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Money Programme

Who's Buying up Britain?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Max Flint investigates iconic British companies and institutions which have become investment targets for a new type of investor - the Sovereign Wealth Fund. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Max Flint
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Poet Roger McGough narrates the story of how a simple invention - the shipping container - changed the world forever and forced Britain into the modern era of globalisation. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Roger McGough
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Business Nightmares with Evan Davis

Episode 2: Marketing Mess-ups

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

With British business leaders, Evan Davis reveals how marketing and publicity plans can turn from clever ideas into commercial catastrophes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman

Business Nightmares with Evan Davis

Episode 3: Disastrous Decisions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

With top business leaders including Sir Martin Sorrell and Sir Gerry Robinson, Evan Davis analyses deals that spelled disaster and projects that backfired. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Richard Bee
Director:
Richard Bee

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In a series on the Royal Navy's role in British history, Dan Snow shows how the country came out of military and economic disaster to achieve global supremacy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Evan Davis finds out about the unique investment strategy and eccentric, modest lifestyle of Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of all time and the richest person in the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dan Snow charts the role the Royal Navy played in Britain's development. How victory over the Armada transformed impoverished England into a powerful seafaring nation. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dan Snow presents a series on the Royal Navy's role in British history. Dan looks at the evolution of Nelson's navy and the national enterprise which supported it. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 5 months

Series of films exploring the idea that humans have been colonised by the machines they have built, seeing everything in the world through the eyes of computers. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series on how Britain pays its way in the world. Evan travels to Dubai to explore how the country's service expertise has been successfully exported around the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Michael Tuft
Series Producer:
Michael Tuft

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series on how Britain pays its way in the world. Evan Davis looks at how Britain's focus on the knowledge economy contributes greatly to the nation's bank balance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Michael Tuft
Producer:
Jon Stephens
Director:
Jon Stephens

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series on how Britain pays its way in the world. Evan Davis busts the myths that Britain was wrong to let manufacturing go abroad, and that it has become a nation of shopkeepers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Michael Tuft
Producer:
Martin Small
Director:
Martin Small

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Episode 3: The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 5 months

Exploring how computers have changed society. Why do humans find the machine vision beguiling - does it excuse our failure? Show more

The Love of Money

Episode 1: The Bank That Bust the World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Series exploring the financial crisis. Statesmen and CEOs describe why the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 sparked a global recession. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Guy Smith
Producer:
Guy Smith
Producer:
Michael Tuft
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Business Nightmares with Evan Davis

Episode 1: Doomed Designs

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Evan Davis uncovers the scarcely believable stories of how some of the world's most successful businesses have made monumental mistakes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Director:
Richard Bee
Producer:
Richard Bee

Money Programme

2009

Episode 2: In the Firing Line

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Paul Mason charts the moving story of two Midlands-based manufacturing companies struggling to survive the recession, gaining access to the factories in question. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Mason
Producer:
Fiona Blair
Director:
Fiona Blair
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Money Programme

2009

Episode 3: Mary Portas: Save Our Shops

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

As the recession affects shopping, retail guru Mary Portas attempts to revive Tewkesbury town centre for The Money Programme. How can closures be prevented throughout Britain? Show more

Money Programme

Media Revolution: Title Fight

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Series investigating the media revolution. Libby Potter investigates how technology, market forces and trends have changed the way books are written, published and sold. Show more

Money Programme

2009

Episode 1: Gerry Robinson's Car Crash

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Troubleshooter Sir Gerry Robinson investigates Britain's ailing car industry, looking for short- and long-term answers to the industry's problems. Show more