7:12 The obsession with mermaids 

Sarah Peverley is a Professor of English, at the University of Liverpool. She will be talking about our fascination with mermaids, and a brief history of them from the 16th century on wards. 

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7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk; a music-filled heist film from Edgar Wright called Baby Driver and Paris Can Wait, the debut feature from 80-year-old Eleanor Coppola.

8:12 Nights' Overseas - Estonia 

Sliver Tambur will be looking at self driving cars, and opening the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg. 

8:30 Window on the World

Sand is almost literally the foundation of our society. Nearly everything we build in the modern world has a concrete foundation and you cannot make concrete without sand. But the world is consuming it faster than it is being replenished. Yogita Limaye investigates concerns, highlighted in a United Nations study, that vitally important reserves of sand are running out

9:07 The Drama Hour

Following the death of his mother,  Matthew travels to Canada to visit an old girlfriend who has sent him a postcard.

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline 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.