Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here

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Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here
Genre Crime drama
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Shawn Seet
Starring Brett Climo
Jeremy Kewley
Todd Lasance
Jane Allsop
Paul O'Brien
Greg Stone
Dimitri Baveas
Annie Jones
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Peter Gawler
Elisa Argenzio
Release
Original network Nine Network
Original release
  • 7 February 2011 (2011-02-07)
Chronology
Followed by Underbelly Files: Infiltration
External links
Website

Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here is an Australian made-for-television movie that aired on 7 February 2011 on the Nine Network. It is the first of four television movies in the Underbelly Files series, the other three being Infiltration, The Man Who Got Away[1], and Chopper.

It tells the true story of the murders of two Victorian police officers, Gary Silk and Rodney Miller, who were gunned down in the line of duty in 1998 and the manhunt to catch their killers.

Synopsis[edit]

Tell Them Lucifer was Here tells the true story of the cold-blooded murders of Police Officers Silk and Miller, who were gunned down in the line of duty in 1998, and the massive police manhunt to catch their killers. The story centres on the investigation of the brutal murders under the direction of Detective Inspector Paul Sheridan and the Lorimer Taskforce. Tracking down the killers proved all but impossible, and it was only through outstanding detective work, dogged persistence, and sheer faith that the killers were brought to justice.[2]

Alternate version[edit]

Late in 2010, the telemovie hit a legal snag as part of a pending court case in the New South Wales (NSW) law courts, which resulted in a slightly altered version of Tell Them Lucifer was Here being broadcast in Sydney and NSW on Monday 7 February. The version screened in NSW omitted one particular scene and changed the names of a number of individuals in the case (for example, "Bandali Debs" was changed to "Patrici Fabro"). However, in an oversight, the subtitles were not edited, and showed the original names.[3] When the DVD of the "Underbelly Files" telemovies were released Tell Them Lucifer Was Here was omitted from the release in NSW only. Like the first series of Underbelly in Victoria releases of the DVD that contained Tell Them Lucifer Was Here had a warning sticker banning the exhibition of the telemovie in NSW.

Cast[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Tell Them Lucifer was Here aired on 7 February 2011 at 8:30 pm and pulled in an audience of 1.377 million viewers, which made it the #1 rating show for that night. However 1.377 million viewers was somewhat down from previous Underbelly premieres.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here". Australian Television Information Archive. 
  3. ^ David Knox (28 January 2011). "Airdate: Underbelly Files: Lucifer / Infiltration / Man Who Got Away". tvtonight.com.au. 
  4. ^ David Knox (8 February 2011). "1.37m for Underbelly". tvtonight.com.au.