Nights for Tuesday 28 July 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Potemkin

Tom Woods, conductor, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

A live orchestral soundtrack of Shostakovich to Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 silent epic Battleship Potemkin for this year's Christchurch Arts Festival.

7:30 The Sampler

New music reviews with Nick Bollinger.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 The Administration - Political Systems

Brian Roper, political historian, University of Otago

How and why the world's diverse political institutions came to be.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Tuesday Feature

The BBC Reith Lectures from UK.

Political philosopher and eminent Harvard University Professor, Michael Sandel, considers democracy, ethics, public philosophy and the erosion of community and moral values as he explores the prospect for a new politics of the common good (Part 3 of 4, BBC).

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 4

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.

11:06 Charlie Gilett's World of Music

Britain's guru of world music radio presents a personal selection (BBC)

Fall of Families thumb11:36 Bedtime story: The Fall of the Families by Phillip Mann

The second novel of Phillip Mann's epic chronicalling the struggle by aliens to regain their civilisations - lost to ruthless humans who colonised the galaxy exterminating all opposition.