Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 15 April 2012
4:07 The Sunday Feature: Titanic - In Her Own Words
To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the BBC’s Sean Coughlan narrates one of the most authentic versions of events in existence. Using voice synthesis to re-create the strange, twitter-like, mechanical brevity of the original Morse code, this programme brings to life the tragedy through the ears of the wireless operators in the area that night.
On the night of the disaster, the network of young Marconi wireless operators on different ships and land stations frantically communicated with each other across the cold expanses of the North Atlantic in an effort to mount a rescue for the doomed vessel. All these messages were recorded at the time in copper-plate handwriting, now scattered across the world in different collections, but together forming a unique archive. Conceived and created by Susanne Weber. Produced by Alex Mansfield. (BBC)
5:12 Spiritual Outlook
Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – presented by Justin Gregory and Sonia Yee, alternating with a series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.
5:36 Blue Smoke
Tracing the birth and evolution of New Zealand’s recorded popular music. A series written, presented and produced by Chris Bourke, author of the award winning book: Blue Smoke: the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music. (RNZ, originally broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert)
6:06 Te Ahi Kaa
Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)
7:06 World Book Club