The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
An adaptation of the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margaret Mahy, published in 1984
Adapted for radio by Carol Dee
Read by Miranda Harcourt
Produced for RNZ by Fergus Dick in 1987
Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a low-rent suburb on the edge of earthquake-scarred Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit that is attacking Jacko and slowly draining the life out of him as it, the spirit, becomes ever younger.
Laura discovers her own true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.
LISTEN TO ALL 15 EPISODES RIGHT HERE!
In September 2017 the feature movie of The Changeover was released
It was co-directed by Miranda Harcourt
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The Changeover by Margaret Mahy - reissued by Hachette New Zealand April 2017