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The Kennedys

An in-depth look into America's most famous family, from their rise to power to the way they shaped national and global events like the Wall Street crash and the Cold War.

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    • Thursday 16 Aug

    PG Family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy aspires to hold the ultimate position of power by becoming President of the United States, but wartime disgrace extinguishes his dream. His ambitions are passed to his eldest children, but when two tragically die in plane crashes before they turn thirty, the mantle is passed to a reluctant heir.

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      • Thursday 16 Aug

      PG Family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy aspires to hold the ultimate position of power by becoming President of the United States, but wartime disgrace extinguishes his dream. His ambitions are passed to his eldest children, but when two tragically die in plane crashes before they turn thirty, the mantle is passed to a reluctant heir.

      • Thursday 16 Aug

      PG John F. Kennedy launches a long-shot bid for power, but the seemingly perfect candidate is hiding dark secrets that could damage his political future.

      • Thursday 16 Aug

      PG A new era begins as John F. Kennedy is sworn-in as the youngest-ever elected American president. But the triumph of victory is short-lived, as his first year in office is marked by crisis both at home and abroad.

      • Thursday 16 Aug

      PG As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, the Kennedy administration is rocked by fresh scandals that threaten to destroy Jack's marriage, derail his presidency, and ruin any hope of re-election.

      • Thursday 16 Aug

      PG Just as Jack begins to hit his stride as President, an assassin's bullet brutally cuts short the family's dream of a Kennedy in the White House. Numbed by grief, and hounded by press and public, his wife Jackie becomes the guardian of his legacy.

      • Thursday 16 Aug

      PG Series Final. As Bobby Kennedy follows in his brother's footsteps and sets his sights on the presidency, tragedy strikes again when he is assassinated in Los Angeles.