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26 May - 10:15 am NZ
A documentary paying tribute to Jonathan Dennis - first director of the New Zealand Film Archive.
Wellington, 1859, and a young German immigrant by the name of Friedrich August Krull writes a series of letters home to his mother.
Get to know more about a special topic or interesting musician.
A series of programmes arising from a collaboration between eminent New Zealand writers and physicists.
Arts on Sunday is literally radio with pictures... and theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.
A weekly topical magazine about current film releases and film related topics.
Paul Bushnell goes backstage at the New York Metropolitan Opera to find out how a production is staged.
Where does the real power in New Zealand lie? That’s right, with a bunch of bureaucrats, underlings, officials, and lowly-ranked list MPs that you and I have never heard of.
In memory of Claude Debussy and Frederick Delius, both born 150 years ago, and in recognition of a time of phenomenal development, in the arts, sciences and social history we turned 22 August 2012 over to the era 1880-1914.
Elric Hooper and Des Wilson look at the life and work of GBS and in particular his views on music.
Graduating actors from Toi Whakaari perform their solo shows.
Roger Wilson reads the Grimm versions of some of the fairytales, which are kind, cruel, occasionally shocking and other times just absurd... but always entertaining! Enjoy!
The Future of Opera in the contemporary world of mass popular culture, digital technology and global financial crisis.
Intended to help improve understanding of what it means to be a writer in New Zealand, the Janet Frame Memorial Lectures deliver an overview of the state of the nation’s literature from the point of view of one of its most active authors.
A Haida language play revitalises a community facing their language's extinction.
A four part New Zealand Society feature series looking at the role of the literary translator and the role of translations in society.
Remembering children's author Margaret Mahy.
Short plays by emerging writers and writers new to audio drama.
Festival related news, reviews & interviews.
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
While New Zealand is enjoying being in the spotlight for the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand On Screen is putting New Zealand's film and television heritage front and centre.
A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum, as part of the popular LATE at the Museum evenings.
Summer Sonic brings a range of features and documentaries, from Wednesday 26 December through to 18 January 2013.
The best of New Zealand’s writing, acting and directing talent.
Norm Meehan looks at the life and music of the American jazz pianist.
Justin Gregory investigates the phenomenon that is The Lonesome Buckwhips, through interviews with the band members, expert commentary and archival material.
Readings of New Zealand novels, short stories and short dramas, adapted for radio by Radio New Zealand.
A tribute to New Zealand poets Alistair Te Ariki Campbell and Meg Campbell.
Something different from the wide world of music features.
A four-part documentary series on American author Mark Twain’s 1895 lecture tour of New Zealand.
What's going on in the world of music and the arts? From the concert hall to the cinema, we talk to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists - Upbeat finds out what makes them tick.
Coverage of New Zealand Writers' Festivals.
Information about submitting audio drama scripts, proposals or ideas, including tips about duration, format and style.
Filmmakers, performance artists, musicians, actors, sculptors and writers explore their approach to creating art.
An urban drama about Alice and her friends - their families, flatmates, loves, losses, music… and misunderstandings.
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