Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act

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Week 51 2023 : Sat 16 Dec - Fri 22 Dec

Sun 26 Nov 2023

Vanishing Act

[Full series available on ITVX]

Series overview

Vanishing Act tells the story of Melissa Caddick’s disappearance after being confronted by authorities for her alleged multi-million dollar swindling.

The three-part series portrays Australia in the grip of the mystery as theories abound about Melissa’s fate following the discovery of her disembodied foot inside her running shoe. 

Vanishing Act tells the story of this charismatic con-artist, as well as those who suddenly found themselves grieving for a lost friend and daughter, while coming to terms with a monumental betrayal. Her life was lost, but theirs would never be the same again.

Starring Kate Atkinson, Colin Friels, Jerome Velinsky and Maya Strange. 


Episode 2

Melissa’s world comes crashing down when the financial authorities make a dawn raid on her house, seizing files, folders, computers, hard-drives – as well as all her clothes, jewellery and luxury goods. She’s told to hand in her passport and appear in court in two days’ time. Facing total public disgrace and a lengthy prison term, Melissa faces a familiar question: to stay with her family – or make a run for it.



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