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Tuesday 15 September

No one could possibly accuse actor Cohen Holloway of a lack of versatility. The talented stage, film, and television star also had a brief career in rock 'n' roll. He scooped the prize for Best Actor at the Qantas Awards, and he joins us for a chat.

They describe their music as a psycho-tropic folk fest, and they're bringing their sounds to the stage. Samuel Flynn Scott and the Bunnies On Ponies are here to play for us. Samuel Flynn Scott and the BOP will be playing this Sunday at Downstage theatre, Wellington .

Our favourite bloke who bakes,  Steve Joll , has some delicious sweet treats in store. He's making chocolate bread pudding and orange chocolate loaf - they're so easy you'll want to try them at home.

We catch up with two young actors who aren't afraid to bare all on stage. Sia Trokenheim and Matt Hudson are the stars of Skin Tight, an award-winning play based on Denis Glover's iconic poem The Magpies.

See the play:
Wednesday, September 16, Lawson Field Theatre, Gisborne 8pm.
Thursday, September 17, Little Theatre, Whakatane 7.30pm.
Friday, September 18, Tauranga Art Gallery, 8pm.
Wednesday, September 23, Town Hall Rawene, 5.30pm.
Friday, September 25, The Centre, Kerikeri, 8pm.
Wed September 30-Sat October 3 Te Karanga Gallery K Rd Auckland 8pm.

Did you know there's a link between your oral health and your overall health? Our resident GP Dr Susanna Kent is here to tell us why looking after your gnashers could save you more than just a big bill at the dentist's.

Crawling for babies isn't just about getting from A to B. It's an important developmental stage and essential for stimulating brain connections that will help with later learning. Joanne Looney from Gymbaroo is here with some tips.

Acclaimed author Mandy Hager has just released her new book The Crossing which is tipped to be a hit with teens. She's here to talk about her work, and how she gets inside the heads of young adult readers.

Book reviewer Kate De Goldi has some recommendations. She's reviewing: "Aunt Concertina and her niece Evalina" by Paula Green and Michael Hight, "Fever of the Bone" by Val McDermid, and "The Gathering Night" by Margaret Elphinstone.

Fifi Colston has had 16 entries accepted for the World Of Wearableart over 14 years. She's here to share her inspiration.

Our main man on the mainland Gary McCormick is beaming in from the Garden City, and funnily enough gardening has been on his mind. It's seen as a harmless pastime, but Gary would beg to differ. Is gardening a hidden killer?

Our On The Couch panel is here to solve the trickiest of viewer problems. Duncan Thomson, Ginette McDonald, Cohen Holloway and Mandy Hager are here with their best advice.

If you would like advice from the panel please email us at and write "On The Couch" in the subject line.

Do you have an elderly relative who might need extra care? Clinical psychologist Duncan Thomson is continuing his series on dementia.

And fabulous fitness instructor Julz Darroch is here to whip us into shape for spring with another great low-impact workout.