8:30pm – Thursday, August 2 on ABC1
With CLEO magazine a hit, Ita (Asher Keddie) faces the challenge of maintaining its fresh and challenging perspective issue after issue.
With his father ill and bears circling to take hold of the Packer empire, Kerry (Rob Carlton) must take a leap of faith to secure his bid for the crown.
Part two concludes with ultimate triumph for Ita, Kerry and Ita’s select band of young women staffers who combined to create the cutting edge magazine sensation that was the 70s CLEO magazine.
With his father dead and his grip on the family empire firmly established Kerry selects Ita for greater things.
Set against the backdrop of the dramatic downfall of the Whitlam government, part two of Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo sees Ita and Kerry fulfilling their destinies. After Whitlam and CLEO, Australia is now a different place.
Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo also stars Tony Barry, Matt Day, Jessica Tovey, Ian Meadows, Maeve Dermody, Annie Maynard, Cheree Cassidy, Octavia Barron Martin and Olivia Pigeot.