TV & Radio

Enlightening look at naturism

Spielplatz is a British village with a German name and a unique perspective on life as the documentary Naked Village reveals.

REVIEW: Naturism documentary Naked Village leaves you with a little more understanding.

X Factor: What's wrong with it

Steve Broad is doing a vanilla version of Tiki Taane's Always On My Mind.

Sunday’s episode of the X Factor sums up what’s wrong with New Zealand music.

Growing up with Sansa Stark

Fantasy girl: British actress Sophie Turner has said that her Game of Thrones character is her "first love".

"If I arrive on set and they tell me I have five minutes before hair and make-up, then I head straight to my trailer for a nap."

Redfoo quits X Factor Australia

Redfoo is leaving The X Factor Australia after two seasons.

LMFAO frontman is the third judge to jump ship from the reality show, leaving Dannii Minogue looking awfully lonely.

Comedy crossing the cultural chasm

Find Me a Maori Bride cast L-R; Amanda Billing, Siobhan Marshall, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Matariki Whatarau and Cohen Holloway.

A new Maori TV series, Find me a Maori Bride aims to introduce people to the culture through laughter.

The art of finding long-lost families

Sunday Star-Times writer and television presenter David Lomas.

Sunday Star-Times writer and television presenter David Lomas has become an expert in tracking down lost families - and reuniting them.

Bachelor Art kisses and tells

Art Green has been having secret dates with his chosen girlfriend.

Secret dates, tipsy cocktail parties and lots of kisses - Art Green fesses up to life as The Bachelor.

Jon Stewart slams NY Times reporter

The face of political commentary ... Jon Stewart set to leave <i>The Daily Show</i>.

Jon Stewart grilled a former NY Times reporter on her reporting on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Stargazing with Neil deGrasse Tyson

"I thought...'let's create a show where the main guest is not a scientist, they're just somebody famous from pop culture and I am the host and I provide the science'," says Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Cosmos presenter Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about bridging the gap between popular culture and science.

Lacey Turner's fighting spirit

Lacey Turner plays Molly Dawes, a driven young woman from a tough part of London.

In the new drama series, Our Girl, Lacey Turner plays an army medic on her first deployment to Afghanistan.

New TV series for Weta Workshop

Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen will star in a new trans-Tasman TV series that Weta Workshop is helping to create.

Weta Workshop has joined production of Cleverman, a new cross-Tasman TV drama that stars Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen.

What happened to Patrick Dempsey? (spoiler)

What happened to Patrick Dempsey?

No wife, no job, no mansion: Patrick Dempsey's life is kind of a mess right now.

Fiesty Cole's not Waiting for God

Stephanie Cole is busier than ever, despite now being in her 70s.

It may surprise many to know, but Stephanie Cole can only now finally call Diana Trent a contemporary.

Jeff Probst proves he's a Survivor

Survivor host Jeff Probst is himself something of a survivor.

With 30 seasons under its belt, Survivor is one of TV's most enduring franchises

Who is your favourite X Factor judge?

X Factor judges

Vote for your favourite X Factor judge and be in to win a trip to the grand final.

TV Central blames closure on funding rules

TV Central trustee and CEO Daryl Anderson, pictured in the Matamata Studio, said although he was sad the channel would cease to broadcast, he was very proud of what the channel had achieved in 13 years on the air.

New Zealand on Air’s rigid funding criteria is being blamed for the Matamata based TV Central ceasing to broadcast from midnight April 30.

Sam Neill's war stories warts and all

Sam Neill in a Belgian cemetery, visiting his grandfather's grave, who was killed in WWI.

REVIEW: After a deluge of Gallipoli-ocentric documentaries Sam Neill's Tides of Blood stood out.

MediaWorks' US$90b owner

Protesters campaign against the possible axing of Campbell Live. An academic fears more "short term thinking" after a MediaWorks ownership change.

Broadcaster's new majority owner rejects a claim it is a 'vulture fund'.

A guide to TV streaming devices

Google Nexus synchronises your  television and tablet.

Unless you have one of the latest smart TVs you'll need a device to easily stream to your television.

Poppy's 'fart made the show' video

Poppy Salter was a fan favourite from the start

Last night Arthur bid farewell to bachelorette Poppy Salter who rose to global fame with a fart.

The Bachelor: Meet the parents video

Was it Poppy Salter's hair colour that sealed her fated?

The woman whose fart made media noise across the world was given the boot on The Bachelor.

The comic behind Jono and Ben

Jono and Ben's head writer Nic Sampson says he is not bothered about others receiving the credit for his jokes.

Life as the TV duo's head writer isn't all water guns and flour bombs, says Nic Sampson.

The Bachelor goes to Southland

English teacher Alysha, of Invercargill, on The Bachelor NZ.

Invercargill teacher Alysha is safe for another week on the Bachelor NZ after being the first girl to receive a rose.

Natalie quits Aussie X Factor

Natalie Bassingthwaighte will not return to the X Factor Australia.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is not coming back to The X Factor Australia after crossing the ditch to join the NZ's judging panel.

The Wire doesn't explain Baltimore

The Wire doesn't explain Baltimore

The Wire, the burning of Baltimore and the limits of art.

Doco gives plenty to chew on

Dr Michael Mosley's Should I Eat Meat? was a bit like the old adage of all things in moderation.

REVIEW: A BBC documentary takes bites at the good and the bad of meat.

GoT star's disturbing love scene (spoiler)

Game of Thrones star Dean-Charles Chapman and Natalie Dormer.

Teen GoT Dean-Charles Chapman says watching himself playing a 12-year-old being seduced by a mature woman was "disturbing".

Twins in race row defend TV host video

The British twins interview which sparked the petition.

Twins Lucy and Maria Ayler have leapt to the defence of Samantha Armytage over claims of racism.

A rollicking ride with revolutionaries

Sons of Liberty is an eye-opening, action-packed look on the movers and shakers of the American War of Independence.

REVIEW: A three part mini series on the American Revolution is a rollicking ride from start to finish.

Partridge Family child star dies

Suzanne Crough  as Tracy Partridge

The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show The Partridge Family has died.

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