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Maxwell

David Suchet stars as the media tycoon in a dramatised account of how greed and ambition destroyed a man.

David Suchet stars as the media tycoon in a dramatised account of how greed and ambition destroyed a man and led him to commit one of the world's biggest ever frauds.

As Maxwell's world starts to collapse, his obsession with power and his great rival Rupert Murdoch begin to unravel his life. Cracks appear in his multi-billion business empire, his marriage enters troubled waters, and he becomes infatuated with his PA.

With time running out he retreats to the heart of his web at the offices of the Daily Mirror and sets about saving his skin. Trapped and paranoid, his attempts to stem the tide of debts culminate in him stealing a billion pounds from his companies and their pension funds.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Jun 2009 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Robert Maxwell David Suchet
Betty Maxwell Patricia Hodge
Kevin Maxwell Ben Caplan
Andrea Daniela Denby-Ashe
Basil Brookes Dan Stevens
Richard Baker Duncan Bell
Ron Woods Tony Turner
Peter Laister Stuart Organ
Accountant Sordini Mark Lockyer
Accountant Sordini Paul Kemp
Producer Colin Barr
Writer Craig Warner

Broadcasts

  • Fri 4 May 2007 21:00
  • Mon 10 Mar 2008 22:00
  • Sat 15 Nov 2008 21:00
  • New Year's Day 2009 22:10
  • Mon 22 Jun 2009 21:00