Airdate: Ben Roberts-Smith: Truth On Trial
New doco follows Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters’s quest to uncover the truth behind rumours that Australia’s most decorated living soldier.
Stan has announced a new Revealed documentary on former Australian soldier and Seven executive Ben Roberts-Smith.
Created in collaboration with 60 Minutes, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Ben Roberts-Smith: Truth On Trial follows Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters’s quest to uncover the truth behind rumours that Australia’s most decorated living soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith, committed war crimes in Afghanistan and is a war criminal.
Nick McKenzie said: “Amid all the secrecy and attempts at cover ups, this documentary gives Australians the inside story into the fight by brave SAS soldiers to have the truth about Roberts-Smith revealed as well as our struggle as journalists to ensure the public learned the facts, not the myth, about Roberts-Smith.”
Chris Masters said: “I think of the Ben Roberts-Smith saga as a bundle of stories. We have two journalists inside the assignment of their lives; the elite SAS at war over one of their own; a courtroom drama for the ages, and behind it all, an extraordinary murder mystery.”
Produced and directed by Dora Weekley, Ben Roberts-Smith Truth On Trial traces the origins of Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters’ groundbreaking and controversial reports in 2018 and the subsequent stories on 60 Minutes, to Ben Roberts-Smith taking them to court in a defamation trial that ended in 2023.
The Stan Original Documentary Revealed: Ben Roberts-Smith Truth On Trial is directed and produced by Dora Weekley for Stan. Stan Executive Producers are Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie.
Sunday December 10 on Stan.