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Issue Details: First known date: 1982-1984... 1982-1984 Verdict
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A four-part ABC anthology series that began airing in 1982. The series dramatised notorious Australian crimes.

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form y separately published work icon The Dean Case Brian Bell , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1983 Z1889250 1983 single work film/TV

'In 1885, George Dean, a Sydney ferry boat Captain, was accused of attempting to poison his wife. Dean, having saved six passengers from drowning, was a local hero. The verdict of guilty outraged the public and the popular press took up cudgels. Citizens formed Dean Defence Committees. Dean's lawyer Richard Meagher, realised his hoped-for political career could benefit from the publicity. His partner, William 'Paddy' Crick, championed Dean's cause in parliament, and a Royal Commission was set up to examine fresh evidence and decide whether Dean should be released.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 21/9/2012)

Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1983
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form y separately published work icon The Amorous Dentist Ted Roberts , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1982 Z1889254 1982 single work film/TV

'Drama based on a bizarre murder trial which scandalized the people of Sydney in 1865. Louis Bertrand a society dentist, mesmerist, frustrated actor and womaniser, was determined to have Mrs Kinder, a woman of dubious morals, to himself. He openly plotted to murder her hapless multi-cuckolded husband, Mr Kinder. But did he actually commit the crime? In court a strange tale unfolded, recalled by his young dental assistant/part-time magician.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 21/9/2012)

Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1982
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form y separately published work icon Who Killed Hannah Jane? Robert Caswell , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1984 Z1889246 1984 single work film/TV

'One of Australia's most controversial murder trials. Hannah Jane was found with her throat severely cut - too severely for suicide. Her husband was the chief suspect and the case became an example of a jury being overwhelmed by questionable expert scientific evidence.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 21/9/2012)

Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1984
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form y separately published work icon The Schippan Mystery Kenneth Ross , Australia : ABC Television , 1984 Z1495423 1984 single work film/TV

In 1902, thirteen-year-old Bertha Schippan was savagely murdered in Towitta, South Australia. Her elder sister was convicted of the crime but public sympathy saved her from being hanged. This explores the possible reasons for her actions, suggesting that she did it as a means of escaping a harsh and spartan family life.

Australia : ABC Television , 1984

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