Nine has scheduled some Ivan Millat news specials for tonight.
First up A Current Affair.
Tonight on A Current Affair, EXCLUSIVE footage of the late Ivan Milat speaking on the record will be revealed for the very first time.
Jailed for life after being convicted of the heinous murders of seven young backpackers in the early 1990’s, Milat had famously never been heard from and was rarely seen by the public since his incarceration.
In chilling footage obtained from NSW police, detectives make one last attempt to coax a confession out of Milat on his deathbed, while showing him interviews conducted by A Current Affair with families of his victims to show the impact his actions have had on their lives.
Defiant until the very end, Milat denied any involvement in the murders.
Milat passed away early on Sunday morning due to terminal oesophageal cancer, having served 23 years of his life sentence.
Part of Australian folklore since the now-infamous ‘Backpacker Murders’ which captured the world’s attention, Milat’s crimes even went on to be the inspiration for the hit film franchise, Wolf Creek.
His final police interview tonight serves as a footnote to one of Australia’s most monstrous criminal figures.
7pm tonight on Nine
Also Tonight at 9.45pm on Nine and 9Now, Ivan Milat: Killer in the Forest will lay bare the absolute evil of Australia’s worst serial killer.
Narrated by Peter Overton, the Nine News special will explore how Milat butchered seven backpackers in the Belanglo State Forest, what it took to catch him, and whether he committed even more murders.
We hear from Milat’s relatives, his victims’ families, those who miraculously escaped his clutches and the people who brought him to justice.
Featuring interviews never seen before, combined with Nine’s extensive library footage, Ivan Milat: Killer in the Forest will tell the full story of the monster who in 1996 was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences for his horrific crimes.
Fresh interviews include Clive Small (former assistant police commissioner who led the task force which caught Milat), the parents of British victim Caroline Clarke, brother of slain Victorian woman Deborah Everist, Nine Crime Editor Simon Bouda and Milat’s brother, George.
Tonight at 9.45pm on Nine and 9Now