The story of the Murdoch family, their influence and their power battle

This acclaimed BBC Rupert Murdoch documentary tells the story of his influence around the world, his media empire and the dramatic power battle within his own family.

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The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty on BBC Select

The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty explores Rupert Murdoch’s power and influence over the past 30 years. From his influence on politics and elections to his own succession plans. A story of family, money and power.

Celebrated and hated in equal measure, Rupert Murdoch has arguably influenced society hugely in the last few decades. His media empire has helped influenced selecting British Prime Ministers and American Presidents as well as the outcome of the Brexit vote. He’s also faced political scandals and high-profile legal enquiries which impacted his legacy and his businesses. Learn more about the Murdoch family, the Murdoch media empire and their story over the past 30 years in The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty on BBC Select.

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