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Set in Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s, this multi-award winning television drama centres on the notorious friendship between drug dealer and robber Arthur Stanley ‘Neddy’ Smith and Detective Sergeant Roger ‘The Dodger’ Rogerson. There’s a pot of gold involved but it doesn’t come easily or cheaply. This is a powerful and frightening story about police corruption and Sydney’s underworld.
- Australia’s best ever drama ... riveting viewing
- Jenny Tabakoff,
Sydney Morning Herald
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-630-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
IAN DAVID was born in Perth and graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney in 1984. His groundbreaking documentary dramas
Police State and
Police Crop won AFI Awards in 1989 and 1990 respectively for Best Mini-Series/Telemovie and Best Screenplay for a Mini Series/Telemovie. In 1992, he wrote
Joh's Jury, which won the AWGIE Award for Best Television Screenplay. In 1995, his three hour mini-series
Blue Murder was screened on the ABC (except NSW which, for legal reasons, had to wait until 2001) to national acclaim.
Blue Murder received the 1996 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Television Drama, AWGIE Award for Best Television Screenplay, and AFI Award for Best Screenplay.
He has also written the eight-part comedy series,
Bad, Cop, Bad Cop and a mini-series adaptation of the Robert Drewe memoir,
The Shark Net.
He received the 2001 Byron Kennedy Award and was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and Australian filmmaking. A past President of the Australian Writers' Guild, he continues to write for film and television.