Talk Talk

9:10pm Saturday, September 5 on TVNZ 7

Famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders talking, not about what it is that makes them famous, but what it is that makes them tick – that’s the trick with Talk Talk, a glamorous-looking interview series presented by Finlay Macdonald.

With one key guest on each half-hour show, Talk Talk will go in deep, interviewing the person in the answer chair for almost 20 minutes before ending the show with a performance from a New Zealand group or musician chosen by Talk Talk’s feature guest.

This week on Talk Talk, presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to ACT Leader and MP for Epsom, Hon Rodney Hide. Then, a performance by Kirsten Morrell to wrap the show up.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Talk Talk will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 7. Go to tvnz.co.nz/talktalk and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

9:10pm Saturday, August 29 on TVNZ 7

Famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders talking, not about what it is that makes them famous, but what it is that makes them tick – that’s the trick with Talk Talk, a glamorous-looking interview series presented by Finlay Macdonald.

With one key guest on each half-hour show, Talk Talk will go in deep, interviewing the person in the answer chair for almost 20 minutes before ending the show with a performance from a New Zealand group or musician chosen by Talk Talk’s feature guest.

This week on Talk Talk, presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to New Zealand writer and academic Ranginui Walker. Dr Walker’s writing is an invaluable source of information on Maori literature, as well as many other topics. Then, a performance by Dr Walker’s band of choice, AK Barok, a group of dedicated players of baroque instruments.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Talk Talk will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 7. Go to tvnz.co.nz/talktalk and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

9:10pm Saturday, August 22 on TVNZ 7

Famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders talking, not about what it is that makes them famous, but what it is that makes them tick – that’s the trick with Talk Talk, a glamorous-looking interview series presented by Finlay Macdonald.

With one key guest on each half-hour show, Talk Talk will go in deep, interviewing the person in the answer chair for almost 20 minutes before ending the show with a performance from a New Zealand group or musician chosen by Talk Talk’s feature guest.

This week on Talk Talk, presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to New Zealand’s Chief Censor Bill Hastings. The show will wrap-up with a performance by Kiwi musician Michael Houstoun.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Talk Talk will be available free online after the show has aired on TVNZ 7. Go to tvnz.co.nz/talktalk and click the ‘watch episode’ button.

9:10pm Saturday, August 15 on TVNZ 7

Famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders talking, not about what it is that makes them famous, but what it is that makes them tick – that’s the trick with Talk Talk, a glamorous-looking interview series presented by Finlay Macdonald.

With one key guest on each half-hour show, Talk Talk will go in deep, interviewing the person in the answer chair for almost 20 minutes before ending the show with a performance from a New Zealand group or musician chosen by Talk Talk’s feature guest.

Talk Talk presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to All Blacks’ Head Coach Graham Henry. The interview will be followed by a performance by Kiwi musician and songwriter Dave Dobbyn.
Photo: Graham Henry

9:10pm Saturday, August 8 on TVNZ 7

Famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders talking, not about what it is that makes them famous, but what it is that makes them tick – that’s the trick with Talk Talk, a glamorous-looking interview series presented by Finlay Macdonald.

With one key guest on each half-hour show, Talk Talk will go in deep, interviewing the person in the answer chair for almost 20 minutes before ending the show with a performance from a New Zealand group or musician chosen by Talk Talk’s feature guest.

Talk Talk presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to Musician Mike Nock who will then perform in the studio.

Saturday 1 August, 9.10pm.

Famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders talking, not about what it is that makes them famous, but what it is that makes them tick – that’s the trick with Talk Talk, a glamorous-looking interview series presented by Finlay Macdonald.

With one key guest on each half-hour show, Talk Talk will go in deep, interviewing the person in the answer chair for almost 20 minutes before ending the show with a performance from a New Zealand group or musician chosen by Talk Talk’s feature guest.

This week on Talk Talk, Macdonald talks to the Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, and a performance by his group of choice, House of Shem.

Sunday 5 October, 8.30pm

Talk Talk is back! A nosy and entertaining talk show series filled with conversation, music and a determination to probe into the lives of artistic New Zealanders, Talk Talk screens on TVNZ 6 Showcase Sundays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Talk Talk presenter Finlay Macdonald interviews Poet Laureate Michele Leggott and Central Otago artist Grahame Sydney. Blues band The Broken Heartbreakers perform.

Sunday 28 September, 8.30pm

Talk Talk is back! A nosy and entertaining talk show series filled with conversation, music and a determination to probe into the lives of artistic New Zealanders, Talk Talk screens on TVNZ 6 Showcase Sundays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Talk Talk presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to Wellington-based musician Ladi 6 as well as painter Karl Maughan. Ladi 6 performs a track.

Sunday 21 September, 8.30pm

Talk Talk is back! A nosy and entertaining talk show series filled with conversation, music and a determination to probe into the lives of artistic New Zealanders, Talk Talk screens on TVNZ Showcase on TVNZ 6 Sundays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

This week on Talk Talk, presenter Finlay Macdonald interviews Kirsten Morrell of band Goldenhorse and playwright Roger Hall. The Sami Sisters perform a song.

Sunday 14 September, 8.30pm

Talk Talk is back! A nosy and entertaining talk show series filled with conversation, music and a determination to probe into the lives of artistic New Zealanders, Talk Talk screens on TVNZ 6 Showcase Sundays and Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Talk Talk presenter Finlay Macdonald talks to Dimmer rock and roller Shayne Carter and established local chef Judith Tabron. Plus, young popsters The Naked and Famous perform.