Australian Crime Stories

April 2019
47:00

Episode 7 (Mr Cruel)

4.0 3 x
A serial predator dubbed Mr. Cruel had an incredible impact on Australia in the late 1980's - 90's. The masked assailant, who police believe may be responsible for around a dozen attacks on children across Melbourne, could still be alive.
46:00

Episode 6 (The Vampire Gigolo)

4.0 4 x
When Melbourne prostitute Shane Chartres-Abbott was accused of raping and mutilating a client, few doubted his guilt. To complete the lurid picture, the victim said Chartres-Abbott boasted that he was a 200-year-old vampire.
47:00

Episode 5 (Billy the Texan)

3.0 0 x
The life story of one of the central figures in the notorious Painters and Dockers wars that claimed more than 15 victims in 1960s and 70s Melbourne.
43:00

Episode 4 (Mark Standen: A Dirty Cop)

4.0 1 x
This is the true story of the international drug plot that brought down one of Australia's top law enforcers, Mark Standen. We reveal how far his corruption spread and whether there are more like him still operating in our police forces.
March 2019
43:00

Episode 3 (John Friedrich: The Great Imposter)

4.0 4 x
We uncover the true story of a leader and hero, John Friedrich who was also a criminal mastermind that seduced governments and defrauded banks. For 25 years this story was swept under the rug but today we look at the case once more.
44:00

Episode 2 (Packer's Gold)

4.0 1 x
We uncover the true story of how an audacious thief broke into Kerry Packer's office and cracked his personal safe, getting away clean with $5.4 million in gold bars. This is a story about loyalty, betrayal and revenge.
February 2019
46:00

Episode 1 (Justice For Lucille)

4.0 33 x
In 1969, 20-year-old Miss Tasmania aspirant, Lucille Butterworth disappears from a bus stop in Tasmania. Seven years later, Geoffrey Charles Hunt confesses to the crime, but despite damning evidence police did not lay charges.
August 2018
51:00

George Freeman - The King Of Sydney

3.0 28 x
Murderer, standover man, race fixer, and crime lord, George Freeman was the King of Sydney for over three decades. His skills as a gambler and race fixer meant he could enrich his associates who would keep him out of trouble with police.
July 2018
52:00

Dino Dibra - The Sunshine Boy

3.0 21 x
Murderer, drug dealer, kidnapper, extortionist and street hoon, Dino Dibra grew up in Sunshine, a working class suburb where he became friends with a group of boys who would all go on to make their marks in Melbourne's underworld.
51:00

Jockey Smith - Public Enemy No. One

3.0 23 x
Criminal lunatic, gunman, arch-thief and armed robber, Jockey Smith terrorized Australia at gunpoint for three decades. When confronted, the short angry guy with a bad case of small man syndrome invariably reached for a gun.
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