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THIS dra­matic three-parter that plays out like the hit fam­ily power saga Suc­ces­sion, tells the story of the rise and fall – and rise again

– of the Mur­doch dy­nasty.

The news­pa­per and me­dia out­let owner is an enigma whose story is rarely told, but this aims to lift the lid.

Renkowned as ei­ther an ex­tra­or­di­nary busi­ness man or a darker force, he has the ear of prime min­is­ters and pres­i­dents and splits opin­ion.

Ac­tor Hugh Grant says: “I don’t be­lieve that David Cameron or Tony Blair re­ally dared cough with­out get­ting per­mis­sion first from Ru­pert Mur­doch.”

While busi­ness­man Lord Alan Su­gar says: “Who do I ad­mire? Who would I look up to? Cer­tainly Ru­pert Mur­doch comes top of the tree be­cause of his swash­buck­ling ways of do­ing things and get­ting on with it.”

With plenty of in-depth in­ter­views, this film looks at the mogul’s be­hind-the-scenes in­flu­ence on world events as well as his per­sonal bat­tle for power at the heart of his own fam­ily.

Ru­pert Mur­doch

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