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Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.

Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing: The Night Driver

8/23/2020
A young woman disappears into a rain-soaked night. A country town divides on rumour and speculation. And the relentless quest of a family to uncover the truth. The Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist behind The Teacher’s Pet, Hedley Thomas, is back with a brand new podcast, The Night Driver. New episodes of The Night Driver will be available exclusively to subscribers of The Australian for two weeks via the podcast player in The Australian's app, before becoming available on all...

Duration:00:03:27

Special Update Episode

4/4/2019
Preparation for the murder trial begins. The team behind The Teacher's Pet podcast series takes down the first 16 episodes in Australia, to help ensure Chris gets a fair trial. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:59

Arrest

12/5/2018
Chris is arrested over the alleged murder of Lyn. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:07

Digging

11/29/2018
Police continue to search for clues. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:28:23

Decision Time

8/17/2018
Police pledge to continue investigating the case. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:01:04

The System

8/9/2018
The Justice system struggles to find answers to Lyn's disappearance. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:29:33

Momentum

8/2/2018
Former Cromer High students share their experiences. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:11:46

Loyalty

7/26/2018
Police ramp up investigations into the case. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:14:14

Damaged

7/19/2018
Police interviews reveal details about the case. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:23:02

Dreamworld

7/12/2018
Chris and his family move homes. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:11

Hopeless

7/5/2018
Hopes fade for ever finding Lyn alive. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:06:07

The Rings

6/28/2018
Chris takes a new step in his life. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:06:00

Gone

6/21/2018
Theories abound as to where Lyn might be. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:28

A Lovely Drink

6/14/2018
Looking for answers to Lyn's disappearance. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:27

Soft Soil

6/7/2018
Lyn goes missing. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:06

Bruised

5/31/2018
Family and friends talk about life in Sydney's Northern Beaches. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:29

Cromer High

5/23/2018
Chris was a sports teacher at Cromer High School. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:22

Bayview

5/17/2018
Lynette Dawson was a devoted wife and mother before she went missing. The Teacher’s Pet is currently not available to listen to in Australia due to the ongoing court case. Hedley Thomas' latest podcast The Night Driver is available now, search for The Night Driver wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:03