Code 1: Minute by Minute

Yes the series is back next week.

Episode 3: The City Killer

Wednesday 2 November 8:40 PM

On August 13, 2019 computer engineer Mert Ney went on a rampage in Sydney’s CBD. He stabbed to death 24-year-old escort Michaela Dunn, and in the streets a passer-by in the back. Ney’s captured jumping on a car and waving a knife with blood on his jumper. Bystanders run for their lives. A Channel 7 cameraman and journo just happened to be there. They chase after the 20-year-old despite him yelling “Allahu Akbar” and wearing a satchel bag shouting “I’ve got f***ing bombs.” Office workers also joined the chase stopping him with a café chair and a milk crate.

Not watching the previous handful of episodes of this show over the last year, i decided to watch the show last week (titled ‘The City Killer’) . I thought the way it was shot and made was good.

A shame that its been shown as a filler on Seven though.

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Episode 2: Terror in the City
Sunday 13 November 8:45 PM

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Episode 5: The Air Show Disaster

Wednesday 23 November 7:30 Pm

On 27 January 2017, a father of three and his girlfriend died when their seaplane crashed into Perth’s Swan River in front of 60,000 spectators. It happened on Australia Day during an air show, ahead of the city’s annual fireworks display.

Families watched in horror as the 1948 flying boat banked sharply before nose-diving into the water and breaking into pieces. They lined the water’s edge in silence as police, marine rescuers and up to 10 civilian boats and jet skis rushed to the wreckage. But nothing could be done to save pilot 52-year-old Peter Lynch and his Indonesian girlfriend Endah Cakrawati. The crash was captured on multiple mobile phones by witnesses. Endah posted videos on social media from inside the plane before and during flight. She appears in high spirits, smiling from ear to ear, and wishes her followers a “Happy Australia Day.”

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Absolutely, I don’t think there’s been more underappreciated show in recent years.
Glad we get season 2, not so glad it’ll probably take another year to air from the first to last episode.

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Season 2:
Returns Wednesday 8 February 7:30 pm

The Cronulla Riots

Seven have shorted the title of the show to just Code 1

The second episode of season 2 to air will be Lismore Floods, (that has production code Season 2 episode 1).

Wednesday 15 February 7:30 pm.

On 28 February 2022 a disastrous weather event like no other destroyed thousands of homes in Lismore. In record breaking flood waters locals risked their lives to save thousands in their community.

The Martin Place Siege

Wednesday 22 February 7:30PM

On 15 December 2014 eighteen people were taken hostage in Sydney’s Lindt café. Eyewitnesses and first responders explain what happened minute by minute in the months and weeks leading up to the horror.


Unfortunately due to low ratings, Code 1 is out of the schedule so will have to wait for the Martin Place Siege episode.


There’s also meant to be an episode on the Essendon Airport/DFO plane crash and fireball from 2017 coming

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Yes - it was the following week - also out of the schedule.

Update - now rescheduled to Thursday at 8:30 pm.

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Code 1: The Essendon Plane Crash

Thursday 2 March 8:30PM

In February 2017 a group of golfers chartered a small aircraft to fly them from Melbourne to nearby King Island. 10 seconds after take off the plane exploded into a popular shopping centre.

On 21 February 2017 a Beechcraft B200 King Air aircraft operating a charter flight, carrying a pilot and four passengers bound for King Island crashed, just 10 seconds after taking off from Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia. The pilot made mayday calls before the aircraft clipped the roof of the Essendon Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) building, which had not yet begun the day’s trading, and then smashed into the ground a few metres away and burst into flames. It was the worst civil aviation accident in Victoria in 30 years.

Media Spy had a dedicated topic on this at the time.


Season 1 will make its NZ debut on TVNZ1 on Monday, March 6 at 8.30pm.

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This episode has been rescheduled for Thursday 9 March 8:30 PM


For those who might have forgotten in all the timeslot changes


Watching tonight’s show (about the Lindt Siege), the opener and title card going to the break still has “Code 1: Minute by Minute” written up.

While some media outlets are using the shortened name, some didn’t get the memo and are still using the “full name”.

Next episode:

The Childers Backpacker Fire

Sunday 2 April 8:50 PM

Eighty-eight young world travellers were at the Childers Palace Backpacker Hostel in Queensland when one of their own deliberately set fire to the place. Never-before-seen pictures and stories.

The Kerang Train Crash

Sunday 9 April 8:35 PM

A country passenger train travelling towards Melbourne was struck by a semi-trailer that had been travelling at 100 kilometres per hour. First hand accounts from emergency workers and survivors.


Update: bumped from schedule - replaced by Kath & Kim: Our Effluent Life Rpt.

Poor Code 1. Despite being a good documentary/factual show, it hasn’t really settled well for viewers.

This season started on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm (with the Cronulla Riots episode on 8 February), followed by the Lismore Floods episode on 15 February.

The Martin Siege episode was scheduled for Wed 22 February, but was rescheduled for Thursday 9 March at 8.30pm. The Essendon Plane Crash episode ended up airing the week before on 2 March at 8.30pm.

The Childers Backpacker Fire episode is airing this Sunday, at 8.50pm. And the Kerang Train Crash that was due to air the following Sunday has been bumped for a Kath & Kim episode.

You are all now up to date with all the bumps and changes of Code 1 of this season in 2023.