Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This three-part, six-hour Australian miniseries was based on a true story. On April 21, 1976, a band of gunmen invaded the Victoria Club in broad daylight, robbing all of the Melbourne bookmakers who congregated therein. The caper was pulled off so efficiently that no clues were left behind, thoroughly baffling the police. Inevitably, the case was solved when the thieves began to squabble amongst themselves, their arguments culminating in death and disaster. Filmed in "reality" fashion at the actual locations where the events occurred, The Great Bookie Robbery was broadcast by Australia's 9 Network from November 15 to 17, 1986.