09 Oct 2007

Buy-to-let, Northern Rock and Guinness – The Money Programme returns to BBC Two

Max Flint and Libby Potter

Max Flint and Libby Potter

Tx: BBC Two, 7.00pm, Friday 05 October 2007

The Money Programme, the popular Open University and BBC co-production, returned for a new series on BBC Two on Friday 05 October.

The ten programmes will explore issues as diverse as the buy-to-let boom which has left many people out of pocket, the soaring numbers of ideas patented in the UK, the Northern Rock affair, the rise in the number of millionaires, how Guinness is invigorating its brand and the Facebook phenomenon.

Presenters Max Flint and Libby Potter will continue to investigate the stories behind the headlines of financial and money news, uncover fascinating facts and talk to a range of people who succeeded or were beaten by changing market conditions. They return to people previously featured in The Money Programme to discover whether their property dreams are still prospering and meet up with entrepreneur James Dyson who made his fortune from a brilliant idea. Max Flint mingles with the new rich to find out how they spend their millions and looks at the support industries that are catering for them - from extravagant yachts to luxury cheeses.

Professor Elizabeth Daniel from the OU Business School said: “Our partnership with the BBC continues to provide thought-provoking and entertaining programmes on a wide range of business and management topics. This is the seventh series the OU has been involved with, and we further support the programmes by providing related articles and blogs by OU Business School academics on the Open2.net website.”

Editor's Notes
The OU Business School has co-produced nine of the 10 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 Liezel Tipper or the BBC Press Office.

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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