Wednesday 25 April 2012, with Richard Langston
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
11:50 Chelsea Preston-Crayford last week won Best New Talent at Australia's Logie Television Awards. The daughter of filmmaker Gaylene Preston, she's the latest in a long line of Kiwis to make their mark in Australia.
11:40 In the Bay of Plenty town of Te Puke, a new memorial has been unveiled. It bears the names of fifty locals the town was previously unaware served in the First World War - the reason they're there now is because of the work of local genealogist Christine Clement.
11:10 Mark Seymour was an early and vital member of Australian band, Hunters and Collectors. He has a strong affinity for NZ, something he outlines in Thirteen Tonne Theory, his book about his time in the band.
11:05 Richard reads a poem dedicated to all the grandfathers in New Zealand.
10:50 David Kempton has played The Last Post officially for the defence forces for several years, and performed at this morning's wreath laying at the National War Memorial in Wellington.
10:40 Joan Bairstow is in her nineties and lives a quiet life in Wanaka, but seventy years ago she was caught up in history, war, and secrecy. As a young woman, Joan was an RAF radar operator in northern England during the Second World War. It was the latest technology at the time, and helped win the Battle of Britain.
09:45 Watty McEwan is the author of The Salamander's Brood, which recounts his time spent in the divisional protective troops with General Bernard Freyberg in North Africa in the Second World War.
09:07 Music has always had strong associations with war. David Strong is an ex-soldier who served on peacekeeping missions to Israel, Bosnia and East Timor, and now works as a business consultant and filmmaker. He talks to Richard about what they listened to on the frontline, and the effect music had on them.
08:45 The head of our defence forces, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, has been in the job for just a few months. But he's not having an easy time, with cutbacks and civilianisation of the armed services. He spoke to Richard about the future of our forces, and our current military responsibilities.
08:15 Jock Philips is one of New Zealand's leading historians. When he was a boy, he dreamed of becoming a war hero, though that dream quickly evaporated when he was a cadet at high school. When he finally did march it was against war, as a protester of the Vietnam War. He's written many books about New Zealand, and the impact of war.
05:45 The Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance from The Cenotaph, Wellington.
5:45 ANZAC Day Dawn Service of Remembrance
The Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance from The Cenotaph, Wellington
8:10 Eight till Noon with Richard Langston
A morning of reflection, conversation and entertainment, including:
10:00 Kiss The Children For Me
A British soldier's daughter visits the places where he served in 1982, sharing his last letters home and his love of folk music in the place he died.
Kathryn Nutbeem was five years old when her father was killed in the Falklands War, one of 56 men who perished when the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Sir Galahad, was hit by Argentine fighter jets. Major Roger Nutbeem, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, had only been making a short visit to the ship at the time the bombs fell.
More than a quarter of a century later, Kathryn travelled to the Islands for the first time, to build a fuller picture of the father she hardly knew. She meets Islanders he spent time with and visits places he knew, sharing his love of folk singing and his final letters home. She speaks to people who were on the RFA Sir Galahad, and who saw the deadly attack, as she honours her dead father's sacrifice and his memory.
Produced by Susie Ferguson for British Forces Broadcasting Services Radio.
12:00 The World at Noon
Radio New Zealand news and sport
Phil and Simon present an idiosyncratic afternoon of music and entertainment, including:
3:04 Next Stop Vietnam
A collection of recordings documenting, in song, the story of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam (RNZ)
5:00 The World at Five
Radio New Zealand news and sport, including Global Business
5:44 Polly's Day, by Jane Seaford
A short story for Anzac day (RNZ)
A Radio Netherlands documentary recalling the late Professor Koen Koch's visits with University students from Germany, the Netherlands and the US to the cemeteries and battlefields of the Western Front of World War One. The students, who are the same age as many of those who fought and died here, give their impressions and reactions to what they see and learn about the First World War. (RNL)
See the Radio Netherlands website for this documentary.
People, places and events in New Zealand (RNZ)
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio features and documentaries
9:06 The Wednesday Drama
The Cave of Winds by Elspeth Sandys (RNZ)