Kingmaker

Three-part documentary about the media mogul's influence on international politics and the power struggles within his own family. The first episode focuses on the build-up to the 1997 general election, where Rupert Murdoch had to decide if his business interests were best served by the continuation of John Major's struggling government, or a new Labour leadership under Tony Blair. Eventually, the full force of his media empire is placed behind the rising Labour leader, but some question how high a price was paid. Elsewhere, Murdoch marries a woman 37 years younger than he is, dividing his children and jeopardising his plans to choose a successor

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