The Investigation

The Investigation deals with the tumultuous events surrounding the RCMP's quest for Canada's most notorious serial killer, Clifford Olson. In 1981, Olson was considered the principal suspect by two young officers, each investigating separate cases. However, due to crossed wires and jurisdictional chaos, he was allowed to continue his murderous rampage until he was finally arrested and imprisoned.

The Investigation is told primarily through the eyes of the two officers, Corporal Les Forsythe portrayed by Nick Lea (The X-Files, Once A Thief) and Corporal Darryll Kettles, played by Lochlyn Munro (Dracula, Scary Movie). UK actors David Warner (Planet of the Apes,Titanic) and Reece Dinsdale (Young Catherine, Lovejoy) play Superintendent Bruce Northorp and RCMP investigator Teddy Boulder, respectively.

"I became interested in the project after reading the book Where Shadows Linger written by two retired Mounties closely linked to the case," says Zukerman. "It offers Canadians a rare opportunity to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding one of the country's most important institutions in the context of what went wrong in the Olson investigation. The story uncovers issues that are worth examining, as they are problems that may well still exist within the RCMP today."

"Both Bernie Zukerman and Anne Wheeler have a reputation for taking on tough subject matter and handling it with integrity," says Calgary producer Wendy Hill-Tout. "Care has been taken to focus on the system rather than the criminal. While they may be painful, these kinds of stories need to be told so we can learn from them -- our hope is that no one else will suffer from the same mistakes."

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Gemini Awards 2004 Nomination: Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Anne Wheeler
Gemini Award 2004 Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Nicholas Lea
Writers Guild of Canada 2004 Award - Bruce M. Smith