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A new true crime documentary is coming to Channel Seven

Investigative journalists uncover new evidence of Bob Chappell's mysterious disappearance.

Sack Netflix, Channel Seven is about to be your go-to for the next best true crime doco! 

Undercurrent explores the infamous disappearance of radiation physicist Bob Chappell and the subsequent conviction of his partner Sue Neill-Fraser who is serving a 23-year jail sentence for the murder of her husband on their yacht in 2009. Since appealing her charges, she received a refreshed non-parole period of 13 years following her appeal. 

It took eight agonising months for Hobart police to build a case against Neill-Fraser. Still maintaining her innocence, the series poses multiple questions, evoking viewers to look at the facts and form their own opinion as to whether his wife is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. 

“What if you were sentenced to 23 years in prison for a murder you didn’t commit? No body. No witnesses. No weapon. Is this Australia’s greatest injustice?” the bio for the upcoming series reads. 

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We can expect the flaws in the case to be revealed as investigative journalists speak to new suspects and discover new clues that could lead to an alternative conviction. 

The series premieres on Wednesday, January 30 at 9 pm on Channel Seven. 

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