Nights for Wednesday 7 December 2016
7:12 Auckland Then and Now
Jenny Haworth's new book Auckland Then and Now looks at the evolution of our largest and most dynamic city.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris looks back on a year that seemed very dependent on remakes and sequels - many of them long after their sell-by date. He reviews the latest examples - Bad Santa 2 and the fifth of the Underworld franchise - Blood Wars.
8:12 Update on Aleppo
Mike Seawright from ReliefAid observes that "Aleppo is quickly moving from the crisis it was to a complete humanitarian catastrophe". He'll tell us what life's like for families living in the war ravaged city and the challenges of delivering aid. You can watch a short documentary of ReliefAid's work in Syria here.
How important is cultural diversity in the fashion industry? Sonia Sly meets a fashion features editor and stylist who believes that all kinds of women need to be represented on the covers and pages of fashion publications.
9:07 The Drama Hour
We continue our Roger Hall serial "Book Ends" which takes place in a café on Auckland's North Shore,
and then, at 9:35pm, we're featuring part 3 of our story, 'The Assassin Bug' by Sue McCauley, told by Catherine Wilkin.
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. Tonight he celebrates the extensive career of Bob Cranshaw, who played on everything from Sesame Street to Sonny Rollins, delves into some funky New Orleans sounds, and checks out a recent release by NZ bass player Phil Boniface.