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Frontseat, 10.30pm Sunday 6th November, TV One

Frontseat, 10.30pm this Sunday 6th November, TV One

Like No Other

With the Womad Festival, Puke Ariki, the award-winning Govett-Brewster and a brand new slogan, New Plymouth’s been on the up and up lately. And there seems to be some sort of “reverse Brain Drain” happening to the city, in which respected foreigners from the international art world are moving down-under to take charge of Taranaki’s precious collections. But being on the other side of the world doesn’t protect them from local politics. Julie Hill meets the new heads of Puke Ariki and the Len Lye Collection.

In The Wardrobe Of The World’s Fastest Queen Kong

With a bunch of local flicks opening at the box office and a load of feature debuts shooting this summer, it’s a bumper year for NZ film. But it’s also been a year of benchmark employment cases, the Actors’ Equity palaver and worry about the future of the Film Fund. Movie commentator Steven Gray joins Oliver Driver in the studio to nut out these issues.

That Looks Like My Handwriting

Two weeks ago Frontseat ran an experiment in response to concerns that buying art over the internet may not be the wisest way to invest. The story threw up more questions than it answered, so Josie McNaught heads back into the murky waters of authenticity, meeting New Zealand’s most famous forger along the way.

The Last Maori

This week at the Arts Pasifika Awards playwright Miria George picked up the emerging artist award. Steven Oates talks to this young Maori/Cook Islander about her new play “and what remains”. Directed and co-produced by Hone Kouka, it questions what New Zealand might look like if every Maori left town.

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