ABC is pleased to announce the much anticipated 3-part documentary, The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty will be available to binge, and premiere on the ABC later this month.
Over the past 50 years, one man has played an immeasurable role in transforming the media landscape and broader society, across multiple countries, for better or worse. That man is Rupert Murdoch.
Feared and fêted by politicians, Murdoch has built the biggest media operation on the planet. His empire has given him extraordinary power and influence. This is its story.
It’s an electrifying study of the Murdoch dynasty, charting the ups and downs of an empire. From the ambition that fuelled its success, to the news hacking scandal that led to the closure of News of the World.
Ultimately, the empire is broken up. But there’s a powerful new ally in the White House.
Produced by UK production company 72 Films, the documentary features interviews with actor Hugh Grant, millionaire and former president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Max Mosley, as well as long-time Murdoch collaborator, Les Hinton.
UK based Director Jamie Roberts (The Fires That Foretold Grenfell, Manchester The Night of the Bomb) is available for interviews.
Production Credit: A 72 Films production for the BBC. Directed by Jamie Roberts. Series Producer Owen Phillips. Executive Producers David Glover and Cate Hall.