S3 Ep1 Rex, the beat, and the bashing

10.03.2016 - By SBS True Stories

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Late one night in 1992, Rex Robinson pulled his car into one of Adelaide’s most notorious beats. High beam on, Rex sees a man lying face down, motionless in the middle of the road. It’s the night that embroiled Rex in a vicious bashing case which made headlines and outraged the gay community, leaving Rex without a job and wishing he’d never gone to the police.

Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.


Journalist: Mark Whittaker
Producers: Gina McKeon & Martin Peralta
Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
Additional material: ABC Archives
Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin
Actors: Laurence Coy & Chris Leben


True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

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