Robert Maxwell fooled and bullied people heÂ worked with and finally ruined the lives ofÂ many byÂ wrecking their pensions. Jane Dudley talks toÂ David Suchet, who plays the crooked media tycoon inÂ aÂ new drama
Craig Warnerâ€™s drama about Robert Maxwell begins just asÂ the tycoonâ€™s business and personal worlds are implodingÂ â€” multi-billion-pound business empire onÂ the rocks, marriage inÂ difficulties, rival Rupert Murdoch sprinting ahead, leaving anÂ ever-fatter Maxwell inÂ his wake.
The flotation ofÂ The Daily Mirror doesnâ€™t raise enough cash toÂ get him out ofÂ the hole, his secretary tells him toÂ get lost when heÂ tries itÂ onÂ with her, and his finance chief tries toÂ quit. SoÂ Maxwell retreats toÂ the heart ofÂ his web, atÂ the offices ofÂ The Daily Mirror, and sets about saving his skin. His attempts toÂ stem the tide ofÂ debts culminate inÂ him stealing millions from his companies and their pension funds.