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This morning, Labour Party founder and outgoing legislator, Lee Cheuk-yan, reads his Letter to Hong Kong(8.15am -8.25am )

This week on The Big Idea, we'll talk about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It was described by the novelist D. H. Lawrence as “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world”. Everyone knows the story of Captain Ahab and his obsessive pursuit of vengeance against the white whale; most readers feel that the story has important if obscure things to tell us about such topics as America, masculinity, nature and human fate. If Moby Dick has a claim to be thought of as one of the greatest of American novels, it is certainly one of the weirdest too, a story told in such an idiosyncratic way as to have had few imitators. Its simple and profound theme of the duel between Ahab and Moby Dick is woven in with marvellous digressions on all sorts of topics, from the Bible to the phrenology of whales. The book is an epic spliced to an encyclopaedia. This week we want to ask: how did the story come about, what does it mean, and why is it written in this way? (Sundays, 8.30am-9am)

This evening at 6.45, hear the story "The Tin Solider" of Ynes Sarah Filleul, the third prize winner of last year's top story competition in the junior category.  This programme has been specially made for Hong Kong’s Top Story 2016, co-organized by RTHK and EJ Insight and HKEJ Education.
Hong Kong's Top Story 2016


Start Writing now!

"Family and Friends" is the theme of this year’s Hong Kong’s Top Story, co-organised by RTHK and EJ Insight and the Hong Kong Economic Journal Education.

We are now inviting all creative writers to submit original short stories with a length of 1,500-2,000 words, to topstory@rthk.hk by 13 November 2016. You could win book prizes from Pan MacMillan, dining vouchers from the Lan Kwai Fong Group and have your work read on air and published on EJ Insight’s webpage and HKEJ Education.

For more details, Please visit HERE.

The Big Idea is Back!
The Big Idea: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was described by the novelist D. H. Lawrence as “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world”. Everyone knows the story of Captain Ahab and his obsessive pursuit of vengeance against the white whale; most readers feel that the story has important if obscure things to tell us about such topics as America, masculinity, nature and human fate. If Moby Dick has a claim to be thought of as one of the greatest of American novels, it is certainly one of the weirdest too, a story told in such an idiosyncratic way as to have had few imitators. Its simple and profound theme of the duel between Ahab and Moby Dick is woven in with marvellous digressions on all sorts of topics, from the Bible to the phrenology of whales. The book is an epic spliced to an encyclopaedia. This week we want to ask: how did the story come about, what does it mean, and why is it written in this way. (Sundays, 8.30am-9am)
NEW SHOW: THE WIDE OPEN ROAD​

Wide Open Road
: This weekend we continue our tour through Brisbane – and find out how ‘Australia’a largest country town’ produced some of the biggest bands in the 90s and 21st century, from rock to hip-hop to electronica – and how two Brisbane born singers with a background in opera have evolved into international giants in the world of rock and pop. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9am)

Produced by Phil Whelan​ ​

Programme Schedule

2016-09-25
Time Programme Presenter(s)
06:00-07:00 Sunday Early Show Peter Lewis 
07:00-07:10 Weekend AM RTHK Newsroom 
07:10-08:00 Sunday Early Show Peter Lewis 
08:00-08:15 Weekend AM RTHK Newsroom 
08:15-08:25 Letter To Hong Kong
08:25-08:30 Thought for the Week Chan Being Seng 
08:30-09:00 The Big Idea Douglas Kerr 
09:00-09:30 Sunday Smile Candice Moore 
09:30-13:00 Sunday Escape Carolyn Wright 
13:00-13:10 News at One RTHK Newsroom 
13:10-16:00 Simon Willson Simon Willson  
16:00-18:00 Pinoy Life Aileen Alonzo and Jun Concepcion 
18:00-18:15 Weekend Roundup RTHK Newsroom  
18:15-18:45 Hong Kong Heritage Annemarie Evans 
18:45-19:00 Top Story Winners 2015
19:00-20:00 Saptahik Sandesh Chura Thapa  
20:00-21:00 Hong Kong Ki Shaam Abid Ali Baig  
21:00-22:00 Pete's Private Collection Peter King  
22:00-23:00 Sunday Late Kevin Lewis 
23:00-23:10 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom 
23:10-02:00 Sunday Late Kevin Lewis 
02:00-06:00 Night Music -  
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