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Succession, Sky Atlantic, 12th August

The first series of this comedy drama about a super-rich, media-owning American family and the power struggle to succeed its patriarch Brian Cox gained a cult following when it aired last year. Its creator Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Thick of It) had previously scripted an unproduced film about Rupert Murdoch and his family.…

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