Special

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Monday 18 – Friday 22 May, from 9am

Calling all kids! It’s time to ‘Get Up and Go’ for this special week in May with our friends from “Bo on the Go”! Bo is a positive, super-energetic and inquisitive young heroine who, along with her young friend, Dezadore dragon, (‘Dezzy’), encourages children at home to go on amazing adventures by actively joining her in a variety of movements that assist her on her quest.

Like all heroes, Bo faces challenges and obstacles and receives small rewards and achieves victories along the way. Bo’s ‘Bo-Buddies’ – the young viewers – must move along with her. Cheerful and determined to solve all problems she encounters, Bo will lead the way for kids at home to get ‘on the go’. For the first day you also get to watch a second episode from 9.30am! Maximum Bo power!

Monday 18 May 2009 10:30pm

Join C4 & host Karyn Hay as we countdown the 100 most defining moments in NZ music history… what will be No1?

Tonight: 44-26 A record that gobbed on Auckland, the secret of our unofficial national anthem and a special performance of the most ethereal song in the land. Including interviews with Shihad, John Rowles, Dawn Raid, Supergroove, Sir Howard Morrison, Fat Freddys Drop and an exclusive performance.

For the first time in 30 years on New Zealand television coverage of this year’s grand final of Europe’s biggest television event. Watch the 25 finalist countries battle it out in the Olimpiysky Arena in Moscow for the honour to host next year’s edition.
Official website: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/home

TTV and STRATOS on Sunday 17 May at 7.30pm

Triangle and Stratos Television on Sunday May 17 at 7:30pm

It’s finally here! The show that is viewed each year by more than 100 million people throughout the world and gave us stars like ABBA, Celine Dion, Cliff Richards and Julio Iglesias.

Not sure if you caught last night’s 2008 semi-finals but avid fans are already planning costume parties to support their favourite country. One more warm-up this Sunday May 10 with last year’s final. Then Triangle and Stratos will screen the 2009 final less than 12 hours after it screens across the Northern Hemisphere on May 17.

DISNEY CHANNEL – Saturday 16 May, 2.30pm-6.30pm

Disney Channel’s original movie “Hatching Pete” comes to our screens this May, featuring some of your favourite Disney characters, such as Mitchell Musso (Hannah Montana), Jason Dolley (Cory in the House) and Tiffany Thornton (Sonny

with a Chance). So to celebrate this special day we are bringing you a showcase of some of your favourite episodes from all three of these fantastic series, followed by the premiere of “Hatching Pete” from 6.30pm! So don’t miss this cracking event,

only on Disney Channel!

Wednesday 6 May, 8.30pm

The comedy comet lands with a crunch tonight on TV2, with the Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala letting loose an explosion of high-impact international and local hilarity.

The sought after event, which sells out every year, kick starts three mad weeks of merriment by showcasing the very best acts performing at the 2009 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

The New Zealand International Comedy Festival director, Kylie Aitchison says the Festival is going from strength to strength since its inception in 1994, and the popularity of the Gala is testament to this.

“The Festival has grown year on year, and we are incredibly proud and excited about the fantastic line-up that this year has on offer, and the Crunchie Comedy Gala presents a smorgasbord of these talents.”

Hosting this year’s Gala is the Emmy award-winning comedian Wayne Brady of Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, a singing and dancing stand-up comedy machine, who will corral the eclectic and excellent three hour line-up.

Aitchison says the Festival is thrilled to have Brady as their 2009 host. “Wayne is such a witty comedian, and with impeccable comic timing, he is a delight to watch. I anticipate a very funny night with Brady at the helm.”

The rapid-fire Gala will see some of the world’s finest international comedians stepping up to the mic, including popular Scotsman Danny Bhoy, Welshman Mark Watson, and Irish lad Ed Byrne, as well as New Zealand comedians Te Radar, and 2008 Billy T award-winner Steve Wrigley.

With flashes of genius and belly-laughs guaranteed, this years’ Gala is a must see.

Don’t miss out, book your couch seat now.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TV2. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘on demand’ button.

To celebrate NZ Music Month, this May C4 is embarking on a search to uncover The Nations Favourite (NZ) Song!

The success of NZ songs are celebrated in a number of ways – last year Opshop’s “One Day” was awarded both the prestigious Silver Scroll and Single of the Year at the NZ Music Awards.  This week Smashproof broke a 23 year record by sitting at the top of the chart for 10 weeks with the single “Brother”, the song sits in a kiwi flavoured chart – 25% of this weeks Top 20 are NZ songs.   In 2001, to celebrate 75 years of existence – APRA members voted “Nature” by Fourmyula as the top song of all time whilst OMC’s “How Bizarre” remains the biggest selling NZ record of all time.

BUT, sales measures and industry accolades aside – what does the Nation really think?  This NZ Music Month, the nation will decide.

Have your say and vote for the Nations Favourite Song at  www.c4tv.co.nz – voting will culminate in a mammoth 8 hour countdown, Saturday 23rd May where THE NATIONS FAVOURITE SONG will be revealed!