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Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler? (2006)


Director/Writer: Peter Butt

At last, an answer to one of the greatest unsolved cases in Australian crime history. When the half-naked bodies of brilliant physicist, Dr Gilbert Bogle, and his lover, Mrs Margaret Chandler, were found in bizarre circumstances on a Sydney riverbank in 1963, it sent into play an unprecedented forensic investigation. Autopsies offered little clue as tho how the couple died, only that there were signs of a rapidly acting poison. Despite assistance from the FBI and Scotland Yard, the poison was never identified. At the end of a long and controversial coroner inquest, no cause of death, killer or motive could be identified.
In the ensuing years, scores of tabloid theories have been put forward, from LSD to Cold War assassinations. But in the minds of many, including the police, Margaret Chandler’s husband, Geoffrey, was the likely culprit. For decades later, this explosive documentary reveals startling new scientific evidence – evidence so powerful the police gave filmmaker Peter Butt unprecedented access to their forensic records. It provides stunning solution to one of crime’s most baffling riddles: Who killed Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler?

Narrated by Hugo Weaving.

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