9 episodes

In 1970, three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer was taken from an Australian beach. No-one knows what happened. Fifty years on - can the mystery be solved?

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    • 4.9 • 254 Ratings

In 1970, three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer was taken from an Australian beach. No-one knows what happened. Fifty years on - can the mystery be solved?

    8. The Girl With Blonde Hair And Blue Eyes

    8. The Girl With Blonde Hair And Blue Eyes

    It's the 50th anniversary of Cheryl's disappearance and the police have an announcement to make.

    Fairy Meadow is presented by BBC News correspondent Jon Kay
    Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Chris Ledgard
    Music by Elizabeth Purnell
    Studio engineer, Jacques Sweeney
    Editor, James Cook

    • 26 min
    7. Mercury's Story

    7. Mercury's Story

    Jon tries to approach Mercury to hear his side of the story.

    Producer: Chris Ledgard
    Music: Elizabeth Purnell
    Studio engineer: Jacques Sweeney
    Editor: James Cook

    • 25 min
    6. The Walk Through

    6. The Walk Through

    Frank has left the police but can't let go of Cheryl's story.
    Jon Kay continues to investigate what happened to 3 year old Cheryl Grimmer, who vanished from a beach New South Wales, Australia more than 50 years ago.

    Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Chris Ledgard
    Music: Elizabeth Purnell
    Studio engineer: Jacques Sweeney
    Editor: James Cook

    • 26 min
    5. A Judgement

    5. A Judgement

    Two years after he's arrested and charged with abducting Cheryl Grimmer, Mercury appears in court in Sydney.
    BBC News Correspondent Jon Kay continues his investigation into Cheryl's story.

    Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Chris Ledgard
    Music is by Elizabeth Purnell
    Jacques Sweeney is the studio engineer and the editor is James Cook

    • 24 min
    4. I Was Never There

    4. I Was Never There

    Nearly half a century after 3 year old Cheryl Grimmer goes missing from an Australian beach, the police make an arrest. Meanwhile, Ricki heads to the other side of the world.

    BBC News Correspondent Jon Kay meets him in Bristol, where he visits his old family home and catches up with his British relatives as the trial looms.

    Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Chris Ledgard
    Music: Elizabeth Purnell
    Studio Engineer: Jacques Sweeney
    Editor: James Cook

    • 33 min
    3. Somebody Of Interest

    3. Somebody Of Interest

    The Grimmer family have always hung on to the idea that somehow Cheryl might still be alive. Then, out of the blue, Ricki gets a call from the police which seems to put an end to their hopes.

    BBC News Correspondent Jon Kay continues his investigation into the disappearance of 3 year old Cheryl Grimmer from an Australian beach in 1970. He meets one of the two detectives involved in a cold case review. There's someone the police want to talk to.

    Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Chris Ledgard
    Music: Elizabeth Purnell
    Studio engineer: Jacques Sweeney
    Editor: James Cook

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

£ig ,

Sensitively and respectfully told

This was a heartbreaking listen and had me in tears every episode. Such sad events that have had such a profound affect on so may still blaming themselves today. I hope this family find the closure they are looking for.

sura3099 ,

Compulsive listening

A desperate story, brilliantly told. I couldn’t stop listening. Jon Kay showed such empathy for the family and obviously deeply cared about them, and the awful situation they faced (and still face).

38dawn ,

Excellent podcast.

Such a sad story but so well put together and presented by BBC Jon Kay. You could feel the pain that the family and those working on the case were experiencing and Jon dealt with this very sensitively. Let’s hope one day there will be answers and closure for the family.

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