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Home > Screenings > ABC Commercial > Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire

Producer: Jaya Balendra, Caro Meldrum-Hanna

Executive Producer: Sue Spencer

Writer: Caro Meldrum-Hanna

Cast: Caro Meldrum-Hanna

Genres: Factual, Format

Demographics: 18+


3 x 90’

Absorbing and emotionally gripping, this new true-crime series from the team behind The Case of Keli Lane is a stunning investigation into the untold story of the 1979 Ghost Train Fire at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park.

On a winter’s night over forty years ago, cries of delight turned into screams of terror as the Park’s iconic Ghost Train ride erupted into flames – fast becoming a hellish inferno, it consumed everything in its vicinity. Tragically, six boys and one man died. At the time, while the public outcry was loud and the media coverage considerable, the fire was written off by authorities as a terrible accident. But the devastated families of those who died in the fire, and many of those who survived it, have long suspected foul play. Despite multiple inquiries, rumours and innuendo, no one has ever been held accountable – and the mystery behind the fire continues to haunt.

Leaving no stone unturned, investigative journalists Caro Meldrum-Hanna and Patrick Begley are determined to get at the truth of this catastrophic event. With unprecedented access to the key people involved, EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire features an astonishing cast of eyewitnesses, police, investigators, and government insiders who have never spoken before.

The compelling journey to uncover the real story of what happened to the Ghost Train, and the deeply felt, lingering trauma for all those involved brings an immediacy to this unsolved mystery, as silences are finally broken and shocking secrets finally told.