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Friday 12 November

Antony Starr in 'Spies and Lies'

Award-winning actor Antony Starr has been busy since Outrageous Fortune wrapped! He's in to tell us about his latest role as war-time trickster Syd Ross on tele feature Spies and Lies.
 - Spies and Lies airs on TV ONE this Sunday at 8.30pm.

We chat to retired detective sergeant and policeman Terry Batchelor about working on some of our country's most serious criminal cases. We also talk to him about being involved in current TV ONE series NZ Detectives .
- Episode 2 of this 3 part series airs this Monday on TV ONE at 8.30pm.

You'll know actor Michele Hine as the gay mother of Olivia on Go Girls. She joins the show to tell us about her new and very different role in TAPAC's The Idea of America and we have tickets to give away to it!

The Idea of America
TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Wednesday November 10th - Sunday 14 November
Bookings through TAPAC:  or 09 845 0295
Pre-sale price: all tickets purchased before the 10th October will pay only $25.00
Adults: $30, Senior: $25, Student $25, Equity $20 DANZ $ 20 Group $23 (8+ bookings)

Quirky Wellington band Poppy Dust are here to perform their new song Jelly Beans. They're performing all round Wellington this summer too! Watch out for their debut album out next year.

Poppy Dust Wellington gigs
20 November - Kirkcaldies and Stains Birthday - free
27 November - Hummingbird Ball
28 November - Eastbourne Carnival - FREE to public
3/4 December - Kitchen sessions - gold coin entry 
17 December - Hummingbird
6 February - Festival of the Elements

Are you struggling to budget for Christmas? David Kneebone from Sorted has tips and advice to help you through.
- And if you have a budgeting question for David, please email us and put "Budgeting Question" in the subject line please keep your email brief. He'll be on the show next Friday 19th November to answer them.

Chef Adam Newell cooks BBQ seafood casino and red fruit clafoutis. He'll also be joining the male panel.

The Male Panel are in to discuss how work affects their relationships. On the panel today is chef Adam Newell and actors Cohen Holloway and Taungaroa Emile.
- What's your view? Send at email to Please keep your message brief.

Matt Gibb is hosting the Freshly Squeezed Talent Quest with Jason Gunn. It's a nationwide search to find fresh new Kiwi singers to perform for the first time on a national stage. The show will air on TV ONE on New Year's Eve.

* Would-be music stars are invited to submit their audio or video application at  before the deadline of midnight on 28 November. Successful candidates will be invited to auditions across the county. Ten finalists will be then invited to perform on the show and face the public's vote.

* Applications can also be posted or couriered to: TVNZ Freshly Squeezed Talent 100 Victoria Street West Auckland City Auckland 1010 Please note: all audition applications need to be received by the production office no later than 5pm Friday 12 November 2010.

Gardener Dennis Greville is here to tell you why you should grow heritage roses in your garden, plus he's taking your gardening calls so get dialling!
- Props from

King's Seeds Garden Diary
- Try new petunia Picabella
- Try new zinnia 'Giant Wine'
- Try wildflower seed blend
- Okra 'Millionaire F1'
- Keep moisture levels up in the vegetable garden

Our last day to shake it with Cuban salsa instructor Rafael Ferrer .