7:07 Sonic Tonic

Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence. Tonight, we're looking at undercover classical.

New Zealand's Mary Fisher in action during the Womens 100m Backstroke S11 Swimming at the Rio Paralympics.

Mary Fisher in action during the women's 100m backstroke S11 at the Rio Paralympics. Photo: Photosport

8:12 Mary Fisher

We chat to gold medal winning Paralympian swimmer Mary Fisher, who has just arrived home from Rio.

8:30 Spotlight 

To celebrate the anniversary of The Cramps' first-ever New Zealand dates, John Baker talks some of the characters who were there to bear witness

9:07 Country Life 

Tonight Country Life has a meaty programme, the team visits a family run abattoir and later bites into a succulent Wagyu steak.

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 The Friday Finale

For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections.This week Derek Jacombs, leader of the Tauranga-based band Kokomo who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, talks to Nick Bollinger about his influences, inspirations, and current favourites.

Music played in this show

Sonic Tonic - Undercover Classical


artist:                   Uri Caine
song:                   Funeral March from Symphony no 5 (Mahler)

artist:                   Malcolm Maclaren
song:                   Madame Butterfly

artist:                    Hope Lies Within
song:                    Der Erlkönig

artist:                    Billy Bragg
song:                    Blake's Jerusalem

artist:                   Kelis
song:                   Like You

artist:                   Jeff Buckley
song:                   Corpus Christi Carol

artist:                   Celine Dion
song:                   All By Myself

artist:                   The Streets
song:                   Same Old Thing

artist:                   Walter Murphy
song:                   A fifth of Beethoven

artist:                   Frank Zappa
song:                   Status Back Baby

artist:                   Strawberry switchblade
song:                   Since Yesterday

artist:                   Duke Ellington
song:                   In the Hall of the Mountain King

artist:                   Two cellos
song:                   Thunderstruck