The Death Lady’s Cottage

‘The Death Lady’s Cottage’, was a one-hour radio documentary funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Sound & Vision scheme, broadcast at 12noon on Monday May 4th  2020 on LMFM.

Produced by Chris Nikkel, this documentary explores the life of Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross who came up with what could be the most famous psychological model in existence: The Five Stages of Grief, also known as the Kübler-Ross model.  The documentary delves into her life as a researcher and thinker, but with particular interest in her strange connection with Ireland—for nearly fifteen years from 1990 to 2004 she owned a small cottage in Co Louth where she came to write. Using personal stories from neighbours who met her on the lane, family members and colleagues she knew in Ireland, the documentary uncovers the important story of a woman who found a refuge in Ireland in the midst of world-wide fame.

The documentary was re-edited for RTE’s Documentary on One strand as the ‘The Life and Living Lady’, broadcast on 15th July 2021 and won a Silver Medal at the 2022 New York Festivals Radio awards.

Radio Farda Documentary Wins Silver at New York Radio Award

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