Australian Crime Stories
Documentary · Crime
Discover the stories behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
Directed byLaurence Coy
S01:E01 - Chris Flannery: The Man Called Rentakill
Explores the life of Christopher Dale Flannery, who was an Australian underworld figure alleged to have killed over a dozen people before his unsolved disappearance in 1985.
S01:E02 - Chow Hayes: Australia's First Gangster
Arguably Australia's most feared gangster, Frederick 'Chow' Hayes was a convicted double murderer, sentenced to hang in 1952 for the brazen killing of former boxer, Bobby Lee.
S01:E03 - Alphonse Gangitano: The Black Prince of Lygon Street
Alphonse Gangitano was known as the Black Prince of Lygon Street and was the most lethal member of Melbourne's notorious Carlton Crew in the 1980s and 1990s.
S01:E04 - Dennis Allen: Mr. Death
Dennis Allen was the oldest son of Melbourne crime matriarch, Kath Pettingill. While her other sons are criminals, not one comes close to the utter brutality of Dennis Allen.
S01:E05 - Russell Cox: Australia’s Most Wanted Man
Meet Australia's most wanted man for a record 11 years. Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox escaped from New South Wales' notorious 'electronic zoo', the maximum security Katingal jail.
S01:E06 - Mick Sayers: The Gambler
Michael 'Melbourne Mick' Sayers was a run of the mill crook who got in too deep with Sydney's organized crime scene. He turned to drug dealing, extortion, race rigging and murder.
S01:E07 - Ray Bennett: The Criminal Mastermind
Raymond 'Ray Chuck' Bennett was Australia's criminal mastermind. His most audacious robbery was The Great Bookie Robbery - a heist at the Australian Jockey Club.
S01:E08 - Lenny McPherson: Mr. Big
Trace the rise and fall of Lennie McPherson from a street crook in the 1940s to the Mr. Big of the organized crime scene in Australia and to his death behind bars.
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