Nights for Wednesday 20 May 2020
7:12 Lockdown in The Heat
Queenstown native, Steve Wild had big plans to head across the USA in a 1978 GMC Motorhome. Then covid-19 left him stuck in Palm Springs, Florida.
7:30 At The Movies
Dan Slevin is filling in for Simon Morris and he reviews Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton produces, writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 detective novel; I Still Believe, the true story of a Christian rock star’s tragic first marriage (starring KJ Apa); and All at Sea, a comedy about misbehaving rest home residents starring Brian Cox and the late Lauren Bacall.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in it regular format so that they can concentrate their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to one of their reporters for a daily update. Tonight Bryan Crump talks to Sela Jane Hopgood.
8:30 Window on the World
The BBC’s Food Chain asks Should China ban 'wet' markets? They’ve been blamed for coronavirus, but some say calls to close them are misguided.
9:07 Spitfire: The People's Plane
Episode 2. Crowdfunding.
The struggle against the Nazis has to be fought by ordinary people as much as by the army and air force. Communities across Britain are enlisted to raise funds for Spitfires.
- Midweek Mediawatch
Hayden Donnell joins us once again with his midweek eye on the media.
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping features new albums from Auckland pianist Kevin Field and the Wellington-based Rodger Fox Big Band.