The Teacher's Pet
Updated: Aug 6, 2019
A gripping piece of investigative journalism that uncovers the failings of the Australian police to properly investigate a young Sydney mother’s disappearance in the early 1980s.
This 14-episode series traces a disturbing path that weaves through potential police corruption – or at the very least, ineptitude – high-school teachers using students for sex and, at the heart of the story, a young mother who goes mysteriously missing, never to be seen or heard from again. Investigative journalist Hedley Thomas goes over all the evidence, interviews friends, family and other witnesses and asks hard-hitting questions about why Lynette Dawson’s disappearance, and likely murder, has been allowed to go unprosecuted for almost 40 years. This is gripping listening that’s unbelievable at times.