The BBC will discover the affect of newspaper mogul Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in a brand new three-part tv collection.

A Tabloid Empire will cowl the interval between 1997 and 2012, ending with the Leveson Inquiry, and shall be broadcast on BBC Two.

Every hour-long episode will take a look at how Mr Murdoch’s British newspapers formed the nation’s political local weather till they grew to become mired in scandal following revelations of cellphone hacking.

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The collection, created by 72 Movies, will use archive footage and unique interviews to discover problems with privateness and media ethics.

A BBC commissioner promised the collection would use “intricate storytelling, fantastically assembled archive and interesting interviews from those that witnessed and lived by these occasions”.

By way of his numerous firms, the Australian-born tycoon owns British information shops together with the Solar, the Solar on Sunday, the Instances and the Sunday Instances.

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He additionally owned the Information of the World earlier than its closure in 2011.

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland mentioned: “With A Harmful Dynasty: Home Of Assad, 72 Movies made one of the crucial distinctive fashionable historical past collection of current years.

“This collection guarantees to mix the identical forensic eye for element with the very best documentary storytelling to discover the last decade which modified our relationship with the press ceaselessly.”

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Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for pure historical past and specialist factual programmes, mentioned: “This new fee continues to sign our dedication to tales, kinds and concepts which shine a lightweight on the large points in fashionable society by the prism of current historical past.

“This collection guarantees intricate storytelling, fantastically assembled archive and interesting interviews from those that witnessed and lived by these occasions.”

The printed date has not but been confirmed. 

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