Search­ing for Nev­er­land

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drama / 9.00pm / Life­time

What­ever your views on con­tro­ver­sial pop icon Michael Jackson, this drama of­fers a poignant in­sight into his in­creas­ingly chaotic fi­nal years. Seen through the sym­pa­thetic eyes of his trusted body­guard Bill Whit­field (The Wire’s Chad Cole­man), it charts Michael’s ec­cen­tric but lov­ing home life with his chil­dren – Paris, Prince and Blan­ket – fol­low­ing their re­turn to the US from Bahrain, where they’d been stay­ing af­ter his ac­quit­tal from child-molestation charges. There’s a sad in­evitabil­ity as the star (played to per­fec­tion by Michael Jackson im­per­son­ator Navi) is shown strug­gling to main­tain his pri­vacy, fac­ing fi­nan­cial ruin, and meet­ing Dr Conrad Mur­ray, who later served two years in prison af­ter sup­ply­ing the singer with a lethal dose of med­i­ca­tion to treat his in­som­nia.

Michael Jackson (played by Navi) and fam­ily

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