Nights for Friday 24 July 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:06 pm Friday Night Theme

Music and fun.

7:40 pm Flash

Includes NZ Society, The Vault, Asian Report and other interesting snippets.

8 pm News & Weather

8:06 The Secret Life of Audiophiles

Every day there is a secret war happening in the lounges and garages of New Zealand. We're not talking casualties here, but rather decibels as hi-fi enthusiasts tweak their stereo systems to get the best sound.

In the Secret Life of Audiophiles we infiltrate the homes of three self-confessed hi-fi nuts to find out what's behind the drive for perfect sound and how much they're prepared to pay for aural nirvana.

8:35 Train revival

David McGill, social historian and author

An ongoing passion for New Zealand rail, as reflected in the re-release of his book The G'Day Country Redux.

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 Friday Finale

Music performances and documentaries.