Dead unlucky: The John Button story (Earshot)

Julie Browning (Producer)

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When he was 18-years-old, John Button had everything a teenage boy in early 1960s Australia could want; a steady job, an enviable car and a devoted girlfriend. But on the night of his 19th birthday, that safe, predictable world would be shattered forever.

What really happened on that hot February night in 1963 in Perth?

It would take nearly half a century to find out, and for John Button, a wrongful conviction and five years in prison.

Today, at the age of 73, John Button is still haunted by the surreal cascade of events that began with the hit-and-run event which left his 17-year-old girlfriend dead.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2017


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