Nights for Wednesday 28 August 2013
7:10 Finishing a Fantasy
Australian author Isobelle Carmody on her fantasy series The Obernewtyn Chronicles and what she feels as the tale of misfit Elspeth Gordie draws to a close.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
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 Video games
Joystick ninja Matt Maguire rescues princesses and saves the earth countless times via a myriad of gaming platforms.
Q: what is this year's most ostensibly offensive video game (Saints Row IV, out this week), doing to help the industry grow up? A: It's allowing players to play as strong female characters of any shape or size.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 9 of 15)
The story of the warrior who became the first Maori King, adapted from King Potatau: An Account of the Life of Potatau Te Wherowhero the First Maori King by Pei Te Hurinui and read by Selwyn Muru and Rangi Chadwick.
A series of half-hour current affairs programmes, featuring Radio New Zealand's most experienced correspondents.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 New Jazz Archive
Delving into the many shades of jazz. Digging in the archives and selecting from the standards and classics to the modern masters and future movers and shakers. This week, the life and legend of jazz great Thelonious Monk, and how his battle with mental illness shaped his life and career.