A cemetery with lights...the world’s most boring city. Nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. That’s what most people think. ABC presenter Annabel Crabb is set to change your mind in Canberra Confidential, a revealing and whimsical rummage through a century of secrets in our nation’s capital. It’s the history Canberra has tried to hide.
With trench coat and torch, Crabb explores Canberra’s mysterious geography of foggy parks and dark tunnels to uncover some of the long-running mysteries from Canberra’s dark side. Along the ceremonial avenues, within planned suburbs and behind the neat and fenceless homes, nothing is quite as it seems.
This stylish documentary noir, courtesy of director Ian Walker and cinematographer Peter Coleman, dishes the dirt on a series of almost forgotten scandals, spectacular political skulduggery and espionage sagas that rocked the nation. Along the way, our Phryne Fisher-style “political gumshoe” meets with players, prime ministers, reporters and the victims of some of the nation’s greatest scandals. There’s even a memorable encounter with Australia’s spy master-in-chief, ASIO boss David Irvine, who seems to offer Annabel a job!
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