Nights for Thursday 1 January 2009
Monday to Friday, 7pm - Midnight
Tonight on Summer Nights
19:10 Vivienne Plumb
Playwright, poet and fiction writer Vivienne Plumb joins us to talk about transforming her much-loved short story "The woman who spoke Japanese in her sleep" into a play, to be performed at the Auckland Festival 2009.
19:30 Spectrum: Returning Home After The Khmer Rouge
Khmer/New Zealander Kethana Dunnet returns to Cambodia, with her Kiwi husband Bruce, after 25 years living in New Zealand.
20:10 How to Break a World Record
Multiple World Record holder Alastair Galpin comes in to take us through the logistics of achieving a world-recognised feat.
20:30 Windows on the World
Around the world there are people who in a forlorn act of hope, still hold the keys to the houses their families were forced to leave in the middle east sixty years ago. You can hear aboput them in "Fettered to the Land: voices from the Palestinian diaspora" - a BBC Documentary of reflection by Palestinians who became refugees following Israel's creation in 1948.
21:00 Best of WOMAD - Midge Marsden
A Taranaki native, Midge Marsden's career spans four decades. He has played thousands of concerts to countless people and he has performed with a list of artists that reads like a definitive Who's Who of New Zealand Rock. At WOMAD the Midge Marsden Band performed with highly talented Wellington musician Darren Watson. A combination of red-hot musicians and unbridled energy.
22:30 Jack Perkins Retrospective Documentary Series - A Not So Ordinary Joker
Peter Cape's vernacular ballads of the 60s such as 'Tea At Taumarunui' helped define Pakeha culture. But Cape's private life was very different to his public. His family recall a talented man plagued by pretension and self doubt.
23:00 Grace Jones - Hurricane
The first new album in 19 years from the original new wave disco diva features Brian Eno, Tricky, and her origial rhythm section of Sly & Robbie. UK music writer Paul Morley talks with Jones in a track by track discussion about this long awaited album.