Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid King

Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid King

Series 1 - Episode 1



The British publicist renowned for representing the likes of Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali and Marlon Brando created a career shrouding the private lives of influential individuals and fabricating public personas. But the reality of the man behind the deceptions and façcades was sickening. Max Clifford was arrested in 2012 for indecent assault against underage girls and young women as part of Operation Yewtree. 

Although no preview was available, this feature-length documentary is set to focus on the voices of Clifford’s victims – speaking publicly for the first time and telling their stories. With access to over 30 hours of previously unheard audio recordings of Clifford, it promises to paint a truthful and essential picture of an unscrupulous and callous sex offender.    


Publicist Max Clifford launched the careers of countless stars and had a celebrity client list that included the likes of Simon Cowell and Jade Goody, but also buried secrets and sold kiss-and-tells that ruined the careers of some of the most powerful people in the UK. All this made Clifford a hugely influential man who was rarely off our TV screens, but in 2014 he was jailed as part of Operation Yewtree's investigations into historic sex crimes. For the first time, the survivors of Clifford's crimes, women who were as young as 15 when he abused them, tell the story of the real Max Clifford - of the secret life he tried to bury, and the awful impact he had on their lives. There are also explosive revelations about Clifford and the industry that kept his secret for decades.

Cast & Crew

Director Toby Paton
Executive Producer Peter Beard
Executive Producer David Nath
Producer Toby Paton