I have seen nothing but praise for ABC’s miniseries Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, which remarkably increased its audience on the second night. It hit 1.34m viewers and even pushed ABC into second place for the night.
Readers have been gushing in their praise for the drama, and rightly so.
Smartly, ABC will be screening the entire tale again on ABC2 this Sunday 24th April.
Sunday April 24 – ABC2
8:30pm – Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo (part 1)
In 1972 two ambitious, young upstarts, Ita Buttrose and Kerry Packer, created CLEO, a fresh, bold and naughty magazine that became one of the most dramatic sensations in Australian publishing history.
10:00pm – Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo (part 2)
Set against the backdrop of the dramatic downfall of the Whitlam government, part two sees Ita and Kerry fulfilling their destinies. After Whitlam and CLEO, Australia is now a different place.