7:12 It's Nice Once You're In

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Chris Button, associate professor and dean of Otago University's Physical education department has been looking into how we teach children swimming and survival skills - he joins us to tell us more.

7:35 Upbeat

Carl Tolentino & Chrissy Kokiri as Orpheus and Eurydice

Carl Tolentino & Chrissy Kokiri as Orpheus and Eurydice Photo: John McDermott

Acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Michael Parmenter is bringing the myth of Greek hero Orpheus alive for both the New Zealand Festival and the Auckland Arts Festival. In tonight's Upbeat highlights, he explains his creative process to Eva Radich.

8:12 Nights' Science - The Physics of Hot!

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Nights' physicist Shaun Hendy fills us in on the science behind heat - thermodynamics, perspiration, refrigeration - you should listen, it'll be cool!

8:30 Window on the World

HELL'S KITCHEN: Chef Ramsay (L) gets fired up during dinner service  on an all-new HELL'S KITCHEN airing Tuesday, Aug. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Wymore/FOX

HELL'S KITCHEN: Chef Ramsay (L) gets fired up during dinner service on an all-new HELL'S KITCHEN airing Tuesday, Aug. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Wymore/FOX Photo: flickr/ gordonramsaysubmissions

Chef Gordon Ramsay is world-famous but, he tells us, people no longer want to talk about his food. The celebrity has become known as much for his cookery programmes, his fiery temper and explosive outbursts, as for his culinary skills. Gordon speaks to Emily Thomas about the five most memorable meals he has ever had and how they have shaped him as a chef - from his mother's macaroni and cheese on a council estate in the West Midlands, to smuggled cheese soufflés at Le Gavroche.

9:10 Night Mail

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9:30 Insight

This week, Insight delves into the world of Paralympics and warnings from the International Paralympic committee that some athletes might be exaggerating their disability to get into more favourable competing categories.

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Marlon Williams 'Arahura'

Marlon Williams 'Arahura' Photo: RNZ / YouTube

Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues…

On this week's show Mark unveils brand new music from Marlon Williams, the James Hunter Six and Courtney Marie Andrews. There's also classic blues from Bessie Smith, live tracks from Merle Haggard and Van Morrison plus a tribute to FAME Studio's mainman Rick Hall.

In Nights with Bryan Crump  …after the 11 o'clock news