Four Corners - The Siege Parts 1 and 2

A two-part special investigation into the Lindt Cafe siege.

In PART 1 Sarah Ferguson talks exclusively with the families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson about their experience on the day and their devastation, anger and frustration in the aftermath of the siege. Surviving hostages recount their terrifying ordeal as they waited, hour after hour, for the police to arrive. This special investigation examines how authorities over several years failed to comprehend the risk posed by hostage taker Man Haron Monis, exposes what went wrong, and questions whether Australia is prepared for another terror attack.

PART 2 takes you inside the Lindt Cafe and the police operation on the day, and brings you a forensic examination of how the disaster unfolded as it dragged on into the night. The families of hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson tell of their experiences during the siege as they watched and waited nearby, recounting their fleeting communications with their loved ones through heartbreaking phone calls and text messages from inside the cafe. In interviews with the surviving hostages, reporter Sarah Ferguson examines the opportunities missed in the course of the siege. And as the Coroner makes his findings, the families left behind reflect on the gruelling 18 months of hearings and the evidence presented during the inquest. In a Four Corners exclusive, the families of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson talk to Sarah Ferguson in the days following the Inquest findings.

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2 x 45 mins
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