Falling – Minnie Dean’s Final Journey

Sundays @ 6pm

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  Christchurch