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Kelvin MacKenzie

Kelvin was the Editor of The Sun in its hey- day (1981-1994) selling a record 4.3million. Briefly (about 30 seconds) he was managing director of Sky before becoming boss of the cable channel Live TV and then managing director of Mirror newspapers. He then set out on his own starting Talksport, the commercial speech station, before selling out. Kelvin began his own price comparison site A Spokesman Said coupling that with writing columns for The Sun. His four decade relationship with Murdoch ended when Rupert fired him for a column about footballer Ross Barkley. Its all rock n’roll.
The Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
On 5 November 1991, media mogul and former MP Robert Maxwell disappeared from his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, off the Canary Islands. Shortly afterwards, he was found dead in the water. Maxwell had enjoyed a stellar rise from his origins as a refugee from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to WWII hero, becoming a Labour MP and an astonishingly successful businessman, the owner of newspapers and publishing companies. But on his death, his empire fell apart; long-hidden debt and unscrupulous dealings...