Jeff Rule Uncovering the Clan James Sutherland7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Uncovering The Clan

Earlier this year, Jeff Rule set about tracing the roots of his family's first European ancestor in New Zealand – back to the stormy hillocks near Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands.

Right: Jeff's ancestor James Sutherland (1799-1980)

Gallery: Jeff Rule in Scotland

7:30 The Sampler

A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.

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 The World At Night: Japan

Motoko Kakubayashi was raised in Palmerston North but now resides in Tokyo and works for the Science Media Centre of Japan, pop. 127,450,459 (est. 2010)... a senior citizen serial killer mastermind recently arrested; Japan has the second largest number of twitter users in the world; and why the word "Osprey" is the most used word by the Japanese in 2012.

9:00 News and Weather

9:06 The Tuesday Feature: In Alistair Cooke's Footsteps

Alvin Hall travels the USA revisiting the insights and observations of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America, on subjects as diverse as jazz, immigration and the American Dream.

Letter From America was Alistair Cooke's weekly radio broadcast that ran continuously for 58 years on the BBC, from 1946 to 2004. Cooke had set himself a challenge that seemed deceptively simple: to explain the United States to Britain and the world.

See the BBC website for this programme.

10:00 News and 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 WOMAD Taranaki 2012

Performances from WOMAD Taranaki 2012.