TV & Radio

Elvis 'would be X Factor fan'

Elvis Presley in his last television performance in 1977.

Elvis Presley would have been "all for" shows like The X Factor, according to his ex-wife.

Pure Gold

SOLID GOLD: Murray Gold.

Doctor Who composer Murray Gold steps out of a preview screening of this year’s Christmas Special to tell Chris Gardner he’s in the process of finalising the set list for February’s Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Auckland.

Don't believe in Dr Oz's miracles

NOT TO BE TRUSTED: Dr Oz

A new study has found that halt of Dr. Oz's medical advice is baseless or wrong.

Ten shows to watch this Christmas

FAMILY FAVOURITE: The Sound of Music

Star-studded spectacular: Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway are among those testing their vocal talents in Les Miserables.

Dr Evil takes on North Korea, Sony video

Mike Myers as Dr Evil has 'hacked' <i>Saturday Night Live</i>.

Dr Evil from Austin Powers returned to condemn them for blocking The Interview's release and giving evil 'a bad name'. 

Live blog: The Amazing Race

BACK FOR MORE MAYHEM: The Amazing Race

This week, with Singapore a fading memory the four remaining teams head to the Philippines, where it's time to get down and dirty.

Patrick Gower leads a 'thug life' video

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TV3 political editor Patrick Gower admits his 'thug life' video wasn't for real, but reckons he should be known as 'TuPat' anyway.

The best TV lines of the year

HIGHLY QUOTABLE: Game of Thrones

TV produces endlessly quotable lines. Here are some of the best of the year.

Call The Midwife’s special delivery

FESTIVE: Call The Midwife Christmas special

Call The Midwife’s Christmas special on Boxing Day will feature a storyline that is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching.

On the couch with Mark Richardson

LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Cricket commentator Mark Richardson

Cricketer turned commentator Mark Richardson talks to Isobel Allbury about the highs and lows of cricket and why he would like to be able to carry a tune.

Christmas with the stars

Christmas with the stars

We asked a host of international and local stars how they will be celebrating the festive season.

Coro St far from escapism

CROWD CONTROLLER: Behavioural psychologist Daniel Pink. No, he’s not in Coronation St.

Television, it has often been said, represents escapism, particularly when your lot in life isn't so flash.

Simon's simple pleasures

TIME TO SAY GOOD BYE: Simon Baker in The Mentalist

It is now official... Next year’s seventh season of the crime series The Mentalist will be the last.

Second season for Thunderbirds

CLASSIC KITSCH: The original Thunderbirds series was known and loved for its awkward puppetry.

Another season of Thunderbirds remake commissioned before first even screens on network TV.

Review: The Worlds of Doctor Who

WHO'S THERE: The World of Doctor Who.

These audio adventures are not set on four different planets but in different spin off audio adventures from Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who range of stories.

Hot Seat contestant's embarrassing fail video

THAT MOMENT: Whitney Beseler realises her mistake

Whitney Beseler will remember her stint on the Millionaire Hot Seat as the most embarrassing moment of her life.

TV Guide's top 5 picks

BELOVED WEATHERMAN: Jim Hickey

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

What Doctor Who and Bond have in common video

Hushed reverence: Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in the Christmas episode.

With so many tropes in the Doctor Who universe, making an episode isn't easy, but once a year they are dispensed with during the show's much-loved Christmas special.

A touch of Frost

Quirky role: Nick Frost plays Santa Claus in Doctor Who: Last Christmas.

British comic actor Nick Frost gets into the festive spirit by playing everyone’s favourite jolly fat man in the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

GoT's Snapchat-style campaign

Blink an you'll miss it ... <i>Game of Thrones</i>' Three-Eyed Raven teaser.

HBO appears to be borrowing from the book of Snapchat for its latest Game of Thrones teaser campaign, deleting a tantalising vision of season five released to fans after just one viewing.

Two Billys and a Goodnight Kiwi

Billy T

This week brings us the Billy T "first contact" sketches, the anniversary of the Queen's 1953 visit, and a Christmas message from the Goodnight Kiwi.

Family Feud's priceless answer video

THOUGHT PROVOKING: Gene Steurk on Family Feud.

The audience surely didn't expected this answer when Gene was asked to name "something that has to be licked".

The best TV dramas of 2014

HOMELAND: Mad Carrie (Claire Danes) keeps you watching.

Happy Valley, The Fall, Homeland and Brokenwood Mysteries are among the TV dramas to blame for a Christmas predicament.

Live blog: The Amazing Race

BACK FOR MORE MAYHEM: The Amazing Race

With only four legs left, The Amazing Race is really heating up as the teams head from Malta to Singapore.

Bilbo Baggins joins The Office video

The Hobbit/The Office mash-up

The two worlds could hardly be more different - the fictional realm of Middle-earth and the all too familiar setting of The Office.

A chance to find love?

FUN TIMES: Juan Pablo Galavis, the bachelor in the most recent US series, and contestants visited  the central North Island in February to film part of their show.

NZ remake of TV "reality" show The Bachelor condemned as creepy.

Outrageous love for Westie wheels

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They're not your usual stage mums - but when the television cameras turn on their "babies", Kathy Jarrett and Shelby Ryan couldn't be prouder.

The best TV shows of 2014

Claire Danes as agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland.

OPINION: Aimie Cronin picks her top five TV series of the year. Do you agree?

TVNZ outsourcing Maori, Pacific shows

TVNZ

TVNZ contract out the production of almost all of its Maori and Pacific programmes to four independent production companies in an outsourcing move first flagged in October.

Looking for love on TV

A Blenheim woman says it's hard finding love in a small town, so she applied to get on NZ’s first season of The Bachelor.