Sunday, 8.30pm, SBS One Hugh Jackman says Rupert Murdoch is a visionary and a game changer. John Howard says the mogul has had more influence on the world business scene than any other Australian. Murdoch family friend Barry Humphries has a more intimate view: ‘‘ He’s seen at his best at a barbecue,’’ he says. World leaders such as Tony Blair weigh in, and journalists including Gerald Stone and Mark Day have edgy anecdotes to share. However, this meticulously researched two-part biopic strives to be objective: detractors are given voice as well. In this debut episode we chart Murdoch’s life from Geelong Grammar and Oxford, from where, following the death of his father Sir Keith in 1952, Murdoch returned to Australia to lay the foundations of a global empire. Unmissable television for anyone with an interest in the history and future of media in this country.