Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?
2006, 55.5 Minutes
At last, an answer to one of crime history's great unsolved cases. When the 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 captured the public imagination and launched an unprecedented murder investigation. However, the Coroner could find no cause of death, killer or motive. Some suggested it was a Cold War assassination, others claimed it was an overdose of LSD. Now, four decades later, a new investigation uncovers explosive new evidence.
A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Blackwattle Films. Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Classification: PG. Consumer advice: Mild themes. DVD extras - The Investigation: How the discovery of the startling new evidence came about; Bizarre Theories: New information about spy and cone fish theories; and What Happened To?: Stories about the chief toxicologist and the couple who threw the party.
Festivals and Awards
|24/8/2008||SCINEMA International Festival of Science Film, Video & Multimedia||Finalist|
|1/2/2008||Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Winner - Short Documentary Category|
|29/11/2007||Walkley Awards||Finalist - Television Current Affairs, Feature, Documentary or Special|
|19/10/2007||ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards||Finalist - Best Documentary General|
|7/9/2007||DocNZ - International Documentary Film Festival New Zealand|
|23/6/2007||Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards||Finalist - Documentary Category|
|15/6/2007||The Longest Night Film Festival|
|6/5/2007||TV Week Logie Awards||Winner - Most Outstanding Documentary|
|11/12/2006||Sydney Morning Herald Couch Potato Awards||Winner - Best Local Documentary|
|11/11/2006||NSW & ACT State ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society) Awards||Winner - Gold Award for Dramatised Documentaries (Calvin Gardiner)|