A Manchester-based couple have nearly Â£1 million to spend on a fantastic country pad in Cheshire, but they want enough land for them to be able to keep alpacas. Alistair Appleton tries to find somewhere to fit their requirements. Series producer Tracy Edwards
Executive producer John Comerford
4/8; series three. Dick Strawbridge attempts to help his local pub bring down its enormous fuel bills, while son James helps a lady in York build an extension out of straw bales. Meanwhile, Lauren Laverne hears the moving story of a woman in Scotland with a cardboard coffin in her living room. What impact will the size of actor Julian Rhind-Tutt's car engine have when he is put to the eco-test? Series producer Kimberley Littlemore
Executive producer Julian Mercer
3/3. When Markets Go Mad. Rocketing property prices had a huge impact on financial markets and the people working within them, ultimately producing the first signs of the global downturn. The BBC's former economics editor reveals some uncomfortable truths about what really drives world economies, as he journeys to the heart of the capitalist system where the prices we pay for everything are decided. But who really runs the markets and why do prices run wild so often? Part of BBC2's City season.
Director/Producer John Blystone
Guests Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand, Hugh Dennis and Alan Davies will no doubt adopt all manner of Gallic cliches as they attempt to answer host Stephen Fry's questions about France.
Shown last Friday on BBC1
The City season continues with an exploration of the financial meltdown to which all others are compared: the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Those who lived through the period describe how the Roaring Twenties ground to a halt. See Saturday's choice. Shown on Saturday at 9pm
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