Music video show hosted by Barry Jenkins (Dr. Rock), then Phil O'Brien, Karen Hay and lastly by Dick Driver. Screening Sunday nights just before the Sunday horror, it had a more alternative bent than the prime time music chart shows.


In 2017 a compilation was released celebrating the show and the music from that era:

For 12 years (1976 – 88) music TV show Radio With Pictures was the leading light for new cutting edge music in New Zealand.

With no internet and UK music mags sea freighted to us over a six week period it was the only source of up to date new music releases. Its many nationwide followers would gather in front of the TV on a Sunday evening in anticipation of what great new bands they would be discovering next.

The 36 classic tracks featured on this collection are a great reflection of the quality of post punk and new wave bands that graced our screens on a weekly basis

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Herrmann Hieb Er (Radio With Pictures Theme) – Nina Hagen
  2. Pretty In Pink – The Psychedelic Furs
  3. A Forest - The Cure
  4. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  5. Making Plans For Nigel – XTC
  6. Squeeze – Toy Love
  7. Totally Wired – The Fall
  8. I’m Bored – Iggy Pop
  9. Tally Ho! – The Clean
  10. (This Is Not A) Love Song – Public Image Limited
  11. Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds
  12. Don’t Fight It Marsha, It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us – Blam Blam Blam
  13. A Song From Under The Floorboards – Magazine
  14. Ghost Town – The Specials
  15. See Me Go – The Screaming Meemees
  16. Another Girl, Another Planet – The Only Ones
  17. Saturday Night Stay At Home – The Suburban Reptiles
  18. Echo Beach – Martha And The Muffins

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