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In 1885, George Dean, a Sydney ferry boat Captain, was accused of attempting to poison his wife. Dean, having saved six passengers from drowning, was a local hero. The verdict of guilty outraged the public and the popular press took up cudgels. Citizens formed Dean Defence Committees. Dean's lawyer Richard Meagher, realised his hoped-for political career could benefit from the publicity. His partner, William 'Paddy' Crick, championed Dean's cause in parliament, and a Royal Commission was set up to examine fresh evidence and decide whether Dean should be released.

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Crew

Director
Kevin James Dobson
Writers
Brian Bell
Producer
Alan Burke
Executive Producers
Alan Burke

Cast

Cast
Ivar Kants - Paul Mason - Lewis Fitz-Gerald - Celia De Burgh

Production Details

Genre
Crime, Drama
Production Company
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sales

International Sales
ABC Content Sales