05 Feb 2007

Elle Macpherson, diets for men and lifestyle managers – The Money Programme returns to BBC Two

Max Flint and Libby Potter

Max Flint and Libby Potter

Tx: BBC Two, 7.00pm, Friday February 9

The Money Programme, the popular Open University and BBC co-production, returns for a new series on BBC Two from Friday February 9.

The eight programmes will cover issues as diverse as the male diet industry, the rise of the consumer industry surrounding children, and in a two-part special on the home technology revolution, an exclusive behind-the-scenes report on the launch of Windows Vista – Microsoft’s biggest ever product.

Presenters Max Flint and Libby Potter will continue to investigate the stories behind the headlines of financial and money news, uncover fascinating facts and interview a whole spectrum of interesting people about their lives. They include the workers who enjoy their dream lives in Europe but commute back to the UK and supermodel turned entrepreneur Elle Macpherson as she continues to develop her international lingerie empire.

Professor Elizabeth Daniel from the OU Business School said: “The partnership between the BBC and the OU Business School continues to provide entertaining, educational and thoughtful programmes on a wide range of topics. This series of The Money Programme is the sixth the OU has been involved with and we continue to support the programmes through a range of support material on the Open2.net website including exclusive articles and blogs by renowned academics on their specialist areas.”

Editor’s Notes

The OU Business School has co-produced eight programmes as part of this Money Programme series each examining various themes and current affairs issues.

The Editor for the BBC is Clive Edwards and Series Producer is Michael Tuft. Executive Producer for The Open University is Emma De’Ath.

The Open University and BBC have been in partnership for more than 30 years, providing educational programming to a mass audience. In recent times this partnership has evolved from late night programming for delivering courses to peak time programmes with a broad appeal to encourage wider participation in learning.

All broadcast information is correct at time of issue.

For interview requests, Preview DVDs or other information please contact Guy Bailey or Mark Burey of BBC Publicity.


Related Courses and programmes from the OU Business School and The Open University:-

- Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- MBA (Technology Management)
- MBA (Life Sciences)
- MSc in Human Resource Management
- MSc in International Finance and Management
- B615 Professional Certificate in Management
- DB123 You and Your Money

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