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The Confessions of Prisoner T

Television (Excerpts) – 2013

In 1994, Teina Pora was found guilty of the rape and murder of Susan Burdett. He spent 22 years behind bars despite physical evidence implicating someone else, and concerns over the reliability of Pora's confession. In this Māori Television documentary, director Michael Bennett examines the case against Pora, and private investigator Tim McKinnel's belief in his innocence. This excerpt includes footage from Pora’s original police interview and a visit where he fails to identify Burdett’s house. In 2015 the Privy Council quashed Pora's conviction

If you’ve committed a fairly heinous crime, you shouldn’t have any difficulty identifying the house where you’ve done that.
– Private investigator Tim McKinnel

Key Cast & Crew

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Catherine Fitzgerald

Producer

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Michael Bennett

Writer, Director, Producer

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Tim McKinnel

Presenter

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Mark Williams

Sound Recordist

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Anthony Nevison

Sound

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Will Reece

Narrator

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Blueskin Films

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Blueskin Films