Nights for Wednesday 7 November 2018
7:12 The Silent Musician
Mark Wigglesworth has been conducting for thirty years, and has written a fascinating insight into the profession.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews the popular Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody - isn't Freddy Mercury basically inimitable? And the versatile cinematographer Simon Raby talks about his new gig - shooting the new Weta blockbuster Mortal Engines.
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
Christopher de Bellaigue presents an exploration of loneliness - told through a conversation with one woman - his 94 year old aunt, Diana. As she follows her usual routine at her home on Vancouver Island, Diana charts her life story, recounting her abandonment by her parents in the 1920s, her reunion with them years later, a life full of transitory friendships but extraordinary determination and independence. Her emotional needs were met by her relationship with nature. Slowly, poignantly, the realisation emerges that Diana has never known true friendship.
9:07 The Drama Hour
A modern day descendant of Kahungunu talks about his family and his life, and in doing so reveals the seeds and the ground which has produced tragic fruit.
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 organist Larry Goldings, alongside Joshua Redman and Kiwi singer Tessa Quayle.