TV guide: Four BBC Knowledge shows for aspiring millionaires

2010-11-19 08:32

1

Undercover Boss

Wednesdays

9.30pm

This reality series follows top level ­executives of some of America’s most successful businesses as they slip anonymously into the lowest level jobs in their companies. Once undercover, they’ll?get?their?hands?dirty?and find out what?their?employees?really?think?of them. In the process, they learn about themselves,?the?spirit?of?their?work?force and the perception of their company.

2

Warren Buffett – The World’s Greatest Money Maker

Monday

5.05pm

Warren Buffett is an industrialist and is the richest person in the world - worth US$37 billion. Yet Buffett lives modestly in his native Omaha, in America’s mid-West, and runs his 150 billion dollar business with a staff of just 20. TV presenter Evan Davis finds out about his unique investment strategy and his eccentric lifestyle.

3

The Love of Money

Thursdays

9.30pm

Just one week in September saw the biggest?bankruptcy?in?US?history, three major?corporations?collapsed.?This series takes a look at the week itself and explains how cultural and financial decisions taken over the last 20 years led to the crash of 2008 and thousands losing their jobs around the globe. The effects of the crises is still felt today. Tune in, so you know who to blame.

4

The Madoff Hustle

Fridays

9.30pm

On June 29 2009, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for perpetrating an elaborate con. From his headquarters in New York, the capital of American finance, Madoff masterminded a fraud that netted billions. Willard Foxton, whose father committed suicide after losing his life savings in Madoff’s fraud, embarks on a personal?investigation into the Madoff con.


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