7:12  The Magic Taro 

We're not going to have a drama at nine tonight - but here's a litle story by way of compensation.
Here's Isobel Kalolo  with the tale of The Magic Taro by Alice Tawhai.

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris wonders why the rise of popular women film-makers seems to have stalled.   He reviews two highlights from the Film Festival - from France, Let The Sunshine In, and from Ireland A Date For Mad Mary.  And he also checks out the spectacular Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.   

8:12 BANG! 

This week focuses on the young adult - the dating years - although these days, that demographic is more likely to describe the process as "hooking up" - as you will discover..

and if this episode throws up any questions for you - or you'd like to comment - drop Bryan a line: 

text 2101 or email nights@radionz.co.nz

Illustration by Pinky Fang

Illustration by Pinky Fang Photo: RNZ

8:30 The Bang Breakdown 

Expert Dr Parni Farvid from AUT is in the studio discussing your questions after episode 3 of Bang! 

9:07 The Drama Hour

Our 9 o'clock hour this evening is something a bit different. A selection of the top stand-up comedy performances from the world's biggest arts festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Comedians  from Africa, Asia, North America, Europe and Australasia are all there - no matter where they're living, they're all trying to find unique and hilarious reflections on where our lives are today on the planet.

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 two-hour journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.

This week Nick takes a look at some of the many jazz musicians who have gone by the nickname 'Red'- including the Reds Norvo, McKenzie, Garland, and Nichols.