Airdate: Conviction

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ABC will screen the documentary Conviction, which looks at what it takes to solve a high-profile and emotionally charged murder, told through the eyes of the homicide detectives who brought Jill Meagher’s killer to justice.

This will be narrated by crime writer John Silvester, as it delves into the murder of one of ABC’s own staff members.

In a series of powerfully honest and engrossing interviews, Victorian detectives relive the hunt for the killer of the Melbourne ABC staffer, whose disappearance in September 2012 sparked a social media frenzy and galvanised a national outpouring of emotion.

Narrated by Walkley award-winning crime writer John Silvester, this is the story behind the headlines: the personal journeys that underpinned the search for Jill, the very public manhunt for her killer and the elaborate weaving of evidence that would finally trap him into confession after hours of police interrogation. The journey as the case unfolds piece-by-piece, is a remarkable account of the often painstaking and sometimes inspired steps that must be taken to find, catch and convict a killer.

Conviction leads viewers through the complicated professional, personal and public stakes that intertwine around murder. It is a twisting of events that leaves very few untouched.

Production Credits: A DD&B Production made in association with ABC TV, Film Victoria and Screen Australia. Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor Terry Carlyon. Co-Producer Robyn Miller. Narrator/Associate Producer John Silvester. ABC Commissioning Editor Andrea Ulbrick. ABC Head of Factual Steve Bibb.

Tuesday 27th September at 8.30pm on ABC.

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