Economics

Last Edited: 08-Jun-2019
A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

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Date Title Cast Parameters
BBC TV4
30-Jan-2003
UKTV
History
2005
Great Political Mistakes -- 2
Atlee: The Triumph of the Dollar
Narrated by Christopher Hird
produced and directed by Paul Oremland
AVI VIDEO
46:02, 473415
BBC R4
23-Jul-2005 to
27-Aug-2005
Inside Money
  1. The Protection Racket
  2. Pensions on the House?
  3. Taking Stock
  4. Taking the Credit
  5. Little Treasure
  6. In the Red

  1. Karen Manning, Lesley Curwen
    Producer: Jennifer Clarke
  2. Helen Visvikis, Lesley Curwen
    Producer: Samantha Washington
  3. Lesley Curwen
    Producer Paul O'Keeffe
  4. Faith Stanley, Lesley Curwen
    Producer: Louise Greenwood
  5. Janet Gillis, Lesley Curwen
    Producer: Jennifer Clarke
  6. Lesley Curwen
    Producer Paul O'Keeffe


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BBC R4
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
Producers: Anna Scott-Brown, Adam Fowler
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BBC TV4
03-Jan-2007
Mortgaged to the Yanks
Christopher Meyer, Ken Clarke, Denis Healey
Director/Producer Donna Sharpe
AVI VIDEO
59:55, 614652
BBC R4
19-Dec-2006

War by Other Means
Trade Negotiations

Ngaire Woods
Produced by Hugh Levinson

36:58, 34667, S
07-Sep-2007
08-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
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-- The New Wealth of Nations
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
BBC R4
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


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11-Sep-2008
18-Sep-2008
The City
  1. Welcome to the Jungle
  2. Futures and Options
Jeff Randall
Produced by James Cook
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15-Sep-2008 The Credit Crunch Mess, What's Next Evan Davis, Robert Preston
Produced by Sue Davies
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20-Oct-2008 The Crash: A Walk through the City John McLaren
Produced by Phil Tinline
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BBC TV 2
24-Nov-2008
An American Time Bomb: This World
The National Debt
David Walker
Director: Patrick Creadon
Producer: Jonathan Brunert
AVI VIDEO HD
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13-Jan-2009
Schumpeter Rising - Joseph Schumpeter
Hugh Hendry
Produced by Glynn Jones

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BBC R4
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

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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
09-Feb-2010
I Was A Teenage Dotcom Millionaire
Benjamin Cohen
produced by Russell Finch

27:51, 26116, 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
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
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14-Dec-2010
Stephanie Flanders
Producer: Neil Koenig

36:40, 34389, S
17-Feb-2011
Ehsan Masood
Producer Monise Durrani

27:50, 26095, S
01-Mar-2011
Presenter: Mark Miodownik
Producer: Michelle Martin

27:51, 26123, S
BBC R4
16-Mar-2011
23-Mar-2011
30-Mar-2011

Story of Economics, The
  1. Gods
  2. Cogs
  3. Monsters
Michael Blastland
Producer: Richard Knight

27:48, 26074, S
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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-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

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

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
BBC R4
08-Aug-2012
15-Aug-2012
22-Aug-2012
29-Aug-2012

Fixing Broken Banking
  1. PPI - The Inside Story
  2. Local Banking
  3. Peer to Peer Lending
  4. What Next for the Big Banks?
Michael Robinson
produced by Phil Kemp

27:39, 25875, S
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27:46, 25983, S
27:48, 26014, S

BBC R4
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




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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
BBC R4
16-Jan-2013 to
13-Feb-2013

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

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25-Mar-2013 Inside the Bonus Culture Geraint Anderson
Producer: Chris Ledgard
27:45, 25964, S
23-Apr-2013 File on Four
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
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

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
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27:45, 25974, S
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23-Oct-2013
Evan Davis Meets Alan Greenspan
Evan Davis
Producers: Simon Hamer, Kent DePinto,
Charlotte McDonald

27:45, 25964, S
BBC R4
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

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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
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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
BBC R4
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

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BBC R4
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

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