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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Blue Murder
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This two part mini-series is based on the events that led to the Wood Royal Commission on Police Corruption in New South Wales (1996). It focuses on both the intricacies of corruption in the police force and the sometimes Byzantine behaviour and 'moral' codes of the organised crime world. Roger Rogerson, a larrikin detective with an egalitarian, blokey demeanour, builds a lucrative alternative career based on bribery, drug money, and murder. He join forces Arthur 'Neddy' Smith, one of Australia's most notorious underworld thugs who, by being the conduit between the police and the criminal underworld, has built an extensive drug empire in Australia. Their activities are threatened when a young police officer declines a bribe offered to him by the police chief. His refusal to engage in illegal activities results in an escalating war, with police and criminals committing increasingly desperate and murderous acts.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2002 .
      Alternative title: Blue Murder : The Screenplay
      Extent: xxx, 113p.p.
      Description: illus.: [8]p. of plates.
      ISBN: 0868196304

Works about this Work

Something Old, Something Blue 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 June 2016; (p. 12)
When FilmInk Met Roger Rogerson ... Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 16 June 2016;
Man About Town Rhys Muldoon , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2014; (p. 2)
Guns for Hire Darren Devlyn , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 November 2011; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Jonathan Dawson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 41 2002; (p. 138-142)

— Review of Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh , 2003 single work film/TV ; Blue Murder Ian David , 1995 series - publisher film/TV
Untitled Jonathan Dawson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 41 2002; (p. 138-142)

— Review of Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh , 2003 single work film/TV ; Blue Murder Ian David , 1995 series - publisher film/TV
Guns for Hire Darren Devlyn , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 November 2011; (p. 4-5)
Man About Town Rhys Muldoon , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2014; (p. 2)
Something Old, Something Blue 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 June 2016; (p. 12)
When FilmInk Met Roger Rogerson ... Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 16 June 2016;

Awards

1996 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Achievement in Drama Production
1996 winner AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Mini Series or Telefeature
1996 winner AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in a TV Drama
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