Nights for Wednesday 5 October 2016
7:12 LOTUS (Lionel of the United States)
Emmy Award Winning Renaissance Lawyer and News Decoder Michael William Lebron AKA Lionel on the state of political play in the U.S.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris looks at the remake of the classic western, The Magnificent Seven, and a documentary about a famous interview - when French critic turned film-maker Francois Truffaut got Alfred Hitchcock to explain his methods. And there's a new Tim Burton film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - England
Formerly of RNZ's Morning Report team, breakfast producer at BBC Radio Brighton Will Flockton reports from England.
8:30 Window on the World
Anna Nguyen journeys to Vietnam to rediscover the war-torn country her parents fled in 1975. For Anna Ngyuen, a second-generation British-Vietnamese theatre producer, fear and unexplained inherited traumas are what she associated with Vietnam. Her parents fled the war-torn country in 1975 in the mass exodus that followed the Vietnam war. They were resettled in London along with 20,000 other Vietnamese. It is this community and their traumas that her image of Vietnam has always been based on.
9:07 Improdome! - the opening night of the NZ Improv Festival 2016
Recorded live at BATS Theatre as part of the RNZ/BATS creative partnership.
A bunch of stupidly brave impro teams take up the challenge. Sheer stupidity in the style of Thunderdome. Which will be the last team standing? And who would even try this?
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 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.