THE RISE OF THE MURDOCH DYNASTY
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.