7:12 Shitty Robots

Simone Giertz describes her work as an antidote to your fear of Skynet. She makes robots that will never take over the world.

7:35 Upbeat

Film maker Roger Ross Williams takes us on a journey through the fascinating life of Owen Suskind, who has autism. Life, Animated - which is part of the New Zealand International Film Festival - explores how Suskind's love for animated Disney films allows him to communicate with the world.

8:12 Nights' Science - Soil

Landcare Research scientist Pierre Roudier dishes the dirt on soil forensics - how soil science can support investigative work of the police.

8:30 Window on the World

Kitchens of Power - We go inside the kitchens of power.   For millennia, international relations have been massaged by the chefs working inside palaces and state kitchens. The BBC's Dan Saladino finds out about their unusual vocation and how their food might have influenced some of the biggest decisions in history. He meets Gilles Bragard, the founder of the world's most exclusive culinary club, Le Club des Chefs Des Chefs, which brings together twenty people who cook for Heads of State. Gilles shares some food secrets, including how the Kremlin's kitchen keeps President Putin's food safe.

9:20 R.O.T.N.

Our weekly serial, recorded and aired on the night. Tonight the ROTN crew take us on board a Caribbean pirate ship in the 1770's to find out how the crew will react to having a woman as their captain.

9:30 Insight

This week in Insight, as New Zealand continues to rate badly in its suicide rates compared with its OECD counterparts, Philippa Tolley asks if any more can be done to save lives.

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 At the Eleventh Hour

Ralph Stanley: A Distant Land To Roam - Songs of the Carter Family - The History of Country Music is full of legends. In this one-hour special hosted by Carlene Carter we'll hear the mixture of two of them, as the late bluegrass pioneer plays the songs of the Carter Family. We'll also hear from Ralph Stanley himself, John Carter Cash and writer Billy Altman as they explain the influence and importance of the music from the Appalachian mountains.