A special documentary for BBC Radio 2's Faith in the World Week, Dragon's Den millionaire Duncan Bannatyne explores the different attitudes towards money from various religious traditions, whilst also looking at the historical developments of banking and finance and encountering contemporary perspectives from people from all walks of life who have experienced great wealth or poverty.
The programme will explore alternative systems of dealing with money, such as Islamic banking, and hearing from business leaders, celebrities and religious figures who have particular and distinctive views on money.
Giving a timely reflection on the effect of the current financial crisis, Duncan also explores whether we are now challenging our beliefs, theories and principles over money.
He meets young city philanthropists, a church organisation helping people crippled by debt, psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos, media guru Max Clifford and TV vicar Peter Owen Jones who tried to live without money.
Does money hold the secret to having a happy life? Should money be a means to an end or the goal itself? Have we learnt anything from the current situation?