Nights for Friday 31 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 Theatre Music Composers

Theatre music composers have possibly the most challenging task in their industry - to create the equivalent of an album of original material which suits the play it will accompany. The music is experienced 'live', but only for as long as the length of a season, and is almost never recorded for sale… and it all has to be done in a matter of weeks. Julie Hill speaks to some of the talented folk who create soundtracks for stage in The Secret Life of Theatre Music Composers.

8:35Taupo fishery

John Ball, local historian and film-maker.

Stories about 'old codgers' who fish the lake, The Angler's Paradise: A History of the Taupo Fishery.

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.