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 3

Melissa’s gone. Her husband, family and friends are distraught – and then the news slowly filters through: she’s betrayed them all. Stolen their money, spent it on herself and vanished. We follow the trail of destruction left behind: lives ruined, families torn apart. A monumental betrayal by a loving wife, mother, daughter, friend. How? And why? The victims are left wondering, scrambling to rebuild their shattered lives – and then the stunning twist: her Asics running-shoe, washed up on a lonely beach three hundred miles away, with her decomposing foot still in it. How did it get there? And did she jump – or was she pushed...



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