Nights for Wednesday 1 August 2018
7:12 The Candlewasters
One of the great things about Shakespeare is there's always another generation coming along to re-invent him.
Which is where this evening's guests come in: The Candle Wasters: who are launching a part webcomic - part webseries adaptation of Hamlet - that's going live in a couple of days.
Bryan talks to some of the brains behind the the project, Claris Jacobs, Minnie Grace and Robbie Nicol
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at films about making it in showbiz - documentary Whitney about the rise and fall of Ms Houston… comedy-drama Funny Cow stars Maxine Peake as a would-be Northern comic… and young hopefuls in the Film Festival, including Stray, directed by Dustin Fenelay.
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
Fiji's National Federation Party promises to double the minimum wage if it wins power.
Chile's tightened access to Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, targets mainly Chileans.
And the United Nations recruits volunteers on Tokelau.
8:30 Window on the World
Taiwan was once known as one of the four 'Asian Tigers' along with Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Today that label is no longer applied to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which lives in the shadow of its neighbour China, which would like to re-claim it as its own. For BBC Global Business Caroline Bayley asks can Taiwan adapt its economy to the changing digital world and could it one day, once again be an Asian Tiger?
9:07 The Drama Hour
Sexy, gripping and disturbing. Angie Farrow's radio play 'Despatch' is a dream like tale exploring love and personal commitment set against a backdrop of war.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.
Tonight: we celebrate the late pianist Hank Jones' 100th birthday, and takes a look back at the life of legendary NZ drummer Roger Sellers.