Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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)