Nights for Friday 29 May 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:06 pm Friday Night Theme

Music and fun.

7:45 pm Monumental New Zealand

Every town has memorials and monuments of one kind or another - many are war memorials - but others recall occasions, special people, animals and other things. Justin Gregory asks the questions what do we remember with these monuments and why? Who decides who we commemorate? And can we really freeze history just by building a statue to it? (1 of 4, RNZ)

8 pm News & Weather

8:06 Cosmic Guitar Gurus: The Eddie Hansen Story - Ticket to Ride

New Zealand's first acid rock unit was most likely Ticket, a well rehearsed band that wanted to move well beyond the chart limitations of Revival and Challenge, the boy bands that guitarist Eddie Hansen and drummer Ricky Ball had cut their teeth in. With Paul Woolwright on bass and Trevor Tombleson on vocals they introduced a hard driving original sound to Aubreys nightclub in Christchurch and never looked back (Part 1 of 2, RNZ)

8:35 Topographic Typography

Rhett Dashwood - creative director, Wade.

A quest to find geographic elements of Victoria Australia that represent letters of the alphabet.

8:50 Conundrum:

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Country Life:

Rural news and features.

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 Classic Concert

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

This live set was the only solo recording released in her life time, with her studio recordings only finding an audience after her death at the age of 33 from cancer in November 1996.

The material is a mixture of soul, blues and jazz styles with a particularly stunning version of Fields of Gold.