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The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has built an extraordinary empire over more than half a century. BBC documentary The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty follows the man behind the media. Watch this as well as many other documentaries on BBC Select – available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.

Over the last 50 years, one man has played an unparalleled part in transforming British society. From inheriting an Australian newspaper from his father, to heading up the biggest media operation on the planet, Rupert Murdoch has exerted power and influence on a seismic scale. A consummate newsman, fêted and hated in equal measure, Murdoch has arguably influenced every corner of British life from the election of the UK’s Prime Ministers to the outcome of the Brexit vote. Even now, this nonagenarian survivor of numerous political scandals, high-profile legal enquiries and years of family in-fighting, is as keen as ever to hold sway over world events.

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