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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 Breakdown

3/28/2021
Australian rugby once had $40 million in the bank. Crowds over 100,000. TV audiences of 3 million. Today the Wallabies have sunk to their lowest world ranking ever. Off the field rugby is a "war zone" with a $20 million deficit last year alone. The Breakdown is a gripping podcast investigation from The Australian, exploring just how far "the game they play in heaven" has fallen - and why. Jessica Halloran and Claire Harvey have interviewed everyone from ex-PMs and billionaires to Wallabies...

Duration:00:39:48

The Night Driver - Episode 1 - Sisters

9/9/2020
Janine Vaughan was a young woman with many friends, a loving family and a good job. She lived in a country town famous for one of the world's great annual car races. She stepped into a red car in front of friends 19 years ago - and disappeared without a trace. Her sister Kylie has been on a relentless quest for the truth about Janine's murder in a community that has been keeping a wicked secret. To hear more episodes of this podcast series, subscribe to The Night Driver in your podcast...

Duration:01:05:36

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:00:03:26

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

Introducing: Who the Hell is Hamish?

2/14/2019
A new podcast from The Australian. Tracy fell in love with Max Tavita, a man who won her over with tales of a life in the investment world and how he was working in the World Trade Center in New York when the first plane hit in 2001. Then Hamish crashed into their lives. Music credits for this episode:Meydan - L'Etoile danse pt 2Lee Rosevere - DecompressionDerjuli - Driving in a carUurite - Years and years, future peaceStephen Ludwig - 214S See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:08

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
Following an incredible groundswell of community interest ignited by this podcast, September saw a stunning development in the case with police returning to the Bayview house to conduct a new and more thorough search for the remains of Lyn Dawson. This dig was a necessity - not just to try to uncover new evidence, but also to restore public confidence and to prove to Lyn’s family that the police, this time, would do their jobs properly. Meanwhile, new witnesses come forth with compelling...

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