7:10 The Clown Doctor

Jean-Paul Bell is the key humorist therapist and trainer in the SMILE study and uses humour to manage agitation in patients with dementia, which is being shown to be as widely effective as antipsychotic drugs.

Arts Health Institute

7:30 At the Movies

Films and movie business with Simon Morris.

8:00 News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Arts: Visual Arts

Tuning our eyes to the objects of human creativity is Emma Bugden, Senior Curator from the Dowse... South Korea.

9:00 News & Weather

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: The Tutor by Dave Armstrong

John Sellers - rich, brash and used to getting what he wants, enlists the services of school teacher Richard Holton to tutor his son Nathan at mathematics. A straightforward enough proposition, until the characters wants and needs collide head on. The resulting conflict takes each of the characters out of their comfort zone.

There’s monetarism, education reforms and parenting in a story full of sparkling dialogue, witty one liners and insights into the human condition from a major New Zealand writer.

Cast: William Walker, Matthew Chamberlain, Paul Harrop, Michele Amas, Jerome Leota and Sonia Yee.

10:00 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.

11:00 News & Weather

11:06 Jazz Live

A four-part series featuring live performances from a diverse range of European jazz artists and groups.