The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

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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 a…


17. Baby Steps
Apr 5 • 40 min
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…
16. Home Truths
Dec 22, 2019 • 72 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 17
Dec 20, 2019 • 47 min
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.
BONUS: Conversations 16
Nov 20, 2019 • 58 min
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…
15. Progress
Nov 17, 2019 • 75 min
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…
Introducing: A Perfect Storm
Oct 18, 2019 • 0 min
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.
Bonus: Conversations 15
Oct 2, 2019 • 54 min
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.
BONUS: Conversations 14
Sep 18, 2019 • 58 min
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.
14. DNA
Sep 8, 2019 • 52 min
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…
13. A Tangled Web
Aug 4, 2019 • 54 min
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…
12. Leydon v NSW Police
Jul 28, 2019 • 58 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 13
Jul 24, 2019 • 52 min
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.
Introducing ‘Pendulum’ - a new podcast
Jul 22, 2019 • 1 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 12
Jul 17, 2019 • 51 min
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.
Bonus: Conversations 11
Jul 10, 2019 • 56 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 10
Jul 3, 2019 • 41 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 9
Jun 26, 2019 • 45 min
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.
BONUS: Conversations 8
Jun 19, 2019 • 42 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 7
Jun 12, 2019 • 35 min
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.
11. Luxembourg
Jun 9, 2019 • 55 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 6
Jun 5, 2019 • 32 min
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.
10. Closing In
Jun 2, 2019 • 75 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 5
May 29, 2019 • 30 min
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…
9. Sleuth
May 26, 2019 • 54 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 4
May 22, 2019 • 27 min
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.
8. Hidden
May 19, 2019 • 53 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 3
May 15, 2019 • 28 min
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.
7. Toxic
May 12, 2019 • 61 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 2
May 9, 2019 • 27 min
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…
6. Byron
May 5, 2019 • 63 min
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…
BONUS: Conversations 1
May 2, 2019 • 24 min
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…
5. Mysterious Messages
Apr 28, 2019 • 46 min
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…
4. Taken
Apr 21, 2019 • 62 min
Episode 4: Taken We 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…
3. Teaching and Turmoil at T.S.S.
Apr 14, 2019 • 56 min
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…
2. Marion
Apr 7, 2019 • 53 min
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…
1. Left Behind
Mar 31, 2019 • 51 min
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…
The Lady Vanishes - Trailer
Mar 31, 2019 • 1 min
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…