7:10 Poet, translator, teacher and critic Michael Hulse

Poet Michael Hulse is known best for his translations of W.G. Sebald's books and his poetry has won him first prize in the UK's National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Poetry Competition (twice).

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

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: Contemporary Classical

Kate Mead plays good cello and hosts Sound Lounge on Radio New Zealand Concert, raises her bow on both contemporary classical music plus recent releases of old masters... a raft of new releases from Aotearoa's Rattle Records.

9:00 News & Weather

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: The Old Slab by John Bannas

In recognition of distinguished actor, director, designer, artist and craftsman Grant Tilly, who died today, in place of our adverstised drama we are playing The Old Slab by John Bannas.

Despite plans to put him into a "home", Cyril is an active (if somewhat crusty) old bugger. With the help of George (who sufferrs from the occassional, er, blank) he breaks up a mean slab of concrete.

The Old Slab explores the spikey relationship between to old Taranaki codgers played by Ian Watkin and Grant Tilly. Full of humour and worldplay, character touches and silliness, the play has some tough comment to make about the presumptious treatment of old crocks.

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

Live performances from a diverse range of European jazz artists and groups.