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Falling - Minnie Dean’s final journey

Falling is a 4-part radio-drama about Minnie Dean, who cared for unwanted children in Victorian New Zealand. She was labelled ‘a baby farmer’, hounded by police and eventually accused of child murder. She is the only woman to have been hanged in this country. But was she guilty? Still as a community we struggle to care well for unwanted children.        

  Read more at https://karendzelas.com                                                                                                                                                                                    See video-trailer: https://youtu.be/pLe2w-lmTeE

The script of this radio-drama has been developed from The Trials of Minnie Dean: a verse biography, written by Karen Zelas. Minnie Dean is played by Eilish Moran; many voices from the past mingle in her mind. Yvonne Martin is the director. 

Falling was recorded by Nicki Reece at Plains FM 96.9 in Christchurch.

Broadcast Dates:

Thu 18 Aug 9:30am Ep 1

Fri 19 Aug 9:30am Ep 2

Sun 21 Aug 10pm Ep 1 repeat

Thu 25 Aug 9:30am Ep 3

Fri 26 Aug 9:30am Ep 4

Sun 28 Aug 10pm Ep 2 repeat

Sun 4 Sept 10pm Ep 3 repeat

Sun 11 Sept 10pm Ep 4 repeat

All four episodes will be available here as podcasts on 18 August 2022.

 

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