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Hosted by Matt Doran (Season 3) and Stan Grant (Seasons 1&2), this series investigates Australian crimes that upset and stunned the nation. Using gripping interviews with people at the heart of the tragedies, drama reconstructions and archival footage, it details the events leading up to the crime, the crime itself and the aftermath of the biggest crimes ever committed in Australia. Written by zzzorf

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The Low End of True Crime
10 September 2015 | by mrdoyleSee all my reviews

In this age of loud, boisterous TV 'real' or 'true' crime shows, the focus appears to be on jarring music, industrial sound effects, poorly written scripts presented straight to camera by a pseudo- expert or media 'head' and ill-conceived and executed dramatizations. Crimes that Shook Australia succumbs to all of these pitfalls.

Aaccuracy is shoved to one side in favour of giving vapid host Stan Grant a celebrity link man pay check, dramatizations are terribly cast, important details are glossed over and in the case of recidivist crimes (like Peter Dupas) there is no mention on the system failing society in allowing a clearly disturbed man to reenter society to escalate his violent predilections.

Marry that with the above-mentioned cheesy-yet-jarring music bed & CtSA is just another bit of sensationalist filler, not even adopting the sometimes more sombre approach of its progenitor, the middling Crimes that Shook Britain.


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