Nights for Wednesday 17 October 2018
7:12 Sofa Session - The Wooden Box Band
Ahead of the Wellington Folk Festival this weekend, The Wooden Box Band are in the studio for a few songs.
7:30 At The Movies
Doug Dillaman and Sarah Watt review three movies - 'A Star is Born', 'Westwood' and 'Halloween'.
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.
8:30 Window on the World
A Paralympic gold medallist tells Assignment that he believes that gaming the system in para sports is at a similar level to cheating in able bodied sports and reveals the tell-tale signs that athletes may be trying to get into an easier classification. Reporter Simon Cox speaks to a former international classifier - the people responsible for ensuring athletes are placed in the right category - who reveals how it is possible for classifiers to be fooled. But the head of the British Paralympic Association says he does not believe cheating happens at any meaningful level.
9:07 The Drama Hour
Coming up after the news at 9, we have the concluding half of our Drama 'Larnach: Castle of Lies' a story of the entrepreneur, banker and politician, William Larnach, who died in a room at Parliament in October 1898.
And just after half past nine - a short play about a literature student named Sandy. As she writes her university essay Sandy discovers her life parallels Dickens' Miss Havisham -- the discovery helps in her decision to eschew the married life.
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 Nick features Dave Brubeck, as well as Christchurch band Sumo Jazz, Wellington trumpet player Michael Taylor, and a mambo version of Mozart's Symphony No. 40.