Nights for Wednesday 8 December 2010
7:15 The Queen's English
Mark Logue, filmmaker and author: The King's Speech
An unqualified but amiable Australian speech therapist was called in to prepare a nervous and stammering Duke of York for the role of king, and is credited for the survival of the House of Windsor. A book and film is based on the diaries of his grandfather, Lionel Logue.
7:30 At The Movies
Film reviews and movie business with Simon Morris.
8 pm News and Weather
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
8:40 Arts: Poetry
Cliff Fell, poet and programme leader, Media and Creative Writing at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
A word here and there may imply more than what those words meant to mean... music of poetry.
8:59 Conundrum: Clue 5
9 pm News and Weather
9:06 Wednesday Drama: The Collective, by Jean Betts (RNZ)
A dramatisation based on John Fuegi's book re-examining the authorship of Bertolt Brecht's famous plays, and his exploitative and deceitful relationships with the writers (mostly women) responsible.
9:59 Conundrum: Clue 6
10 pm News and Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11 pm News and Weather
Bringing vinyl archives back to the foreground, and celebrating the work of jazz pioneers from throughout the eras.