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Enjoyably tasteless: Power – The Maxwells reviewed

6 February 2021

9:00 AM

6 February 2021

9:00 AM

Power: The Maxwells

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The Orgasm Cult

BBC Radio 4

This year marks three decades since Robert Maxwell fell naked to his death from the deck of his yacht, The Lady Ghislaine. Power: The Maxwells is the latest contribution to the never-ending autopsy of Maxwell’s character and the circumstances of his death. It follows a now well-established formula, juxtaposing the lives of Ghislaine and her father, marvelling at how against seemingly unbeatable odds she can have managed to disgrace the good name of Maxwell, and throwing in the occasional Trump soundbite as a garnish of relevance.

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