Consent: The Louise Nicholas story

A feature-length drama detailing Louise Nicholas’ fight for justice, following her allegations of sexual assault by policemen.

This is a story that will take you beyond the headlines.

Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story is based on the best-selling book ‘My Story’ and revolves around the great lengths a senior policeman went to in order to help Louise fight her case, the journalist who helped expose the truth, and the family at the centre of the storm.

Her case rocked New Zealand's police and justice systems to their cores, and sparked  the 2007 Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct. 

Screening in the TV One Sunday Theatre slot at 8:30pm, the production received $2.6 million from the NZ On Air General Drama Fund. Our funding of drama is a priority, ensuring high-quality local content can be produced that reflects and develops New Zealand’s culture and identity.

From the director and producers of Out Of The Blue and The Golden Hour, Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story stars Michelle Blundell, Mark Mitchinson and Thomasin Harcourt-McKenzie.

Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story is a Drama programme

Condor Encore for TV One

1 x 120mins

NZ On Air funding $2,645,075

Rape Crisis helpline is available for anyone who has been affected by anything shown in this programme.

Call 0800 883300 or visit the Rape Prevention Education website www.rpe.co.nz.

It was a film that had to be made. It was a film that had to be watched.

— Due to the sensitive nature of the film, this reviewer for stuff.co.nz has remained anonymous.

Audience reach

313,707

Number of people aged 5+ on average who watched the feature, sourced from Nielsen Television Audience Measurement.

7.53%

Percentage of people aged 5+ on average who watched the feature, sourced from Nielsen Television Audience Measurement.


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