Poirot star David Suchet defects to the other side of the law in a new BBC Two drama exploring the final months of media baron Robert Maxwell’s life.
With his world is collapsing and cracks appearing in his multi-billion business empire Maxwell attempts to stem the tide of his debts. This will culminate in him stealing a billion pounds from his companies and their pension funds.
Maxwell is described as "e;a gripping account of how greed and ambition destroyed a man and led him to commit one of the world’s biggest ever frauds."e;
Patricia Hodge plays Maxwell’s wife Betty, with Daniela Denby-Ashe as his secretary and Ben Caplan as Maxw
ell’s son Kevin and Dan Stevens as Basil Brookes.
Written by Craig Warner who was Bafta-nominated for The Queen’s Sister the 90-minute dramatisation is produced and directed by Colin Barr, who made The Secretary Who Stole £4million and The Lavender List.