19 May 2008

Getting rich in a downturn, gold fever and mumtrepreneurs – The Money Programme investigates

The Money Programme

The Money Programme

The Money Programme, a renowned Open University and BBC co-production reporting on business affairs, returns for a new series on BBC Two in its regular slot at 7pm on 30 May 2008.

The eight programmes will explore how the credit crunch has left many people wondering if they’ll ever be able to get a mortgage while others are reaping the benefits of the economic slowdown by making profit from a slump. Fiona Bruce will meet Bill Gates as he is about to step down from Microsoft, and there will also be a look into gold, government-backed investment funds, music festivals and women entrepreneurs.

Regular presenter Max Flint will be joined by guest presenters Fiona Bruce, Saira Khan and Myleene Klass.

Dr Gabriel Reedy from the OU Business School and academic consultant for the series, said: “The summer series will continue to highlight and challenge business and management issues which make news headlines and affect our daily lives. If viewers want more information on specific issues, they will be able to read articles and blogs from OU Business School academics on the website. Additional footage of the programmes will also be available on this site.“

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 Series Producer is Michael Tuft and 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 (details right) or Peter Heneghan in the BBC Press Office, Tel: 020 8225 9412.

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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