Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 8 February 2015
4:07 The Sunday Feature: The War Debates: 7. Paris: Heroism and Sacrifice
"The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue" said Napoleon. Life in the trenches during the war, amongst rats, mud, shelling, barbed wire and unprecedented numbers of dead, called upon new reserves of both. But what did the war do to the ancient idea of heroism? With death, degradation and grief on such an unprecedented scale how did the concepts of duty, sacrifice and honour survive? At Napoleon's last resting place, the Hôtel National des Invalides, on the centenary of the outbreak of the first industrialised war, Amanda Vickery, her guests and audience explore heroism and World War One. With more women entering the work place than ever before, did the war redefine what it meant to be a man as well as a woman?
She is joined by André Loez, Sciences Po Paris and Emmanuelle Cronier, University of Picardie, and professor of literature Laurence Campa from L'université de Paris Ouest Nanterre and an audience in Paris. Christian Carion, joins them to explore the Christmas Truce - the subject of his Oscar-nominated film Joyeux Noël - in an essay on courage selected by our partners the British Council. It marks the centenary of the spontaneous ceasefire which took place across the Western Front at Christmas 1914.
5:00 The 5 O'Clock Report
A roundup of today's news and sport.
5:12 Spiritual Outlook
Exploring different spiritual, moral and ethical issues and topics (RNZ)
Maori news and interviews from throughout the motu (RNZ)
6:06 Te Ahi Kaa
Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)
7:06 One In Five
The issues and experience of disability (RNZ)
A weekly programme that highlights Asians, Africans, indigenous Americans and more in New Zealand, aimed at promoting a greater understanding of our ethnic minority communities (RNZ)