Nights for Wednesday 5 August 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Conservation Fable

Heather Fable, Australian author and environmental advocate

Why she has written the environmental fable The River Wife.

7:30 At The Movies

Film reviews and movie business with Simon Morris.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries

8:45 8.The Podium - classical music reviews

Kate Mead, cellist, presenter and producer, Radio New Zealand Concert.

Contemporary and traditional classical music goes under the baton.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 5

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Wednesday Drama: The Lonesome Buckwhips

On the Road Again, Part 1 of 4

Features producer Justin Gregory begins his investigation of the phenomenon that is The Lonesome Buckwhips.

Through interviews with the band members and archival material he begins to retrace the remarkable journey that led the Buckwhip family - Arty, Gary, Miri and Benny - from their humble beginnings in a one-bedroom caravan to the pinnacle of popular music success and back.

This episode gives unprecedented account of Gary Buckwhip's escape from prison and the resulting overseas tour that led to the Buckwhip's alleged death on the high seas.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 6

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Jazz Hour

Includes Round Midnight, Jazz Footprints and Jazz at Lincoln Center.