The Clinton Affair, More 4, Sunday, 9pm.

They say Star Wars changed cinema, the Premier League changed football and that the iPod changed music.

Bill Clinton’s dalliances with Monica Lewinsky in 1998, in the White House, while President of the United States, changed the nature of online news and the way the voting public - in the US at least - saw political leaders forever.

The multi-part series, which had an original airing on Netflix in the US last year, documents the events that led to the impeachment - the first in more than a century - and subsequent acquittal of President Clinton, with a revealing and heartfelt recount of the experiences from Lewinsky herself.

Given the remarkable recordings that emerged ahead of the 2016 US Presidential election, it is only the archive footage from the late 1990s that dates this fascinating and compelling documentary series.

The political manoeuvrings from the US’ highest office wouldn’t look out of place in a Netflix fiction drama, but its content arguably fits in with the sort of allegations labelled at its current incumbent.

The documentary highlights how the scandal marked the start of clickbait journalism and the explosion of consuming news immediately online.

The now famous Drudge Report hoovered up the formative clicks with its explosive report, while newspapers and TV stations hesitated.

The internet, as we know, never looked back.

Think pieces last year suggested that Clinton’s actions in 1998, and further back, including the investigation into First Lady Hillary Clinton’s practise as a lawyer in their native Arkansas, in fact made it harder for the latter of the pair to subsequently become President in 2016, and with the Democrats now in control of the House of Representatives, the documentary almost serves as a warning from history to any potential lawmakers wishing to depose their current Commander in Chief of the difficulty of securing a successful impeachment.

While the content at the heart of this series may be two decades old, the narrative and intrigue remain as compelling as they were undoubtedly back then.

The lack of a traditional narrator, with Lewinsky’s recollection essentially guiding the story, the documentary feels remarkably pertinent and still just as significant.