Schedules for 23 - 29 December, 2017

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Saturday 23 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight (RNZ); 12:30 Laugh Track (RNZ); 1:15 From The World (BBC); 2:05 NZ Live (RNZ); 3:05 Nativity with Endymion by Stephanie Johnson (RNZ); 3:30 The Week (RNZ); 4:30 Global Business (BBC); 5:10 Witness (BBC); 5:45 Voices (RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

Christmas Capers, written and told by Willie Davis; Presently, by David Hill, told by Michael Wilson; Pavlova and Presents, by John Parker, told by Grant Tilly; Rangi Tamaheihei, by Joy Cowley, told by Tina Cook; Turkey Gobbling Frog Show, by Janet Slater Bottin, told by Michele A'Court; The Travelling Restaurant, by Barbara Else, told by Stuart Devenie (RNZ)

7:10 AM. Country Life

Memorable scenes, people and places in rural New Zealand (RNZ)

8:10 AM. Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

A mixture of current affairs and feature interviews, until midday (RNZ)

12:11 PM. This Way Up with Simon Morton

Slices of life for curious minds (RNZ)

1:10 PM. Music 101

The best songs, music-related stories, interviews, live music, industry news and music documentaries from NZ and the world

5:11 PM. Focus on Politics

Analysis of significant political issues presented by Radio New Zealand's parliamentary reporting team (RNZ)

5:30 PM. Tagata o te Moana

Pacific news, features, interviews and music for all New Zealanders, giving an insight into the diverse cultures of the Pacific people (RNZI)

6:06 PM. Great Encounters

In-depth interviews selected from RNZ National's feature programmes during the week (RNZ)

7:06 PM. Saturday Night

An evening of requests, nostalgia and musical memories (RNZ)

Sunday 24 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 A Christmas Flood by Fabian Bell (RNZ), 1:05 Our Changing World (RNZ); 1:35 Mary Holm (RNZ); 2:05 Heart and Soul: (BBC); 2:35 Hymns on Sunday;3:05 Lord of the Forest by Phillip Mann read by Heather O'Carroll (RNZ); 3:30 Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi (RNZ); 4:30 CrowdScience (BBC); 5:10 Living with the Gods: Dependence or Dominion? (BBC); 5:45 Mary's Job by Pip Adam read by Loren Taylor (RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

Santa Fairy, by Feana Tu'akoi, told by Rima te Wiata; Grandma's Kiwi Christmas, by Helen McKinlay, told by Helen Moulder; Present from the Past, by Jennifer Beck, told by Sarah Peirse; Christmas Chair, by Jillian Squire, told by Michael Haigh; The Travelling Restaurant, by Barbara Else, told by Stuart Devenie (RNZ)

7:10 AM. Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman

A fresh attitude on current affairs, the news behind the news, in-depth documentaries, sport from the outfield, politics from the insiders, plus Mediawatch, 'The House' and music

7:35 The House

Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

8:10 Insight

An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)

9:06 Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

Noon The World At Noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:15 PM. A Taste of Christmas by David Hill

Paul likes Christmases at his Grans, he likes her Christmas dinner. However, this Christmas, a tragic accident means Paul knows there's a taste about this Christmas that makes it the best one they may ever have (RNZ)

12:30 PM. The Food Chain

The business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate (BBC)

1:10 PM. History through the Piano: The World of Mozart

John Drummond looks at some famous pieces of piano music as windows into the world in which they were created. Today The World of Mozart.  Mozart's Piano Sonata in C - a typically Mozartian piece, one often played to signal Mozart's identity and one that's not so simple. So why did Mozart label it 'for beginners', and at a time he was in need of money, why he didn't offer it for publication (RNZ)

1:40 PM. Between the Lines Written and read by Elisabeth Easther

Cass, a kiwi girl working in London thinks she has had a lucky break when she befriends some film producers. A comic tale about ambition set in the grimy world of the London movie business (1 of 5, RNZ)

2:05 PM. Clarke's Classics

The late John Clarke introduces orchestral and operatic favourites as guest presenter on ABC Classic FM's Saturday Morning programme. The programme, from October 2016, has been repeated as a tribute to the award-winning comedian and writer, following his sudden and unexpected death in April 2017 (ABC)

3:04 PM. The 3 O'Clock Drama

While My Guitar Gently Sings by Keri Hulme (RNZ)

3:35 PM. A Proper Pair by Jenny Pattrick

A further look at the life of two "characters" Bull and Vera (RNZ)

4:06 PM. The Sunday Feature

A selection of documentaries, discussions and lectures of note from New Zealand and beyond

5:00 PM. The World at Five

A roundup of today's news and sport

5:10 PM. Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul: Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world (BBC)

5:40 PM. Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi

A round-up of the Maori news for the week with our Te Manu Korihi team (RNZ)

6:06 PM. Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

6:40 PM. Voices

Highlighting the activities and experiences of people with different backgrounds (RNZ)

7:05 PM. The TED Radio Hour

A crafted hour of ideas worth sharing presented by Guy Raz (NPR)

8:06 PM. Sunday Night with Grant Walker

An evening of music and nostalgia (RNZ)

10:00 PM. The 10 O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:12 PM. Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

10:45 PM. The House

Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

11:04 PM. The Retro Cocktail Hour

An hour of music that's "shaken, not stirred" every week from the Underground Martini Bunker at Kansas Public Radio (KPR)

Monday 25 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:15 Silent Night (RNZ); 12:30 Health Check (BBC); 1:05 Te Ahi Kaa (RNZ); 2:06 Christmas Dinner (RNZ); 2:30 NZ Music Feature (RNZ); 3:05 Last Christmas by Elisabeth Easther told by Denise O'Connell (RNZ); 3:30 Science in Action (BBC); 5:10 Witness (BBC); 5:45 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (RNZ)

6:00 AM. Christmas Morning

With Paul Brennan.

6:08 AM. Christmas Storytime

A Night at Sam's Place, by Faith Walker, told by Duncan Smith;Slinki Malinki's Christmas Crackers, by Lynley Dodd, told by Miranda Harcourt;Donkey's Revenge, by Elizabeth Pulford, told by Cameron Douglas; Beach Christmas, by Philippa Werry, told by Vivienne Bell (RNZ)

6:50 AM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world. Today: The Lightbulb (BBC)

7:10 AM. Christmas Church service

A Christmas Church Service from Te Atatu EFKS - Samoan Congregationalist church in Auckland. Minister: Rev. Lucky Slade (RNZ)

9:06 AM. The Compass

Documentaries exploring our world (BBC)

10:05 AM. Black Sheep:

11:05 AM. A Fragile Peace by Lindsay Wood told by Patrick Davies

Classic story of the first Christmas in the trenches in 1914 (RNZ)

Noon The World At Noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:15 PM. A Christmas Wish by Shirley Eng Told by Jane Waddell

Trish wishes she could see more of her grandchildren, but as they say, be careful what you wish for (RNZ)

1:06 PM. Health Check: Fitness Trackers

Every Step You Take Counts: Millions of people wear electronic step-counting bracelets or use apps on their phones - aiming for ten thousand steps a day. Claudia Hammond asks whether this routine motivates her - or if it's actually setting her up for failure. Some insurance companies now offer discounts for the most active - but steps counters ignore factors like age, stride length and speed. And who's to say you haven't given the step counter to your dog, running around the park? (RNZ)

2:04 PM. Clarke's Classics

The late John Clarke introduces orchestral and operatic favourites as guest presenter on ABC Classic FM's Saturday Morning programme. The programme, from October 2016, has been repeated as a tribute to the award-winning comedian and writer, following his sudden and unexpected death in April 2017 (ABC)

3:04 PM. Bread of Heaven by Vincent O'Sullivan

A family Christmas is the setting for this satire. Daddy, who is at least 200 years old, has invited his elderly children to a family dinner. But there's no telling what will happen when Daddy reveals the secret of his own immortality - a pact with the devil that involves a little human flesh. The RNZ Worldplay 2002 production for the Fourth International Festival of Radio Drama (RNZ)

4:06 PM. Who Killed The Circus?

In January this year, the world’s most historic circus, Ringling, Barnum and Bailey, announced it was closing, sending hundreds of circus performers looking for jobs. At the end of the The Greatest Show On Earth, writer and former circus artiste, Dee Birkett, goes behind the scenes with the performers and asks Who Killed The Circus? (BBC)

5:00 PM. Five O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:10 PM. Glad Tidings to You by Shirley Eng read by David MacKenzie

With redundancy looming a 'Grinch' has to reconsider how he'll spend Christmas (RNZ)

6:06 PM. The Queen's Message

H.M The Queen with her annual message to the commonwealth (BBC)

6:30 PM. Encounters

Memorable exchanges from the past year on RNZ National

Poet, Matthew Zapruder, a former New York Times Magazine poetry editor and author of the book "Why Poetry", speaking with Jesse Mulligan in October 2017.

7:06 PM. A Gift Shared by Christopher Horan

Doyle is a cantankerous old drunk awaiting death in a hospital ward. He hates Christmas. Or he thought he did! (RNZ)

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries

9:30 PM. Insight

An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)

10:00 PM. The 10 O'clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:10 PM. Christmas Church service

A Christmas Church Service from Te Atatu EFKS - Samoan Congregationalist church in Auckland. Minister: Rev. Lucky Slade (RNZ)

11:06 PM. Nashville Babylon

Wairarapa's Mark Rogers presents a selection of old and new music - the very best in alt.country, Americana and blues (Arrow FM)

Tuesday 26 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Tuesday Special (RNZ); 1:05 From the World (RNZ); 2:05 Symphony of the Stones. (BBC) 3:05 The Gifts of the Magi by Elizabeth Smither (RNZ); 3:30  Author’s View (RNZ); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Boxing Day with Paul Brennan

A miscellany of music, stories and random thoughts including:
6:14 Witness  History as told by the people who were there (BBC)  

6:35 One Quick Question Rapid answers to listeners’ queries (RNZ)

6:45 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: Paper Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.  (BBC)

7​:10 Roads Run Through Us by John Bluck 
Thoughts on the place of roads in the minds and lives of New Zealanders. (1 of 6, RNZ) 

7:30 Pants on Fire - The Fibbers Guide to Lies, Lying and Liars

9:06 Assignment: Daphne and the Two Maltas
The brutal, unsolved murder of Malta's most outspoken blogger has blackened the image of the Mediterranean holiday island.(BBC)

10:30 The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee, told by Lloyd Scott (not available online) (RNZ)

11:05 Black Sheep: Nazi Hoax
The story of Sydney Gordon Ross and the FIB Nazi Conspiracy (RNZ)

Noon The World At Noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:15 PM. Matinée Idle

An afternoon of alleged music and dubious entertainment with Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris. (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Five O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:10 PM. The 9th Floor: The Reformer - Geoffrey Palmer (8 Aug 1989 - 4 Sept 1990)

Guyon Espiner talks to former New Zealand Prime Ministers, starting today with Sir Geoffrey Palmer, who became our 33rd PM on the 8th August 1989 (RNZ) The 9th Floor

6:06 PM. Encounters

Memorable exchanges from the past year on RNZ National (

Cartoonist and writer Tom Scott has put together account of his life so far in the bvook  'Drawn Out: A seriously funny memoir'  In October 2017 he joined Kim to tell a few yarns, and play some of his favourite music.

7:06 PM. Summer Science

Highlights from the world of science and the environment, with Our Changing World’s Alison Ballance, with new podcasts from University of Otago science communication students. (RNZ)

7:35 PM. The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews some of the latest music releases

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries

9:06 PM. The Tuesday Feature

Who Killed The Circus? : In January this year, the world’s most historic circus, Ringling, Barnum and Bailey, announced it was closing, sending hundreds of circus performers looking for jobs. At the end of the The Greatest Show On Earth, writer and former circus artiste, Dee Birkett, goes behind the scenes with the performers. (BBC)

10:00 PM. The 10 O'clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:30 PM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world (BBC)

10:45 PM. For God's Sake Saddle Me A Donkey by Dinah Priestley

Part 1. Peacocks and Pink Gin: Dinah Priestley recalls how a small group of travelling New Zealanders came to dine with the Maharaja of Bharatpur (1 of 19, RNZ)

11:06 PM. Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots (RNZ)RNZ NATIONAL Programme Schedule

Wednesday 27 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:06 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Insight (RNZ); 1:15 Country Life Story (RNZ); 2:05 The Forum (BBC); 3:05 HaHa, Merry Christmas by Michael Wilson (RNZ); 3:30 Diversions (RNZ); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Breakfast

An early miscellany of music, stories and random thoughts with Paul Brennan. 
6:20 Witness: History as told by the people who were there (BBC)  
6:35 One Quick Question: Rapid answers to listeners’ queries (RNZ)
6:45 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: Insurance Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.  (BBC)
7:10 Roads Run Through Us by John Bluck Thoughts on the place of roads in the minds and lives of New Zealanders.(2 of 6, RNZ)

8:10 AM. Summer Times

A holiday season of interviews, features, music and stories with Megan Whelan. (RNZ)

10:30 AM. The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee, told by Lloyd Scott

(RNZ)

Noon The World At Noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:12 PM. Worldwatch

12:28 PM. Matinée Idle

An afternoon of alleged music and dubious entertainment with Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris. (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Five O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:10 PM. The 9th Floor: The Negotiator - Jim Bolger (1990-1997)

Guyon Espiner talks to Jim Bolger, who steered New Zealand through more economic upheaval, a resetting of race relations and the arrival of MMP (RNZ) The 9th Floor

6:06 PM. Encounters

Memorable exchanges from the past year on RNZ National

Animal psychologist and behaviorist Mark Vette has worked with animals on the sets of Narnia, The Last Samurai, Lord of the Rings, The Piano, Once Were Warriors, Hercules and Xena. Mostly though, Mark Vette works with rescue dogs, dogs with behavioral problems, and is passionate about helping to re-home so-called "bad dogs". He talked to Kathryn Ryan  in September 2017

Louisa Thomsen Brits, author of 'The Book of Hygge' speaking with Megan Whelan in July 2017.

6:50 PM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world (BBC)

7:06 PM. Summer Science

Science in Action: A BBC magazine of the week's science news.

7:10 PM. New Horizons

With Music commentator and critic William Dart (RNZ)

7:30 PM. New Horizons

With Music commentator and critic William Dart. (RNZ)

7:30 PM. Cotton-Eyed Joe by Susy Pointon

 Episode 1 read by Michele Amas
A 14 year old New Zealand girl in 1964 is twiddling with her transistor when she happens upon an arresting sound which shakes her to the core. (#1 of 4, RNZ)

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries

9:06 PM. The Science Of ...

Meth Hhouses: How safe are meth houses really? And what's it like to go inside? Katy Gosset and Alison Ballance take the plunge and ask how much meth is too much when it comes to setting a national standard? (RNZ) 

10:00 PM. The 10 O'clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:30 PM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world (BBC)

10:45 PM. For God's Sake Saddle Me A Donkey by Dinah Priestley

Part 2. The Overland Route: Dinah Priestley recalls how a small group of travelling New Zealanders came to dine with the Maharaja of Bharatpur (3 of 19, RNZ)

11:06 PM. The Music 101 Pocket Edition

Music, interviews, live performances, behind the scenes, industry issues, career profiles, new, back catalogue, undiscovered, greatest hits, tall tales - with a focus on New Zealand/Aotearoa (RNZ)

Thursday 28 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Discovery (BBC); 1:05 Raising The Bar (RNZ); 2:05 The Cultural Frontline (BBC); 3:05 A Christmas Wish by Shirley Eng Told by Jane Waddell (RNZ); 3:30 NZ Books (RNZ); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Breakfast

An early miscellany of music, stories and random thoughts with Paul Brennan.
6:14 Witness: History as told by the people who were there (BBC)  
6:35 One Quick Question: Rapid answers to listeners’ queries (RNZ)
6:45 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: Google Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world. (BBC)
7:10 Roads Run Through Us by John Bluck Thoughts on the place of roads in the minds and lives of New Zealanders.(3of 6, RNZ)

8:10 AM. Summer Times

A holiday season of interviews, features, music and stories with Megan Whelan. (RNZ)

10:30 AM. The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee, told by Lloyd Scott

(RNZ)

Noon The World At Noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:12 PM. Worldwatch

International news and news reports.

12:28 PM. Matinée Idle

An afternoon of alleged music and dubious entertainment with Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris. (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Five O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:10 PM. The 9th Floor: The Negotiator - Jim Bolger (1990–1997)

Guyon Espiner talks to Jim Bolger, who steered New Zealand through more economic upheaval, a resetting of race relations and the arrival of MMP. (RNZ) The 9th Floor

6:06 PM. Encounters

Memorable exchanges from the past year on RNZ National. 

Award winning Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley tells Kathryn Ryan in an April 2017 interview about scent-mapping. Laurence is developing a series of personal essays which map out the landscape through its ever changing aromas. She's also co-editing an anthology of NZ mountaineering writing

Behavioural scientist  Rory Gallaher  believes small steps are the way to make big changes . A  member of UK Prime Minister David Cameron‘s 'Nudge Unit', who’s now based in Australia he’s co author of the book "Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big goals" and discussed it  

7:06 PM. Summer Science

Science in Action:  A BBC magazine of the week's science news.(BBC)

7:30 PM. New Horizons

With Music commentator and critic William Dart. (RNZ)

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries.

9:06 PM. The Science of... meth houses

How safe are meth houses really? And what's it like to go inside? Katy Gosset and Alison Ballance take the plunge and ask how much meth is too much when it comes to setting a national standard? (RNZ) The Science of...

10:00 PM. The 10 O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

10:30 PM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world. (BBC)

10:45 PM. For God's Sake Saddle Me A Donkey by Dinah Priestley

Part 3. Surviving the Gold Coast: Dinah Priestley recalls how a small group of travelling New Zealanders came to dine with the Maharaja of Bharatpur. (3 of 19, RNZ)

11:06 PM. The Music 101 Pocket Edition

Music, interviews, live performances, behind the scenes, industry issues, career profiles, new, back catalogue, undiscovered, greatest hits, tall tales - with a focus on New Zealand/Aotearoa. (RNZ)

Friday 29 December 2017

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Black Sheep: Epidemic (RNZ); 1:05 The Friday Feature (BBC); 2:30 The Sampler (RNZ); 3:05 To Jess by Alice Tawhai (RNZ); 3:30 The Why Factor (BBC); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Breakfast

An early miscellany of music, stories and random thoughts with Katrina Batten.
6:14 Witness: History as told by the people who were there (BBC)
6:35 One Quick Question: Rapid answers to listeners’ queries (RNZ)
6:45 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: The Clock  Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.  (BBC)
7:10 Roads Run Through Us by John Bluck Thoughts on the place of roads in the minds and lives of New Zealanders.(4 of 6, RNZ)

6:50 AM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world (BBC)

7:10 AM. Roads Run Through Us by John Bluck

Thoughts on the place of roads in the minds and lives of New Zealanders. Part four: Road manners (4 of 6, RNZ)

8:10 AM. Summer Times

A holiday season of interviews, features, music and stories with Megan Whelan. (RNZ)

10:30 AM. The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee, told by Lloyd Scott

(RNZ)

Noon The World At Noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:12 PM. Worldwatch

12:28 PM. Matinée Idle

An afternoon of alleged music and dubious entertainment with Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris. (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Five O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:10 PM. The 9th Floor: Dame Jenny Shipley (1997-99)

Guyon Espiner talks to the first woman to become Prime Minister, Dame Jenny Shipley (RNZ) The 9th Floor

6:06 PM. Encounters

Memorable exchanges from the past year on RNZ National

Hemi Kelly is a licensed translator and a full time lecturer in te reo Maori at AUT. He translated Witi Ihimaera's new novella "Sleeps Standing" - which explores the concluding Battle of Orakau through the eyes of a 16 year old boy. In August 2017 Hemi told  Kathryn Ryan how he  translated Witi's prose word for word, and his te reo text now sits opposite Witi's, page by page in a new publication.

Don Henley was a founding member of The Eagles - the biggest-selling American band in history. After they broke up in 1980 Henley went solo as a singer-songwriter. He spoke to Kim Hill in February, just before he came to perform in New Zealand

7:06 PM. Summer Science

CrowdScience  A BBC World Service programme that takes listener questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge. 

8:06 PM. The Compass

On the Black Sea #1: The Voyage Begins
Tim Whewell journeys across and around the Black Sea - a region of great strategic importance.  Setting out today from Istanbul, and sailing north through the Bosphorus straits towards Ukraine and the historic port of Odessa. Every sort of ship passes through the crowded Bosphorus, but these days one stands out - the Russian warships of the Black Sea Fleet bound for Syria. (BBC)

8:30 PM. Spotlight

The NZ Music Scene (RNZ)

9:06 PM. Country Life

Memorable scenes, people and places in rural New Zealand (RNZ)

10:00 PM. The 10 O'clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:30 PM. 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world (BBC)

10:45 PM. For God's Sake Saddle Me A Donkey by Dinah Priestley

Part 4.  Crossing the Border (Malaysia to Thailand): Dinah Priestley recalls how a small group of travelling New Zealanders came to dine with the Maharaja of Bharatpur (4 of 19, RNZ)

11:06 PM. The Mixtape

Musical guests compile a C60 and talk us through their selections. (RNZ)

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