What is it that drives a person to have dynastic ambitions? Is their joy any greater for achieving prosperity and status, their despair any deeper for seeing it all slip away? Can power be genetically transferred, or does one generation’s success foreshadow the failure of the next? To find the answers to some of these questions, take a journey through the dynastic secrets and skeletons of seven famous families. With extraordinary and exclusive access, this absorbing series introduces us to present-day patriarchs, grande dames and their successors as they share their family stories - revealing what binds them together and tears them apart, their aspirations and fears, past regrets, current conflicts and future expectations. At work and at play, at home and at large, we taste the daily lives of these families and their privileged history through never-before-seen photographs and home movies.