7:15 Upbeat

Forty years ago Circa Theatre's production of Side by Side by Sondheim, opened the eyes of young teenage theatre fan Michael Nicholas Williams.

Now he's Music Director for Circa's 40th anniversary production of the 1979 show which is being directed by his wife Emma Kinane.

Side by Side by Sondheim is a greatest hits album from Sondheim's Broadway hits and other gems.
Michael Nicholas Williams and Colin Taylor are on stage throughout playing two pianos, accompanying the singers Julie O'Brien, Matthew Pike and Sarah Lineham;  it opens this weekend.

Eva Radich spoke to the Director and Music Director and asked Michael when his love affair with Sondheim began.

8:10 Night Mail

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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

Byson expected to be dead long ago. Now in his sixties, he was given a death sentence quarter of a century ago. But instead of being executed, he's found himself back at home, looking after his elderly mother, holding down a job, and volunteering to help other prisoners leaving jail. His release was part of a re-sentencing project in Malawi. Charlotte McDonald travels to the small town of Balaka to visit the Halfway House where Byson mentors former inmates.

9:10 Nights Sport

Dana Johannsen is back.

9:30 Insight

Insight looks at the Huawei decision, now being revisited in the UK.

10:17 Lately

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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 Nashville Babylon

On this week's Nashville Babylon Mark celebrates the birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash with an hour-long special dedicated to the Man In Black.