Radio highlights

November 2, 1994

Adventures in Good Music — New Wine in old Bottles — With Karl Hass. Many composers have paid tribute to times past, but in their own individual language. Today's adventure illustrates the point. ABC Classic FM, Thursday, November 3, 7.05pm.

The 1994 Boyer Lectures — The speaker this year is Kerry Stokes, chairperson of Australian Capital Equity, a business empire with many media interests. Stokes has strong views about the media in Australia and is particularly concerned with the way in which the media respond or fail to respond to the challenges and opportunities of new technologies (and how much money's in it for him, no doubt). ABC Radio National, Thursday, November 3, 8.30pm.

That's History — Modern Liberal Leaders: Andrew Peacock — Pru Goward continues this series of interviews with recent leaders of the Liberal Party. Andrew Peacock talks frankly about his time as the party's leader and its future. ABC Radio National, Friday, November 4, 7.10pm.

Education Report — Wasting Money on Bad Technology — With Jane Figgis. CD-ROMs containing massive amounts of text, sound and moving pictures, are a potentially powerful educational tool. Some are excellent, some are not. How can you detect the difference? ABC Radio National, Friday, November 4, 10.10pm.

The Best and Worst of British Media — Channel Four — In this first of a two-part series, we witness the making of Channel Four Television News from inside the studios. Channel Four News is unlike anything in Australia; it has a news agenda firmly focused on tough stories with very little emphasis on sport and "tabloid" stories. We see the way the program comes together and how quality is achieved despite the tyranny of deadlines. ABC Radio National, Saturday, November 5, 3.30pm.

The Coming Out Show — With Kath Duncan and Jackie May. In Vietnam, Michelle Raynor takes a look inside the 11 million-member Vietnam Women's Union — known as the long-haired army during the Vietnam War. Jill Emberson reports on an International Women's Development Agency-managed project helping Kanaky women. ABC Radio National, Saturday, November 5, 5.10pm.

Encounter — Forty years after the ALP split, B. A. Santamaria is associated with a different kind of division, this time within the Catholic church. This program looks at the impact of Santamaria's campaign against "rebellion" within the church. ABC Radio National, Sunday, November 6, 7.10am.

Soundstage — After Agincourt — Bob Hoskins gives a marvellous solo performance in a play which retells Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth from the point of view of Pistol, one of the minor characters. Pistol is a common foot soldier who sees the battle in all its bloody and inglorious detail, and whose tale radically undercuts the heroics of the Shakespeare original. Produced by the BBC. ABC Classic FM, Tuesday, November 8, 8pm.

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