Nights for Thursday 7 July 2016
8:30 Window on the World
The Accrington Pals - The story of the Accrington Pals, a battalion of East Lancashire volunteers who joined the so-called 'Big Push' against the German front line at the Battle of the Somme. On July the first they marched into a hail of German machine gun fire. An allied artillery bombardment was meant to have destroyed all resistance. But the Germans were well armed and well dug-in. In less than 30 minutes more than 580 of the 720 Accrington Pals were killed, injured or missing in action. Lyse Doucet explores the pride and sadness of local people as they prepare to mark the centenary of the day that nearly wiped out the Accrington Pals and she reflects on modern attitudes to war and remembrance.
9:07 Our Changing World
Early Maori settlement at Wairau Bar, the threats facing New Zealand sea lions, and Taniwha - a human-powered submarine
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
In the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight…Rob Ruha gives an insight into this latest track Kariri, Nick D of Weird Together presents a primer on Pakistani and Indian electronic music. And new tunes from GL, BV, Angel Olsen, Miss June and Deerhoof.