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Who Killed Lucy The Poodle?

The survivor of a disastrous circus event in the 80s attempts to uncover who may have fed a performing poodle to three lions on the day they escaped into a crowded lakefront in Rotorua. This genre-bending series follows Kent Briggs as he pieces together one of New Zealand’s most outrageous slices of history…

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Tuesday 21 May

    M The journey begins, in his quest to find the killer of Lucy the Poodle, Kent travels to Australia to meet with the journalist who broke the story.

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      • Tuesday 21 May

      M The journey begins, in his quest to find the killer of Lucy the Poodle, Kent travels to Australia to meet with the journalist who broke the story.

      • Tuesday 21 May

      M A trip to Rotorua to search the archives reveals there's vital information missing from the public records, while interviews with police reveal the scale of what they faced the day the lions escaped.

      • Tuesday 21 May

      M Kent heads to Northland to interview a knife thrower who worked alongside a man of mystery... Larry the Clown... what will she reveal about this person of interest?

      • Tuesday 21 May

      M Hitting dead ends and unable to contact key witnesses, Kent explores the official story that street kids were to blame and visits a psychic in his search for answers.

      • Tuesday 21 May

      M Kent finally meets with legendary circus owner Tony Ratcliffe, owner of Lucy the Poodle, and a new lead emerges.

      • Tuesday 21 May

      M A circus juggler throws up a name, Kent tracks down a missing piece of the puzzle and tastes a bitter defeat.

      • Tuesday 21 May

      M Series Final: Desperate for closure Kent has one more throw of the dice... but will it deliver the answers he's looking for?