09 Jan 2009

The Money Programme presents: The Real Sir Alan

Sir Alan Sugar

Sir Alan Sugar

The Money Programme, an Open University and BBC co-production, returns to BBC TWO on Sunday 11 January 2009 at 9pm.

In this special programme, Fiona Bruce meets the tough-talking taskmaster of The Apprentice and asks who the real Sir Alan Sugar is. She tells the extraordinary story of the boy, who started out selling beetroot in the East End and went on to build a fortune estimated to be £800m from electronics and property, before ending up an unlikely TV star as the face of The Apprentice. With extensive exclusive access to Sir Alan at work and in his homes in Essex and Marbella, Fiona Bruce discusses his business successes and failures and also hears his views on footballers, flying, women, and TV. Among the contributors are Sir Alan's wife, Lady Ann, giving her first TV interview, Gordon Brown and Rupert Murdoch.

For futher information, please visit the open2.net website (link right).

Editor's Notes
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.

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- Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
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- MBA (Technology Management)
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- 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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