9Now Presents Exclusive Documentary Chopper: In His Own Words

Ahead of Sunday’s debut of Underbelly Files: Chopper, Nine has launched a 9Now exclusive documentary, Chopper: In His Own Words, featuring previously unseen, unscripted and unguarded moments of Mark “Chopper” Read’s life. 

Narrated by Nine’s Sydney news presenter and 60 Minutes contributor Peter Overton, the documentary features exclusive home videos of Chopper and reveals the man behind the myth. 

The 9Now documentary special tells the story of Chopper’s life, and the legend that was built around him, in his own words in home videos and through interviews he did with A Current Affair, 60 Minutes and the Sunday program – spanning all the way from 1982 to the final 60 Minutes interview he did with Tara Brown shortly before his death. 

Overton said: “Mark ‘Chopper’ Read’s story is an incredible one. Chopper: In His Own Words brings together both rare home videos with some of the amazing interviews compiled by the Nine News team over decades for what is a unique perspective on one of Australia’s most high-profile criminals.” 

The documentary is a complement to Nine’s latest instalment of the Underbelly drama franchise with Underbelly Files: Chopper, which goes to air this Sunday on Nine and 9Now over two massive nights (part two on Monday, February 12) after Married at First Sight.

Underbelly Files: Chopper stars award-winning actor Aaron Jeffery. The two-part mini-series explores the untold, uncut story of notorious gangster Mark “Chopper” Read as he struggles to reconcile his two competing identities – Chopper, the colourful underworld figure, and Mark Brandon Read, the man who craved a quiet life far from the public arena.


For more information:
Peter Brennan
Publicist – Nine News Sydney 
(02) 9965 2727 | pebrennan@nine.com.au

Friday, February 9, 2018