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The best television this summer 2020—The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty and BBC’s Africa Season

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The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, BBC Two, 14th July

“I don’t believe that David Cameron or Tony Blair really dared cough without getting permission first from Rupert Murdoch,” says the actor Hugh Grant in this fascinating three-part exploration of the international media empire created by the Australian-born mogul. Murdoch’s political influence, from the Sun to Fox News, has been profound. Fans of HBO’s Succession—partly based on the…

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