The Philanthropist

2009, TV Show

Full Episodes(8)

Latest Episode: Haiti

Aug 12, 2009 Season 1 Episode 8 watch on (Paid)

Teddy (James Purefoy) has come to the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti with his partner, Philip (Jesse L. Martin), to try and solve an almost-hopeless food shortage. Philip, who was born in Haiti but left as a teenager, is locking horns with a powerful island senator named Jean Beauvais who also happens to be Philip'?s estranged brother. Philip wants to help Haiti; but Jean wants Haiti to help itself. Common ground between the brothers is marred by years of resentment and mistrust.


Aug 05, 2009 Season 1 Episode 7

Teddy (James Purefoy) and Philip?s (Jesse L. Martin) college friend, Rhada Shivpuri (guest star Sarita Choudhury), asks for their help to delicately negotiate with both the Indian and Pakistani governments in an attempt to rebuild the region?s water system and reopen the ?The Line of Control? which divides the ancient land of Kashmir in two. The border restricts trade between India and Pakistan and Rhada hopes, with Teddy and Philip?s help, water will be transported to put an end to the severe draught suffered by both countries in the Kashmiri region. Their mission spirals out of control when militants wage an attack on Mumbai, halting their business plan. In an effort to get their operation back on track, Teddy heads into Kashmir on his own but in the process, lands himself in mortal danger. With Teddy missing, Philip and Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) lead the manhunt to find their friend while Olivia (Neve Campbell) and AJ (Lindy Booth) sit anxiously by the phone in New York, praying Teddy will be found in one piece.
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San Diego

Jul 29, 2009 Season 1 Episode 6

When charitable donations in San Diego are fraudulently charged to Teddy Rist's (James Purefoy) credit card, Teddy and Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) go on a manhunt to search for the identity thief, following a trail of receipts through fancy hotels, tattoo parlors and strip clubs. Meanwhile, in New York, Olivia (Neve Campbell) and Philip (Jesse L. Martin) are devastated to find out that the man with whom they've been investing all of the Foundation's money has actually been running a Ponzi scheme -- the Maidstone-Rist charitable arm is now in financial jeopardy.
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Jul 22, 2009 Season 1 Episode 5

Teddy takes his ex-wife, Julia Rist (Krista Allen), on a journey as he tells her about his business venture to Kosovo, a country full of depression and poverty since the 1990s when the Serbian army attacked the Albanian Muslims, who make up the majority of the population. In a series of flashbacks, Teddy addresses the locals in Kosovo, explaining that his company would like to invest money in a bauxite halloysite mine which will not only be profitable for Maidstone-Rist but will ensure them a better future. Teddy wants the Serbians and Albanians to work together at the mine and start a business that will better the lives of all those who populate Kosovo. As the Serbians and Albanians refuse to pull together, it?s clear their hatred runs deeper than Teddy first thought. AJ (Lindy Booth) and Philip (Jesse L. Martin) worry Teddy has bitten off more than he can chew.
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Nigeria, Pt. 2

Jul 15, 2009 Season 1 Episode 4

Teddy (James Purefoy) heads back to Kujama, Nigeria, the scene of his philanthropic epiphany. He has opened an oil refinery that will help bring commerce to the small village. However, Teddy'?s business and philanthropic plans are thrown aside when his respected friend, Doctor Chima Balo, is kidnapped by a local rebel leader, Jonathan Bankole, who disapproves of Teddy'?s interference in the village. Teddy vows to get Chima back safely but Bankole will only release her if the government pays a huge ransom, forcing Teddy to begin negotiations with a self-righteous General. Meanwhile, in New York, Philip (Jesse L. Martin) is reflecting on Teddy'?s newfound charitable character and is keen to indulge in serving others too, by helping an unemployed acquaintance stay afloat while also motivating the man's son to take his schoolwork more seriously. Neve Campbell also stars.
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Jul 08, 2009 Season 1 Episode 3

On a business trip to Paris with Teddy (James Purefoy) and her husband, Philip (Jesse L. Martin), Olivia (Neve Campbell) runs into an old friend, Isabelle. Reminiscing is short lived however, as Isabelle soon admits to being in debt to Bejan, a high powered Parisian man running a sex trafficking ring out of her hotel. Olivia is devastated when Bejan callously kills Isabelle and she is determined to help the other women caught up in the ring. As Teddy investigates, he is horrified to learn the extent of the trafficking that goes on. As he concocts a plan to free the victims, his findings lead him to a house full of abused young girls and Teddy, determined to see justice, will stop at nothing to rescue them. Michael Kenneth Williams also stars.
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Jul 01, 2009 Season 1 Episode 2

Maidstone-Rist is outed by a human rights organisation as having ties to business in Myanmar, also known as Burma, where there is oil and gas exploration using forced labour. Teddy decides the only way to conclude whether to continue their business activities in the country is to get moral advice from Daw May Lin Wai, a revered Burmese democratic leader who has been under house arrest in the country for nearly two decades.During his search for Lin Wai Teddy meets a young girl, desperately in need of a kidney transplant. The girl?s father is a suitable donor but he?s being kept at a forced labour camp and it is feared that he won?t get to his daughter in time to save her life.Although Teddy succeeds in avoiding the armed guards and breaking in to see Lin Wai, his security man, Dax, is arrested in the process. Back in New York, Philip and Olivia desperately try to explain Teddy?s behaviour to an irate board of directors, but will they approve of Teddy?s moral values?
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Jun 24, 2009 Season 1 Episode 1

For billionaire playboy Teddy Rist (James Purefoy), the world is his playground but during a trip to Nigeria he witnesses the devastation caused by a massive hurricane. Rescuing a small boy from drowning in the storm stirs something in Teddy for the first time since the death of his small son. Something other than self-indulgence takes hold: a sense of moral and financial injustice. Teddy feels there is much more he can do for this community and decides to ignore his corporate responsibilities to Maidstone-Rist, the business he set up with his best friend, Philip Maidstone (Jesse L. Martin).With the help of his employees, Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) and AJ (Lindy Booth), and spurred by the lure of Chima Balo (Bonnie Henna), an attractive doctor, Teddy sets about delivering a vaccine to an impoverished, disease-ravaged Nigerian town. Unfortunately, Teddy finds that money and power can only take him so far. He must use his heart, mind and soul to reach the end of his journey?.
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