Project Description


2 x 57 minute documentary series

Murdoch is a major two-part series that tells the inside story of one of the most powerful and controversial media moguls on the planet. Friends, rivals, colleagues past and present – and the odd former Prime Minister – reveal how Rupert Murdoch built his global empire, starting with a single newspaper in 1950s Australia.

This series explores his ruthless expansion and deal-making, the billions he made and lost, and the reputations he built and destroyed in his never-ending quest to become the undisputed king of newspapers, Hollywood films, and global television. A light is also cast on Murdoch the private man – relationships, marriages, king-making, strengths and very human flaws – and most recently his struggle to redeem himself and his company after the phone hacking scandal that tore through the heart of his empire. Love, scandal, money and reputation – his own life story is one his journalists would be proud of.

Director and Writer   Janice Sutherland
Director of Photography  Jim Frater
Editors  Alex Archer & David Fosdick
Executive Producers for Electric Pictures  Andrew Ogilvie & Andrea Quesnelle
Executive Producers for Brook Lapping  Dinah Lord & Kate Botting
An Electric Pictures and Brook Lapping Co-Production 2013