NIGHTS on RNZ National 
with skipper. Bryan Crump & navigator. Robyn Rockgirl Walker

On the show tonight (Wednesday)...

Kiwi Rail DXC 5241 hauling a Christchurch to Picton mixed freight train at Oaro

Kiwi Rail DXC 5241 hauling a Christchurch to Picton mixed freight train at Oaro Photo: "KiwiRail DXC class Oaro" by Kabelleger / David Gubler

the significance of trains and the rail network to the history of New Zealand - with Neill Atkinson, chief historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and author of Trainland: How Railways Made New Zealand...

7:30 Spectrum - Tapping into the Past
> New Zealand people and their stories

8:12 Windows on the World - Assignment: The Story of Robert Jones
> international public radio documentaries

8:43 The Overseas Correspondents - UGANDA
Uganda's Daily Monitor journalist Tabu Butagira reports on the Republic of Uganda, pop. 35,873,253 (est. 2012)... Pope Francis' historic visit to Uganda, and two other countries on his maiden pastoral trip to Africa...

Pope Francis concludes a six-day visit to Africa.

roster: Liat Collins (Jerusalem, Israel); Motoko Kakubayashi (Tokyo, Japan); Will Flockton (Brighton, England); Shoba Narayan (Bangalore, India); Silver Tambur (Tallinn, Estonia); Nida' Tuma (Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine); Eri Garuti (Saint-Genis-Laval, France & Italy); Pablo Pires Fernandes (Belo Horizonte, Brazil); Peggy Revell (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada); Lien Hoang (Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam); & Tabu Butagira (Kampala, Uganda) Photo: AFP

8:59 conundrum clue 5

9:07 The Drama Hour - Dardanella 

9:59 conundrum clue 6

10:17 Late Edition
> a round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International

11:07 The Eleventh Hour - A Short History of Jazz - The 1990s  
> jazzy jazz

... nights' time is the right time...