Podcast | 2022
Narrated by Dan Box & Kate Wild
Days after Richard Dorrough violently takes his own life at a public gun range in Perth, Western Australia, his fiancée receives a parcel from him in the post - a book filled with the former sailor’s handwriting. She starts to read and, horrified by the chilling confession inside it, quickly hands the book to police...
Suicides rarely get reported. But reporters Dan Box and Kate Wild believe this unnerving public death is worthy of further explanation. Exploring what made Dorrough take his life leads the pair to the country’s far corners, to uneasy truths about race and prejudice in the criminal justice system and to questions about how we tell true crime stories.
In the process they start to understand that Dorrough took much more than just his own life.
Dan Box is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. He has previously worked for The Australian, the BBC and London’s The Sunday Times. He has won awards in both the UK and Australia, including for investigative reporting, feature writing and true crime writing. He is the writer and presenter of the Bowraville podcast series and The Queen & Zak Grieve documentary series, both of which have also won major awards.
Kate has spent most of her working life as a researcher and producer in television, almost always for the ABC and SBS in documentaries, comedy and current affairs. The biggest stories she has worked on are Who Killed Mr Ward and Code of Silence, for Four Corners, both of which won Walkleys, a Logie and NSW and Victorian Premier's Awards for journalism.
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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
AUSTRALIAN PODCAST AWARDS 2022
Nominated - Best True Crime Podcast
KENNEDY AWARDS 2022
Nominated - Most Outstanding True Crime Reporting