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Missing Person's Unit
is an Australia
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n television documentary
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series on the Nine Network
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hosted by actor and personality Steve Bastoni
Steve Bastoni is an Italian Australian actor. He is best known for his role in Police Rescue as Constable Yannis 'Angel' Angelopoulos and as Steve Parker in Neighbours.-Television:...
. The show documents people who have gone missing in Australia and the police who investigate their cases. The show was hosted for its first three years by Mike Munro
Michael Munro is an Australian television presenter.- Early life :Munro cites a tough childhood with an abusive and alcoholic mother, as one of the main reasons behind his motivation to succeed. Munro attended Sacred Heart Primary School in Mosman, New South Wales and Marist College North Shore in...
before he moved to the Seven Network
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The program is produced by Sydney production company Freehand.
The first series of Missing Persons Unit screened from February 2006 as 30 minute episodes. The second series began airing in a 60 minute format from February 2008 and remained in that format with the third series airing from June 2009. It began airing on UK television in 2007. .
Missing Persons Unit is an observational documentary series that explores the world of the New South Wales
New South Wales is a state of :Australia, located in the east of the country. It is bordered by Queensland, Victoria and South Australia to the north, south and west respectively. To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales...
Police MPU and the families of missing people.
Filmed at police stations, forensics labs, and on location with search and rescue, the program follows MPU operatives as they investigate cases and piece together the jigsaw that might lead to closure for a grief stricken family.