The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

By 7 News

A much loved mother, teacher and friend steps on a plane for an overseas adventure and is never seen again. Marion Barter, the former wife of Australian soccer great Johnny Warren, went missing in 1997. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are bizarre. Her daughter has never given up hope of finding her. This is her quest.

Episodes

17. Baby Steps

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but the team finally receives some new information after last year's tribunal hearing, which reveals how the system failed Marion and Sally. Also, tune in for the latest from the Coroner on an inquest.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks:Enter the Maze by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/3712-enter-the-mazeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Rising Tide by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5027-rising-tideLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Final Step by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5294-final-step-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/04/2040m 55s

16. Home Truths

Did Marion ever come back to Australia after embarking upon her European vacation 23 years ago? The team acquires a crucial document confirming a stunning truth.Australian icon Ita Buttrose reveals her connection to Marion and Sally meets the new Officer in Charge of the investigation.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.complusA Darker Heart - Jason Shaw https://audionautix.comMusic from https://filmmusic.io"Perspectives" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)'Ita' by Cold Chisel  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/191h 12m

BONUS: Conversations 17

As the final chapter for the year approaches, we discuss the latest breakthrough and why we're sure the mystery of what happened to Marion will be solved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/1947m 45s

BONUS: Conversations 16

The TLV team discusses the discovery of another person who may be able to help with the investigation into Marion’s disappearance – the pilot! They also foreshadow another imminent breakthrough and recap the last episode and the interesting online debate that has resulted.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/1958m 13s

15. Progress

Our super sleuths track down someone we've been looking for since the investigation began. We revisit the Luxembourg connection and catch up with an inspirational man who knows more than most people what Sally is going through. He shares his story and explains what to expect if there's an inquest.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.complusMusic from https://filmmusic.io"Spy Story: The Agent" by Sascha Ende (https://www.sascha-ende.de)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/191h 15m

Introducing: A Perfect Storm

On the night of August 17, 1980, baby Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo during a family camping trip to Uluru. What happened next? A Perfect Storm: The true story of the Chamberlains.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/1959s

Bonus: Conversations 15

The team announces that another major hurdle has been cleared. We also pay tribute to Marion on her birthday and discuss the most recent contact with Fernand Remakel in Luxembourg.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/1954m 18s

BONUS: Conversations 14

The TLV team discusses the latest leads being chased, along with recent interviews and where to from here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/1958m 19s

14. DNA

Could Marion's old ballet slippers help the police investigation into her disappearance? Sally provides her DNA, a former colleague offers a new lead and we finally catch up with the last person to see Marion before she left Australia. Plus, a mysterious email from overseas - what is the link to Monsieur Remakel?Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/1952m 11s

13. A Tangled Web

Unexpected new information about Marion's bank accounts: what it means for the investigation. We finally track down Marion's former boyfriend. Plus... The Good Cop, Ron Iddles. What's his take on the case?Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.comMusic from https://filmmusic.io"Hitman" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/1954m 17s

12. Leydon v NSW Police

We reveal a major breakthrough! Plus, inside the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) hearing as Sally seeks access to documents in Marion's case file. Also, we track down the first police officer who Sally dealt with.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com, Jason Shaw at audionautix.com and the track Octagon by Silent Partner is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/1958m 40s

BONUS: Conversations 13

The TLV team is joined by radio legend Greg Cary.Plus NSW Police’s referral to the Coroner and why it’s media unit is now refusing to deal with Alison Sandy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/1952m 54s

Introducing 'Pendulum' - a new podcast

The body of a young mother is found beside an isolated road on a dark, foggy night at Sarina in 1978. Was it murder or suicide? Experts have thought both. Could a killer still be on the run? From the team that brought you The Lady Vanishes, a new podcast - Pendulum.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/191m 27s

BONUS: Conversations 12

The TLV team discusses its most recent trip to Byron Bay and details of the pending review into the investigation of Marion’s disappearance by NSW Police Homicide Unit.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/1951m 27s

Bonus: Conversations 11

The Lady Vanishes team is joined by Mark Leveson, who shares a similar story to Sally following the disappearance of his son. But his perseverance was eventually rewarded when his son’s remains were found following a Coronial Inquest. Also, the latest on the investigation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/1956m 6s

BONUS: Conversations 10

This week Sally, Alison and Bryan focus on ways to find out who made the withdrawals from Marion's bank account. Plus, they're joined by author and journalist Madonna King - the person responsible for introducing Sally and Alison.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/1941m 10s

BONUS: Conversations 9

What happened at the NCAT hearing with NSW police. Why it's so important to Sally's plight to find out what happened to her mum.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1945m 22s

BONUS: Conversations 8

This week Sally, Alison and Bryan learn that a new police detective is taking on the case. Sally reaches out to find solicitors, real estate agents and travel agents who may have met with Marion before she went overseas. We're also joined by Australian True Crime podcaster Meshel Laurie.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/1942m 7s

BONUS: Conversations 7

The Lady Vanishes Team is joined by Le Courrier Australien Editor-in-Chief to discuss the ad featuring M F Remakel, plus the latest on our investigation into Marion’s disappearance.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/1935m 58s

11. Luxembourg

Our quest for answers leads us to the door of a man in Luxembourg. Could this be the culmination of Sally's search for her mum, Marion?Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/1955m 16s

BONUS: Conversations 6

We discuss our trip to Luxembourg, the Episode 10 cliff hanger and where to from here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/1932m 10s

10. Closing In

A mysterious personal ad for a man looking for love. Could Marion have met with an exotic stranger? Our hunt for answers leads us overseas, retracing the last known footsteps of Marion Barter. Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/191h 15m

BONUS: Conversations 5

Sally and Bryan talk to Alison from Europe where they’ve been chasing down new leads into Marion’s disappearance.They discuss where they’re at now and answer more listeners' questions, as well as provide an update on investigations already underway.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/1930m 53s

9. Sleuth

They're carrying out their own investigations in an effort to find Marion. What our growing band of sleuths is finding out. Plus, Sally's nearest and dearest: the impact this search is having on them.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/1954m 8s

BONUS: Conversations 4

The aftermath of episode 8: unanswered questions from our trip to Tyalgum. Plus, progress on new leads and what our sleuths are doing in the U.K.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/1927m 45s

8. Hidden

We received some tips that Marion may be involved with a group in northern New South Wales. So, we hit the road to investigate.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/1953m 32s

BONUS: Conversations 3

This week we discuss Sally’s latest attempt to get her mum on the National Missing Person’s database. We also look at core elements of the mystery and of course, the upcoming episode 8.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/1928m 21s

7. Toxic

Disturbing allegations about what went on at Marion's last known place of employment. Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/191h 1m

BONUS: Conversations 2

This week in Conversations; Sally, Alison and Bryan address your questions about Marion's passport, her missing stored possessions and the hotels where she stayed in England. Also, the team discusses reports the NSW Police Force Missing Person's Unit will be shut down.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/1927m 55s

6. Byron

We go back to Byron Bay. What is it about the seaside town and surrounding hinterland that lures so many? We speak to experts about the reasons people go missing and look into the attraction of cults. Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/191h 3m

BONUS: Conversations 1

As we add final touches to episode 6, we're busily investigating some of the leads you - our listeners - have given us.In our first bonus episode, The Lady Vanishes team delves deeper into the mystery disappearance of Marion and addresses some of the case’s more intriguing anomalies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1924m 9s

5. Mysterious Messages

A call to Crime Stoppers and mysterious social media messages from faceless strangers. Does someone know the truth? Sally's ongoing battle with bureaucracy as she chases answers in her hunt for Marion.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/1946m 57s

4. Taken

Episode 4: TakenWe reveal the startling new evidence that puts in doubt the assumptions of family and the police about why and how Marion vanished. We also examine the how the police investigation is at odds with Sally Leydon’s belief that her mother was taken – either by a person, a group or some other foreign influence. From the moment she was reported missing the police determined Marion had simply decided to walk away from her children, her friends, her career and her possessions. Is it time to consider an alternative scenario?Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/191h 2m

3. Teaching and Turmoil at T.S.S.

It was a dream job for a passionate teacher at a prestigious Gold Coast school. But then, everything changed. What happened to make Marion suddenly want to get away?Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/1956m 32s

2. Marion

Her life. Her loves. Would she leave it all behind?Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/1953m 13s

1. Left Behind

In 1997, Marion Barter boarded a plane for England for the trip of a lifetime. Instead, her loved ones never saw her again. What happened? Where is she? Marion’s daughter will never give up trying to find her.Most of the music for The Lady Vanishes was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.com and Jason Shaw at audionautix.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/1951m 26s

The Lady Vanishes - Trailer

A much loved mother, teacher and friend steps on a plane for an overseas adventure and is never seen again. Marion Barter, the former wife of Australian soccer great Johnny Warren, went missing in 1997. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are bizarre. Her daughter has never given up hope of finding her. This is her quest.Presenter and Executive Producer - Alison SandyPresenter and Investigative journalist - Bryan SeymourWriter and Producer - Sally EelesSound Design - Marc WrightGraphics - Jason BlandfordMost of the music was composed by Nicolas Gasparini at thedarkpiano.com with additional tracks by Mattia Cupelli at www.mattiacupelli.com/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/191m 49s
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