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Radio with Pictures

Radio with Pictures

Producer TVNZ

With Presenters Karyn Hay and Dick Driver

For many Radio with Pictures is the ground-breaking television show that not only enlivened Sunday night but also opened up access to a world of music not given air time on popular radio. From the mid-70s a generation stayed up late for RWP followed by the Sunday Night Horror!

Throughout NZ Music Month we're celebrating with nine Radio with Pictures episodes that will screen at 5.30pm, Wednesday to Friday and on Saturday afternoons in double-bill ‘featurettes’.

And we have Karyn Hay Live at our cinema on Thursday 31 May at 6pm. See what's she'll be doing here.

Episode Schedule:


Wednesday 23 May at 5.30pm: with Barry Jenkin

1984, 46 minutes, presented by Karyn Hay with guest appearance by Barry Jenkin, PG – nudity

Includes Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and the Womens Performance Festival (1984) – Mamata, Freudian Slips, Vibraslaps, Meg and the Fones, Red Beryl, The Silverbeats, Sharon O’Neill, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Moyet, Patti Smith.


Friday 25 May at 5.30pm: A selection of music by Women artists

1986, 45 minutes, presented by Karyn Hay, G

Includes Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and the Womens Performance Festival (1984) – Mamata, Freudian Slips, Vibraslaps, Meg and the Fones, Red Beryl, The Silverbeats, Sharon O’Neill, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Moyet, Patti Smith.


Saturday 26 May at 7pm: My Kind of Town, The Violent Femmes and the Topp Twins

 1981 and 1986, 50 + 46 minutes, presented by Karyn Hay and Dick Driver, G, G

A short doco on NZ musicians in Australia and their experience there. Includes interviews with Peter Dawkins, Marc Hunter (x-Dragon), Nick Theobald and Barry Saunders, Sharon O’Neill. Mi-Sex sing Falling in and out live. Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos in recording studio and live. Scenes in and around Bondi.

The Topp Twins in Sydney & Violent Femmes in Wellington. Videos include: The Netherworld Dancing Toys, The Waterboys, The Church, Untouchables, Hoodoo Gurus, Rufus and Chaka Khan


Wednesday 30 May at 5.30pm: The Chills in London

 1986, 47 minutes, presented by Dick Driver, PG

Dick Driver presents rock videos, tonight a NZ music special including the mini documentary “The Chills in London”. Videos include: Blam Blam Blam, The Clean, Tall Dwarfs, Sneaky Feelings, Craig Watt.


Friday 1 June at 5.30pm: Neon Picnic

  1988, 47 minutes, presented by Dick Driver, PG – offensive language

Dick Driver introduces a weekly programme of progressive music, including tour information and music news. Tonight a look at the failed Neon Picnic music festival and interviews with acts who played at the replacement, Tim’s Picnic. Videos include: Robbie Robertson, Nona Hendryx, Prince, The Chills, Graham Brazier, Shona Laing, The Pogues, Roy Orbison & KD Lang