The Elon Musk Show

72 Films for BBC Two

Editor: Jennifer Hampson

Wednesday 12th October at 9pm

72 Films brings us the enigmatic, compelling and controversial inside story of the world’s richest man, Elon Musk.

Using extensive archive footage taken throughout his life, from South Africa to Silicon Valley, as well as exclusive interviews with the people who know him best, from his mother to Tesla and SpaceX top dogs and even his fiercest adversaries, the series analyses the key moments in Elon’s career that made him the richest man on Earth (and soon Mars).

Jennifer Hampson co-edited the first episode of the 3-part series.

San Francisco, 1995.  Elon begins his ascendency, using his genius to build and sell a major new internet technology business. He becomes a multi-millionaire at the age of just 28. Then, he falls in love with glamorous up-and-coming British actress, Talulah Riley. But just as he’s enjoying newfound success, Elon faces his first major challenge…

Watch his incredible journey from rags to riches, tonight on BBC Two at 9pm.

Trailer available here.