Returning: Crimes That Shook Australia

Stan Grant returns to explore notorious real crimes and hear from police and victims’ families.


Crimes That Shook Australia returns soon with more notorious real crimes and to hear from those who were at the heart of the tragedies, including police and victims’ families.

SKY News anchor Stan Grant returns to present the 8 part series. Season two includes Robert Farquharson, Peter Falconio, the Strathfield massacre, Darcey Freeman, the Russell Street bombing, Raechel Betts, the Hoddle Street massacre and Gerard Baden-Clay.

Through gripping interviews, dramatic reconstructions and archival footage, Crimes That Shook Australia details the events leading up to the crime, the crime itself and its enduring effect on the national consciousness.

Episode one investigates the story of Robert Farquharson, whose chilling crime has been etched on the minds of many Australians since 2005, when Farquharson drove his car in to a dam off the Princes Highway on Father’s Day, killing his three sons.

Originally Farquharson claimed to have blacked out during a coughing fit, only to be found guilty of murder after a long and highly publicised trial. In August, 2013, his latest appeal for freedom was rejected, finally bringing an end to his family’s ordeal.

Crimes That Shook Australia is a Foxtel commission, produced by Title Role Productions Ltd and exclusive to crime + investigation.

Sunday, May 29 at 7.30pm on C+I

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