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8:12 Insight: Cutting the UK Public Service

Insight goes to the UK to consider the implications of the huge cutbacks to the public service in Britain, in an effort to balance the budget.

Written and presented by Chris Bramwell. Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Rajiva Wijesinha – Conflict in Sri Lanka

Professor Rajiva Wijesinha, MP, is advisor to the President of Sri Lanka on reconciliation with Tamils. He talks to Chris about the troubled history of the Sinhalese and Tamil people, and how the government is dealing with the fallout of conflict two years ago which saw the Tamil Tigers defeated.

9:06 Mediawatch

This week – how a British court gagged the media to keep the lid on a famous footballer’s alleged affair. A ‘super-injunction' stopped Britain’s tabloids, but it didn't tame Twitter – and a seasoned tabloid journalist tells Mediawatch the law must now change. But what’s really at stake here? The people’s right to know – or the desire to know stuff that’s really none of their business?

Mediawatch also explores a startling front page story about a specially sensitive subject; and how the TV news shows didn’t help last weekend’s telethon as much as they could have.

Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose

9:40 David Bret – Legendary Elizabeth Taylor

Celebrity biographer David Bret says Elizabeth Taylor is the last of the Hollywood greats. He tells Chris that Taylor was generous, loyal, attention-seeking, reckless and arrogant – but a survivor – and we’ll never see her like again.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, the Lover, The Legend – 1932-2011, by David Bret, is published by Mainstream Publishing.

10:06 Christopher Ward – Serenade for a Sinking Ship

Christopher Ward is the grandson of Jock Hume who, at 21, was the youngest member of the Titanic’s orchestra. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were among the 1,500 passengers to die in the icy waters. Christopher reveals a dramatic family story, as well as a story of how class determined the way people lived, and died.

And the Band Played On, by Christopher Ward, is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dunedin’s been invaded by 48-hour film-makers

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden treasures our host Trevor Reekie features a potpourri of music, including the late acoustic guitar genius Davey Graham, something new from Clean guitar man David Kilgour and a little-known gem from Nat King Cole’s older brother.

Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Putting Psychoanalysis on the Couch

Psychoanalysis was first conceived by Sigmund Freud in the Vienna of the 1890s and many of its concepts, such as the ego, wish fulfilment, libido, repression and the unconscious, went on to become common cultural currency. So, what's the state of psychoanalysis in 21st-century New Zealand? Ideas talks to Auckland-based Jeffrey Masson, a former director of projects at the Freud Archive in London and the author of Against Therapy; Wellington psychoanalytic psychotherapist Alisa Hirschfeld; and Margot Solomon, the Head of the School of Psychotherapy at AUT.

Presented by Chris Laidlaw. Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.