on display. We’ve got an exclusive preview!

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