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Bungay on Crime - A Ferry Tale (Part Two)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1992

The “disappearance” of American tourist Milton Harris was one of NZ’s most bizarre insurance frauds. Barrister and QC Mike Bungay examines the case over two episodes, in his series exploring notable criminal investigations. This second part reveals how Harris staged his apparent loss at sea, the new life he built for himself in rural West Auckland and the way his tangled deception came undone (complete with a suspected parcel bomb and postal fraud). It also features an in-flight interview with Harris, shot during his trip home following deportation.

It's an informative programme. I insisted we didn't dramatise the facts, because it must retain credibility. we don't come down with conclusions. We say, you judge. These are the facts.
– Mike Bungay in the Listener, 17 October 1992, Page 14

Key Cast & Crew

David Copeland

Director

Dave Gibson

Producer

Mary Glue

Producer, Writer

Neil Harris

As: Nicholas Dibble

Gary Bowering

As: Milton Harris

Clive Memmott

Art Director

Produced by

The Gibson Group