Airdate: The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty
High-profile UK doco gets the Sunday slot on ABC in September.
Much-discussed UK documentary series The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty will screen on ABC in late September.
The 3 part series is being given a prized slot of 7:40pm Sunday from September 20.
Over the last 50 years, one man has played an unparalleled part in transforming British society. That man is Australian born 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 criminality that led to the closure of the News of the World, and the Leveson Inquiry. Ultimately, the empire is broken up. But there’s a powerful new ally in the White House.
The BBC documentary ran in the UK in July, described by one critic as “Succession with phone hacking and foam pies.” There was speculation about an Australian broadcast, with Nine sources telling TV Tonight it would have swooped on it if ABC did not exercise its option.
At least viewers can decide for themselves next month….
7:40pm Sunday September 20 on ABC.