TVNZ arts show Kaleidoscope visits the production of the 1980 feature film about “New Zealand’s greatest and most controversial murder” — the 1970 killings of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe at Pukekawa. As much a look at film making as the film itself, the documentary features extended visits to two locations. Interviewees include director John Laing, producer John Barnett and the recently freed Arthur Allan Thomas — who spent nine years in prison after being convicted of murdering the Crewes. Beyond Reasonable Doubt was based a book by David Yallop.
The film is being made here today and it's my obligation to be here and to see what's happening...I've got that rotten feeling of the memories, and I've got the good feeling of having my name completely exonerated.– Arthur Allan Thomas, while watching the filming of the courtroom scenes