33:59 | Jul 23rd, 2017
It’s June 20, 1994. Police are called to a rundown home in Dunedin, New Zealand. They’re not sure what to expect after a panicked phone call. But inside were five dead bodies, a chaotic scene and and several clues pointing to the killer.
42:52 | Jul 23rd, 2017
By any standard, this family was unusual, even bizarre. Mother Margaret Bain's complicated spiritual life and beliefs meant the family was constantly encouraged to put Satan behind them. She practised self hypnosis, meditation and channelling. Thei...Show More
35:34 | Jul 23rd, 2017
The shootings appalled the country and deeply shocked the community and wider Bain family. Yet sole survivor David Bain’s unusual reaction surprised many. Loyalties were tested. Suspicions were raised. And then an arrest is made.
20:03 | Dec 10th, 2018
If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about the District. This is a 7 part crime podcast that delves into one of New Zealand's most famous murder cases. It's also about another strange death and how the two cases collide. It's all av...Show More
29:51 | Jun 27th, 2018
If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about Gone Fishing, New Zealand's latest major crime podcast.Co-produced by Stuff and RNZ, this eight-part series dives into an historic murder mystery set in west Auckland. Gail Maney served a l...Show More
52:16 | Sep 17th, 2017
In 2012 Canadian judge Justice Binnie said David Bain was innocent on the balance of probabilities. Why? Hear what Binnie says and what Martin van Beynen makes of his arguments. And why does Binnie compare van Beynen to Inspector Javert, a fictitious...Show More
38:08 | Jul 23rd, 2017
From the outside, the Bain family seemed to have settled into a new life in Dunedin. Eldest son David was on a new path, while sister Laniet appeared to have given up prostitution and Arawa was thriving as a budding teacher. But in the six months bef...Show More
33:35 | Jul 23rd, 2017
Although police initially regarded the shootings as a murder/suicide, evidence began to mount against David Bain. His fingerprints were on the rifle, he had blood on his T-shirt, a lens from glasses in his bedroom were found in his dead brother's roo...Show More
30:48 | Jul 23rd, 2017
Could Robin have murdered his children and then taken his own life? Robin had blood and bruising on his hands. His foot size was more likely to fit bloody footprints in the house. Was a mysterious note left on the family computer Robin’s final words?