Black Hands: Season 1

Black Hands: Season 1

Black Hands: Season 1

TVNZ dramatic series chronicling the Bain family murders, based on the podcast of the same name by journalist Martin van Beynen. Stars Joel Tobeck and newcomer Richard Crouchley as David Bain. Directed by David Stubbs (Daffodils).

On June 20, 1994, five members of the Bain family were found dead in their suburban Dunedin home. It remains one of New Zealand's most controversial mysteries. Black Hands also depicts the years leading up to the murders through the eyes of the victims and the accused.

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1 November 2020

Episode 1

Dunedin police respond to a distressed call. Margaret and Robin's marriage is in trouble while David tries hard to please his mother.

8 November 2020

Episode 2

Police question David about his relationship with his father. Robin suffers professional setbacks. Who is the real head of the household?

15 November 2020

Episode 3

David is stunned to learn the truth about Laniet. Robin is caught between his wife and rebellious daughter.

22 November 2020

Episode 4

David's behaviour worries his family. Arawa catches up with an old friend and makes plans for the future.

29 November 2020

Episode 5

David has a romantic encounter while Robin and Margaret reconcile. Laniet comes home the night before the murders.

Black Hands: Season 1 / Reviews

The Spinoff

The Spinoff

Shines very little light on the Bain family murders.

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