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The Risk Business


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Sink or Swim
Twenty million people cross the English Channel every year; tonight's programme is about the battle to grab a share of that lucrative market. The casualties are high; the price war that began last year, on top of the French fishermen's blockade, caused three companies to go bust and many others to lose money.
Kieran Prendiville tries to find out who started the price war-and looks at the future of the hovercraft, threatened by rising prices and predatory ferry companies. Michael Rodd talks to Michael Bosworth of British Rail about the Government's proposal to sell Sealink off to private business - and the possibility that it may fall into the hands of its biggest rival, European Ferries. And The Risk Business previews a brand new cut-price service starting in three weeks time which, its Scandinavian owners claim, will revolutionise the cross-channel experience.
Film editor KEITH WILTON
Studio director CHARLES HUFF
Assistant producer TERESA HUNT
Executive producer JONATHAN CRANE Producer J. PETER KINKEAD


Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Talks: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Michael Bosworth
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: J. Peter Kinkead

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