21 Oct 2008

Last orders at the pub, bargain supermarkets, rent or buy? The Money Programme has got it all covered

The Money Programme

The Money Programme

The popular Open University and BBC co-production, The Money Programme, returns for a new series on BBC Two at 7:30pm from 30 October 2008.

Five of the eight programmes in the series will explore different aspects of the credit crunch. The run starts with an examination of the HBOS story. Other programmes look at how consumers took advantage of easy money when the going was good, and how more people are now turning to bargain supermarkets to curb their spending. The series will also ask why so many of us are obsessed with owning our own homes and what the future holds for pubs in increasingly tough trading conditions.

Regular presenter Max Flint will be joined by several guest presenters, including Janet Street-Porter, Gregg Wallace, and Fiona Bruce.

Dr Gabriel Reedy from The Open University Business School and academic consultant for the series, said: “The autumn series will shed some light on the issues which are straining the economy and how we are dealing with it. If viewers want more information on specific topics, they will be able to read articles and blogs from OU Business School academics on the open2.net website. Additional footage of the programmes will also be available on this site.“

Editor's Notes
The Open University Business School has co-produced eight programmes as part of this Money Programme series, each examining various themes and current affairs issues. Five of the programmes will form part of a sub-series, Credit Crash Britain.

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.

Related Courses and programmes from The Open University 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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