Business, Economics

Last Edited: 16-Mar-2015 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recordings are good unless otherwise indicated.


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Date Title Cast Parameters
26-Jul-2004
The Mysteries of Recruitment
Laurie Taylor, Peter Donaldson
reader Anthony Hyde
produced by John Goudy
28:08, 26380, S
10-Aug-2004
Life Skills 2 Getting on in Business
Graham Easton
produced by Alexandra Feacham
28:10, 26417, S
31-Jan-2005
07-Feb-2005
Gosling in Retail
  1. Burleigh
  2. Cains
Ray Gosling
Produced by Bob Dickinson
28:47, 26992, S
28:39, 26865, S
Discovery
Travel & Leisure
2005
The World's Largest Casino --
The Venetian in Las Vegas
narrated by Ben Miller
produced and directed by Bob Hasentufel
ID-DMR-012
MP4 VIDEO
45:10, 461319
11-Mar-2005 Designed in Britain, Built in Japan Corinne Julius
Produced by Robin Reed
27:58, 26227, S
30-Jul-2005 to
27-Aug-2005
Inside Money
  1. Pensions on the House
  2. Taking Stock
  3. Taking the Credit
  4. Little Treasure
  5. In the Red
Lesley Curwen with Helen Visvikis
Produced by Samantha Washington,
Paul O’Keefe, Louise Greenwood,
Jennifer Clarke
24:02, 11272, m
24:01, 11262, m
24:17, 11385, m
25:20, 11876, m
26:23, 12369, m
04-Sep-2006 to
25-Sep-2006
Driven by Oil
  1. When Will The Tap Run Dry
  2. The China Syndrome
  3. Big Oil--an Energy Pearl Harbor
  4. Kicking the Oil Habit
Tom Mangold
produced by Anna Scott-Brown and
Adam Fowler
27:45, 26029, S
28:06, 26358, S
26:50, 25158, S
27:16, 25573, S
05-Sep-2006
12-Sep-2006
Bugging the Boardroom
Corporate and industrial espionage
Allan Urry
Produced by David Lewis
37:15, 34930, S
37:06, 34783, S
19-Dec-2006 War by Other Means
Trade Negotiations
Ngaire Woods
Produced by Hugh Levenson
36:58, 34667, S
07-Jan-2007 to
04-Feb-2007
Market Forces
  1. East Street
  2. Faversham
  3. Thetford
  4. Plymouth
  5. Brighton
Gregg Wallace
Produced by Neil George
13:32, 12698, S
13:39, 12798, S
13:57, 13089, S
14:00, 13131, S
13:48, 12947, S
08-Jan-2007 to
12-Jan-2007
Working from Home  Zoe Williams
Produced by Vicki Shepherd
14:04, 13189, S
13:59, 13121, S
14:12, 13321, S
14:13, 13329, S
14:17, 13401, S
07-Aug-2007 Risk, Rigour and Reward –
Private Equity Companies
Michael Robinson
Produced by Liz Carney
37:17, 34969, S
13-Aug-2007 Changing the Rules
Women in Business
Margaret Heffernan
Produced by John Byrne
28:01, 26279, S
09-Sep-2007 Credit Crunch
  1. Sub-Prime Woes
  2. Jackson Hole
Stephen Evans
Produced by Richard Fenton-Smith
23:07, 21674, S
27:39, 25928, S
22-Dec-2007
Laurie’s Loose Change
Laurie Taylor
Produced by Richard Bannerman
27:57, 26205, S
05-Jan-2008
Travels with Cap’n Bob
Robert Maxwell
Julia Langdon
produced by Chris Bond
28:32, 26760, S
21-Jan-2008 to
25-Jan-2008
The Backstreet Business Andrew Howell, Nicola Heywood Thomas
produced by Steve Groves
14:00, 13139, S
14:10, 13287, S
13:49, 12960, S
13:55, 13056, S
14:10, 13294, S
22-Jan-2008 The City: Is the Party Over? Greg Wood
Produced by Julia Johnson
42:15, 39621, S
21-Feb-2008
28-Feb-2008
Sovereign Funds Michael Robinson
Produced by Ian Muir Cochrane
28:16, 26509, S
28:00, 26251, S
13-Apr-2008 The Missing Penny Phil Mussell
Produced by Sophie Thomas
13:58, 13100, S
19-May-2008 Power Failure at the Central Bank Robert Peston
Produced by Sue Davies
28:02, 26294, S
21-Jul-2008 to
18-Aug-2008
Alvin Hall’s World of Money
  1. Commodities
  2. Wines
  3. Art
  4. Films
  5. Property
Alvin Hall
Produced by Samantha Washington,
Sandra Kanthal
28:05, 26332, S
28:13, 26469, S
28:10, 26409, S
27:56, 26189, S
27:55, 26183, S
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Sep-2008
Making Money
A selection of readings from non-fiction and fiction
which illustrate what seems to be the endlessly
repetitive cycle of boom and bust that afflicts our
economy and financial well-being as a society.
  1. Monday: Greed
    The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles
    The Moneymaker by Janet Gleeson
    Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
    Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
    When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
    Metamorphoses XI by Ovid
  2. Tuesday: Opportunity
    Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
    The Moneymaker by Janet Gleeson
    When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
    Tulipmania by Anne Goldgar
    The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  3. Wednesday: Bandwagon
    The Reformation of Manners by Daniel Defoe
    Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
    The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The South Sea Bubble by John Carswell
    Tulipmania by Anne Goldgar
    When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
  4. Thursday: Crash
    The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Tulipmania by Anne Goldgar
    When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
    The South Sea Bubble by John Carswell
    Extraordinary Popular Delusions by Charles Mackay
    The Moneymaker by Janet Gleeson
    Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
  5. Friday: Recovery
    Metamorphoses XI by Ovid
    The Moneymaker by Janet Gleeson
    The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
    The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
    A Short History of Financial Euphoria
    by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The South Sea Bubble by John Carswell
Evan Davis
readers: Paul Jesson and Lucy Robinson
Producer Clive Brill
14:07, 13238, S
14:17, 13398, S
14:04, 13189, S
14:07, 13236, S
13:39, 12807, S
11-Sep-2008
18-Sep-2008
The City
  1. Welcome to the Jungle
  2. Futures and Options
Jeff Randall
Produced by James Cook
41:50, 39224, S
42:06, 39476, S
15-Sep-2008 The Credit Crunch Mess, What's Next Evan Davis, Robert Preston
Produced by Sue Davies
57:07, 53556, S
20-Oct-2008 The Crash: A Walk through the City John McLaren
Produced by Phil Tinline
28:18, 26539, S
23-Oct-2008 The Crash: Alvin Hall's Wall Street Walk Alvin Hall
Produced by Richard Vardon
28:12, 26453, S
13-Jan-2009
Schumpeter Rising - Joseph Schumpeter
Hugh Hendry
Produced by Glynn Jones
14:00, 13138, S
17-Aug-2009 to
07-Sep-2009
Peston and the Money Men
  1. John Gieve
  2. Jim Chanos
  3. John Varley
  4. Adair Turner
Robert Peston
produced by Jane Beresford
27:45, 26022, S
27:53, 26154, S
27:52, 26132, S
27:48, 26072, S
26-Aug-2009 Rebooting RBS Douglas Fraser
produced by Lucy Adam
27:50, 26095, S
11-Sep-2009 What Became of the Bank Manager? Clive Anderson
produced by David Morley
28:10, 26411, S
12-Sep-2009 Give Us A Job -
The history of Labour Exchanges from
100 years ago
Michael Portillo
Produced by Josie Barnard
27:42, 25983, S
30-Oct-2009 The Entrepreneur's Wound Robert Peston
produced by David Stenhouse
27:58, 26230, S
04-Jan-2010 to
08-Jan-2010
The Beatrix Potter Guide to Business
  1. The Startup Duck
  2. Kings of Credit
  3. Keeping Track of Stuff
  4. The Perils of Success
  5. Tiddly Widdly Widdly Mrs Tittlemouse
Presented and produced by Richard Collins
Rachel Atkins, Sarah Markland, Hazel Ellerby,
Sam Dale, Tom Bevan
Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock
Directed by Celia de Wolff
13:56, 13065,S
13:48, 12945, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:53, 13018, S
13:42, 12856, S
09-Feb-2010 I Was A Teenage Dotcom Millionaire Benjamin Cohen
produced by Russell Finch
27:51, 26116, S
08-Mar-2010 to
19-Mar-2010
A Brief History of Double Entry Book-keeping Jolyon Jenkins
produced by Beatrice Fenton
13:57, 13086, S
13:53, 13027, S
13:56, 13072, S
13:54, 13045, S
13:53, 13023, S
13:50, 12982, S
13:54, 13033, S
13:40, 12824, S
13:58, 13098, S
13:56, 13074, S
30-Mar-2010 How Myers-Briggs Conquered the Office Mariella Frostrup
produced by Lucy Adam
27:45, 26023, S
23-May-2010 The Greed Imperative Catherine Cowley
Producer: Rosemary Foxcroft
27:53, 26147, S
24-May-2010 The Truth About Goldman Sachs Paul Lewis
Producer: Sandra Kanthal
28:01, 26278, S
04-Aug-2010 to
25-Aug-2010
Alvin Hall's Generations of Money
  1. the under 40s
  2. twenty-somethings
  3. Britain's young families
  4. pensioners
Alvin Hall
produced by Phil Kemp
27:55, 26178, S
27:55, 26173, S
27:45, 26017, S
28:00, 26265, S
24-Aug-2010 Trouble in Euroland Jonathan Charles
Producer: Kati Whitaker
36:51, 34548, S
13-Sep-2010 to
15-Sep-2010
Evan Loves Tax
  1. a European-style welfare state with
    American-style tax levels
  2. why has the tax system become so
    complicated
  3. how well we make decisions about
    tax in Britain
Evan Davis
Producer: Phil Tinline
42:01, 39399, S
41:58, 39349, S
41:54, 39283, S
16-Sep-2010
17-Sep-2010
Can Pay, Will Pay
  1. why pay at the top has got so high
  2. The setting of pay levels
Danny Finkelstein
Producer: Giles Edwards, Jane Ashley
41:40, 39079, S
41:58, 39350, S
01-Nov-2010 Sack 'Em Winifred Robinson
Producer: Giles Edwards
27:43, 25997, S
15-Nov-2010
22-Nov-2010
The New MBAs Mark Whittaker
Producer: Mike Hally
27:58, 26229, S
27:53, 26151, S
14-Dec-2010
Inside the IMF
Stephanie Flanders
Producer: Neil Koenig
36:40, 34389, S
17-Feb-2011
Scientists of the Subprime
Ehsan Masood
Producer Monise Durrani
27:50, 26095, S
01-Mar-2011
The Smell of Money
Presenter: Mark Miodownik
Producer: Michelle Martin
27:51, 26123, S
14-Mar-2011 Mr Tesco: The Legacy of Terry Leahy Presenter: Damian Reece
Producer: Liz Carney
27:45, 26028, S
15-Mar-2011
22-Mar-2011
The Search for Growth Stephanie Flanders
Producers: Julia Johnson and John Murphy
27:47, 26053, S
28:00, 26251, S
16-Mar-2011
23-Mar-2011
30-Mar-2011
The Story of Economics
  1. Gods
  2. Cogs
  3. Monsters
Michael Blastland
Producer: Richard Knight
27:48, 26074, S
27:41, 25967, S
27:43, 25992, S
23-Aug-2007 to
20-Sep-2007
07-Aug-2008 to
A Wonderful Way to Make a Living
  1. Professional Celebrants
  2. Psychic
  3. Fight Choreographers
  4. Naked Yoga
  5. Presenters
  6. Emergency Shirt Delivery
  7. decluttering professional
  8. penetration testers
  9. explosion creators
  10. gondolier
Joe Queenan
Produced by Miles Warde
13:49, 12965, S
13:33, 12712, S
13:56, 13078, S
13:37, 12776, S
13:38, 12946, S

13:54, 13044, S
13:42, 12857, S
13:44, 12880, S
13:53, 13024, S
13:44, 12876, S
03-Apr-2011 to
24-Apr-2011
Wonderful Ways to Beat the Recession
  1. Shopjacket and laughter therapy
  2. renting out police stations and fire stations
  3. Claire Wade's virtual holidays
  4. life coach
Joe Queenan
producer is Miles Warde
13:37, 12770, S
13:36, 12758, S
13:27, 12616, S
13:45, 12900, S
16-May-2011 School for Startups
Prudhoe's class of 88
Presenter: Richard Collins
Producer: Mike Greenwood
27:44, 26009, S
17-May-2011 The Bankers and the Bottom Billion Presenter: Mukul Devichand
Producer: Ruth Alexander
36:45, 34465, S
03-Aug-2011 Keynes Vs. Hayek Paul Mason
produced by Daniel Tetlow
42:38, 39886, S
27-Sep-2011
04-Oct-2011
Capitalism on Trial Michael Portillo
Producer: Julia Johnson, James Cook
41:46, 39089, S
41:38, 38963, S
19-Oct-2011
26-Oct-2011
02-Nov-2011
17-Jul-2012
24-Jul-2012
31-Jul-2012

23-Apr-2013
Stephanomics
  1. The Future
  2. The Causes
  3. national democracies and global markets
  4. how we can pull out of the current crisis
  5. where the Chinese and US economies are
    heading
  6. should we prefer quality over quantity
  7. Phone-in edition
Stephanie Flanders
Producer: Caroline Bayley
Editor Stephen Chilcott
Producer: Simon Coates

Producer: Emma Rippon
27:46, 25983, S
27:36, 25825, S
27:48, 26011, S
27:49, 26036, S
27:38, 25860, S
27:39, 25877, S

27:45, 25999, S
14-Nov-2011
21-Nov-2011
The New Global Economics
  1. The Shock
  2. The Shift
Martin Wolf
Producer Sandra Kanthal
 
27:50, 26046, S
27:52, 26080, S
03-Jan-2012 Inside Fortress Bill --
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Katie Derham
Producer: David Prest
36:34, 34220, S
04-Jan-2012
11-Jan-2012
Among the Managers Robert Peston
produced by David Stenhouse
27:46, 25987, S
27:46, 25982, S
02-May-2012 The Today Programme Lecture --
Sir Mervyn King
Sir Mervyn King
introduced by Evan Davis
produced by Simon Haymer and Chad Gill
42:50, 40077, S
09-Jul-2012 to
13-Jul-2012
Capital Justice (see under Law) Helena Kennedy
Producer: Simon Hollis
 
18-Jul-2012 White Stiletto Dreams Cathy FitzGerald, David Eldridge
Producers: Cathy FitzGerald and Matt Thompson
27:36, 25833, S
08-Aug-2012
15-Aug-2012
22-Aug-2012
29-Aug-2012
Fixing Broken Banking Michael Robinson
produced by Phil Kemp
27:39, 25875, S
27:48, 26013, S
27:46, 25983, S
27:48, 26014, S
21-Aug-2012 The Future Is Halal Navid Akhtar
Producer Mukti Jain Campion
36:41, 34326, S
03-Dec-2012 to
14-Dec-2012
The Global Gap
  1. Mexico
    1. Business Students
    2. Fashion Designers
    3. Green Politicians
    4. Obesity Doctors
    5. Charity Workers
  2. Turkey
    1. Religious Leaders
    2. Business Women
    3. Sports Teachers
    4. Tour Guides
    5. Club Owners
Reporter: Sarah Parker
Producer: Laura Parfitt
 
13:31, 12653, S
13:50, 12962, S
13:33, 12694, S
13:50, 12954, S
13:54, 13010, S
13:56, 13056, S
13:49, 12945, S
13:46, 12891, S
13:44, 12855, S
13:59, 13094, S
11-Dec-2012 Pound Shops R Us Jonty Bloom
Produced by Jim Carey
27:38, 25869, S
11-Dec-2012 Pension Off the Old Lady! Kamal Ahmed
Producer Simon Coates
36:51, 34490, S
14-Jan-2013 Outsourced Chris Mullin
Producer: Jane Ashley
27:38, 25866, S
16-Jan-2013 to
 
Pop-Up Economics
  1. Hotpants v the knockout mouse
  2. The Kidney Matchmaker
  3. War-gaming Armageddon
  4. The Indiana Jones of Economics
  5. When Geeks Took Over Poker
Tim Harford
Producer: Adele Armstrong
 
13:24, 12549, S
13:42, 12833, S
13:43, 12843, S
13:46, 12889, S
13:20, 12489, S
25-Mar-2013 Inside the Bonus Culture Geraint Anderson
Producer: Chris Ledgard
27:45, 25964, S
23-Apr-2013
Tax Avoidance: The Hidden Cost
Michael Robinson
produced by Neil Rozelle
36:17, 33988, S
06-May-2013
Stories from the Squeezed Middle
Rosie Millard
Producer: Simon Elmes and Sarah Bowen
27:37, 25867, S
17-Jun-2013
Parkinson's Law Revisited
Matthew Sweet
produced by David Stenhouse
28:00, 26212, S
08-Jul-2013
A Dark Magic --
the murky world of financial algorithms
Robert Peston
Producer: Gemma Newby
28:00, 26203, S
22-Jul-2013 to
02-Aug-2013
Lucy Kellaway's History of Office Life
  1. The Beginnings of the Modern Office
  2. Getting a Job: Nepotism or Meritocracy?
  3. The Career Ladder
  4. The Arrival of Women in the Office
  5. The Telephone And New Office Technology
    omnibus 1
  6. The Invention Of The Manager
  7. Sex and the Office
  8. Designing Office Space
  9. Whatever Happened to the Paperless Office?
  10. The Office Is Where We Are
    omnibus 2
Lucy Kellaway
Producer: Russell Finch
13:48, 12921, S
13:52, 12980, S
13:45, 12876, S
13:48, 12917, S
13:18, 12454, S
56:42, 53044, S
13:52, 12981, S
13:34, 12528, S
13:23, 12859, S
13:38, 12771, S
56:11, 52566, S
22-Jul-2013
29-Jul-2013
05-Aug-2013
The Bishop and the Bankers
James Jones
produced by Rosie Dawson
27:41, 25902, S
27:49, 26037, S
27:56, 26140, S
05-Aug-2013
The Homeworker
Lucy Mangan
Producer Lucy Lunt
27:43, 25933, S
07-Aug-2013
14-Aug-2013
21-Aug-2013
28-Aug-2013
How You Pay for the City
David Grossman
produced by Phil Kemp
27:31, 25750, S
27:47, 26004, S
27:45, 25974, S
27:48, 26016, S
13-Aug-2013
The Lending Game
Chris Bowlby
produced by Fiona Leach
36:48, 34429, S
23-Oct-2013
Evan Davis Meets Alan Greenspan
Evan Davis
Producers: Simon Hamer, Kent DePinto,
Charlotte McDonald
27:45, 25964, S
02-Dec-2013 to
06-Dec-2013
Greenback: How the Dollar Came to Rule the World
  1. From Wampums to Spanish Reals
  2. Not Worth a Continental
  3. The First and Second Banks
  4. Greenbacks and Goldbugs
  5. The Missing Ingredient
Graham Ingham
Producer: Ruth Evans
13:44, 12855, S
13:41, 12809, S
13:43, 12846, S
13:44, 12864, S
13:36, 12732, S
10-Dec-2013
Inside the Fed
Simon Jack
Producer: Sandra Kanthal
36:54, 34533, S
06-Jan-2014
07-Jan-2014
08-Jan-2014
09-Jan-2014
MINT: The Next Economic Giants
  1. Mexico - Brave New World
  2. Indonesia - Commodity Curse
  3. Nigeria - Africa's Hope
  4. Turkey - Beyond the Silk Road
Jim O'Neill
produced by Mike Gallagher, Andrew Bottford
41:35, 38915, S
41:38, 38964, S
41:50, 39147, S
41:34, 28892, S
25-Mar-2014
PPI: Britain's Biggest Banking Scandal
Michael Robinson
produced by Phil Kemp
37:06, 34723, S
03-May-2014
The Art of Keynes
Nicholas Wapshott
Producer: Trevor Dann
27:13, 25478, S
25-Aug-2014 to
29-Aug-2014
Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy
  1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  2. The Treasure Seekers
  3. The Million Pound Bank Note
  4. The Last Chronicle of Barset
  5. Cinderella
Lucy Mangan
Producer: Janet Graves
13:45, 12878, S
13:47, 12906, S
13:34, 12697, S
13:47, 12913, S
13:40, 12803, S
02-Mar-2015 to
13-Mar-2015
Promises, Promises -- A History of Debt
  1. The Moral Power of Debt
  2. What Is Debt?
  3. The Origin of Money
  4. The Theology of Debt
  5. The Classical World
  6. The Medieval Period
  7. The Conquistadors and the Birth of the
    Modern World Economy
  8. The Birth of Capitalism
  9. The International Politics of Debt
  10. Hope
David Graeber
Producer: Max O'Brien
13:48, 12926, S
13:31, 15385, S
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13:42, 16066, S
13:50, 16212, S
13:39, 16004, S
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13:43, 16076, S
13:48, 16173, S
13:49, 16196, S