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2003051520030518

Despite the potential, Turkey's economy is on the verge of chaos.

Peter Day looks at how to conduct business in a country with ties to the EU and the Middle East.

20050116

Heartbeat Economy: Within years, companies will have to offer goods and services providing seamless, stressless satisfaction. Peter Day looks at how this might happen. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm] Then Weather

2005051220050515

The Spanish economy has been booming and flexing its muscle internationally. But now it faces the growing threat of competition from all sides.

Presenter Peter Day travels from Madrid to Barcelona to see how Spain is confronting that challenge, including how the city of Zaragoza is trying to turn China's manufacturing prowess to its own advantage.

The Spanish economy has been booming and flexing its muscle internationally.

But now it faces the growing threat of competition from all sides.

20060219

Sickness absence in the workplace: Who's sick the worker or the organisation?

Sometimes people are too ill to work, sometimes perhaps they just don't feel like it. According to the labour experts being absent from work in Britain has been stubbornly high for the last three decades. For employers, the CBI estimates being absent is costing 12 billion pounds a year in lost days at work. On average a public sector worker is off 9.1 days every year, in the private sector the average is 6.4 days. So is Britain a nest of malingerers or is there something wrong with the way we work, or the way work works?

2006050520060507

Not Very Productive: Despite an economy that's doing relatively well, Britain still lags far behind its rivals in productivity. Peter Day asks why, and why it matters. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

2006060820060611

The computer guru James Martin has made the biggest donation to a British university: £60 million for Oxford to fund a new school designed to tackle the big new problems of the 21st Century.

He tells Peter Day what's behind this significant slice of philanthropy, and why he believes it's so important to think hard about the way technology is changing our world.

The computer guru James Martin has made the biggest donation to a British university: £60 million to Oxford to fund a new School designed to tackle the big new problems of the 21st century.

He tells Peter Day what's behind this significant chunk of philanthropy, and why he thinks it is so important to think hard about the way technology is changing our world.

2006060820060612

Tangled Web

The Internet is evolving into a powerful new communications medium. It is leaching power away from the old information providers in press and broadcasting and handing it to a new democracy of bloggers and communicators, now numbered in millions. Peter Day asks how established businesses will cope with this vital change in the media landscape.

20060618
2006062920060702

Peter Day goes behind the headlines to look at the long-running battle that has been going on between the world's two giant airplane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Peter Day goes behind the headlines to look at the long-running battle that has been going on between the world's two giant airplane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing.

In Business reports on the dogfight in the global aircraft industry as the European group Airbus seems to be on its knees.

There are reports of rows between French and German owners, production difficulties and delays to the double-decker super jumbo A380, which has been failing to win long hoped-for orders for what the makers insisted was a new way of flying.

Instead, Boeing has grabbed the attention of the industry with the success of it yet-to-fly 787, called the Dreamliner.

Only two significant players remain in the industry that shaped the 20th century more than almost any other.

What's gone wrong and why? Using material gathered for programmes made over over the past five years, Peter Day examines the great battle of the skies.

2006102620061029

The rise of a new army of investors is changing the way high finance works. Companies are finding that their destinies are being shaped by secretive and powerful hedge funds. Is big business getting ever riskier - and does it matter? Peter Day investigates.

The rise of a new army of investors is changing the way high finance works.

Companies are finding that their destinies are being shaped by secretive and powerful hedge funds.

Is big business getting ever riskier - and does it matter? Peter Day investigates.

Companies are finding their destinies are being shaped by secret and powerful hedge funds. Is big business getting riskier. And does it matter? Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

20070520

Peter Day reports on the trends that are setting the pace in corporate life.

2007092020070923

Peter Day examines bubbles and bursts in the financial industry, their causes and why they always take the public by surprise.

Peter Day examines trends and developments in industry and the world of work.

20080601

Hot Stuff: Some people think that global warming offers a huge business opportunity for companies who can find new ways of tackling climate change. Peter Day investigates.

20080608

Mr Bottom Line

Peter Day talks to David Tweedie, the most powerful accountant in the world. As chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, he is the man who tries to keep global capitalism honest in the face of bubbles, corporate lies, corruption, and huge changes in what companies do and the way they value their businesses. Peter hears about his ceaseless quest for clarity in a world of often baffling facts and figures.

20080615
20080622

Happy Go Lucky: Peter Day asks whether companies ought to pay more attention to how happy their employees are.

20080629

India's Supermarket Sweep

India's retail sector employs over 40 million people. Into this seemingly chaotic and crowded market, western-style supermarkets - both Indian and foreign - are attempting to gain a foothold in the face of organised and vocal opposition. Peter Day investigates.

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Casino Capitalism

What can financiers learn about risk management from gambling and the casinos who do it every day of the week? Peter Day asks the experts.

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20081005
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"hello, Sunshine!"2008011020080113

Germany has taken the lead in sustainable energy with the world's biggest solar power station and the beginnings of a significant renewables industry. Peter Day looks for the secret of German success.

Hello, Sunshine!

*2008122820090101

Corporate change expert John Kao shows how jazz improvision can help companies innovate.

John Kao, one of the world's leading experts on corporate change, shows Peter Day how jazz improvision can help companies learn how to innovate.

*2009010820090111

Business models that challenge conventional wisdom about charging for goods and services.

Peter Day hears from two advocates of business models that challenge the conventional wisdom about charging for goods and services.

* Adventure Capitalist2008050820080511

Peter Day talks to Welsh-born Michael Moritz, one of the venture capital stars of Silicon Valley USA.

A partner in Sequoia Capital, Moritz successfully invested in start-ups such as Yahoo, Google and YouTube.

Peter asks him how it all happened and gets some advice about how to make a high-tech fortune.

Adventure Capitalist

Peter Day talks to Welsh-born Michael Moritz, one of the venture capital stars of Silicon Valley USA. A partner in Sequoia Capital, Moritz successfully invested in start-ups such as Yahoo, Google and YouTube. Peter asks him how it all happened and gets some advice about how to make a high-tech fortune.

* All Join In2008011720080120

Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Bebo and YouTube are revolutionising the way people use the internet.

Peter Day asks how businesses need to respond.

All Join In

Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Bebo and YouTube are revolutionising the way people use the internet. Peter Day asks how businesses need to respond.

* How To Be Top2008010320080106

Peter Day gets some unorthodox advice and guidance on how to inspire awe and become a corporate leader.

How To Be Top

* Men In White I2007122020071223

Peter Day presents the first of two special reports on company laboratories.

He visits Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre in California, where the scientists hope their inventions will lead to the next wave of technological innovation.

Men in White I

Peter Day presents the first of two special reports on company laboratories. He visits Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre in California, where the scientists hope their inventions will lead to the next wave of technological innovation.

* Men In White Ii2007122720071230

Peter Day presents the second of two special reports on company laboratories.

He visits the giant labs of General Electric in upstate New York and Philips at Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Men in White II

Peter Day presents the second of two special reports on company laboratories. He visits the giant labs of General Electric in upstate New York and Philips at Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

* Monopoly Money2008012420080127

The European Union Competition Commission has become a global force in setting the rules for the way multinational companies behave.

Commissioner Neelie Kroes talks to Peter Day about her power and influence on takeovers and cartels and the benefits to consumers.

Monopoly Money

The European Union Competition Commission has become a global force in setting the rules for the way multinational companies behave. Commissioner Neelie Kroes talks to Peter Day about her power and influence on takeovers and cartels and the benefits to consumers.

* Team Spirit2008020720080210

In an era when business is increasingly conducted globally and in cyberspace, Peter Day asks what it takes to build and manage effective teams.

Team Spirit

08/01/200920090111
21st Century Unlimited20111222

The American business guru Joe Pine thinks we have moved into an era of what he calls "Infinite Possibility".

Peter Day finds out what he is talking about and what the ideas mean for conventional 20th-centuy-style corporations.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Joe Pine discusses his idea of Infinite Possibility and what it means for modern business.

The American business guru Joe Pine thinks we have moved into an era of what he calls "Infinite Possibility". Peter Day finds out what he is talking about and what the ideas mean for conventional 20th-centuy-style corporations.

21st Century Unlimited20150104

New ways of doing business are making people think hard about how companies function. Peter Day hears how these alternative economies work, and what they might do.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

28/12/200820090101
A Glass Of Its Own2011122920120101

For decades now, gin has been regarded as an old-fashioned drink for old fashioned drinkers. But now that may be changing, thanks in part to the efforts of some tiny new British drinks entrepreneurs with big ideas.

After centuries of decline, London's distilling industry is picking up again, fuelled by small-scale producers and European rules changes that recognise London dry gin as a distinct drinks category. At a festive time of the year, Peter Day meets some of the entrepreneurs behind the trend and raises a glass or two to home-grown UK businesses.

Producer: Mike Wendling

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day looks at the boom in small-scale spirits companies.

A Great Disruption2012090620120909

Series about the world of work, from vast corporations to the modest volunteer.

A New Capitalism2011012020110123

In Business

A NEW CAPITALISM

One of the world's most influential business professors thinks it is time for companies completely to redefine their relationship with society.

Prof Michael Porter of Harvard Business School tells Peter Day about the radical changes in corporate operations and responsibilities he is calling for.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day talks to Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter.

In this week's In Business one of the world's best-known management gurus issues a challenge to the way capitalism works.

Professor Michael Porter from Harvard Business School tells Peter Day about the radical changes he thinks companies have to make in order in order to survive.

A New Capitalism20110123

In this week's In Business one of the world's best-known management gurus issues a challenge to the way capitalism works. Professor Michael Porter from Harvard Business School tells Peter Day about the radical changes he thinks companies have to make in order in order to survive.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day talks to Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter.

A Night At The Opera2015081320150816 (R4)

Opera is an expensive art form. It receives millions of pounds of public money. Can that be justified? Peter Day gets a range of operatic experiences - from top opera companies, to pub performers and a country house summer festival. The first opera was performed 400 years ago in Italy; how does the future look?

Producer: Penny Murphy.

A Tale Of Two Sanctions2014112720141130 (R4)

Peter Day talks to companies affected by economic sanctions imposed against Russia, and by retaliatory sanctions imposed by Russia, and asks how they cope when they suddenly lose a key market. He also asks how effective sanctions are and who they hit the hardest.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

A Virtual World2016081820160821 (R4)

Adam Shaw looks at how virtual reality could change our world.

A new technology is emerging which could change the world as significantly as mobile phones or the Internet. That technology is Virtual Reality. Up to now it's mainly been used for fun - but things are changing. Adam Shaw investigates how VR could change our lives and revolutionise the world of business. Enabling us to be in two places at once and, for example, replacing the need for many painkillers and helping cure psychological problems.

Producer Smita Patel.

Africa Calling2005060920050612

Even in AFRICA, technology is touching the lives of the poor and bringing new opportunities to exiles returning home.

Peter Day reports from KENYA and Ghana.

Africa Calling

Even in Africa, technology is touching the lives of the poor and bringing new opportunities to exiles returning home. Peter Day reports from Kenya and Ghana. Then Weather.

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Even in Africa, technology is touching the lives of the poor and bringing new opportunities to exiles returning home. Peter Day reports from Kenya and Ghana.

After The Crunch20100919

Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.

Peter Day is on quest to the North East to find out how businesses are doing in a part of the country where many publically funded jobs have been created in the past decade - jobs that are now under threat as the country waits to hear how and where the big planned government spending cuts will bite.

What comes after the crunch? Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.

Age Rage2006090720060910

From October 1, 65 is the new nationwide retirement age in Britain, the age when employers can legally force workers to retire whether they want to or not.

Peter Day finds out what it means for employees, for companies - and for people like him on the verge of being retired.

Age Rage

From October 1, 65 is the new nationwide retirement age in Britain, the age when employers can legally force workers to retire whether they want to or not. Peter Day finds out what it means for employees, for companies - and for people like him on the verge of being retired.

All Aboard2003110620031109

The world's biggest ocean liner is being prepared for its maiden voyage.

Peter Day hears from the people who are creating a new community on the waves.

All At Sea2011011320110116

It is a long time since Britain ruled the maritime world, and North Sea oil has peaked.

But ocean transport is still a vital UK activity and wind and water power are making big waves around our shores.

Peter Day takes the helm of a container ship to find out what British seapower means today.

Producer : Jo Mathys.

ALL AT SEA

This week's In Business is all at sea.

Peter Day reports on the great boom in the sea as as real estate: a site for huge arrays of windmills and other sustainable energy devices.

He also has an unfortunate experience in what he thinks might have been Portsmouth harbour.

Peter Day takes the helm of a container ship to find what British sea power means today.

It is a long time since Britain ruled the maritime world, and North Sea oil has peaked. But ocean transport is still a vital UK activity and wind and water power are making big waves around our shores. Peter Day takes the helm of a container ship to find out what British seapower means today.

All Change2005022420050227

Peter Day listens to experts who believe that companies still need to undertake some fundamental rethinking about what they do and how they do it.

All Change: Peter Day listens to experts who believe that companies still need to undertake some fundamental rethinking about what they do and how they do it. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

All Change: Peter Day listens to experts who believe that companies still need to undertake some fundamental rethinking about what they do and how they do it. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

All Join In2008011720080120

Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Bebo and YouTube are revolutionising the way people use the internet. Peter Day asks how businesses need to respond.

All New20090409
All New20090412
All New *2009040920090412

Peter Day hears from the business people who, faced with the uncertainties of the global recession, are pinning their hopes for economic recovery on bold new innovation.

All Together Now2012011220120115

In these tough times, are there better ways of doing business: worker cooperatives, for example?

In crisis-battered Spain, Peter Day visits the world's biggest worker coop in Mondragon, to find out what makes it different. And, in the UK where the cooperative movement began, will 2012, designated the year of the cooperative see the rise of the mutual business model?

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

In these tough economic times, are worker cooperatives a better way of doing business?

All Together Now20120115

In these tough economic times, are worker cooperatives a better way of doing business?

Antony Jenkins Talks To Kamal Ahmed2015120320151206 (R4)

In his first interview since being ousted as Chief Executive of Barclays, Antony Jenkins talks to the BBC's Business Editor, Kamal Ahmed. He discusses the challenges he faced at the troubled bank as he sought to change the culture and behaviour of its staff. And he predicts a worrying future for the banking sector, which he says could see staffing levels halved as technology and financial start-ups transform the industry.

Producer Caroline Bayley.

Anthony Jenkins, who was sacked as CEO of Barclays in July, talks to the BBC's Business Editor, Kamal Ahmed. They discuss the future of banking, bonuses and the global economy.

Are Ceos Up To The Job?2010081920100822

In the wake of the very personal attacks on former BP boss, Tony Hayward, the programme asks: are chief executives really up to the job in our top companies? Peter Day shines the spotlight on these much praised and vilified high profile leaders.

Producer: Lesley McAlpine.

Are chief executives really up to the job in our top companies?

Are Ceos Up To The Job?20100822

Are chief executives really up to the job in our top companies?

Asia Bling2010122320101226

New places are leaping to prominence in the pampered world of luxury.

Peter Day hears from some of the people behind the extraordinary hunger for luxury in Asia.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day hears from some of the leaders in the growing Asian luxury goods market.

ASIA BLING

New places are leaping to prominence in the pampered world of luxury. Peter Day hears from some of the people behind the extraordinary hunger for luxury in Asia.

Asia Bling20101226

New places are leaping to prominence in the pampered world of luxury.

Peter Day hears from some of the people behind the extraordinary hunger for luxury in Asia.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day hears from some of the leaders in the growing Asian luxury goods market.

Back On The Map2007091320070916

After two centuries of virtual anonymity, Kazakhstan, a big but sparsely populated country with vast oil and mineral reserves, is trying to make a name for itself.

Peter Day reports.

Back on the Map

After two centuries of virtual anonymity, Kazakhstan, a big but sparsely populated country with vast oil and mineral reserves, is trying to make a name for itself. Peter Day reports.

Back On The Road2010123020110102

The United States auto industry has just limped through the biggest industrial car crash in history.

The Ford Motor Company has an industry outsider, Alan Mulally, at the helm as its new chief executive.

He tells Peter Day how he changed the way Ford works and it is now back in the business of selling cars.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Ford chief executive Alan Mulally talks to Peter Day about reviving the company's fortunes

BACK ON THE ROAD

The United States auto industry has just limped through the biggest industrial car crash in history. The Ford Motor Company has an industry outsider, Alan Mulally, at the helm as its new chief executive. He tells Peter Day how he changed the way Ford works and it is now back in the business of selling cars.

Back On The Road20110102

The United States auto industry has just limped through the biggest industrial car crash in history. The Ford Motor Company has an industry outsider, Alan Mulally, at the helm as its new chief executive. He tells Peter Day how he changed the way Ford works and it is now back in the business of selling cars.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Ford chief executive Alan Mulally talks to Peter Day about reviving the company's fortunes

Back To School2005061620050619

From September, all 14 - 16 year olds in ENGLAND will get lessons in entrepreneurship.

Already, in the UK there are a number of specialist schools and other initiatives to make pupils business-minded.

Peter Day goes back to school to ask whether it's right to try to train young people to be entrepreneurs.

Back to School

From September, all 14 - 16 year olds in England will get lessons in entrepreneurship. Already, in the UK there are a number of specialist schools and other initiatives to make pupils business-minded. Peter Day goes back to school to ask whether it's right to try to train young people to be entrepreneurs.

Bad Company2011081120110814

Business leaders make a lot of fuss about corporate governance, but the scandals keep on coming.

Peter Day asks what's wrong with the way companies are run.

Producer: Ben Crighton.

Peter Day asks what's wrong with corporate governance.

Business leaders make a lot of fuss about corporate governance, but the scandals keep on coming. Peter Day asks what's wrong with the way companies are run.

Bad Company20110814

Business leaders make a lot of fuss about corporate governance, but the scandals keep on coming. Peter Day asks what's wrong with the way companies are run.

Peter Day asks what's wrong with corporate governance.

Baltic Frontier2004021920040222

: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are lining up to join the EU in May.

Peter Day looks at what they can do for Europe - and what Europe can do for them.

Bank To Basics2012051020120513

Britain's big four banks are being challenged by newcomers. Peter Day investigates.

Britain's big four banks are being challenged by newcomers. Peter Day asks what new arrivals on the high street have to do to prize customers away from their traditional loyalties.

The Government wants more competition in banking with the aim of getting a better deal for customers who have been complaining about the service they receive in record numbers. There are key developments taking shape but will they be enough to create bigger banks to compete with the big boys?

Well, Virgin Money has bought Northern Rock and Lloyds is currently negotiating to sell more than 630 branches, possibly to Co-Op Bank. Meanwhile, newer banking players like Handelsbanken and Metro are expanding, promising better local customer service and in some cases, that elusive thing - a bank manager. Big retail names like Tesco and Sainsbury's have banking licences and hope to grow the business from the financial products they currently offer. Shawcross Bank and Aldermore Bank aim to take small business customers away from the high street banks.

But there are big stumbling blocks to competition. The big four - Lloyds Banking Group, RBS/Natwest, Barclays and HSBC have an eye watering 77% market share of personal current accounts, and 85% of Small and Medium Enterprises current accounts.

There are other factors too which complicate the picture. While the technology may be cheaper to create a new banking platform, banks will shortly have to hold more ready capital to prevent any future financial crises.

So can the newcomers really make a dent in the big four's domination of UK banking?

Producer Lesley McAlpine

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Bank to basics.

Battery Matters2014050120140504

What are businesses doing to reinvent the battery?

Out of juice?

Perhaps the biggest problem facing makers of new technology is battery power....or lack of it. The battery is so critical that engineers design handheld devices around the battery, rather than the other way round. It's not just mobile phone and wearable technology manufacturers that are striving for longer lasting batteries, the electric vehicle is stalling (so to speak) because of the short distances between recharging and a limited service life of the battery.

So what are businesses doing to reinvent the battery? Is an average annual gain in capacity of 6% really the best we can do?

We'll ask whether Lithium-Air batteries can revitalise the electric car market, explore whether flexible graphene batteries and solar cells hold the key to enhancements in mobile phone battery life and look at the 3D printing of micro batteries the size of a grain of sand.

Battery Power20090820

Battery Power20090823
Battery Power * *2009082020090823

The world may soon need huge supplies of the lightest metal, lithium, if plug-in cars really are a future replacement for the internal combustion engine.

Half the world's supplies of lithium are high up in the Andes in the landlocked country of Bolivia.

Peter Day asks if Bolivia really could become what experts are calling 'the Saudi Arabia of lithium'.

Battle Of Hastings2003020620030209

What does it take to arrest a town's decline? Peter Jay reports from the Sussex coast.

Battle Of The Business Schools20130512

Two of the world's most acclaimed business schools are engaged in fierce rivalry across

the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of

Management are both making significant changes to the way teach in order to continue

to attract the best and the brightest. Peter Day wonders whether it is still worth becoming

a Master of Business Administration.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Battle Of The Chips2004110420041107

Two American companies dominate the industry that makes the ever more powerful silicon chips at the heart of the desk top computer revolution, the giant Intel and the much smaller AMD, founded by Jerry Sanders.

He tells Peter Day about the extraordinary rivalry between the two of them and why they need each other.

Two American companies dominate the silicon chip industry - the giant Intel and the much smaller AMD, founded by Jerry Sanders.

Battle of the Chips: Two American companies dominate the silicon chip industry - the giant Intel and the much smaller AMD, founded by Jerry Sanders. [Rpt of Thu 8.00pm]

Beyond The Boom2007083020070902

The British economy has been growing for a record-breaking 15 years.

Reporting from the city of York, a place selected at random, Peter Day asks how much longer the expansion can go on, as seen through local eyes.

Beyond the Boom

The British economy has been growing for a record-breaking 15 years. Reporting from the city of York, a place selected at random, Peter Day asks how much longer the expansion can go on, as seen through local eyes.

Big Ideas2006101220061015

Nathan Myhrvold was a leading light at software giant Microsoft.

Now he has set up on his own, creating a new kind of company to exploit ideas and patents.

Peter Day meets him in Seattle.

Big Ideas

Nathan Myhrvold was a leading light at software giant Microsoft. Now he has set up on his own, creating a new kind of company to exploit ideas and patents. Peter Day meets him in Seattle.

Big Spenders20080504

Oligarchs are not the only people making money in the new Russia.

The country's new prosperity, fuelled by the oil and gas industries, is creating a nation of middle-class consumers for the first time.

Peter Day reports on the hopes and fears of the new Muscovites.

Big Spenders

Oligarchs are not the only people making money in the new Russia. The country's new prosperity, fuelled by the oil and gas industries, is creating a nation of middle-class consumers for the first time. Peter Day reports on the hopes and fears of the new Muscovites.

Biotech Battle *2008082820080831

Britain's world-class pharmaceutical industry fears that it is failing to keep pace with biotechnology, the latest development in medicines.

Industry leaders held an elaborate business war game in London to find out how to catch up.

Peter Day reports on the how the game was played and the lessons they learned.

Biotech Battle

Britain's world-class pharmaceutical industry fears that it is failing to keep pace with biotechnology, the latest development in medicines. Industry leaders held an elaborate business war game in London to find out how to catch up. Peter Day reports on the how the game was played and the lessons they learned.

Bitter Pill2011080420110807

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is closing most of its giant research facility at Sandwich in Kent, the place where Viagra was developed, putting two thousand science jobs at risk.

Peter Day asks what the surprising decision means for an important UK industry.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

What does the closure of the giant Pfizer facility in Kent mean for the UK's R&D future?

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is closing most of its giant research facility at Sandwich in Kent, the place where Viagra was developed, putting two thousand science jobs at risk. Peter Day asks what the surprising decision means for an important UK industry.

Bitter Pill20110807

What does the closure of the giant Pfizer facility in Kent mean for the UK's R&D future?

Bitter Pills2010120920101212

Britain's pharmaceutical companies have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in a search for new drugs and treatments which has not delivered the breakthroughs that were promised when the money was spent.

It's a problem for the whole global industry, too.

Peter Day asks if there are better ways of undertaking this quest for a cure.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

Britain's pharma giants invest millions in the search for better cures but has it worked?

It is a problem for the whole global industry, too.

Peter Day talks to GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty about the ways he is changing the company's quest for drug discovery and discusses the way ahead for big pharma.

BITTER PILLS

Britain's pharmaceutical companies have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in a search for new drugs and treatments which has not delivered the breakthroughs that were promised when the money was spent. It's a problem for the whole global industry, too. Peter Day asks if there are better ways of undertaking this quest for a cure.

Bitter Pills20101212

Britain's pharmaceutical companies have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in a search for new drugs and treatments which has not delivered the breakthroughs that were promised when the money was spent. It is a problem for the whole global industry, too. Peter Day talks to GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty about the ways he is changing the company's quest for drug discovery and discusses the way ahead for big pharma.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

Britain's pharma giants invest millions in the search for better cures but has it worked?

Blank Screens2015040920150412 (R4)

The Information Technology department used to be a mysterious backroom operation, but has become the vital component of a successful company. With relentless technical developments businesses are facing a constant risk of their computer systems being past their sell by date.

Peter Day explores how companies are wrestling with the increasing demands of keeping their I.T fit for purpose.

Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane.

Peter Day on how companies struggle to keep their computer systems fit for purpose.

Body Talk2005012720050130

Your body says far more about you than your speech.

Experts claim they can analyse which job suits you just by watching how you move.

Peter Day investigates.

Body Talk: Your body says far more about you than your speech. Some experts claim they can analyse which job suits you just by watching how you move. With Peter Day. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Body Talk: Your body says far more about you than your speech. Experts claim they can analyse which job suits you just by watching how you move. Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Brand New2004061020040613

Peter Day reports on how Chinese companies are learning to transform themselves from suppliers into makers of their own trusted branded products.

Brand New: Peter Day reports on how Chinese companies are learning to transform themselves from suppliers into makers of their own trusted branded products. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Brand Wagon *2008092520080928

Companies are obsessed with creating and nurturing their brands, but what is the business of branding all about? Peter Day visits a museum of brands that failed and talks to the people trying to revive old brands from the dead.

Brand Wagon

Brexit And The Future Of Farming2016121520161218 (R4)

What will Brexit mean for the future of British farms? The EU has been subsidising agriculture - via the Common Agricultural Policy - for decades, and there is a tariff-free market for produce. Jonty Bloom looks at the challenges that lie ahead.

Producer, Ruth Alexander.

Brexit: The Response Of The French Abroad2016092220160925 (R4)

How has London's French community fared since Brexit? Caroline Bayley explores why so many entrepreneurs have chosen to start businesses on this side of the channel. And what is the capital's attraction for so many of France's young people? After the vote to leave the EU, the response of many French ex-pats was deep shock. Three months on, are French people and companies re-assessing their future in the UK? And will London be as open for business as it has been in the past?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Bright Young Things2006022320060226

Britain is bubbling with tiny young companies with bright ideas and big ambitions.

Their proprietors seem to have an instinct for business and no fear of taking great big risks.

They tell their stories to Peter Day.

Guests:

Charles Orton-Jones, Real Business Magazine

Paul Sheedy and Has Dosanjh, Engage Your Customer

Guy Weaver and Peter Brazier, Premium Appliance Brands

Simon Tate and Dominic McVey of Kew Health and Beauty

Dr Adrian Woolfson, Chief Executive, Proteinlogic.

Bright Young Things

Britain is bubbling with tiny young companies with bright ideas and big ambitions. Their proprietors seem to have an instinct for business and no fear of taking great big risks. They tell their stories to Peter Day.

Bring On The Bandwidth * *2008090420080907

An ever-expanding internet needs more and more bandwidth to provide the services that users are demanding.

But can the system cope? Peter Day asks experts including writer George Gilder, who has been predicting what is now happening for over 20 years.

Bring on the Bandwidth

An ever-expanding internet needs more and more bandwidth to provide the services that users are demanding. But can the system cope? Peter Day asks experts including writer George Gilder, who has been predicting what is now happening for over 20 years.

Brought To Book20150517

Kevin Ashton is a businessman who has just written his first book, about innovation and creativity, with the intriguing title 'How to Fly a Horse'.

Charles Handy is an experienced and acclaimed management guru, who has just published a new book, called The Second Curve. Its focus is the big life changes business and individuals need to make to find fulfilment at work.

Peter Day hears the ideas behind their books

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Building Sight2004060320040606

Experts say that half the cement used in the whole world was poured in CHINA last year, and, as the country's economy grows, the skyline of many Chinese cities testifies to the fact.

In the first of two programmes from CHINA Peter Day asks: will the construction boom end in bust?

Building Sight

Experts say that half the cement used in the whole world was poured in China last year, and, as the country's economy grows, the skyline of many Chinese cities testifies to the fact. In the first of two programmes from China Peter Day asks: will the construction boom end in bust?

But Wait...there's More!2005090820050911

Peter Day looks at the world of infomercials, those compelling sales pitches disguised as television shows on fringe TV stations across America, and, increasingly, in Europe too.

Peter hears from the pioneers who invented the industry 20 years ago, an industry now worth over $200 billion.

But Wait...There's More!

Cabin Fever2014121120141214 (R4)

Finding your comfort zone can be difficult at 35,000 feet. As cash strapped carriers try to put more passengers on each plane, flyers are feeling the squeeze. But there are innovations and advancements being made in aircraft design and London is leading the way with a cluster of firms in this specialist market. Peter Day asks about the width and breadth of these changes and when they will start to make some difference to air travellers everywhere.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Cabin Fever

California - Agriculture And Migration2016011420160117 (R4)

Peter Day travels to California to discover how migrant workers have transformed farming and agriculture. He speaks to families from Japan and Mexico - who've made California their home and learns about the history of mass migration and its impact on the land.

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Called To Account2012052020120527

The global Big Four accountancy groups are under sharp scrutiny from the authorities in Britain, Europe and the USA. Peter Day finds out why they are getting such close official attention..and why it matters to the rest of us.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Called To Account2012052420120527

The global Big Four accountancy groups are under sharp scrutiny from the authorities in Britain, Europe and the USA. Peter Day finds out why they are getting such close official attention..and why it matters to the rest of us.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Can Internet Shopping Transform Rural China?2015112620151129 (R4)

In some areas of rural China, traditional farming communities are transforming into something very 21st Century: internet shopping hubs.

Leading the way is the village of Qing Yan Liu where, four hours south of Shanghai, local residents have created a world of bubble wrap and sticky tape.

In the eyes of the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping this could be the future of rural China. He hopes that more and more small communities will copy what's happened in Qing Yan Liu - now dubbed 'China's No. 1 E-Commerce village'. It's hoped this will halt the flow of young people from rural China to the nation's cities, as they go in search of employment.

Turning more small towns and villages into online shopping hubs would provide much needed jobs, and a reason for young people to stay at home, ensuring communities continue to survive rather than disappear.

Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.

Can the internet shopping industry transform China's rural communities?

Can The Co-op Cope?2012122020121223

What is the Co-op's place in the retail world of the 21st century? Peter Day investigates.

The Cooperative movement is 168 years old and the Co-op brand is a presence in food, funerals, travel and banking. Peter Day reports on its relevance to the 21st century consumer.

Car Crash2007062820070701

The US automobile industry, which changed the world during the last century, is in deep trouble.

Peter Day talks to an expert who has followed the long decline of American cars for decades.

Car Crash

Peter Day looks at the history of and the troubles with the modern car industry. He talks to industry experts along with the Chairman of Toyota.

The US automobile industry, which changed the world during the last century, is in deep trouble. Peter Day talks to an expert who has followed the long decline of American cars for decades.

Casino Capitalism * *2008091820080921

What can financiers learn about risk management from gambling and the casinos who do it every day of the week? Peter Day asks the experts.

Caught In The Web2007061420070617

Bold companies are launching new technology over the Internet, delivering computer services on demand.

Peter Day investigates the trend.

Caught in the Web

Bold companies are launching new technology over the Internet, delivering computer services on demand. Peter Day investigates the trend.

Changing Places20090104

Peter Day asks why, in an interconnected world, it still matters where we live and work.

In Toronto, Peter Day finds out from author and urban studies expert Prof Richard Florida why, in an interconnected world, it still matters where we live and work.

Chattanooga - The High Speed City2016080420160807 (R4)

Does speed matter? Peter Day visits America's first 'gig city', Chattanooga, to find out.

Chattanooga has been re-inventing itself for decades. In the late 1960s Walter Cronkite referred to the city as "the dirtiest in America". Since then heavy industry has declined and, to take its place, civic leaders have been on a mission to bring high-tech innovation and enterprise to Chattanooga. In 2010 the city became the first in America to enjoy gig speed internet following an investment of a couple of hundred million dollars from its publically-owned electricity company, EPB. What economic and psychological benefits has super-fast internet brought to this mid-sized city in Tennessee? Has the investment in speed paid off?

Presenter Peter Day

Producer Rosamund Jones.

China Dispossessed20110106

The vast national urbanisation plan to take Chinese people out of poverty leaves behind many who are dispossessed of land and homes, or see their farms drowned by huge new water and power projects.

Peter Day hears about some of the problems caused by China's rush for prosperity.

Producer: Julie Ball.

Peter Day looks at China's vast urbanisation plan to take Chinese people out of poverty.

The vast national urbanisation plan to take Chinese people out of poverty leaves behind many who are dispossessed of land and homes, or see their farms drowned by huge new water and power projects. Peter Day hears about some of the problems caused by China's rush for prosperity.

China Going Green2015091720150920 (R4)

Peter Day reports from China on the country's efforts to reduce pollution and go green.

China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

Many Chinese dream of seeing blue skies and white clouds but rarely do because of the smog. Often the daily routine is to wake up and check the pollution levels to decide if it is safe for children to play outside, or if a filter mask should be worn for protection.

Ahead of December's UN Climate Change summit, Peter Day reports on the Chinese ambitions to make China 'go green'. Many people say the Chinese aren't given enough credit for their efforts and argue the West will be shocked when it realises the extent of their actions. But can that ambition become reality? Peter Day reports from Beijing and beyond and asks when will the Chinese be able to breathe more easily?

Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.

Chips Off The Old Block20100912

Peter Day reports on the past, present and future of UK computing.

Christmas, Made In China2015122420151227 (R4)

Peter Day visits the Chinese city which makes most of the world's Christmas decorations

Producers: Charlotte Pritchard and David Rhodes.

Peter Day visits the Chinese city that makes most of the world's Christmas decorations.

Circular Economy2015042320150426 (R4)

Peter Day talks to Dame Ellen MacArthur about the so-called 'circular economy'.

As Dame Ellen MacArthur circumnavigated the globe she got first-hand knowledge of the finite nature of the world's resources. When she retired from sailing she created a foundation to promote the concept of a 'Circular Economy' - where resources are re-used and waste reduced to zero. Many companies around the world - including some of the biggest, like Unilever - are responding to her ideas.

Peter Day talks to the record-breaking sailor, to Unilever, and to the creators of an innovative urban farm in New Jersey about why these concepts are so important and how businesses can take them on board.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Class Struggle2012010520120108

In nearly every country in the world, there's one sector that everyone seems to think is in crisis: education. America produces legions of Nobel laureates and has the best universities in the world - and yet faces an epidemic of failing state-run schools. India churns out vast numbers of engineers ready for the modern economy, and yet its business leaders yearn for the kind of creative thought that is taught in the Anglo-Saxon system. In the UK we worry about discipline and standards, while at the same time welcoming thousands of foreigners anxious to get qualifications and training that are non-existent in their home counties.

Peter Day asks why everyone thinks education is so bad and what schools and businesses are doing to try to improve it.

Producer: Mike Wendling.

All around the world, people think education is in crisis. Peter Day asks why.

Class Struggle20120108

All around the world, people think education is in crisis. Peter Day asks why.

Coal Comfort2012081620120819

Peter Day looks at the insatiable demand for coal and asks if it can ever go green.

Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel, and the dirtiest, despite talk of "clean coal". It is the single biggest emitter of the greenhouse gas CO2. But with reserves of over 100 years, much more than for oil and gas, it's here to stay. In the US, almost half of all electricity comes from coal, about double the rate of the UK. With China and India fuelling their economic growth with coal, demand will stay high. So will we have to live with the environmental consequences or can coal become green? Peter Day travels to the US to find out.

In North Dakota coal is mined in a modern, open pit operation using electric draglines. One of the biggest hopes for minimising the impact of coal burning on climate change is to capture and store the resulting carbon dioxide. Peter visits the Great Plains Synfuels plant in North Dakota which burns coal to turn it into synthetic natural gas and captures about half of the resulting CO2 to pipe it to Canada for underground storage in a depleted oil field. Adjacent to the Synfuels plant is a coal-fuelled electricity power station, Antelope Valley. Unlike their neighbours, Antelope Valley decided against carbon capture and storage because adapting the plant would cost hundreds of millions of dollars. But if even a place like Antelope Valley, that could benefit from their neighbour's pipeline and other infrastructure can't do CCS in an economically viable way, what chance is there for other coal-burning power plants? While coal remains king, its status is being challenged not just by those concerned about climate change, but also by other fossil fuels such as shale gas and new oil fields. How will coal fight back? Or does it not need to, as the world cannot do without it anyway?

Producer Arlene Gregorius

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel, and the dirtiest. With reserves of well over 100 years worth left, which is much more than for oil and gas, it's here to stay.

In the US, almost half of all electricity comes from coal, about double the rate of the UK. With China and India fuelling their economic growth with coal, demand will stay high. So, will we have to live with the environmental consequences or can coal become green? Peter Day visits the US and China to find out.

In North Dakota coal is mined in a modern, open pit operation using electric draglines.

One of the biggest hopes for minimising the impact of coal burning on climate change is to capture and store the resulting carbon dioxide. Peter Day visits the Great Plains Synfuels plant in North Dakota which burns coal to turn it into synthetic natural gas and captures about half of the resulting CO2 to pipeline it to Canada for underground storage in a depleted oil field. Adjacent to the Synfuels plant is a coal-fuelled electricity power station, Antelope Valley. Unlike their neighbours, Antelope Valley decided against carbon capture and storage as they could not do it in an economically viable way. If CCS can't be made economically viable, what chance is there for other coal-burning power plants?

This is where China comes in. China produces three times more coal than the US, a staggering 3.5bn tonnes a year, no small motivation for researching new ways of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Peter Day visits a pilot project that uses micro-algae and sunlight to consume the CO2. Can this ever work at a big enough scale even when the sun doesn't shine?

While coal remains king, its status is being challenged not just by those concerned about climate change, but also by other fossil fuels such as shale gas and new oil fields. How will coal fight back? Or does it not need to, as the world cannot do without it anyway?

Colombian Women2015090320150906 (R4)

Colombia is known for its machismo culture, what does that mean for women at work?

An International Labour Organization report ranked Colombia second globally for the percentage of women in middle and senior management positions. Peter Day investigates why Colombian women have managed to advance in business and whether the figures are a true reflection of life for women in a country known for its machismo culture.

Producer: Keith Moore.

Colorado's Big Marijuana Experiment2016042820160501 (R4)

Marijuana is now legal in some US states. How is the experiment working in Colorado?

Marijuana is now legal in some US states and a fast-growing industry has emerged, especially in Colorado which was the first state to embrace the drug. But according to federal law marijuana is still illegal. This means that many companies can't get banking services, advertise their wares or pay tax in the way that other companies do.

So how do they survive and thrive? And in what direction is the US moving? Will marijuana soon become a legal drug, like alcohol, across the US? Or will law-makers decide that Colorado's big marijuana experiment has gone too far? And what is it like to run a company in one of the world's riskiest business sectors?

Presenter : Peter Day

Producer : Rosamund Jones.

Coming Soon2010072220100725

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues? Peter Day gets the long view from a clutch of the distinguished economists including Kenneth Rogoff, Raghuram Rajan and Sushil Wadhwani.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues?

Coming Soon20100725

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues? Peter Day gets the long view from a clutch of the distinguished economists including Kenneth Rogoff, Raghuram Rajan and Sushil Wadhwani.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues?

Community Enterprise20170810

What role can the community play in rejuvenating their local economy?

What role can the community play in rejuvenating their local economy? Globalisation often results in a big geographical divide between where profits are made and where they are spent. Anu Anand visits two communities trying to reverse that trend and keep investment, jobs and profits close to hand. In Frome, in Somerset, she meets local property developers who are keeping rents low and chain stores at bay in a bid to allow local independent retailers to thrive. And in rural Lancashire she spends time with villagers building their own broadband network and investing in local energy projects. What impact might these initiatives have long-term and could other communities follow suit?
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Companies Without Managers2015082720150830 (R4)

Who's your boss? Peter Day explores how three different companies, in three different countries, do business without managers. Who hires and fires? And how do you get a pay rise? He asks how these radical organisations emerged, and whether other companies may follow their lead.

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Who is your boss? Peter Day asks how three companies, without managers, do business.

Computers Chipped2007090620070909

For 40 years, computer chips have doubled in speed and power every two years.

But maintaining the pace of improvement is becoming more difficult.

Peter Day investigates.

Computers Chipped

For 40 years, computer chips have doubled in speed and power every two years. But maintaining the pace of improvement is becoming more difficult. Peter Day investigates.

Conference Call20030601

Every spring a select group of global corporate leaders gather in the comfortable Swiss city of St Gallen for an intensive interchange of views about the future.

The event is unique because it's organised by students from the city's international business school.

Peter Day reports from last week's conference on the mood of the multinationals at a time of great uncertainty.

Connections2004093020041003

Joining the internet with phones and home computers produces a new wired-up world.

Wireless, on the other hand, removes the wires.

Peter Day investigates.

Connections

Joining the internet with phones and home computers produces a new wired-up world. Wireless, on the other hand, removes the wires.

Connections: Joining the internet with phones and home computers produces a new wired-up world. Wireless, on the other hand, removes the wires. Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Continental Drift2011052620110529

As the sovereign debt crisis continues what next for the Euro? What next for Europe? Peter Day asks the experts.

What is next for the Euro and for Europe as the sovereign debt crisis continues?

Continental Drift

Continental Drift20110529

As the sovereign debt crisis continues what next for the Euro? What next for Europe? Peter Day asks the experts.

What is next for the Euro and for Europe as the sovereign debt crisis continues?

Cork2014012320140126

Peter Day travels to Cork in Ireland to find out what life is really like in a country just recently realised from the constraints of an EU bailout.

Peter Day travels to Cork to find out what life is really like after the EU bailout.

Corporations And The Arts2016122220170402 (R4)

Who pays for the arts, who should pay for the arts? In the UK, there is controversy about corporate sponsorship of arts organisations - particularly oil companies. In the US, there is a very different approach and state funding is much lower. Andrew Dickson examines the funding models and speaks to BP as well as a number of leading arts organisations.

Producer, Penny Murphy

(Image: Burlington House, the Piccadilly site for the Royal Academy of Arts. Credit: Fraser Mar).

Corruption2003062620030629

International business is still disfigured by corruption, even though companies deny they take part.

Peter Day asks what's needed to make a clean-up happen.

Cracked China20090115
Cracked China20090118

Peter Day reports from China's industrial cities on the economic strains they are facing.

Cracked China *2009011520090118

Peter Day reports from China's heartland manufacturing cities on the global strains in the world's most vibrant economy, as hundreds of factories close and workers are laid off.

Peter Day reports from China's industrial cities on the economic strains they are facing.

Craig Barrett Interview20090524

Peter Day talks to the outgoing chairman of Intel, Craig Barrett, about receiving the largest fine ever imposed by the European Union and the other challenges of running a company on the cutting edge of modern technology.

Peter Day talks to the outgoing chairman of Intel, Craig Barrett.

Crossing The Line20170914

What red lines need to be crossed before companies retreat from foreign markets?

What red lines need to be crossed before companies retreat from foreign markets? As political turmoil engulfs Turkey, total economic collapse threatens in Venezuela and other global threats emerge, In Business explores the point at which businesses decide that enough is enough. Does it depend on the size of the investment and do companies in different sectors play by different rules? And what reputational risk might companies suffer if they get that calculation wrong? Presenter, Matthew Gwyther, talks to business people who have stayed and those who have left. Did they see the red line clearly or would they make a different call second time around?
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Crossroads2004062420040627

Formula 1 is going east by holding the first Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this autumn.

The British motor racing industry is a remarkable centre of excellence, but, asks Peter Day, is it now under threat from overseas influences as F1 flexes its muscles?

Crossroads

Formula 1 is going east by holding the first Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this autumn. The British motor racing industry is a remarkable centre of excellence, but, asks Peter Day, is it now under threat from overseas influences as F1 flexes its muscles?

Crunching The Crisis2011082520110828

Series of programmes about the whole world of work, public and private, from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

Crunching The Crisis20110828
Cuba Now2011121520111218

After 53 years of revolution, President Raul Castro is trying to change the state-controlled Cuban economy with moves to promote private employment, and an open market in secondhand cars and home.

Peter Day reports from Havana on an island where in many ways time has been standing still for half a century.

Producer Julie Ball

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day reports from Cuba on the economic changes introduced by President Raul Castro.

CUBA NOW

After 53 years of revolution, President Raul Castro is trying to change the state-controlled Cuban economy with moves to promote private employment, and an open market in secondhand cars and home. Peter Day reports from Havana on an island where in many ways time has been standing still for half a century.

Cuba Now20111218

After 53 years of revolution, President Raul Castro is trying to change the state-controlled Cuban economy with moves to promote private employment, and an open market in secondhand cars and home. Peter Day reports from Havana on an island where in many ways time has been standing still for half a century.

Producer Julie Ball

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day reports from Cuba on the economic changes introduced by President Raul Castro.

Curtain Up2013121920131222

Pantomime is a very British tradition, still as popular as ever with audiences. But it's also an important annual cash cow for regional theatres and big production companies. In Business goes to Nottingham to follow the progress of the city's two rival pantomimes: one made in-house at the Nottingham Playhouse, with a much-loved dame on his thirtieth (and last) pantomime and the other at the Theatre Royal, bought in from a big pantomime making production company starring the American Baywatch actor, known as "The Hoff". Peter Day finds out what's involved and why pantomimes matter so much to regional theatres.

(Image Robert Day).

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Peter Day goes behind the scenes at the pantomime to find out why it matters financially.

Cyber Town Malvern2014011620140119

Peter Day visits Malvern to find out why it is a hub in the fight against cyber crime.

The historic spa town of Malvern in Worcestershire is rapidly becoming the centre of a hub of small companies specialising in a very 21st century occupation: defending people from Internet crime. Unlikely as it sounds, Malvern has been a centre of science expertise for decades. Now it's a place where innovation thrives outside big corporate labs. Peter Day finds out why.

Dates With Destiny2004101420041017

Without much oil wealth, tiny Dubai has been trying to turn itself into the business and tourist crossroads of the Middle East.

Peter Day reports.

Dates with Destiny: Without much oil wealth, tiny Dubai has been trying to turn itself into the business and tourist crossroads of the Middle East. Peter Day reports. [Rpt of Thu 8.00pm]

Dates with Destiny: Without much oil wealth, tiny Dubai has been trying to turn itself into the business and tourist crossroads of the Middle East. Peter Day reports. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Dc Rider2005102020051023

What does it take to get an electric car off the ground? Lots of effort and endless patience, explains California-based inventor Lon Bell.

He talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle.

The all-electric, battery-powered car that Lon Bell has designed is called the G-Wiz.

Interviewees:

Keith Johnston, Managing Director, GoinGreen

Mark Duvall and Robert Graham, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California.

Lon Bell, Vice-Chairman, REVA Electric Car Company, Bangalore, India.

Dr John Wormald, Managing Partner, Autopolis

California-based inventor Lon Bell talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle.

DC Rider

What does it take to get an electric car off the ground? Lots of effort and endless patience, explains California-based inventor Lon Bell. He talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle. The all-electric, battery-powered car that Lon Bell has designed is called the G-Wiz.

DC Rider: California-based inventor Lon Bell talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Deep Thoughts2014073120140803

Peter Day meets business people inspired and influenced by highbrow philosophers.

It sounds abstruse, but clever people argue that commercial companies have a lot to learn from great philosophers and the academics who spend their lives studying them.

Peter Day meets some of the business people inspired and influenced by highbrow philosophy.

Produced by David Edmonds.

Design Thinking2013082220130825

There's a certain magic when a product you've bought just simply works, when a company's customer service satisfies instead of frustrates, or when a website gives you exactly the right information you need, exactly when you need it. But these seemingly serendipitous moments might actually be the result of exact planning and customer research. The technical term is 'design thinking' and with the help of designers eager to break out of the lab and into the real world, it's a movement that's catching on in all sorts of unlikely places.

This week Peter Day talks to the people behind an award-winning government website, agencies that are creating whole companies from scratch, and finds out about other ways that innovative designers are intruding into the real world like never before.

Producer: Mike Wendling.

Diaspora Bonds20120617

Developing countries need all kinds of facilities that most cannot afford, facilities that meet absolutely basic human needs: roads, bridges, railways, water supplies, power, sewerage, street lighting.

Many of them have little of the cash it needs to get big public investment programmes started. Overseas aid can help, and so can official borrowing from the big international institutions such as the World Bank.

But there's another pool of potential investment money that has so far been used mainly informally and only in very limited circumstances. Peter Day reports how developing governments, mostly in Africa, are waking up to the investment possibilities of the money diaspora send back to their own countries.

Producer: Richard Berenger.

Digital Treatment2004051320040516

The NHS is spending billions on computer power.

Peter Day finds out what the money will buy and asks if healthcare is ready to respond to the digital revolution.

Digital Treatment The NHS is spending billions on computer power.

Digital Treatment

The NHS is spending billions on computer power. Peter Day finds out what the money will buy and asks if healthcare is ready to respond to the digital revolution.

The NHS is spending billions on computer power. Peter Day finds out what the money will buy and asks if healthcare is ready to respond to the digital revolution. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Diversifying Russia's Economy20180104

Can Russia diversify its economy beyond the energy sector?

Oil and gas are the backbone of Russia's economy and swings in energy prices can push the country from boom to bust. 80 per cent of the country's exports are directly related to hydro-carbons. So how successfully is Russia diversifying into new areas? As Caroline Bayley discovers, government money is supporting hi-tech start-ups and counter sanctions imposed by the government on food imports from the US and EU are helping the food sector. However, doing business in Russia is far from straightforward.

Producer: Kate Lamble.

Do It Like Deming2005063020050703

W Edwards Deming died in 1993, but his ideas live on.

He is the quality guru whose analysis transformed Japanese business after the Second World War, and then took the rest of the world by storm decades later.

But, as Peter Day discovers, Deming's ideas are about more than mere quality: they try to transform the organisations that drive so many workers and customers to daily frustration.

W Edwards Deming died in 1993, but his ideas still live on.

Do It Like Deming

W Edwards Deming died in 1993, but his ideas live on. He is the quality guru whose analysis transformed Japanese business after the Second World War, and then took the rest of the world by storm decades later. But, as Peter Day discovers, Deming's ideas are about more than mere quality: they try to transform the organisations that drive so many workers and customers to daily frustration.

W Edwards Deming died in 1993, but his ideas still live on. He is the quality guru whose analysis transformed Japanese business after the Second World War, and then took the rest of the world by storm decades later. But as Peter Day discovers Deming's ideas are about more than mere quality: they try to transform the organisations that drive so many workers and customers to daily frustration.

Do It Yourself Jobs2012011920120122

If times are hard, why not set up your own business rather than try to find a job somewhere else? Peter Day hears from young entrepreneurs who think that one way of beating recession is to start from scratch.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day meets young people trying to beat the recession by setting up their own business

Do It Yourself Jobs20120122

Peter Day meets young people trying to beat the recession by setting up their own business

Dogfight2004102120041024

The two giants of plane-making, Boeing and Airbus, are engaged in their fiercest battle ever.

Each accuses the other of receiving unfair levels of government aid.

At the same time, the two companies are sharply divided over the future of aviation itself.

Next year, Airbus launches the largest passenger plane the world has yet seen.

Boeing's approach is radically different - it says airlines want smaller planes which can be flown more frequently.

Peter Day asks who's right.

Dogfight

The two giants of plane-making, Boeing and Airbus, are engaged in their fiercest battle ever. Each accuses the other of receiving unfair levels of government aid. At the same time, the two companies are sharply divided over the future of aviation itself. Next year, Airbus launches the largest passenger plane the world has yet seen. Boeing's approach is radically different - it says airlines want smaller planes which can be flown more frequently. Peter Day asks who's right.

Doing It Wrong2010011420100117

The late business rebel Russell Ackoff's thoughts on how to get things done.

Russell Ackoff was a great subversive - a business school professor who thought that business schools were a block on management thinking and who delighted in pointing out the flaws in the way companies work. Before he died at the age of 90 in October 2009, this business rebel gave Peter Day some insights into his unconventional approach to getting things done.

Doing It Wrong20100117

The late business rebel Russell Ackoff's thoughts on how to get things done.

Doing It Wrong * *2010011420100117

Russell Ackoff was a great subversive - a business school professor who thought that business schools were a block on management thinking and who delighted in pointing out the flaws in the way companies work.

Before he died at the age of 90 in October 2009, this business rebel gave Peter Day some insights into his unconventional approach to getting things done.

The late business rebel Russell Ackoff's thoughts on how to get things done.

Don't Cry For Me, Argentina2011120120111204

Is there life after a sovereign debt default such as Greece is now facing ? Peter Day reports from Argentina, a country which went through a similar sort of crisis ten years ago.

You can subscribe to "Peter Days World of Business" podcast, via the Radio 4 website.

The podcast brings you both the "In Business" programme, which broadcasts twenty six times a year and also "Global Business" which broadcasts every week of the year on the BBC World Service.

Producer: Richard Berenger Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Is there an 'Argentine Solution' for Europe? Peter Day reports from Argentina.

You can subscribe to "Peter Days World of Business" podcast, via the Radio 4 website. The podcast brings you both the "In Business" programme, which broadcasts twenty six times a year and also "Global Business" which broadcasts every week of the year on the BBC World Service.

Don't Cry For Me, Argentina20111204
Down Japan20090129
Down Japan *2009012920090201

After Japan's property bubble burst in 1990, the country was pitched into 10 years of economic depression, from which the world's second largest economy may not yet have fully recovered.

Peter Day asks what the rest of the world can learn from the now familiar-sounding Japanese experience.

Down On The Farm *2008091120080914

What has been the effect of rocketing food prices on British farmers? Peter Day reports.

Down on the Farm

Down With Hierarchies2006011920060122

Feel Jaded? Job getting you down? Perhaps it's not you, but the organisation you work for.

Gerard Fairtlough is a very experienced business leader who thinks the traditional hierarchies of command and control are dysfunctional.

He tells Peter Day about some better ways of getting things done.

Down with Hierarchies

Feel Jaded? Job getting you down? Perhaps it's not you, but the organisation you work for. Gerard Fairtlough is an experienced business leader who thinks the traditional hierarchies of command and control are dysfunctional. He tells Peter Day about some better ways of getting things done.

Feel Jaded? Job getting you down? Perhaps it's not you, but the organisation you work for. Gerard Fairtlough is a very experienced business leader who thinks the traditional hierarchies of command and control are dysfunctional. He tells Peter Day about some better ways of getting things done.

Dragon's Den2012041920120422

After 30 years of tearaway economic growth, there are fears that China may be rapidly slowing down, putting great strains on their economic system. Peter Day reports on the bursting of the great Chinese housing bubble and the pressures on private businesses and wonders if the Year of the Dragon is going be about hard times not traditional good fortune.

Producer: Julie Ball.

Is China's bubble about to burst? Peter Day reports.

Dragon's Den20120422

Is China's bubble about to burst? Peter Day reports.

Driverless Cars2015073020150802 (R4)

Peter Day investigates a future of driverless cars - how soon will it come?

As the race to develop driverless cars hots up around the world, the UK is determined not to be left in the slow lane. Government money is being invested to help test vehicles and 'pods' over the next three years.

It's not just the robotic technology which is being developed- building the trust of the public in vehicles which eventually won't need drivers behind the wheel is crucial

There's still a long way to go, and Peter Day talks to those involved in this brave new world of transport.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Ebay Watch2004052720040530

When the dot com bubble burst four years ago internet auctions went on powering ahead.

People are giving up their day jobs to trade on eBay and now its influence is spreading to big business too.

Peter Day investigates the economics of the eBay effect.

Economic Rebellion2016033120160403 (R4)

Why is there so much dissatisfaction about how economics is taught at universities?

Why is there so much dissatisfaction about how economics is taught at universities? Since the financial crash, many students have been in revolt in the UK and overseas, determined to change the content of their courses. They are not alone. Employers and some economists share many of their concerns. Peter Day explores why the subject has changed over a generation and why that might matter.

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Electric Cars20180111

Can electric cars replace petrol and diesel vehicles in a new motoring revolution?

There is a motoring revolution underway: the fast accelerating switch from petrol and diesel cars, to electric vehicles. In Norway, almost 40% of new car purchases are now fully electric or hybrids. Other countries are starting to catch up, and are setting ambitious targets. Britain wants to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Oxford wants to ban non-electric vehicles from parts of the city centre by 2020. Motor manufacturers are investing vast sums in the development of new electric models. Those who don't, risk being left behind.
And yet, as Peter Morgan reports, obstacles remain. Many drivers feel "range anxiety", the fear that the car battery will run out before they can recharge it. And electric cars are not cheap to buy.
But costs are coming down fast, batteries will soon last for hundreds of miles, and charge-points are being installed in more and more places. So much so, that there's a new land grab going on for market share. Start-ups are getting in on the act, and even big oil companies like Shell are branching out into this business.
Nevertheless, where will all the extra electricity come from? Will there be standardisation of the charging infrastructure, so drivers don't end up frustrated at a charge-point where their plug doesn't fit?
And while electric cars don't emit toxic fumes like nitrogen oxides, how much difference do they actually make to harmful particulates in the air?
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

Engineering The Future20170528

For decades the UK has not produced enough engineers. What is needed to change that?

For decades the UK has not produced enough engineers. What's been going wrong? Is education at fault or does engineering have an intractable image problem? Engineering is a very male world. If that changes, might its recruitment problem disappear? Ruth Sunderland visits businesses with innovative schemes aimed at reversing the trend, and meets students, teachers and industry leaders. Who will be the engineers of the future?
Producer: Rosamund Jones

(Image: Ruth Sunderland. Credit: Mark Richards).

Estonia's E-residents2016120120161204 (R4)

Ruth Alexander applies to become a virtual resident of Estonia.

Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, with only 1.3 million citizens. But it is hoping to become much bigger - by attracting what it calls e-residents.

A scheme was started two years ago to give citizens of any nation the opportunity to set up Estonian bank accounts and businesses - and to develop a digital identity which can be managed from anywhere.

Ruth Alexander examines how it works, who benefits and why some UK citizens are seeing it as a post-Brexit business opportunity.

Producer: Elizabeth Cassin

(Image: Stanislav Yurin, an e-resident of Estonia, and his wife Kseniya Paliadnik).

Eureka Democracy2007101120071014

Business innovation is vital for corporate survival, but is it best left to companies? Some believe that the best ideas stem from the users of goods and services and that now is the time to make innovation a truly open and collaborative process.

Peter Day reports.

Eureka Democracy

Business innovation is vital for corporate survival, but is it best left to companies? Some believe that the best ideas stem from the users of goods and services and that now is the time to make innovation a truly open and collaborative process. Peter Day reports.

Euro Everything2006051820060521

Peter Day asks whether Europe really needs big projects such as the Galileo Satellite System and the Quaero internet research programme to boost innovation.

European politicians are worried about how the continent is falling behind the United States in innovation.

Some of them are placing their faith in big industrial and internet projects to boost the continents ability to compete.

But can taxpayers' money help innovation, or does it actually hinder it? And does Europe really need a European rival to the current American-run Global Positioning System and its own version of Google.

Peter Day interviews:

Kev Collins, Production Manager, EADS Astrium

Richard Peckham, Head of Business Development, EADS Astrium

Philippe de Buck, Secretary General, UNICE

David White, Director of Innovation Policy, European Commission

Francois Bourdoncle, President, Exalead

Loic Le Meur, Executive Vice President, Six Apart

Mike Lynch, Founder, Autonomy

Francois Loos, Frances Minister of Industry

Bernard Benhamou, senior lecturer, Political Studies Institute in Paris.

Euro Everything

European politicians are worried about how the continent is falling behind the United States in innovation. Some of them are placing their faith in big industrial and internet projects to boost the continents ability to compete. But can taxpayers' money help innovation, or does it actually hinder it? And does Europe really need a European rival to the current American-run Global Positioning System and its own version of Google.

Euro Everything: The European Union wants its own Internet search engine and its own satellite navigation system. Peter Day asks why we need to go it alone. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Euro On The Rocks?2010121620101219

Euroland slides into big trouble as the crisis spreads from one country to another.

In this change to the advertised programme, Peter Day asks a panel of experts what's happening and why it matters.

Producers: Caroline Bayley and Sandra Kanthal.

As crisis spreads from one country to another Peter Day asks if the Eurozone is in crisis.

In Business

EURO ON THE ROCKS?

Euroland slides into big trouble as the crisis spreads from one country to another. In this change to the advertised programme, Peter Day asks a panel of experts what's happening and why it matters.

Euro On The Rocks?20101219

In Business

EURO ON THE ROCKS?

Euroland slides into big trouble as the crisis spreads from one country to another. In this change to the advertised programme, Peter Day asks a panel of experts what's happening and why it matters.

Producers: Caroline Bayley and Sandra Kanthal.

As crisis spreads from one country to another Peter Day asks if the Eurozone is in crisis.

Euro Peril2012071920120722

Peter Day asks how continental European businesses are surviving the euro crisis.

EURO PERIL

As the euro struggles for survival, continental businesses are caught up in the maelstrom. Peter Day finds out what they make of their plight and what sort of future they see for the single currency and the euro zone.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Europe On The Edge20090402
Europe On The Edge20090405

Peter Day reports on the heavy strains being felt by countries on the fringes of Europe.

Europe On The Edge2011072120110724

The Euro crisis in Greece is creating effects that can be felt across the continent.

Peter Day finds out how this turbulence is affecting businesses in Spain and Poland.

Producers: Sandra Kanthal and Julie Ball.

What is the Euro crisis doing to business in Spain and Poland.

The Euro crisis in Greece is creating effects that can be felt across the continent. Peter Day finds out how this turbulence is affecting businesses in Spain and Poland.

Europe On The Edge20110724

What is the Euro crisis doing to business in Spain and Poland.

Europe On The Edge * *2009040220090405

Peter Day reports from Spain, Hungary, Ireland and Iceland on the heavy strains being felt by those countries on the fringes of Europe which boomed when they were new recruits to the EU.

In the current economic crisis, however, they are now under heavy pressure, along with the Eurozone and the whole European Union.

Peter Day reports on the heavy strains being felt by countries on the fringes of Europe.

European Unicorns2016041420160417 (R4)

A Unicorn is a mythical animal. But it's also the name now given to private start-up companies, mainly in the tech or internet sector which are valued at a billion dollars or more.

They're extremely fast-growing and are often keener to increase customers rather than make profits at this stage. They rely on private investors to fund their growth and those investors give the companies their valuations.

Through interviews with European unicorns including BlaBlaCar, a ride-sharing service and Hello Fresh which delivers measured fresh ingredients and recipes to your door, Caroline Bayley asks how "real" the tech unicorns are and whether the billion dollar plus valuations are fuelling another tech bubble which could be in danger of bursting.

Producer Anna Meisel.

Through interviews with European unicorns including Blah, Blah Car, a ride-sharing service and Hello Fresh which delivers measured fresh ingredients and recipes to your door, Caroline Bayley asks how "real" the tech unicorns are and whether the billion dollar plus valuations are fuelling another tech bubble which could be in danger of bursting.

Face The Music2012083020120902

Public spending cuts are putting a big squeeze on orchestras all over the world. Peter Day hears how musicians are trying to find new ways of ensuring that the bands play on.

Producer: Ben Crighton

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day explores the impossible economics of the concert hall.

Presenter: Peter Day

Fast And Furious2014080720140810

Peter Day explains how the influence of Formula 1 expertise is reaching everyday lives.

Britain is a world leader in Formula 1 cars, engineering and research. Peter Day reports on how the influence of UK motor racing expertise is now reaching out into other businesses and our everyday lives, inspired by the drama of the pit-stop.

Produced by Sandra Kanthal.

Fast Boat To China2004011520040118

A huge demand for vessel capacity has sent the cost of shipping rocketing.

World trade is changing rapidly.

Peter Day investigates.

Fighting Fit2007060720070610

Being healthy and staying healthy are increasing preoccupations for companies as well as individuals.

Peter Day finds out how concepts of welfare are changing existing businesses and creating new ones.

Fighting Fit

Being healthy and staying healthy are increasing preoccupations for companies as well as individuals. Peter Day finds out how concepts of welfare are changing existing businesses and creating new ones.

Fish To Share20170831

Lesley Curwen explores the potential future of fishing in the UK after it leaves the EU.

Many British fishermen rejoiced after the UK vote to leave the European Union. They hoped it would mean fewer EU boats fishing in UK waters. Business reporter and sailor Lesley Curwen visits ports and harbours at both ends of Britain to talk to fishermen about their hopes and fears, and hears from a group of European fishermen who argue a hard Brexit would destroy thousands of their jobs.

Producer: Smita Patel.

Fixing Capitalism2003061920030622

The husband and wife team of Harvard Business School Professor, Shoshana Zuboff, and international businessman, James Maxmin, think that we need a new kind of capitalism to replace the 20th century model based on the male-dominated command and control.

They explain to Peter Day what the new sort of organisations might be like, and how they might happen.

Fixing Germany2003103020031102

With a drifting economy and major social and industrial problems, Germany needs to change the way it works in order to power the new Europe.

Peter Day looks at the issues through the eyes of Germans from both the West and the East, thirteen years after reunification.

Food For Fuel2007020120070204

Peter Day meets the green entrepreneurs who are finding new ways to fuel the energy requirements of tomorrow.

But is it right, in a hungry world, to grow crops to keep Western cars running?

Food for Fuel

Peter Day meets the green entrepreneurs who are finding new ways to fuel the energy requirements of tomorrow. But is it right, in a hungry world, to grow crops to keep Western cars running?

Food For Thought2005102720051030

As the unending superstore war rages on in the shopping mall and the high street, other styles of food retailers are trying to make their presence felt - from overseas.

Peter Day finds out what lessons they might have for retailers here.

Food for Thought

As the unending superstore war rages on in the shopping mall and the high street, other styles of food retailers are trying to make their presence felt - from overseas. Peter Day finds out what lessons they might have for retailers here.

For Ever And Ever2014121820141221 (R4)

Britain's cathedrals have defined the landscape for more than 1000 years

as places of worship, tourist attractions, and unrivalled architectural

achievements. But what's their role in the 21st century? Peter Day hears

about the business of running some of the country's most famous places.

Producer : Sandra Kanthal.

FOR EVER AND EVER

For Your Information2011042820110501

Information seems to be moving right to the heart of the 21st century economy but nobody really knows what it is or how it works.

Peter Day talks to pioneers in the field of information management as well as corporate gatekeepers of this valuable commodity we call information to find out what advances are being made with the amount of data we now generate.

Peter Day finds out how we can use the growing amount of information we now generate.

Information seems to be moving right to the heart of the 21st century economy but nobody really knows what it is or how it works. Peter Day talks to pioneers in the field of information management as well as corporate gatekeepers of this valuable commodity we call information to find out what advances are being made with the amount of data we now generate.

For Your Information20110501

Peter Day finds out how we can use the growing amount of information we now generate.

Forecasting: How To Map The Future20170907

Why do so many economic and business forecasts fail to correctly map the future?

Why do so many economic and business forecasts fail to correctly map the future? Adam Shaw asks why so many recessions take us by surprise and why the failure of certain forecasts should be a cause of celebration, not despair. He examines the role of complexity and groupthink and how technological advance can scupper the best laid forecasts. Do we, as consumers, invest too much faith in forecasts? And is there anything forecasters can do to ensure their pronouncements are more reliable?
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Forty Per Cent Female2008100220081005

This year in Norway it became law that company boards must consist of at least 40 per cent women.

Peter Day asked four years ago why the country intended to take such drastic action.

Now he wonders if other countries may follow suit.

Forty Per Cent Female

This year in Norway it became law that company boards must consist of at least 40 per cent women. Peter Day asked four years ago why the country intended to take such drastic action. Now he wonders if other countries may follow suit.

Framed2005020320050206

Peter Day examines the boom in modern art and the threat to the LONDON art market posed by big changes in the rules about arts sales in Europe.

Framed: Peter Day examines the boom in modern art and the threat to the London art market posed by big changes in the rules about arts sales in Europe. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Framed: Peter Day examines the boom in modern art and the threat to the London art market posed by big changes in the rules about arts sales in Europe. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

French Lessons2012041220120415

As the EuroZone struggles for survival, France remains at the heart of Europe. Peter Day finds out how French business is faring in an era of huge European uncertainty.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day finds out how French business is faring during the euro crisis.

French Lessons20120415

Peter Day finds out how French business is faring during the euro crisis.

French With Tears2006100520061008

Big social problems, high unemployment, a stuttering economy.

Despite some world class corporations, business in France appears to be in deep trouble.

As next year's Presidential election campaigning gets underway, Peter Day asks whether the French will stick to their model of state intervention - or embrace the Anglo Saxon market forces they have long shunned.

French with Tears

Big social problems, high unemployment, a stuttering economy. Despite some world class corporations, business in France appears to be in deep trouble. As next year's Presidential election campaigning gets underway, Peter Day asks whether the French will stick to their model of state intervention - or embrace the Anglo Saxon market forces they have long shunned.

From Ex-offender To Entrepreneur2017042020170423 (R4)

The number of women in prison globally is rapidly increasing. The Institute for Criminal Policy Research has calculated that between 2000 and 2015, the female prison population around the world grew by 50%, compared with an 18% rise in male prisoners over the same period. Re-offending rates are high, and overcoming the stigma of a prison sentence makes finding a job extremely tough. But can entrepreneurship break the cycle? Caroline Bayley speaks to six former women prisoners across three continents. They were convicted under different circumstances and of different crimes - but they're united in their passion for business, enterprise and self-employment which has allowed them to turn their lives around on the outside.

Producer: Alex Burton.

How entrepreneurship can break the cycle of re-offending for women after prison.

The number of women in prison globally is rapidly increasing. The Institute for Criminal Policy Research has calculated that between 2000 and 2015, the female prison population around the world grew by 50%, compared with an 18% rise in male prisoners over the same period. Re-offending rates are high, and overcoming the stigma of a prison sentence makes finding a job extremely tough. But can entrepreneurship break the cycle? Caroline Bayley speaks to six former women prisoners across three continents. They were convicted under different circumstances and of different crimes - but they're united in their passion for business, enterprise and self-employment which has allowed them to turn their lives around on the outside.

Producer: Alex Burton.

Frugal Feast2012050320120506

A new approach to the business of innovation. Peter Day reports.

Big companies may have lots to learn from the cheap and cheerful improvisation which is commonplace in the developing world, particularly India. Peter Day discovers some of the secrets of what is now being called Frugal Innovation.

Producer Sandra Kanthal

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day on how companies can learn from the cheap improvisation of the developing world.

Frugal Feast20120506

Big companies may have lots to learn from the cheap and cheerful improvisation which is commonplace in the developing world, particularly India. Peter Day discovers some of the secrets of what is now being called Frugal Innovation.

Producer Sandra Kanthal

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

A new approach to the business of innovation. Peter Day reports.

Gas Leak2013011720130120

Russia's giant energy company Gazprom has the biggest reserves of natural gas in the world, and much of the country's new-found prosperity has depended on its exports to Europe. But now global gas prices are tumbling as new supplies come on stream, and the EU has launched a top level investigation of the company's grip on European energy. Peter Day examines Gazprom's future in an uncertain world.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

GAS LEAK

Gene Patenting2013080820130811

Peter Day asks whether gene patenting is a good or bad thing for medical innovation.

Ever since the mapping of the human genome was completed 10 years ago medical companies have been rushing to patent genes that define all of us for their own exclusive use. Now the US Supreme Court has ruled against patenting things found in nature. Peter Day asks what this means for the biotech business.and for the future of healthcare.

Generation Next2007051020070513

Teenagers are now big spenders, and corporations are waking up to a huge new market.

Peter Day finds out how teenage tastes are shaping businesses across the world.

Generation Next

Teenagers are now big spenders, and corporations are waking up to a huge new market. Peter Day finds out how teenage tastes are shaping businesses across the world.

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Unknown: Carol Leonard

Editor: Rod Pounsett

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Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Editor: Rod Pounsett

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Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Unknown: Lorna Murray

Editor: Rod Pounsett

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Presenter: Carol Leonard

Presenter: Researcher Loma Murray

Editor: Rod Pounsett

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Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Unknown: Lorna Murrav

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Presenter: Carol Leonard

Editor: Rod Pounsett

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Presenter Carol Leonard Editor Rod Pounsett

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Last in the present series with Carol Leonard. Research Lorna Murray Editor Rod Pounsett

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Unknown: Carol Leonard.

Unknown: Lorna Murray

Editor: Rod Pounsett

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Presenter: Peter Day.

Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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Presented By: Peter Day

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Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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NEW The Credit Strike

Recession is biting and the banks are pulling in their loans - just when business needs their help most. In the first of a new series,

In Business hears from victims of the credit strike and maps out a blueprint for survival.

Presented by Peter Day. Editor Colin Wilde. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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NEW Recession is

NEW biting and the banks are pulling in their loans. In the first of a new series, the programme hears from victims of the credit strike. Presented by Peter Day.

Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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Presented By: Peter Day.

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Prophets of Change 'Change or die' is the gospel preached to giant companies by business gurus such as Tom Peters. But how do concerns as varied as BP, Courtaulds and Apple Computers put change into practice? And what does change mean for these business leaders fighting to stay in the front line?

Presented by Peter Day. Editor Colin Wilde. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Peters.

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Unknown: Tom Peters.

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Prophets of Change 'Change or die' is the gospel preached to giant companies by business gurus. But how do big companies put change into practice? And what does change mean for those business leaders fighting to stay in the front line? Presented by Peter Day. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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Something from Nothing

A focus on Britain's unsung heroes - from corner shop to multimillionaire. Penniless and unwelcome, Asian immigrants clawed their way to business success. Plus details of the Business Survivor of the Year competition.

Presented by Peter Day. Editor Colin Wilde. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Something from Nothing A focus on Britain's unsung heroes - Asian immigrants who fought their way to business success. Plus details of the Business Survivor of the Year competition.

Presented by Peter Day.

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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The Boys from Down Under

In the 80s, Aussie raiders scared hell out of the Poms, but as the 90s dawned they got their comeuppance. What was so special about them? Why did they fall? And how have they influenced management style? Peter Day reports. Editor Colin Wilde. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Unknown: Peter Day

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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The Boys from Down Under

In the 80s. Aussie raiders scared hell out of the Poms, but as the 90s dawned they got their comeuppance. What was so special about them? Why did they fall? And how have they influenced management style? Peter Day reports.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

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Unknown: Peter Day

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Is Service Included?

Are you really being served? The high street boomed in the 1980s but then went head first into recession, ruining many reputations. Tonight's programme finds out where retailing is heading in the hard times, and in an exclusive interview, hears from Lord Rayner, the retiring chairman of Marks and Spencer.

Presented by Peter Day. Editor Neil Koenig. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Neil Koenig.

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Neil Koenig.

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Is Service Included?

Are you really being served? The high street boomed in the 1980s but then went head first into recession, ruining many reputations. Today's programme finds out where retailing is heading in the hard times and, in an exclusive interview, hears from Lord Rayner, the retiring chairman of Marks and Spencer.

Presented by Peter Day. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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The Bank-Busters

For one bank in the USA, Easter was no bank holiday. Instead, the federal authorities moved in to close it down. The bank is one of hundreds to close in the USA this year as the crisis in the country's banking industry gathers pace.

In Business went in with the bank-busters to record this bizarre event.

Presented by Peter Day. Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Neil Koenig.

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Neil Koenig.

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The Bank-Busters

At Easter the federal authorities moved in to close down one bank in the USA. The bank is one of hundreds to close this year as the crisis in the country's banking industry gathers pace. In Business went in with the bank-busters, the first time a broadcasting team has been allowed to record this bizarre event.

Presented by Peter Day.

Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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Cheerful Personality Required - Roughly half of UK employers put job applicants through personality, or psychometric, tests. But doubts are being raised about their reliability. In Business reports.

Presented by Peter Day. Producer Stephen Chilcott Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Stephen Chilcott

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Stephen Chilcott

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Cheerful Personality Required...

Roughly half of UK employers put job applicants through personality, or psychometric, tests. But doubts are being raised about their reliability. In Business reports.

Presented by Peter Day.

Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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Does Whitehall Mean

Business?

The DTI likes to be known as the Department for Enterprise - but is it clear about its role of encouraging business? Since 1979 it's had 12 different Secretaries of State. Peter Day talks to Sir Leon Brittan , Lord Young, Nicholas Ridley and others, about what the DTI is for.

Editor Colin Wilde. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Leon Brittan

Unknown: Nicholas Ridley

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Unknown: Sir Leon Brittan

Unknown: Nicholas Ridley

Editor: Colin Wilde.

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Does Whitehall Mean

Business?

The DTI likes to be known as the Department for Enterprise - but is it clear about its role of encouraging business? Since 1979 it's had 12 different Secretaries of State. Peter Day talks to Sir Leon Brittan , Lord Young, Nicholas Ridley and others, about what the DTI is for.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Leon Brittan

Unknown: Nicholas Ridley

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Unknown: Sir Leon Brittan

Unknown: Nicholas Ridley

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A Seat on the Board

It sounds like the ultimate career step - but what exactly is the role of a company director? Is it a privileged and easy ride - or have the responsibilities begun to weigh heavily around the necks of the fat cats?

Presented by Peter Day. Producer Ann Gilmartin. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Ann Gilmartin.

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Ann Gilmartin.

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A Seat on the Board

It sounds like the ultimate career step - but what exactly is the role of a company director? Is it a privileged and easy ride - or have the responsibilities begun to weigh heavily?

Presented by Peter Day.

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

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Survivor of the Year

The winner of the In Business Survivor of the Year is announced - the business hero or heroine who looked disaster in the face during the past year.... and survived.

The last in the series, presented by Peter Day.

Series editor Alan Griffiths. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Alan Griffiths.

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Alan Griffiths.

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Survivor of the Year The winner of the In

Business Survivor of the Year is announced - the business hero or heroine who looked disaster in the face during the past year... and survived. The last in the present series, presented by Peter Day.

Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Day

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NEW All Going Down

Together

The depositors in BCCI, the scandal-torn bank, include many small businesses. In the first of the new series, Peter Day and Nigel Cassidy find out how these businesses are surviving the fall of the bank - and how much longer they can avoid falling into the hands of the receiver themselves.

Producer Catherine Watt

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Catherine Watt

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Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Catherine Watt

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All Going Down Together

The depositors in BCCI, the scandal-torn bank, include many small businesses. In the first of the new series, Peter Day and Nigel Cassidy find out how these businesses are surviving the fall of the bank - and how much longer they can avoid falling into the hands of the receiver themselves.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

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Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

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The Bank That Likes to Say Ja

Peter Day travels to

Ingolstadt in Bavaria, and compares the British and German banking systems through the eyes of the town's inhabitants.

Producer Stuart Maisner

Contributors

Producer: Stuart Maisner

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Producer: Stuart Maisner

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The Bank That Likes to Say Ja

Peter Day travels to

Ingolstadt in Bavaria, and compares the British and German banking systems through the eyes of the town's inhabitants.

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Terminal Illness

Healthcare in the United

States is in crisis. Costs have spiralled out of control; companies face enormous costs to protect their employees, and 37 million people have no health insurance at all.

As Britain's health service faces sweeping change,

Richard Quest reports on the American system in chaos, and the search for a solution. Presented by Peter Day.

Producer Colin Wilde

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Quest

Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Colin Wilde

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Unknown: Richard Quest

Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Colin Wilde

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Richard Quest reports on American healthcare in chaos. With Peter Day.

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The Hong Kong of Europe?

Japanese investment in Britain is set to rocket in the 90s, much to the alarm of some of our

European partners.

Peter Day explores the impact of Japan on different British industries and regions, and asks whether Britain is becoming 'the Hong Kong of Europe' or just a giant Japanese screwdriver plant. Producer Stuart Maisner

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Peter Day explores the impact of Japan on British industries and regions.

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Daddy Breaks

Studies of the strain on working women are now looking at the stress on working men. Should men follow a work pattern which demands long hours away from their family, particularly when their children are young? And who is going to pay for it? Producer Colin Wilde

Contributors

Producer: Colin Wilde

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Producer: Colin Wilde

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Daddy Breaks

Studies of the strain on working women have now turned interest onto the stress on working men. Stereo

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The Channel Tunnel: the Ultimate Pipe Dream? When former Prime

Minister

Margaret Thatcher gave the Channel Tunnel the final go-ahead, she assured the people of Kent and the Nord-Pas de

Calais that the project would encourage new enterprise in their areas. Five years on, Nigel Cassidy reports on who will benefit when the Channel

Tunnel finally opens.

Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Neil Koenig.

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Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Neil Koenig.

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The Channel Tunnel: the Ultimate Pipe Dream? Nigel Cassidy reports on who will benefit when the Channel Tunnel opens. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

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Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

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Seconds Out

Time is money, and ever more ferocious competition is forcing firms to slash the amount of time it takes them to bring new products to market. It can mean cramming into a few months a development process that used to take years: experts call the technique 'time compression'. Peter Day reports on a management revolution in the making. Producer Mark Gregory. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Mark Gregory.

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Mark Gregory.

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Seconds Out

Ferocious competition is forcing firms to slash the amount of time it takes them to bring new products to market. Peter Day reports on a management revolution in the making.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

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You Never Got Poor by.... David Sullivan is a press baron with a difference: he and his readers have got sex on the brain. From this week, his paper The Sport is published seven days a week. Is it alien porn, or just pleasing the public? Peter Day finds out. Producer Neil Koenig

Contributors

Unknown: David Sullivan

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Neil Koenig

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Unknown: David Sullivan

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Neil Koenig

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You Never Got Poor by.... David Sullivan is a press baron with a difference: he and his readers have got sex on the brain. From last week his paper The Sport is published seven days a week. Alien porn, or just pleasing the public? Peter Day finds out.

Contributors

Unknown: David Sullivan

Unknown: Peter Day

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Unknown: David Sullivan

Unknown: Peter Day

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Quality Street

It sounds obvious: quality matters. Tens of thousands of companies have achieved the national standard for quality systems - BS 5750. But while manufacturing industry has been preaching the lesson for a decade, it's taking much longer for the quality gospel to spread into the service industries and the public sector. Are quality promises worth the paper they're printed on? Peter Day investigates.

Producer Stephen Chilcott. Stereo

Contributors

Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

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Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

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Quality Street

The "quality" gospel is being preached ever louder throughout business. Is the message getting through? Peter Day investigates.

Stereo

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Grapes of Wrath

Britons drink four billion pounds worth of wine a year - but only one fifth of one per cent is English. The British Government and the EC have radical plans for wine in Europe. Will their ideas wither English wine on the vine? Peter Day and Roger White investigate.

Producer Stephen Chilcott. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Roger White

Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

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Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Roger White

Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

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Grapes of Wrath

The British government and the EC have radical plans for wine in Europe. Will their ideas wither

English wine on the vine? In the last programme of the series, Peter Day and Roger White investigate. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Roger White

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Unknown: Peter Day

Unknown: Roger White

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Bumping Along the Bottom

After the longest recession for 50 years, there's still little sign of an upturn. In the first of a new series,

Peter Day hears the anger and frustration of people who were in business and have seen their companies fail in the last 18 months.

How can businesses survive, and what is preventing this recession from ending?

Producer Colin Wilde Editor Alan Griffiths

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Colin Wilde

Editor: Alan Griffiths

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Bumping Along the Bottom

In the first of a new series, Peter Day hears the anger and frustration of people who were in business and have seen their companies fail in the recession of the last eighteen months.

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Take a P45, Ms Jones In Sweden they promote them, in Britain we make them redundant.

Nigel Cassidy discovers why the office secretary is fast becoming an endangered species.

Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo

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Unknown: Ms Jones

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Neil Koenig.

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Take a P45, Ms Jones Nigel Cassidy discovers why the office secretary is fast becoming an endangered species.

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Unknown: Ms Jones

Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

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Trainer

Presented by Peter Day.

It's dark, you are cold and damp, sheltering as best you can under some plastic sheeting. But this is not some army exercise - just part of the very latest in management training. From assault courses to role-playing, such training is now big business. But how useful is it, and which approach really challenges your executives' way of thinking?

Producer Tim Bowler

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Tim Bowler

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Trainer

Peter Day investigates the latest techniques in management training.

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After the boom that dramatically changed city skylines in the 1980s, commercial property is undergoing the worst slump this century. But it's less than 20 years since the last property crisis. Why do the banks who lend the money and the property developers who borrow it have such short memories?

Peter Day finds out.

Producer Melanie Fanstone

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Melanie Fanstone

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It's less than 20 years since the last property crisis. Why do the banks who lend the money and the property developers who borrow it have such short memories?

Peter Day finds out.

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1992: Old Customs Die

Hard

Balloonists think the single European Market is all hot air. To the drug companies, cough mixture is nothing to sneeze at. Lightning conductor makers aren't struck by it. Bee-keepers are still getting stung by trade barriers. Peter Day investigates the Uncommon Market.

Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo

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Producer: Neil Koenig.

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1992: Old Customs Die Hard

Balloonists think the single European Market is all hot air. To the drug companies, cough mixture is nothing to sneeze at. Lightning-conductor makers aren't struck by it. Bee-keepers are still getting stung by trade barriers. And recyclists can't pedal hard enough to keep up with the new

German packaging rules. Peter Day investigates the Uncommon Market.

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Grantrepreneurs? Northern Ireland's businesses are accused of absorbing huge public subsidies but showing few returns. Roger White investigates.

Producer Ann Gilmartin. Stereo

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Unknown: Roger White

Producer: Ann Gilmartin.

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Grantrepreneurs?

Roger White reports on the strengths and flaws of the Northern Ireland economy.

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Unknown: Roger White

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Dial "F" for Fraud

Telephone pirates are tapping into the networks in America and running up a multi-billion-dollar fraud. How soon will it be before they cross the Atlantic? Peter Day follows hard on the heels of the hackers, their trackers and the telephone 'phreaks' who don the names of comic-book heroes and villains in their battle with the organisations.

Producer Colin Wilde. Stereo

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Producer: Colin Wilde.

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Dial 'F' For Fraud

Peter Day reports on the American problem of telephone fraud that may soon arrive here.

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The prospects for business after the election.

Presented by Peter Day. Producer Mark Gregory. Stereo

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Producer: Mark Gregory.

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Is the new political environment helping firms to beat the recession?

Peter Day reports.

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Public or Private?

In the last programme of the series Peter Day explores the pros and cons of becoming a public company.

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"If ifs not hurting, it's not working...." said John Major of his economic policy when he was Chancellor. Three years later, it's still hurting, and the business outlook is grim. Recession is expected to stretch out well into next year - possibly even longer. How does a company survive? In Business returns with three case histories and a panel of experts taking a long look at the current agony of British business. Presented by Peter Day. Editor Stephen Chilcott Producer Caroline Bayley

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Unknown: John Major

Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Stephen Chilcott

Producer: Caroline Bayley

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The business outlook is grim.

Recession is expected to stretch out into the next year. In Business returns with three case histories and a panel of experts looking at the current agony of British business. Presented by Peter Day

Stereo (Broadcast fast Wednesday;

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The New Age Auditors Just like everyone else, businesses are under pressure to conform to fashionable trends.

Nigel Cassidy follows a group of consultants around a Manchester paint company as they examine new management skills from ethics to the colour of clothes. But can these New

Age Auditors increase profitability?

Producer Robert McKenzie

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Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Robert McKenzie

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The New Age Auditors Nigel Cassidy investigates new management skills in a Manchester paint company.

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California - Running on Empty

For generations, it's been a place of dreams: a place where the 21st century arrived early. But now the Golden State is tarnished.

Its economy is in trouble, its government hugely overspent. Even the lowest American interest rates for

40 years are failing to get business going again in time for the presidential election. Californians have seen the future - and it's faltering.

Peter Day reports on the lessons the rest of the world can learn from

California.

Producer Stephen Chilcott

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Stephen Chilcott

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California - Running on Empty

For generations, it's been a place of dreams: a place where the 21st century arrived early. But now the Golden State's economy is in trouble, its government hugely overspent. Even the lowest American interest rates for 40 years are failing to get business going again in time for the presidential election. Peter Day reports on the lessons the rest of the world can learn from California.

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Watching the Workers Every day fraudsters get away with pilfering the profits. They are employees who find hundreds of different ways to steal from their company. But now the firms are fighting back with increasingly sophisticated ways of catching the culprits. Peter Day investigates.

Producer Melanie Fanstone

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Producer: Melanie Fanstone

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Watching the Workers Peter Day investigates how firms are fighting back against office fraudsters.

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Dear Boss. You're Fired - The radical process where staff are asked to rate their managers' performance has been in use in the US since the 60s - and now it's catching on in Britain. Peter Day meets the workers who are now able to tell their bosses what they think of them, and he asks the bosses how brave companies need to be to introduce the scheme. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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"Dear Boss, You're Fired...."

Peter Day meets the workers who are now able to tell their bosses what they think of them... and he asks the bosses how brave companies need to be to introduce the scheme.

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The Intensive Care Unit

Corporate casualties have reached epidemic proportions as the plague of the recession continues.

Banks are trying to stop the infection but only a few firms can be nursed back to health. Peter Day goes into a bank's intensive care unit with the man who has the power of business life and death in his hands. Producer Colin Wilde

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The Intensive Care Unit with Peter Day.

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Unknown: Peter Day.

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Who Needs Unions?

As trade unions face up to another round of legal curbs on their power, Peter Day reports on whether there is still a role for organised labour in a radically changed business climate.

Producer Mark Gregory

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Mark Gregory

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Who Needs Unions?

Peter Day asks whether there is a role for organised labour in a radically changed business climate.

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"Dear Boss... You're

Fired...."

Peter Day meets the workers who are now able to tell their bosses what they think of them... and he asks the bosses how brave companies need to be to introduce the scheme. Editor Stephen Chilcott

(Postponed from 23 September)

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Unknown: Peter Day

Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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"Dear Boss, You're Fired...."

Peter Day examines the radical process where staff evaluate their managers.

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Dealing with the Bear Why has Littlewoods set up shop in St Petersburg? What's behind a Welsh company baking bread on a Moscow housing estate? Caroline Bayley reports on how well British business is overcoming the problems of dealing profitably with the Russian bear.

Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Unknown: Caroline Bayley

Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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Dealing with the Bear Caroline Bayley reports on how well British businesses are dealing with Russia.

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Unknown: Caroline Bayley

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There Are Bad Times

Just Around the Comer - Noel Coward 's song of 40 years ago poked fun at doom-mongers, but these days it's not so amusing. With still no end to the recession in sight, is recession about to turn into a 1930s-style slump? Have politicians failed the economy - and can industry pull off a recovery in spite of them? Peter Day reports.

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Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Peter Day

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There Are Bad Times Just Around the Comer

Have politicians failed the economy and can industry pull off a recovery? Peter Day reports.

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NEW Export or Die?

The Prime

Minister says it's time to start selling Britain abroad - but is British business up to the challenge?

Devaluation has given us a chance to steal a competitive advantage overseas, but are we sinking beneath the waves of imports rolling into the country? Peter Day asks if Britain PLC can export its way out of recession. Producer Robert McKenzie

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Producer: Robert McKenzie

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Export or Die?

Peter Day asks if Britain PLC can export its way out of recession.

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The BBC is being shaken up, as market forces are applied to public services which have never had to face them before. The

BBC's market-place revolution is called

Producer Choice. From

April 1, programme makers will choose whether they want to pay for BBC resources, or go outside to buy from independent suppliers.

How big a change is this for a public organisation? Peter Day investigates. Producer Caroline Bayley

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Producer: Caroline Bayley

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At the BBC, "producer choice" is applying market forces to programme making. How big a change is this for a public organisation? Peter Day investigates.

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Business in Handcuffs

Fraud is a high-profile crime, but prosecuting fraudsters has brought big problems for the authorities - especially the Serious Fraud Office. Can juries cope? Is a trial that lasts more than a year a worse punishment than a conviction? Peter Day investigates how to lock up the fraudsters.

Producer Nicholas Kochan

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Producer: Nicholas Kochan

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Business in Handcuffs

In view of the problems caused by big fraud cases, Peter Day investigates how to lock up the fraudsters.

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Prize Performance

Companies large and small are waking up to the cult of quality, now seen as the essential ingredient in business success. The new glittering prize in the quality race is the award from the European

Foundation for Quality Management.

Peter Day finds how Rank Xerox Limited went about winning it, and what the company learned about itself during the arduous process.

Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Prize Performance

Companies large and small are waking up to the cult of quality, and the new glittering prize in the quality race is the award from the European

Foundation for Quality Management. Peter Day finds how Rank Xerox Limited went about winning it, and what the company learned about itself in the process.

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Bad Company

Commercial skulduggery has focused attention on ethics in business. Peter

Day examines the gap between the promises companies make and what they do in practice. Editor Neil Koenig

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Editor: Neil Koenig

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Bad Company

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Arrivederci Roma

For years, the Italian economic miracle has been a patchwork quilt of wonder growth and inpenetrable corruption.

But now it's coming apart at the seams, as scandal unravels the system. Peter Day investigates whether Europe's third largest economy can pull itself back from the brink.

Producer Mark Gregory

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Producer: Mark Gregory

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Arrivederci Roma

Peter Day examines the state of the Italian economy.

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Turning Up the Heat The last ten years have seen the creation of a new breed of people: the regulators who intervene to control the activities of the privatised monopolies. They have got power without precedent, and they have provoked sharp reactions from the industries they preside over. Peter Day asks how the regulators are measuring up.

Producer Robert McKenzie

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Turning Up the Heat The last ten years have seen the creation of a new breed of people: the regulators who intervene to control the activities of the privatised monopolies. Peter Day asks how they are measuring up.

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with Peter Day. Producer Tim Bowler

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Unknown: Peter Day.

Producer: Tim Bowler

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with Peter Day.

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BS 5750 - Dream or Nightmare?

The quality standard BS 5750 is now being widely adopted by service industries. Many companies are proud of their new kitemark: but many others are in revolt at the requirement to get one in order to remain in business.

Nigel Cassidy reports. Producer Neil Koenig

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Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Neil Koenig

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BS 5750 - Dream or Nightmare?

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Infomania

In the last of the series,

Peter Day reports from the USA on the impact of the communications explosion.

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Shelf Life. Shopping is in turmoil.

- The fabulous profit margins of the supermarket chains are under attack. From the High Street and out of town, Peter Day reports on the future of shopping, and the new competition from discounters, from high-tech innovation and from home shopping. Producer Colin Wilde

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Colin Wilde

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Shelf Life. Peter Day reports on the future of shopping and takes a look at some of the new competitors.

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Who Needs Managers? Meet the company that's torn up the management rulebook. Where workers set their own hours, and many of them decide on their own pay. Peter Day reports from Brazil on the lessons Semco has to teach businesses around the world.

Producer Stephen Chilcott

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Wlio Needs Managers? Meet the company that's torn up the management rulebook.

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TECnophobia. Industry complains of a skills shortage while the Government's network of Training and Enterprise Councils is supposed to provide people to do jobs. Can the TECs cope? Peter Day asks if Britain's idea of training is merely keeping the unemployment queues down.

Producer Robert McKenzie

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TECnophobia. Peter Day asks if Britain's idea of training is merely keeping the unemployment queues down.

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Europe Unchained. One year ago, the pound was expelled from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. At the end of July, continental Europe was shocked by the virtual breakdown of the ERM, but can the rest of Europe imitate Britain and translate monetary disaster into economic recovery? Peter Day asks European business leaders what they want now.

Producer Mark Gregory

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Europe Unchained

In the aftermath of the virtual breakdown of the ERM, Peter Day asks business leaders across Europe what they want now.

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How to Steal the Best Ideas in the World

Business around the globe has discovered a way of plundering the best ideas and practices - legally. Peter Day sizes up the art of "benchmarking" one of the mightiest management tools around.

Editor Stephen Chilcott

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How to Steal the Best Ideas in the World

Peter Day looks at "Benchmarking".

Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Poisoned Profits. Peter Day investigates whether EC environmental legislation will make Europe a healthier place - or bankrupt the businesses that own land affected by years of drip by drip contamination. Who pays the billions of pounds' clean-up bill?

Producer Robert McKenzie

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Presented by Peter Day.

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Can You Hear Me?

The communications revolution is speeding up and telecoms companies such as BT are busy forming global alliances with which to face the future.

But do they know where they are heading? Presented by Peter Day.

Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Presented By: Peter Day.

Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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Can You Hear Me? As the communications revolution speeds up, do telecoms companies knowwhere they're heading? Presented by Peter Day.

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Most bosses are sure they know best when it comes to running their firm. But what happens when visiting consultants think it's time to make some changes? Nigel Cassidy follows the fortunes of one company as it gets a second opinion. Producer Robert McKenzie

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What happens when consultants think it's time to make some changes in a firm? Nigel Cassidy follows the fortunes of one company as it gets a second opinion.

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IfltAin Broke - Fix It. Re-engineering is the invention of Dr Mike Hammer. He believes it is pointless making small changes to a company. To create big gains, the way the company works must be rebuilt from scratch. Peter Day crosses America looking at companies transformed by Hammer's ideas.

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Unknown: Dr Mike Hammer.

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The last in the series looks at the re-engineering theory of Dr Mike Hammer , who believes that to create big gains companies must be rebuilt from scratch.

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Unknown: Dr Mike Hammer

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Footprint across Ask. The battle for TV's final frontier has begun. Western media conglomerates are poised to sweep down on the great untapped markets of China and India. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has stolen a lead on his rivals with Star TV - an Asian satellite service beaming programmes to two-thirds of the world's population. Nick Higham investigates the new market and the fierce strength of the opposition.

Producer Colin Wilde

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Unknown: Rupert Murdoch

Unknown: Nick Higham

Producer: Colin Wilde

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Footprint across Asia

The battle for TV's final frontier has begun. Western media conglomerates are poised to sweep down on the great untapped markets of China and India. Nick Higham investigates.

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Unknown: India. Nick Higham

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Half rimes Two Times Three

" Half as many people will be paid twice as much for working three times as hard in four years'time. "This is the formula many large companies believe will deliver up optima levels of productivity and profit. But what are the real costs of this approach? How will we deal with these levels of unemployment? Peter Day leads a discussion on the challenges we face on the changing workfront.

Producer Ann Gilmartin

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Producer: Ann Gilmartin

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940327]
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Profit without Honour As companies begin to realise that profit alone is an insufficient yardstick, Peter Day asks what other standards should be used to judge tomorrow's company. Producer Colin Wilde

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Communicopia Peter Day looks at information highways and the resultant effect on global business. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Off the Rails

The official opening of the Channel Tunnel takes place next month, but the first paying customers won't use it until the autumn.

It's the latest delay in an enterprise which has cost twice as much to build as originally projected. Peter Day finds out why big projects like this one have a tendencyto go wildly wrong.

Producer Catherine Chamaud

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Catherine Chamaud

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Family Fortunes

Life's not easy for the family firm. Is there enough talent among the close relations? What happens when someone retires? And, when it comes to inheritance, how does a family firm avoid turning itself into a family feud? Peter Day investigates. Producer Colin Wilde

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No Place Like Homework

For years people have talked of working from home. Now, it's an idea whose time has come. But is old-fashioned management holding back the concept of telecommuting? Peter Day telereports. Producer Stephen Chilcott

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Producer: Stephen Chilcott

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Cheque Mates

In the 1970s Britain's banks lost millions on lending abroad. In the 80s they lost billions lending at home. Now they are climbing into bed with their high street rivals, the building societies. Peter Day reports on what these sweeping changes mean for all their customers. Producer Catherine Chamaud

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Producer: Catherine Chamaud

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I Spy Business

The private detective industry is almost unregulated. Peter Day asks whether tighter controls are needed in the shdaowy world of private surveillance and espionage. Producer Nick Kochan

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Producer: Nick Kochan

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The Living Dead

We're supposed to be on the road to recovery, but there's no respite for the growing number of bankrupts in Britain. Peter Day reports on the problems of those who become the pariahs of society. Producer Colin Wilde

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Lancaster University has devised the Innovation War Game to enable companies to envisage the next 25 years - and react to it. Peter Day reports as top managers play out their future.... and ours. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Work - or the threat of losing it - is putting more and more people under strain. In the last of the series, Peter Day reports on stress in the workplace. Producer Catherine Chamaud

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House Bound. Traditionally, the housing market has been a key to the rest of the economy, but with house prices flat and little sign of recovery, will it stay that way in the future? Peter Day investigates. Producer Colin Wilde

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New Foundations. Something is wrong with the L46 billion British construction industry. Why does a British building project cost up to 30 per cent more than one abroad? Peter Day reports on a new programme of radical change. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Paywatch. Peter Day reports on how, in an era of almost zero inflation, companies are still giving huge pay rises to their directors and executives, while battening down on the workforce. Producer Tim Fawcett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940925]

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Tim Fawcett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941002]

Hello Caller. With all eyes on the so-called information superhighway, is the bell tolling for the POT - the plain old telephone? Peter Day investigates. Producer Colin Wilde

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Big McK. The McKinsey men are the most influential management consultants in the world. Peter Day reports from Chicago where "the Firm" started almost 70 years ago. Producer Colin Wilde

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Presented by Peter Day. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Peter Day investigates why many large companies lose their innovative edge. Producer Rosamund Jones

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Producer: Rosamund Jones

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Chips with Everything. As the National Lottery opens, Nigel Cassidy examines the prospects for the gambling industry. Producer Neil Koenig

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941030]
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The Zero Era. How do businesses cope with the changed economic environment that has brought inflation down close to zero? On the eve of the CBI Conference, Peter Day reports. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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The Oldest Profession. Hurry, hurry, hurry! Listen NOW while stocks last!! Peter Day investigates SELLING!!! Producer Neil Koenig

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Producer: Neil Koenig

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19941127]
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Two into One Won't Go

As companies pare down their workforces year after year, Peter Day asks what impact this has on those still in work. Are longer hours and flatter careers a sign of the times? And how can business retain the commitment of the staff who stay? Producer Rosamund Jones

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Peter Day presents the last in the series which investigates business worldwide. Producer Neil Koenig

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Bossing the Bosses. Peter Day reports on the big new issue in British business - corporate governance.

Following a spate of management pay scandals, job losses and mega-mergers, he questions who runs companies and for whom. Producer Paul Charles

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Paul Charles

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The Plane Truth. The world's airlines are inching back to profitability, after losing more money in five years than they had ever made. But with huge subsidies, a network of regulations and cut-throat competition, Peter Day asks how business-like this huge industry really is.

Editor Stephen Chilcott

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At the Double. Logistics can win wars. And the science of getting the right stuff to the right place on time is now crucial to a company's success too. Peter Day reports from the front line. Producer Colin Wilde

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On Top of the World. As the storm over high salaries grows ever louder, businesses such as British Gas argue that world-class companies need to offer world-class rewards. Peter Day asks what "world-class" really means. Producer Paul Charles

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Producer: Paul Charles

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Follow the Leader. What makes a good boss? Are top business people special or lucky? Peter Day hears from the trainers, the selectors and the leaders themselves.

A Kochan Hutchings Associates production

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One into Two Goes Where?What happens when a big company decides to shrink? Two years after ICI split itself in two, Peter Day asks the people who run the "new" companies what has been achieved.

Producer Paul Dwyer

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Producer: Paul Dwyer

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A Plaice in the Sun. Peter Day discovers why Grimsby is the most profitable place to do business in Britain. Producer Colin Wilde

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The Female Shift. By the end of the century, women will outnumber men in the workforce. Liz Barclay clocks on to find out why businesses are employing more women, and asks whether equality has finally been achieved. A Barraclough Carey North production

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Unknown: Liz Barclay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950507]

Land of the Rising Yen. Can Japan cope with the remorseless rise of its currency? Peter Day reports from Tokyo. Producer Mark Gregory

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950514]

The Tender Trap. Britain's charities are being forced to become more businesslike. New skills are needed to win public sector contracts against bids from private businesses. But the competition may set charities on the road to financial disaster. A Ted Harrison production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950514]

Unknown: Ted Harrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950521]

Fares Fair, Please. Deregulation of the buses has degenerated into a national carve-up with few towns spared from a slugging match between rival firms. Peter Day finds out who benefits and who should take control.

Producer Colin Wilde

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Tiger at the Crossroads. South Korea, one of the world's fastest growing economies, now seems to be suffering from growing pains. Peter Day reports. Producer Mark Gregory

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Out of the Copper Cage. The globalisation of the business world requires a seamless web of telecommunications. Peter Day asks if the existing telephone companies can provide what people demand. Producer Paul Dwyer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950604]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950611]

B Levels. In the last of the series, Peter Day asks what today's schools teach their pupils about entrepreneurship. Producer Mark Gregory

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Figure It Out. The latest official figures show the economy is up, down or sideways. But vital though they are, these statistics are always out of date. Peter Day investigates. Producer Paul Dwyer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950903]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950910]

Mickey's Network. Disney's$19 billion takeover of the American TV network ABC makes it the largest entertainment company in the world. Presented by Peter Day. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950917]

The Regeneration Game. Since 1981 the Government has spent 3.7 billion pounds on Urban Development Corporations with the aim of stimulating regeneration projects in the inner cities. Peter Day asks what they have achieved.

A Cultural Partnerships production

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Getting Personnel. In slimmed-down companies the jobs of personnel specialists are under threat. Peter Day asks: who needs personnel managers? Producer Jeffrey Lee

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Producer: Jeffrey Lee

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No Competition. In spite of the efforts of industry and the Government,

Britain has slipped further down the competition league table. Peter Day asks how this decline can be halted. Editor Stephen Chilcott

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951001]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951008]

Pie in the Sky? Peter Day reports from the telecommunications industry showcase, Telecom 95. Producer Paul Dwyer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951008]

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Paul Dwyer

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Angels Limited. Big business uses tried and tested ways of raising investment finance but small firms sometimes have to rely on "business angels". Liz Barclay reports.

A Barraclough Carey North production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951015]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951022]

Open the Books. Peter Day reports from Springfield, Missouri, on Open Book Management - an idea that is revolutionising American business. Producer Neil Koenig

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951022]

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Neil Koenig

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951029]

Outsider Trading. Peter Day explores the survival strategies of the ethnic businesses which make a major contribution to the British economy. A Cultural Partnerships production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951105]

Mass Made to Order. Manufacturers are learning to give consumers millions of different choices, all from the same production line. Peter Day reports. Producer Paul Dwyer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951112]

The Small Business Barometer. Peter

Day follows the fortunes of three small businesses.

A CSV London Media production

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The Feeling is Mutual. As giant building societies and insurance companies line up for a stock market flotation, Peter Day examines what is lost by becoming a PLC. Editor Stephen Chilcott

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951126]

Online UK. Who should wire up the nation? Labour has proposed that BT should connect up every school, college, hospital and library -for free. Peter Day investigates. Producer Paul Dwyer

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19951203]

Old Money. Britain's heritage is now a lucrative business. But is it right to cash in on the past? Peter Day reports. Producer Catherine Charnaud

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951203]

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Catherine Charnaud

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951210]

India Logs On. Bangalore in southern India has become a world-class centre for hi-tech electronics. In the last of the series, Peter Day reports from India's silicon plateau. Producer Mark Gregory

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Peter Day returns with a new series of the business programme.

Hold My Stake. A stakeholder society is the latest big political idea. But what exactly is stakeholder capitalism and where is it being practised? Producer Colin Wilde

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960317]

Peter Day presents the business series. East Goes West. What has happened to life in former East Germany since the Wall came down? Producer Caroline Bayley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960317]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960324]

Peter Day presents the business series. The Price of a Job. Governments spend millions to lure companies to unemployment problem areas.

Businesses take every handout they can get, but is it all worth it? A Cultural Partnerships production Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960331]

Peter Day presents the business series. Global World. Companies operate in a global world where national boundaries count for little and the competition is more likely to be ten time zones away than in the next town. Producer Colin Wilde

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Spanner in the Works. Despite their once ferocious opposition to the idea, British companies are now rushing to set up works councils even though there is no official requirement to do so. Peter Day asks why. Editor Stephen Chicott

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Editor: Stephen Chicott

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Byte-Sized. The new world of digitalisation threatens to revolutionise business. Peter Day seeks out the British companies who are charting a course through the digital revolution. Editor Neil Koenig

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960421]

The Knackermen. In every company failure there's an opportunity. Peter Day searches out the corporate

Steptoes of Britain to hear from the people who pick up the pieces. Producer Colin Wilde

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960428]

Backhanders. Peter Day hears from the campaigners who fear the end of decency in the working world. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960505]

The Heat Is On. The holiday industry offers its customers fun in the sun, but as a business it is a package of trouble. Peter Day finds out why. Producer Neil Koenig

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Bitter Pill. Governments are waging a war on health care costs and the global drug giants are caught up in merger mania. Peter Day examines whether our health will suffer as a result.

Producer Colin Wilde

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960519]

Peter Day asks European bankers, in conference on the shores of Lake

Geneva, about the future of banking. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Qualified Success. Peter Day asks whether business schools make businesses better.

Producer Neil Koenig

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Sophia Antipolis. Peter Day analyses one man's dream to transfer Silicon Valley from California to the Cote d'Azur.

Producer Colin Wilde

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Unknown: Sophia Antipolis.

Producer: Colin Wilde

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Entrepreneurs on L5 a Day. How can you run a business on a government grant of L35 a week? Peter Day reports on the Welsh youngsters who've quit the dole queues to set up their own companies. Producer Martin Shankleman

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Martin Shankleman

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It Doesn Add Up. As the information revolution gathers pace, business is spending billions on computerisation. In the last of the series, Peter Day asks whether most of it is a waste of time and money. Producer Neil Koenig

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The Bottom Line. Peter Day looks beyond the statistics to find out what's going on in the real economy. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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E-Mail Supremacy. Peter Day looks at how e-mail has transformed the way business works. Producer Neil Koenig

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960929]

The Alchemists. Peter Day investigates biotechnology - the new science that makes big profits, and multimillionaires. Producer Collin Wilde

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Producer: Collin Wilde

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Foreign Focus. How the prospects for British business appear when viewed from abroad. With Peter Day. Editor Stephen Chilcott

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961006]
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Outsourcing. Peter Day investigates the latest trend amongst big companies. Producer Neil Koenig

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Double Quick. Peter Day discovers the magic of order-processing. Producer Colin Wilde

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Year Zero. Nigel Cassidy separates fact from fiction as companies face computer failure in the 21st century. Producer Nicola Murray

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Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

Producer: Nicola Murray

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Called to the Bar. Peter Day taps into the beer market to find out why so-called "super-pubs" are so successful. Producer Neil Koenig

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Euro Era. Peter Day asks hard questions about the looming single European currency. Producer Mark Gregory

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961110]
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Cyber Wars. Peter Day reports from

California on the battle that's gripping the computer industry. Producer Neil Koenig

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Phone Frenzy. As British Telecom prepare to make the biggest telephone merger in the world with MCI, Peter Day asks why? And what is next? Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Top Class. Percey Barnevik is the manager of European firm ABB, one of the world's most successful companies. Peter Day looks at what makes a top company truly outstanding. Producer Colin Wilde

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Unknown: Percey Barnevik

Producer: Colin Wilde

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961208]

It's Only Natural. Will reducing the supermarket price of organic food help make the natural food industry more businesslike? Heather Payton reports. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Unknown: Heather Payton

Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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Funny Business. The world's best management insights appear in a newspaper cartoon strip called Dilbert. Peter Day finds out why. Producer Neil Koenig

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961215]
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Death of a Tiger?

Hong Kong's claim to be Asia's business capital is under threat from Shanghai. Peter Day reports. Producer Mark Gregory

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961222]
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Knowledge Is Power. Companies are waking up to the power that lies within their own history. Peter Day reports on the rise of the "learning organisation". Producer Neil Koenig

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Sterling Work. The rapid rise of the pound is putting a perilous squeeze on industry. Peter Day reports on how businesses can cope. Producer Mark Gregory

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It's New! Small firms need to innovate just like the big ones. Peter Day asks how they can afford to. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Bosses in Revolt

Sweden's biggest companies are up in arms about the way the country is run. Peter Day finds out why. Producer Niel Koenig

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Niel Koenig

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Fired at Fifty. It is something more and more people are experiencing: the career that ends in middle age. Peter Day asks what comes afterwards. Producer Paul Dwyer

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The Big Picture. Peter Day asks if

Lottery money can boost the British film industry.

Producer Josh de la Mare

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Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Josh de la Mare

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The Crash of 97. Tremors hit the stock markets. Peter Day asks whether business needs to bother about them.

Producer Neil Koenig

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Co-op PLC

Peter Day asks what the Co-operative movement still has to offer. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Uneasy Peasy. Peter Day reports from Tokyo on Japan's problems at home. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Room Service. Peter Day reports on the growth of the hotel industry. Producer Neil Koenig

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Coming Home. Peter Day reports on why the Irish are returning home to work. Producer Paul Dwyer

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Caught in the Net. Internet commerce could take over the world. Peter Day asks what is holding it back. Producer Stephen Chilcott

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Boom Service. Peter Day reports on the growth of the hotel industry. Producer Neil Koenig

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Peter Day reports on events in the business and management worlds. Producer Paul Dwyer

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The New Leaders. In the final programme in the series, Peter Day asks what big business can learn from the new breed of entrepreneurs. Producer Janet Jones

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Producer: Janet Jones

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Own Goal. Football clubs sack their managers when performance falters. Peter Day asks why ordinary companies are so reluctant to change the management to get results. Producer Paul Dwyer

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Nerds on Top. The new world economy is suffering from a crucial shortagebrainpower. Peter Day asks if there are enough computer experts to keep the information revolution rolling. Producer Josh de la Mare

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Producer: Josh de la Mare

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Out of Control. Dee Hock built Visa into what he calls the world's largest commercial enterprise. He tells Peter Day why he thinks that his management ideas can save the business world.

Producer Neil Koenig

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Her Company

It will soon be commonplace to find women filling the top posts in large companies. Peter Day wonders how different a female company will be. Producer Rosamund Jones

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Face the Music

Classical music is under pressure.

With CD sales falling, Peter Day asks whether the industry can hit the right note once again.

Producer Josh de ia Mare

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971005]

Unknown: Peter Day

Producer: Josh de Ia Mare

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Crossed Wires

Europe is being left far behind in the race to make money out of the internet. Peter Day asks what has gone wrong. Producer Neil Koenig

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The Guru's Guru

For more than 40 years, Peter Drucker has been the most respected management expert in the world.

He tells Peter Day what is currently on his mind.

Producer Neil Koenig

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Unknown: Peter Drucker

Producer: Neil Koenig

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Not for Profit

Peter Day investigates a new breed of business people -social entrepreneurs. Producer Josh De La Mare

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Whistle Blowers

Peter Day looks at what happens when workers uncover company malpractice. Producer Rosamund Jones

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Fear 2000

Many computer users do not realise that

1.1.2000 could be a disastrous date for their organisation. With Peter Day. Producer Neil Koenig

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Euro Era

Much of Europe is heading for monetary union before the UK. Peter Day finds out where that leaves British companies. Editor Stephen Chilcott

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Survival Instinct

Twenty years is the lifespan of most companies. A few are built to last. Peter Day meets the survivors. Producer Rosamund Jones

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971207]

Asian Flu

Bitter winds have chilled the Far East economies this autumn. Peter Day asks if the west will also catch a cold. Producer Mark Gregory

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971214]

Rule Britannica

Peter Day asks if the world's best-known encyclopedia can survive in the new era of electronic information. Producer Josh de la Mare

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971214]
Going For Growth20101125

In the middle of a recession renewed economic growth is always considered the great panacea that will get us out of the mess we are in.

However, is this really the way to tackle the problems of a finite world? Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is not a snare and a delusion.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

In the middle of a recession renewed economic growth is always considered the great panacea that will get us out of the mess we are in. However, is this really the way to tackle the problems of a finite world? Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is not a snare and a delusion.

Peter Day wonders why economic growth is always considered the great panacea.

Grand Design20090423
Grand Design20090426
Grand Design * *2009042320090426

Designers are getting tired of being pigeon-holed into the role of making products look better and work better.

Peter Day argues that it is high time that designers are given a far larger role in all sorts of organisations.

He hears from some influential people who are convinced that something called Design Thinking can help companies cope with a wide variety of great big business uncertainties, not just the shape of the box they come in.

Peter Day argues that it is time for designers to be given a larger role in organisations.

Grape Expectations2004070120040704

How did upstart newcomers wrench the mystique away from the hallowed French wine trade? Peter Day tells the story of a vintage revolution.

Grape Expectations: How did upstart newcomers wrench the mystique away from the hallowed French wine trade? Peter Day tells the story of a vintage revolution. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Grape Expectations: How did upstart newcomers wrench the mystique away from the hallowed French wine trade? Peter Day tells the story of a vintage revolution. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Grapevine2003060520030608

Whispers, amplified by the internet, play a large part in public life.

Peter Day investigates what happens when rumour and gossip mix with business.

Graphene2015082020150823 (R4)

It would take an elephant balanced on the tip of a pencil to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness cling film. That's the description those promoting this new wonder material like to use to illustrate the strength of graphene.

The atomic material was isolated by two scientists at Manchester University in 2004. Now, just over a decade and one Nobel prize later, Peter Day visits the newly opened the National Graphene Institute. Its aim is to bring business and science together, to develop potential future uses for graphene. Will this strategy succeed where Britain's past attempts to spin out scientific discoveries have not?

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

(Image credit: The University of Manchester)

Green Machine2006020220060205

Can corporations really clean up their act and improve the world, or do they still believe that it's mainly profits that matter? Peter Day finds out.

Includes a rare interview with Al Gore.

Interviewees: 

Former US Vice President, Al Gore, now Chairman of Generation Investment Management

David Blood, Managing Partner, Generation Investment Management

Jonathon Porritt, Environmental Campaigner and author of 'Capitalism, As if the World Matters'

Ray Anderson, Chairman and Founder, Interface Carpets 

Sarah Severn, Director of Corporate Responsibility Horizons, Nike 

Mike Clasper, Chief Executive, BAA 

Herman Mulder, Head of Risk Management, ABN AMRO.

Green Machine

Green Machine: Can corporations really clean up their act and improve the world? Or do they still believe that only profits really matter? Peter Day finds out. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Growing Old2012040520120408

As Baby Boomers start turning 65, many countries are quite suddenly growing old. The trend means

big changes for the economy, healthcare, social life..and a challenge to the assumptions by which we have

lived life for the past two centuries. Peter Day explains why.

Baby Boomers are turning 65, and many countries will have to face the challanges of ageing

Growing Old20120408

Baby Boomers are turning 65, and many countries will have to face the challanges of ageing

Growing Pains2003061220030615

Peter Day finds out what stops small businesses becoming big.

Growing Pains20101128

In the middle of a recession renewed economic growth is always considered the great panacea that will get us out of the mess we are in.

However, is this really the way to tackle the problems of a finite world? Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is not a snare and a delusion.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day wonders why economic growth is always considered the great panacea.

In the middle of a recession renewed economic growth is always considered the great panacea that will get us out of the mess we are in. However, is this really the way to tackle the problems of a finite world? Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is not a snare and a delusion.

Hands On2007092720070930

Neglected skills may be undermining how companies perform.

Peter Day investigates what businesses can learn from people who have learnt their craft the hard way.

Hands On

Neglected skills may be undermining how companies perform. Peter Day investigates what businesses can learn from people who have learnt their craft the hard way.

Happy Go Lucky2008061920080622

Peter Day asks whether companies ought to pay more attention to how happy their employees are.

Happy Go Lucky

Hard To Credit2009091720090920

Smaller businesses are still struggling to cope with the impact of the credit crunch as banks stay tough on their customers and vital trade insurance is hard to get, as Peter Day reports.

Smaller businesses are still struggling to cope with the impact of the credit crunch.

Hard To Credit20090920
Has 3d Printing Lived Up To The Hype?2016090120160904 (R4)

Peter Day takes a close look at the progress of 3D printing in manufacturing 5 years on from the first programme he made about this new way of making things. Back then there was much hype and excitement about its potential to revolutionise traditional manufacturing. From aircraft parts to cartilage in knees, Peter discovers 3D printing's current range and uses and asks whether it's really lived up to its early promise.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day asks whether 3D printing has lived up to its early promise.

Has The Book A Future?2014041720140420

Orange Shortlisted Kamila Shamsie discusses her latest novel A God in Every Stone

International publishing is in the throes of an upheaval it has not faced since the advent of the paperback in the 1930s. Giant publishers are merging to get even bigger in order to square up to new digital media giants. From the London Book Fair Peter Day asks a basic question: Can books survive, and if so, how?

Producer: Kent DePinto.

Can books survive, and if so, how? Peter Day looks for the answer at the London Book Fair.

International publishing is in the throes of an upheaval it has not faced since the advent of the paperback in the 1930s. Giant publishers are merging to get even bigger in order to square up up to new digital media giants. From the London Book Fair Peter Day asks a basic question: Can books survive, and if so, how?

Health Technology2014082120140824

Peter Day reports from Silicon Valley on the cutting-edge innovation that's promising to transform healthcare. From apps which monitor your fitness to phone attachments that diagnose ear infections, the boom in high-tech gadgets is attracting millions of pounds of venture capital money. But can the technology companies really come up with the goods which will make us live longer, healthier lives?

Contributors, in order of appearance:

Ashwin Raut, Samsung

Young Sohn, Samsung

Sam De Brouwer, Scanadu

Eric Douglas, Cellscope

Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Daniel Kraft, Singularity University

Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos

Esther Dyson, HICCup

Producer: Ruth Alexander.

Heartbeat Economy2005011320050116

Within years, companies will have to offer goods and services that provide seamless, stressless satisfaction.

Peter Day looks at how this might happen.

Heartbeat Economy: Within years, companies will have to offer goods and services that provide seamless, stressless satisfaction. Peter Day looks at how this might happen. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Hell For Leather20090806

Hell For Leather20090809
Hell For Leather * *2009080620090809

How do you manage a traditional family shoe repair firm with 550 outlets all over the country? John Timpson does it by dropping in on them all the time to find out what's going on, day by day.

He calls it 'upside-down management'.

Peter Day went along for the ride.

Hello, Sunshine!2008011020080113

Germany has taken the lead in sustainable energy with the world's biggest solar power station and the beginnings of a significant renewables industry.

Peter Day looks for the secret of German success.

Hero Engineers2005110320051106

At the moment, we are facing problems as huge as climate change, possible future oil shortages and various natural disasters.

Once they were at the heart of social and economic progress, but perhaps it could be the engineers of today that solve these problems in the future, becoming tomorrow's heroes.

Plus, how do we get students interested enough in engineering to tempt more into this important profession?

Peter Day talks to some people in the profession who are already leading the way.

Hero Engineers

Once they were at the heart of social and economic progress, but perhaps it could be the engineers of today that solve these problems in the future, becoming tomorrow's heroes. Plus, how do we get students interested enough in engineering to tempt more into this important profession?

Hidden Depths2010090220100905

London-born Graham Hawkes is the man who has created a submersible vessel that flies through the deepest ocean like a plane.

Peter Day reports from his workshop in California, where he wonders why space exploration makes decades of headlines while it is so hard to get backers for deepsea travel into a world no one has ever seen.

Peter Day meets the man designing a radical new undersea vehicle.

London-born Graham Hawkes is the man who has created a submersible vessel that flies through the deepest ocean like a plane. Peter Day reports from his workshop in California, where he wonders why space exploration makes decades of headlines while it is so hard to get backers for deepsea travel into a world no one has ever seen.

Hidden Depths20100905

Peter Day meets the man designing a radical new undersea vehicle.

Hive Of Innovation2006062220060625

The Honeybee network is one of the most creative enterprises on earth: helping village inventors in India to share their ideas with a global audience.

But now it is forging an alliance with one of the USA's brainiest universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Peter Day says the results could change the world.

Hot Stuff2008052920080601

Some people think that global warming offers a huge business opportunity for companies who can find new ways of tackling climate change.

Peter Day hears from small start-up companies who seem to have few fears about embarking on projects which may - or may not - have a huge impact on our world.

Hot Stuff

Some people think that global warming offers a huge business opportunity for companies who can find new ways of tackling climate change. Peter Day hears from small start-up companies who seem to have few fears about embarking on projects which may - or may not - have a huge impact on our world.

How Safe Are Your Secrets?2016081120160814 (R4)

What can business do to defend itself against the growing army of corporate spies?

Companies don't often like to admit it, but we know the spies are out there, attempting to infiltrate almost every sector of industry, eager to winkle out the most valuable corporate secrets. And they sometimes succeed, passing on the information to rivals whether at home or abroad.

So what can be done to pursue the perpetrators and protect business from this growing threat?

In this episode of In Business Peter Day learns the lessons from businesses that have fallen victim to corporate espionage and he hears that most companies' Achilles' heels lie in the least expected places.

Producer Lucy Hooker.

How To Go Bust2008121820081221

Peter Day asks if there is a right or wrong way to tackle intractable business problems.

Peter Day asks if there is a right or wrong way to tackle intractable business problems and seeks hints about surviving the current hard economic times.

Hush Hush2006060120060604

The Silent Plane is just one of the projects being pursued by the transAtlantic Cambridge-MIT project.

Peter Day finds out what happens when you put two brainy institutions together.

Hush Hush

The Silent Plane is just one of the projects being pursued by the transAtlantic Cambridge-MIT project. Peter Day finds out what happens when you put two brainy institutions together.

Iceland - In From The Cold2012091320120916

Series about the world of work, from vast corporations to the modest volunteer.

In 2008 Iceland's three main banks went bust plunging it into financial disaster. In Business reported on the crash in early 2009. Three years later Peter Day returns to Iceland to look at, what many see as its remarkable recovery. New banks have risen out of the ashes of the old, tourism and fishing are booming and the economy is growing again. Peter Day finds out if this small island nation has lessons for other countries caught up in the great Euro crisis.

Iceland Feels The Chill20090507
Iceland Feels The Chill *20090507

The credit crunch has caused big problems to countries round the world, but in Iceland it has been disastrous.

Peter Day finds out what it is like when a whole country goes bust, and what happens afterwards.

Peter Day finds out about the disastrous effects of the credit crunch in Iceland.

Immigration - The Business View2015043020150503 (R4)

Peter Day asks business leaders how important immigration is to their bottom line.

Immigration is one of the key issues of the General Election campaign. Peter Day asks businesses, big and small, what they think about immigration. How dependent is Britain on workers from other countries in Europe, and beyond? What impact have tighter visa restrictions for migrants from outside Europe had on British business?

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

In At The Start2010081220100815

There's a tiny office space in Silicon Valley that has produced a stream of blockbuster companies in recent years, including Google and PayPal.

Peter Day learns how owner Saeed Amidi is now trying to nurture the start-up spirit on a much larger scale.

Producer: Neil Koenig and Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day talks to Saeed Amidi about nurturing Silicon Valley's start-up spirit.

There's a tiny office space in Silicon Valley that has produced a stream of blockbuster companies in recent years, including Google and PayPal. Peter Day learns how owner Saeed Amidi is now trying to nurture the start-up spirit on a much larger scale.

In At The Start20100815

Peter Day talks to Saeed Amidi about nurturing Silicon Valley's start-up spirit.

In The Red2003101620031019

Colour has a huge impact on our lives, thanks to the marketing profession.

Peter Day hears from the people who make decisions about colour.

Indian Identity2013041820130421

The government of India has embarked on a huge programme to give the whole population, 1.2 billion people, a unique identity number backed by fingerprint and eyeball scans. Peter Day

asks whether the ID scheme will cut poverty as it is intended to or, as critics allege, create a

Big Brother state.

India's Supermarket Sweep2008062620080629

Peter Day investigates attempts by western-style supermarkets - both Indian and foreign - to gain a foothold in India's retail sector.

India's Supermarket Sweep: Peter Day investigates attempts by western-style supermarkets - both Indian and foreign - to gain a foothold in India's retail sector.

Inside Silicon Valley2014081420140817

Can Silicon Valley's enormous success as the global centre of innovation continue indefinitely? With new challengers popping up all over the world - from Boston to Tel Aviv - will Silicon Valley keep ahead of the game and what seeds need to be sown now to ensure future creativity? Peter Day explores the Valley - past, present and future - with start-ups, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Producer: Ruth Alexander.

Ireland's Brexit Challenge2018040520180408 (R4)

How will the UK leaving the EU impact on business in Ireland? Ruth Alexander reports.

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers

Ireland's economy is hugely interlinked with its next-door neighbour, the UK, in everything from energy to transport to finance. Can those links be kept after the UK leaves the EU, or will Irish business have to change direction?

Ruth Alexander travels to Ireland to find out how businesses large and small are preparing for Brexit, and what challenges - and opportunities - they see.

Producer: Chris Bowlby.

Ireland's Brexit Challenge20180405

How will the UK leaving the EU impact on business in Ireland? Ruth Alexander reports.

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers

Ireland's economy is hugely interlinked with its next-door neighbour, the UK, in everything from energy to transport to finance. Can those links be kept after the UK leaves the EU, or will Irish business have to change direction?

Ruth Alexander travels to Ireland to find out how businesses large and small are preparing for Brexit, and what challenges - and opportunities - they see.

Producer: Chris Bowlby.

Japan Gone Grey20120524

Japan is ageing faster than any other country in the world. In addition young Japanese people are having fewer babies so the population is shrinking too. So what will be the effects on the economy and the prospects for young people in the rigid Japanese work culture if older people are working longer. Peter Day reports from Shikoku in the south of Japan and Tokyo.

Producer Julie Ball.

Japan Gone Grey2012072620120729

Japan is ageing faster than anywhere else. Peter Day reports on how they are coping.

Japan is ageing faster than anywhere else, and the population is shrinking. 2012 is the crunch year as many of their baby boomers reach retirement age. How will Japan manage an economy where their healthy pensioners might survive at least another 20 years and younger citizens don't seem to want to have children? So how will Japan cope and who will pay the bill?

Jobs On The Line2004090920040912

Right in the middle of the original Beetle plant in Germany, Volkswagen have created a revolutionary production line employing only people who were previously unemployed.

Peter Day reports on a project designed to cut costs enough to keep car making alive in the heart of Europe.

Jobs on the Line

Join The Crowd2012082320120826

Short of cash to start a business? Instead of going to the bank for a loan, asking for cash from friends or family, or meeting with venture capitalists, how about asking hundreds or thousands of strangers on the internet to buy your product or a share in your company?

It's called crowdfunding, and it's a strategy that was first adopted by filmmakers and musicians. Now more and more businesses are using crowdfunding websites to raise capital.

Peter Day meets some of the businesses turning to this innovative form of fundraising as well as some of the founders of high-tech companies matching up entrepreneurs with investors.

He also finds out more about the potential risks and asks whether crowdfunding will remain a niche business tool or an idea that will transform the way entrepreneurs raise money.

Producer: Mike Wendling

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day reports on crowdfunding - businesses asking for start-up cash on the internet.

Junk Shopped2004021220040215

Junk mail is breaking out all over, from pop-up ads on the internet to computerised phone calls with nobody on the other end.

Peter Day reports.

Keep It Local2011050520110508

As pubs struggle to survive, Peter Day travels through villages in Yorkshire and Cumbria to talk to local activists and find out how easy it is to buy and successfully run one of the focal points for any community - the village pub.

He looks at the successes and failures and asks whether sheer enthusiasm and community spirit is enough to win through.

Is there an economic case for these sorts of projects or can they only survive through grants and subsidies?

As pubs struggle to survive, local communities are getting involved in keeping them alive.

As pubs struggle to survive, Peter Day travels through villages in Yorkshire and Cumbria to talk to local activists and find out how easy it is to buy and successfully run one of the focal points for any community - the village pub. He looks at the successes and failures and asks whether sheer enthusiasm and community spirit is enough to win through. Is there an economic case for these sorts of projects or can they only survive through grants and subsidies?

Keep It Local20110508

As pubs struggle to survive, local communities are getting involved in keeping them alive.

Keep On Working2004091620040919

Workers with pension problems are facing a future of work beyond the current pensionable age.

Peter Day investigates.

Keep on Working

Keep on Working: Workers with pension problems are facing a future of work beyond the current pensionable age. Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Keeping Up With The Burgers20170518

Matthew Gwyther looks at how McDonalds in the UK is trying to present a new image.

McDonalds has long dominated the burger market and continues to do so in the UK. But the US owned, giant fast food chain is in the midst of a make-over. Posher burger chains are springing up everywhere and McDonalds is now offering table service and new-look restaurants. Matthew Gwyther, Editor of Management Today, asks how and why McDonalds feels the need to present a new image to its customers and whether it will work in today's health conscious society.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Kenya's Mobile Money Revolution2013122620131229

Peter Day traces the story of how mobile phones kick-started Kenya's tech economy.

Kenya is the surprising world leader in high-tech mobile money. Almost a third of the country's economy now goes through the mobile phone-based system M-Pesa. Even the company that launched it six years ago, Safaricom, didn't anticipate the gusto with which Kenyans would adopt its virtual currency.

In a country with fewer than 10,000 credit cards and where four-fifths of the population does not have a bank account, M-Pesa has emerged as a secure and easy way to pay and transfer money to anyone, anywhere across the country, and even abroad.

Now the system has morphed from a method of payment into a platform for all sorts of businesses. In Nairobi there are startups aiming to boost fundraising for funerals and weddings, help landlords collect rent, loan mobile phone credit, and much more, all based on the M-Pesa system. And alongside the flowering of new businesses, the Kenyan government has pinned its hopes on the high-tech sector for the future of the country's economic growth.

Peter Day talks to traces the story of how a mobile payment experiment kick-started an emerging tech economy.

Contributors:

Bob Collymore - chief executive, Safaricom

David Mark - co-founder, M-Changa

Kamau Wanyoike - director, MoVAS

Nancy Wang - co-founder, M-Kazi

Duncan Muchangi - co-founder, Manyatta Rent

Nikolai Barnwell - director, 88mph Nairobi

Joe Mucheru - Sub-Saharan ambassador, Google

Tony Mwai - general manager, IBM East Africa

Sam Gichuru - co-founder and director, Nailab

Kate Kiguru - co-founder and chief innovator, Ukall

Will Mutua - founder, Afrinnovator.

Kit Of Life2013082920130901

Simon Berry wondered why crates of soft drinks can be found in some of the most remote places in the world, but simple medicines to treat childhood diseases have for decades failed to reach the people who need them. The social enterprise he set up, ColaLife, designed an ingenious package that can slot in between soda bottles, piggybacking on Coca-Cola's supply chain and potentially getting anywhere Coca-Cola does.

Called 'Kit Yamoyo' - roughly translated as 'kit of life' in a number of African languages - it includes oral rehydration salts and zinc to treat diarrhoea, plus a bar of soap. The outer shell also functions as a measure and drinking cup for the medicine. The idea caught the attention of the design world and won Cola Life a top prize in the London Design Awards show earlier this year.

But Simon Berry was already realising that a clever design was not enough, and that the real lesson from Coca-Cola was devising a 'value chain' - and making sure everyone involved in the distribution gets paid.

In this programme (in London and Zambia), he explains to Peter Day how he applied the profit-driven ideas of multinational companies to tackle a disease that kills more African children than HIV, malaria and measles combined.

Korea Change: The End Of The South Korea Model?2014042420140427

Peter Day reports on how South Korea is trying to make a 'creative economy'.

South Korea is at a turning point. The country is one of the economic miracles of the twentieth century, transforming itself from extreme poverty at the end of the Korean War to one of the richest nations in the world. The government supported families to establish huge 'chaebol' companies which are now world renowned names such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG. These companies epitomise the development of South Korea as a nation - Samsung started as a general store and is now one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones in the world.

However South Korea is now the country with the highest suicide rate in the world. The Koreans work the longest hours in the OECD group of rich nations and these chaebol companies are no longer creating enough jobs. Are these signs of a society in stress?

For In Business this week, Peter Day travels to Seoul to find out about the Korean government's strategy to solve these economic issues: 'The Creative Economy'. Korea aims to become Asia's 'start-up nation' in the next three years, and is throwing vast sums of money into the technology sector to encourage people to become entrepreneurs. But this is a career choice that has until recently been seen as a failing in South Korean society. Can a government change a culture?

How is the 'creative economy' working out? And what does Korea's experience tell other nations, such as China, which are en route to transform from a developing economy to a rich, established one?

Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.

Last Tango2015041620150419 (R4)

Less than fifteen years since Argentina last plunged into a serious economic crisis, there are fears that trouble is looming again. Peter Day reports from Buenos Aires on why the country finds it so hard to learn from its past and hears about potential solutions. He also watches the world famous tango dancing.

Producer: Keith Moore.

Peter Day reports from Buenos Aires on the economic troubles once again facing Argentina.

Lean, Mean And At Your Service2008013120080203

Global manufacturers have learnt how to save billions by following the Toyota method of lean production, perfected by the Japanese car maker over decades.

But service industries seem to be far behind.

Peter Day investigates.

Lean, Mean and at Your Service

Global manufacturers have learnt how to save billions by following the Toyota method of lean production, perfected by the Japanese car maker over decades. But service industries seem to be far behind. Peter Day investigates.

Leaner And Fitter2006110220061105

Peter Day finds out how some NHS pioneers are trying to apply the mysteries of lean operating systems to hospitals and doctors' practices.

Peter Day examines trends and developments in industry and the world of work.

Leaner and Fitter

Leaner And Fitter2007010420070107

Japanese management techniques have revolutionised the car industry, but what do waste-averse production lines have to do with the delicate business of health care? Peter Day finds out how some NHS pioneers are trying to apply similar operating systems to hospitals and doctors' practices.

Peter Day examines trends and developments in industry and the world of work.

Leaner and Fitter

Learning Curve20090730

Learning Curve20090802
Learning Curve *2009073020090802

A 21st-century corporation needs a different kind of organisational structure from the old command and control mechanisms that built the world's biggest companies.

Peter Day finds out how people can create learning organisations without commanding and controlling.

Peter Day finds out how people can create learning organisations.

Let Me Entertain You20091217

Let Me Entertain You20091220

Peter Day finds out what businessmen can learn from rock musicians and comedians.

Let Me Entertain You * *2009121720091220

What can business leaders learn from rock musicians and improvisational comedians? Peter Day finds out.

Let's Start A Bank20090524

Peter Day finds out from the experts how to start a new bank - and also how not to do it.

It might be a good time to do so, unencumbered by the toxic loans and the government bailouts of most of the old ones.

Let's Start A Bank20090723
Let's Start A Bank20090726
Let's Start A Bank * *2009072320090726

Now might be a very good time to start a brand new bank, unencumbered by the toxic loans and the government bailouts of most of the old ones.

Peter Day finds out from the experts how to start a bank as well as how not to do it.

Life Coaches2004012220040125

claim they can tackle any problem from lack of promotion to a failed diet.

But can looking at your life in the round really bring happiness and success? Critics say Life Coaches are over hyped, under trained and out of their depth.

Peter Day gets his own coach to find out the truth.

Life Cycle2010040820100411

Britain is experiencing a two-wheeled revolution.

Folding bikes, e-bikes, tricycles, recumbents, fixies, cargo bikes, bamboo bikes - the bicycle is being reinvented and demand is so great that many manufacturers are struggling to keep up.

Amid burgeoning sales of bicycles and accessories, are we witnessing a genuine cultural shift towards two wheels or will this turn out to be just another fad? Peter Day meets some of the businesses and innovators hoping pedal power is here to stay.

Producer: Ben Crighton.

Peter Day slips on his cycle clips to find out where the bike industry is taking us.

Amid burgeoning sales of bicycles and accessories, are we witnessing a genuine cultural shift towards two wheels? Peter Day meets some of the businesses and innovators hoping pedal power is here to stay.

Life Cycle20100411
Life On The Nile20060528

As the world goes global, is the Middle East ready for it? Peter Day reports from Egypt.

Life on the Nile: As the world goes global, is the Middle East ready for it? Peter Day reports from Egypt.

Local Heroes2004020520040208

Local shops for local people is the rallying cry of the TV fantasy village of Royston Vasey but there are places still struggling to hang on to vital local enterprises in the face of remorseless competition.

Peter Day reports on farms, hand knitters and cheese makers who are going it alone and defying the odds against them.

Location, Location20090510
Location, Location20090514

Peter Day looks into the industry arising out of devices that know their location.

Location, Location20090517
Location, Location *20090517

Mobile phones and other devices are helping all sorts of useful objects 'know' where they are - and tell everybody else about it.

Peter Day hears from the people building companies out of this dramatic new sensing ability.

Peter Day looks into the industry arising out of devices that know their location.

Location, Location * *2009051020090514

Mobile phones and other devices are helping all sorts of useful objects 'know' where they are - and tell everybody else about it.

Peter Day hears from the people building companies out of this dramatic new sensing ability.

Longevity War Game2013120520131208

Peter Day discovers if a war game can help bridge the gap of healthy living in Newcastle.

In Newcastle if you live in a well off area you are likely to have eleven more healthy years then if you reside in a more deprived part of the city just a few miles away. These figures are replicated in areas all over Britain. Peter Day attends a Newcastle University war game put together to try and find a way to bridge this gap by 50% in ten years with no extra money. Can they come up with new solutions or will the exercise just highlight how big a problem the country faces as the population ages?

Look No Wires2005060220050605

One of the great obsessions of modern technology is getting rid of the wires that have linked people together since mass communications began.

Peter Day finds out why wireless is so important, and where it's taking business.

Look No Wires

One of the great obsessions of modern technology is getting rid of the wires that have linked people together since mass communications began. Peter Day finds out why wireless is so important, and where it's taking business.

Look: No Wires!2003100220031005

Peter Day examines the promise and the pitfalls of wireless computing.

Made In India2011081820110821

In 1995, Peter Day visited Bangalore, the place that created India's reputation as computer outsourcing centre.

Then India was just starting to take off, fueled by deregulation and a huge pool of high-tech talent.

Since then, entrepreneurs have branched out into other industries, and the country has established itself as a world class business hub, but problems including poverty and poor infrastructure remain.

Peter Day recently revisited India to hear from the entrepreneurs who started the boom...

and the people who are setting up new businesses today.

Peter Day returns to India 16 years after his first visit to cover the high-tech boom.

In 1995, Peter Day visited Bangalore, the place that created India's reputation as computer outsourcing centre. Then India was just starting to take off, fueled by deregulation and a huge pool of high-tech talent. Since then, entrepreneurs have branched out into other industries, and the country has established itself as a world class business hub, but problems including poverty and poor infrastructure remain. Peter Day recently revisited India to hear from the entrepreneurs who started the boom... and the people who are setting up new businesses today.

Made In India20110821
Making Babies: The Business Of Fertility2016090820160911 (R4)

The business of making babies is booming, both in the UK and globally, as recent research suggests the world's fertility industry is set to be worth an estimated 15 billion pounds by the year 2020. One in six couples in the world are thought to experience fertility problems. There's a huge range of treatments available - from egg donation and specialist 'add ons' to improve the odds, to egg freezing and surrogacy, not to mention an increasing market for gay and lesbian couples.

In Britain, the NHS restricts and rations access to IVF, and sperm donation is heavily regulated. However in Denmark, a multi-million dollar sperm bank is supplying some 80 countries under a very different framework. Pharmacies at the supermarket chain ASDA has been selling IVF drugs at cost price, and tech giants Google and Facebook will pay the costs of freezing the eggs of its female employees to be used at a later date.

Will ethical and moral issues surrounding the baby making business, hinder the growth of the fertility industry? Or will it continue unhindered, making money for private healthcare providers, individuals and tech start-ups? What does the future hold not just for those making money, but also for those IVF conceived babies and their parents?

Presenter: Matthew Gwyther

Producer: Nina Robinson.

Matthew Gwyther looks at the multi-billion pound fertility business.

Managing A Tower Block20170803

Tower blocks are in the news. Matthew Gwyther discovers the challenges of managing them.

Tower blocks are under intense scrutiny. So what's the best way to run them? Matthew Gwyther visits Manchester and discovers this is not just about architecture. These blocks are also complex communities of people. So what's the future now for this key sector in our housing and commerce?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Penny Murphy.

Managing Eden2007053120070603

Tim Smit, creator of the Eden Project in Cornwall, talks to Peter Day about his idiosyncratic style of management.

Managing Eden

Mao And Silicon2013112820131201

Peter Day explores two very contrasting enclaves in China.

It's 6.15am and over loudspeakers across quiet streets of Nanjiecun blares out a song more familiar during the days of Chairman Mao, "The East is Red". As the sun rises, a huge white statue of Chairman Mao, surrounded by four equally huge portraits of Lenin, Marx, Stalin and Engels become visible in the town's main square. This the last Maoist collective in China, a little enclave of the past in the socialist market economy that China has now developed. How does their economy work and what is it like to live there? Meanwhile, at 3W Coffee in Beijing's 'Silicon Valley' district entrepreneurs are queuing up for their early morning burst of caffeine. This is Beijing's first tech business incubator where you're catapulted to the China of the twenty first century, with young people pushing the boundaries of the internet to create a very different China to that of Mao sixty years ago.

May Days2004052020040523

For a few days every spring, business leaders gather in SWITZERLAND to network with students who will be the next generation's top bosses.

Peter Day reports.

Medellin Miracle2015052120150524 (R4)

Peter Day reports from Medellin, Colombia, on the city's dramatic transformation.

Less than 25 years ago Medellin was the most dangerous city on earth; with a reputation for kidnapping and murder, as well as a thriving drugs trade. Now Colombia's second city has become a top global tourist destination. Peter Day reports on a remarkable transformation.

Producer: Keith Moore.

Media Mayhem20090903

Media Mayhem20090906
Media Mayhem * *2009090320090906

The twin pincers of global recession and technology upheaval are putting traditional newspapers and broadcasters through the ringer.

Peter Day asks what the shape of the new media might be once the troubles are over.

Medicine Man2005062320050626

Britain is still a world-beater when it comes to PHARMACEUTICALS, and Jean-Pierre Garnier is one of the most powerful men in the global DRUGS INDUSTRY.

Peter Day asks the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline about a business which influences millions of lives, and which has larger than usual responsibilities.

Medicine Man

Britain is still a world-beater when it comes to pharmaceuticals, and Jean-Pierre Garnier is one of the most powerful men in the global drugs industry. Peter Day asks the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline about a business which influences millions of lives, and which has larger than usual responsibilities.

Meet The Vloggers2015010820150111 (R4)

Vlogging may be the internet's new path to riches. Peter Day meets the Youtubers who start off making videos in their bedroom and end up being courted by big brands. Will these new relationships disrupt the advertising and broadcasting industries and, for those who make the big time, can their authentic appeal be maintained in the face of fame and money?

Peter Day meets the vloggers who start making home videos and end up courted by big brands

Mental Health At The Workplace20171228

Why can you phone in sick with flu but not with depression? David Baker reports.

Why can you phone in sick with flu but not with depression? Mental health is a big deal in the workplace at the moment. Following recent celebrity and Royal disclosures about their own mental health issues, it's become a hot topic. But away from the glare of publicity what's actually going on - what are employers actually doing? In this edition of In Business David Baker asks how far companies should go in managing their employee's mental health. With technology and an on-call culture increasingly blurring the lines between our work and home, what are the boundaries between issues at the office and those which should remain part of our private lives?

Producer: Jim Frank.

Mexico And Mr Trump2017010520170108 (R4)

How is Mexico preparing for the presidency of Donald Trump?

During the election campaign Mr Trump promised to tear up trade agreements with Mexico, build a border wall and send back millions of illegal Mexican immigrants. Caroline Bayley travels to Mexico to find out how the country feels about the US's new president and what impact his policies might have on Mexico.

Producer: Anna Meisel.

How is Mexico preparing for the impact of Donald Trump's economic pledges?

Million Dollar Jet2003092520030928

American entrepreneur Vern Raburn wants to revolutionise air travel by building a tiny jet plane for less than a million dollars.

Can he succeed?

Mind Your Language2004061720040620

After delayering the management buzzwords and picking all the low hanging fruit, what's left? Possibly a tool for transforming companies.

Peter Day asks if management speak gets results or merely covers up the truth.

Money Making2015011520150118 (R4)

Peter Day explores the future of money and digital currencies.

Peter Day explores the future of money and asks how "cashless" we may become. With the arrival of internet based digital currencies such as bitcoin and payments via mobile phones, he looks at whether the banks will still have a role to play.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Monopoly Money2008012420080127

The European Union Competition Commission has become a global force in setting the rules for the way multinational companies behave. Commissioner Neelie Kroes talks to Peter Day about her power and influence on takeovers and cartels and the benefits to consumers.

Mr Bottom Line2008060520080608

Peter Day talks to David Tweedie, the most powerful accountant in the world.

As chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, he is the man who tries to keep global capitalism honest in the face of bubbles, corporate lies, corruption, and huge changes in what companies do and the way they value their businesses.

Peter hears about his ceaseless quest for clarity in a world of often baffling facts and figures.

Mr Bottom Line

Peter Day talks to David Tweedie, the most powerful accountant in the world. As chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, he is the man who tries to keep global capitalism honest in the face of bubbles, corporate lies, corruption, and huge changes in what companies do and the way they value their businesses. Peter hears about his ceaseless quest for clarity in a world of often baffling facts and figures.

Ms Boss2004100720041010

For years, women trying to climb the corporate ladder have been banging their head on the invisible "glass ceiling" that seems to stop them from getting to the top.

Now Norway is about to use legislation to get women on company boards.

Peter Day asks whether it ought to happen here.

Ms Boss

For years, women trying to climb the corporate ladder have been banging their head on the invisible "glass ceiling" that seems to stop them from getting to the top. Now Norway is about to use legislation to get women on company boards. Peter Day asks whether it ought to happen here.

Music Machine2007052420070527

Some record companies and film studios are starting to use computer programmes to predict the next big hits.

Peter Day talks to the music people who are embracing the new technology and to those who are sceptical.

Music Machine

Some record companies and film studios are starting to use computer programmes to predict the next big hits.

Some record companies and film studios are starting to use computer programmes to predict the next big hits. Peter Day talks to the music people who are embracing the new technology and to those who are sceptical.

My Old China2005021720050220

The extraordinary Chinese boom has not yet reached every part of the country.

Manchuria in the north is struggling to reduce its reliance on huge state-owned companies, which made it the industrial heartland of the old CHINA.

It's still got massive coalmines and mighty shipyards.

But Peter Day also discovers vigorous new software companies doing outsourcing for Japan, and a fee-paying boarding school run on Western lines.

My Old China

The extraordinary Chinese boom has not yet reached every part of the country. Manchuria in the north is struggling to reduce its reliance on huge state-owned companies, which made it the industrial heartland of the old China. It's still got massive coalmines and mighty shipyards. But Peter Day also discovers vigorous new software companies doing outsourcing for Japan, and a fee-paying boarding school run on Western lines.

Myanmar - Learning To Do Business2014092520140928

Peter Day meets the local entrepreneurs of the new Myanmar.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, used to be one of the wealthiest countries of south-east Asia. Then came decades of military rule. While other Asian countries furiously modernised, Myanmar stagnated. In the past few years, the country has begun to open up and many international sanctions have been lifted.

But what's it like for home grown businesses and new entrepreneurs? Peter Day talks to those who are setting up businesses despite a number of challenges, such as a lack of funding and poor infrastructure. In the capital, Yangon, he meets people who went abroad for education and have now returned to seek business opportunities at home. And he visits rural Myanmar and sees how micro-financing is working in the countryside.

Producer: Charlotte MacDonald.

Myanmar Awakening2014091820140921

Peter Day travels to Myanmar to find out how the country is trying to emerge from its past

Peter Day travels to Myanmar, formally known as Burma, to find out how the country is trying to emerge from its undeveloped past into the modern interconnected world. After the lifting of sanctions a few years ago, foreign businesses flocked to take a look at one of the least developed markets in the world. But is the country really open for business? With poor infrastructure, political uncertainty and out-dated laws, can Myanmar make the leap into the 21st century?

Net Bet2002101020021013

Two years after the dotcom bubble burst, companies are still trying to turn the internet into a profitable business.

Peter Day investigates.

Network News20090430
Network News20090503
Network News * *2009043020090503

What happens to leading-edge high technology companies when their customers are plunged into recession? Peter Day puts the question to two top business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic: John Chambers, chairman of the networking giant Cisco Systems, and Mike Lynch, the founder of Britain's biggest software company, Autonomy.

New Age2010010720100110

Is the increasing number of older people an opportunity for new kinds of business?

Many of the world's biggest countries are on the threshold of a new era where an increasing number of old people will have to be supported by a shrinking younger workforce. Peter Day finds out whether this is a threat to the way we live now or an opportunity for new kinds of business.

New Age20100110
New Age * *2010010720100110

Many of the world's biggest countries are on the threshold of a new era where an increasing number of old people will have to be supported by a shrinking younger workforce.

Peter Day finds out whether this is a threat to the way we live now or an opportunity for new kinds of business.

Is the increasing number of older people an opportunity for new kinds of business?

New Bric On The Block2011040720110410

Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and China are the BRICs - the developing countries experts think are well on their way to the top of the world's economic league table.

But now there's talk that the fourth most populous country, Indonesia, is heading there, too.

From Jakarta, Peter Day finds out more.

Indonesia is heading up the world's economic league table.

Peter Day reports.

Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and China are the BRICs - the developing countries experts think are well on their way to the top of the world's economic league table. But now there's talk that the fourth most populous country, Indonesia, is heading there, too. From Jakarta, Peter Day finds out more.

Indonesia is heading up the world's economic league table. Peter Day reports.

New Bric On The Block20110410

Indonesia is heading up the world's economic league table. Peter Day reports.

New Dimension2011072820110731

Three-D printing may be the next revolution in manufacturing.

It's being used to make things in a completely different way from the mass production we've been familiar with ever since Henry Ford introduced the production line more than 100 years ago.

Ford made a succession of almost identical items and that's what mass production still does today.

3D printing --or additive manufacturing as it's also known -- means that every product can be individual.

It's a completely different way of thinking about manufacturing and costs little more to customise than it does to mass produce.

This could potentially revolutionise manufacturing and businesses from top to bottom.

Peter Day investigates.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day finds out how 3D printing will revolutionise the manufacturing industry.

Three-D printing may be the next revolution in manufacturing. It's being used to make things in a completely different way from the mass production we've been familiar with ever since Henry Ford introduced the production line more than 100 years ago. Ford made a succession of almost identical items and that's what mass production still does today. 3D printing --or additive manufacturing as it's also known -- means that every product can be individual. It's a completely different way of thinking about manufacturing and costs little more to customise than it does to mass produce. This could potentially revolutionise manufacturing and businesses from top to bottom. Peter Day investigates.

New Dimension20110731

Peter Day finds out how 3D printing will revolutionise the manufacturing industry.

New Dragon Rising20070121

After decades of post war neglect and isolation, Vietnam has now become the fastest growing country in Asia, after China.

Peter Day reports from a Communist country which has put out the welcome mat for foreign business and has youth on its side.

New Dragon Rising: After decades of post war neglect and isolation, Vietnam has now become the fastest growing country in Asia, after China. Peter Day reports from a Communist country which has put out the welcome mat for foreign business and has youth on its side.

New Gateway2012080220120805

Britain is getting a new port on the Thames. Peter Day looks at the impact this will have.

NEW GATEWAY

Britain is getting a new port on the Thames, the first for many years. When London Gateway opens next year, it will be able to handle several million containers a year.

Peter Day asks what impact this vast undertaking is likely to have on the way the country works and on the port's competitors.

Producer: Caroline Bayley

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

New Russia2003091820030921

Crisis, corruption and confusion are what RUSSIA went through after the end of Communism.

Twelve years later, some of the smoke is clearing.

From brand conscious Moscow and the heavily industrial provincial city of Nizhny Novgerod, Peter Day reports on business life in the new RUSSIA.

New Wave Computing2007011120070114

The world's biggest computer companies are being threatened by a host of new start-ups powered by open-source software, strings of inexpensive computer chips and 'mash-up' websites which combine information in innovative ways.

Peter Day talks to some of the rising stars of the new revolution and finds out how the computer industry is changing yet again.

New Wave Computing

No Strings2007100420071007

Generous investors can sometimes help up-and-coming musicians.

Peter Day hears how art and money can sometimes make beautiful music together.

No Strings

Generous investors can sometimes help up-and-coming musicians. Peter Day hears how art and money can sometimes make beautiful music together.

North Sea Oil2013080120130804

The headlines are full of energy shortages and the potential of UK onshore shale gas discoveries.

But what's happening in and under the North Sea where Britain's energy revolution began almost 40 years ago? Peter Day reports from Aberdeen.

There's record investment of more than 13 billion pounds this year in the North Sea oil and gas industry but production is down as the oil has become harder to extract. Aberdeen itself is booming: there is virtually no unemployment and it has become a global hub of technical expertise, with international firms specialising in the technology and equipment needed to extract the oil. The big oil companies are moving further away to the West of the Shetland Isles in search of large new fields while smaller entrepreneurial firms are exploring for, and producing, oil from the older fields. Meanwhile national oil companies from Korea and China are buying their way in through take-overs.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Northern Ireland And Brexit2017041320170416 (R4)

What are the economic and business prospects for Northern Ireland after Brexit?

It's the only part of the UK sharing a land border with an EU country - the Republic of Ireland. The border throws up many challenges.

And amid concerns about investment, profit and talent, Matthew Gwyther hears business voices who are optimistic about the future and those who worry about the future for peace.

Producer: Penny Murphy.

And amid concerns about investment, profit and talent, Matthew Gwyther also hears business leaders worry about the future of peace.

Norway's European Vision2016012120160124 (R4)

Norway isn't a member of the European Union, but does business with the EU. Is it a model for other countries? Jonty Bloom speaks to people working in a range of businesses - including Norway's vital fishing industry - and asks about the advantages and disadvantages of the arrangement.

Produced by Ruth Alexander.

Jonty Bloom learns how Norway does business with the European Union.

Not For Profit2007012520070128

Social entrepreneurs are taking a businesslike approach to enterprises such as leisure centres and loan companies.

Peter Day asks what motivates them and how effective they can be.

Not Just for Profit: Social entrepreneurs are taking a businesslike approach to enterprises such as leisure centres and loan companies. Peter Day asks what motivates them and how effective they can be.

Not for Profit

Social entrepreneurs are taking a businesslike approach to enterprises such as leisure centres and loan companies. Peter Day asks what motivates them and how effective they can be.

Not Just Silicon20100516

Silicon Valley California is the place where for the past fifty years new enterprise has thrived more effectively than anywhere else in the world.

So how is the Valley tackling recession?

Peter Day hears from some brand new companies trying to reshape the future in the same old vigorous way.

Producers: Sandra Kanthal and Neil Koenig.

Peter Day finds out how Silicon Valley, California is coping with the effects of recession

Not Made In Britain2003102320031026

Is this country really the place to make manufactured goods when INDIA and CHINA are poised to take over as global production giants? Peter Day reports on a battle for survival happening all over industrial Britain.

Not So Small Beer2015123120160103 (R4)

Peter Day explores the rise of craft beer and how the big breweries are fighting back.

Peter Day explores the rise of craft beer and how the big breweries are fighting back by buying up the competition

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Not Very Productive2006050420060507

Peter Day examines why the UK has such a persistently low productivity rate and if this should be something of a concern.

Interviewees:

Andrew Smithers, Chairman of Smithers and Co

Roger Bootle, Managing Director, Capital Economics

John Dowdy, Partner, McKinsey and Co

Andrew Neely, Deputy Director, AIM (Advanced Institute of Management Research)

Gordon Wakeford, Managing Directory Traffic Control, Siemens, Poole

Jurgen Giesbert Executive Vice President, UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa Marriott Hotels International

Ian MCCafferty, Chief Economic Advisor, CBI.

Not Very Productive

Now That The Party's Over20090122
Now That The Party's Over20090125
Now That The Party's Over * *2009012220090125

As the dust begins to settle on the catastrophic business events of 2008, Peter Day lloks at what has changed and finds out how to cope with the future.

Now Wash Your Hands Please2010072920100801

In this edition of In Business, Peter Day hears some simple ideas about cleanliness which could change the fortunes of poor people around the world, hearing from three projects about the techniques of big business, marketing in particular, they are using to carry their messages.

Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London says the single most cost-effective intervention to save lives in developing countries is washing hands with soap - one million lives could be saved every year.

She's working with producers to make soap available at prices, and sizes, suitable to the pockets of the poor.

Linda Scott is a Professor of Marketing at Oxford who discovered millions of girls were missing school in Africa every month once they started having periods.

She discovered that they were shunned by family and no longer supported once they were deemed to be women.

Now she plans to change that, and economically empower more women, by introducing them to sanitary protection.

And there's news of an on-the-ground initiative using solid business principles to make sanitary pads made of bamboo available at half the price of imported versions in Rwanda and a solution to eye care in countries where opticians are rare.

Peter Day hears some basic ideas about health.

And there's news of an on the ground initiative using a solid business principles to make sanitary pads made of bamboo available at half the price of imported versions in Rwanda and a solution to eye care in countries where opticians are rare.

Producer: Richard Berenger.

Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London says the single most cost-effective intervention to save lives in developing countries is washing hands with soap - one million lives could be saved every year. She's working with producers to make soap available at prices, and sizes, suitable to the pockets of the poor.

Linda Scott is a Professor of Marketing at Oxford who discovered millions of girls were missing school in Africa every month once they started having periods. She discovered that they were shunned by family and no longer supported once they were deemed to be women. Now she plans to change that, and economically empower more women, by introducing them to sanitary protection.

Now Wash Your Hands Please20100801

In this edition of In Business Peter Day hears some simple ideas about cleanliness which could change the fortunes of poor people around the world, hearing from three projects about the techniques of big business, marketing in particular, they are using to carry their messages.

Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London says the single most cost effective intervention to save lives in developing countries is washing hands with soap - one million lives could be saved every year. She's working with producers to make soap available at prices, and sizes, suitable to the pockets of the poor.

Linda Scott is a Professor of Marketing at Oxford who discovered millions of girls were missing school in Africa every month once they started having periods. She discovered that they were shunned by family and no longer supported once they were deemed to be women. Now she plans to change that, and economically empower more women, by introducing them to sanitary protection.

And there's news of an on the ground initiative using a solid business principles to make sanitary pads made of bamboo available at half the price of imported versions in Rwanda and a solution to eye care in countries where opticians are rare.

Producer: Richard Berenger.

Peter Day hears some basic ideas about health.

Nuts About Brazil2006010520060108

Economists predict that Brazil may be one of the countries vaulting to supremacy as huge changes reshape the global economy over the next 30 years.

But in fact they have been saying something like this for the past century.

Peter Day asks whether Brazil's future is finally about to arrive.

Nuts about Brazil: Economists predict Brazil may be one of the booming countries as changes reshape the global economy over the next 30 years. Peter Day investigates. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Nuts about Brazil

Economists predict that Brazil may be one of the countries vaulting to supremacy as huge changes reshape the global economy over the next 30 years. But in fact they have been saying something like this for the past century.

Odd Jobs2003100920031012

As students gain more qualifications, companies are complaining about the widening gap between what educators teach and what employers want.

Peter Day investigates.

On The Rack2008061220080615

Many of the clothes bearing some of the best-known labels in the high street are made by exploited workers in developing countries, according to campaigners.

Some retailers stand accused of selling goods made with child labour, or by workers not paid a living wage.

Peter Day investigates.

On the Rack

Many of the clothes bearing some of the best-known labels in the high street are made by exploited workers in developing countries, according to campaigners. Some retailers stand accused of selling goods made with child labour, or by workers not paid a living wage. Peter Day investigates.

On Their Metal2012112220121125

Peter Day travels to the Midlands to ask how businesses are coping in an era of no growth.

Peter Day travels to the Midlands to find out how beleaguered manufacturers are coping with the most difficult economy in decades. The region used to be the metal bashing heartland of the country but now manufacturers, service providers and entrepreneurs starting their own companies are all struggling to find a way to keep profitable in an era of low growth. What lessons have been learned over the past five years and how can the past help plan the way forward for the future?

Operation Robot2010120220101205

The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare...

and the way surgeons work.

Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future.

He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people.

Producer : Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day looks at robotic surgery and asks how it is changing healthcare.

The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare... and the way surgeons work. Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future. He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people.

Operation Robot20101205

The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare... and the way surgeons work. Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future. He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people.

Producer : Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day looks at robotic surgery and asks how it is changing healthcare.

Opportunity Knocks2006051120060514

What is life like for those for whom Britain is a land of opportunity? Peter Day hears from people determined not to stay at the bottom of the heap.

Britain's Polish workforce has increased greatly in the two years since Poland joined the European Union.

It's estimated that nearly 350 000 Poles have come to the UK since 2004.

Peter Day speaks to members of this new army of workers, and asks them what they find attractive about Britain, and what they want to achieve whilst they're here.

Guests:

Magda Harvey, Managing Director, Polish Specialities

Fiona Lucas, Area Director, Barclays Bank PLC

Professor John Salt, Migration Research Unit, University College London

Vijay Patel, Founder and Chairman of Waymade Pharmaceuticals

Justyna Jackholt, President of the Polish City Club

Katarzyna Nalepa, Executive Director, Venture Investment and Property International

Britain's Polish workforce has increased greatly in the two years since Poland joined the European Union. It's estimated that nearly 350 000 Poles have come to the UK since 2004.

Opportunity Knocks: What is life like for those for whom Britain is a land of opportunity? Peter Day hears from people determined not to stay at the bottom of the heap. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Organising Salvation2009122420091227

The management guru Peter Drucker called the Salvation Army the most 'effective organisation in America'.

Peter Day asks if that is true in Britain and finds out how the Army is bringing innovation to salvation.

Organising Salvation20091227
Over A Barrel2011033120110403

Turmoil across the Middle East sent oil prices jumping and has raised big questions about the security of the energy supplies that have powered the world economy for the past 100 years.

Peter Day investigates the future of oil.and what the current upheavals might mean for other energy supplies.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

What does the turmoil in the Middle East mean for the future of energy supplies?

Over A Barrel20110403

Turmoil across the Middle East sent oil prices jumping and has raised big questions about the security of the energy supplies that have powered the world economy for the past 100 years. Peter Day investigates the future of oil.and what the current upheavals might mean for other energy supplies.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

What does the turmoil in the Middle East mean for the future of energy supplies?

Over The Moon2007050320070506

Journeys into space are catching the attention of a new generation of private entrepreneurs.

They have big ambitions but they insist that commercial space travel can be economically viable.

Peter Day investigates.

Over the Moon

Journeys into space are catching the attention of a new generation of private entrepreneurs. They have big ambitions but they insist that commercial space travel can be economically viable. Peter Day investigates.

Packaging In A Pickle2014052220140525

Modern living generates ever increasing amounts of packaging to wrap up the things we purchase and that generates widespread criticism of the packaging industry. But packaging companies are trying to innovate to respond to both environmental and marketing needs. Peter Day investigates what is wrapped around the products we all buy.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Pain In The Neck2006021620060219

Sickness absence in the workplace: Who's sick the worker or the organisation?

Sometimes people are too ill to work, sometimes perhaps they just don't feel like it.

According to the labour experts being absent from work in Britain has been stubbornly high for the last three decades.

For employers, the CBI estimates being absent is costing 12 billion pounds a year in lost days at work.

On average a public sector worker is off 9.1 days every year, in the private sector the average is 6.4 days.

So is Britain a nest of malingerers or is there something wrong with the way we work, or the way work works?

Pain in the Neck: People cannot avoid being ill, but sick leave is a big cost to employers and the whole economy. Peter Day gets out of bed to look at absenteeism. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Passport To Europe2006091420060917

Two more countries are lining up to join the European Union next year.

Travelling across Bulgaria and Romania, Peter Day asks if they are ready for the EU.

Passport to Europe

Two more countries are lining up to join the European Union next year. Travelling across Bulgaria and Romania, Peter Day asks if they are ready for the EU.

Passport to Europe: Two more countries are lining up to join the European Union next year. Travelling across Bulgaria and Romania, Peter Day asks if they are ready for the EU. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Past Masters2003052220030525

Management gurus often invoke the leadership skills of historic figures.

But can Alexander the Great or Sun Tzu be relevant in today's business climate?

Patents Make Perfect2005012020050123

Companies need new ideas to survive, and the granting of patents to protect these ideas has increased in recent years.

Peter Day investigates.

Patents Make Perfect: Companies need new ideas to survive, and the granting of patents to protect these ideas has increased in recent years. Peter Day investigates. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Patents Make Perfect: Companies need new ideas to survive, and the granting of patents to protect these ideas has vastly increased in recent years. Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Picture Perfect2003010220030105

Thomas Kinkade is the world's richest artist.

He tells Peter Day how he has built up a billion-dollar business out of America's nostalgia for a past it never had.

Playing The Market20170921

Andrew Dickson examines fictional depictions of the worlds of finance and banking.

From the film Wall Street, to the play Enron, finance workers and bankers tend to be portrayed negatively in works of fiction.
Andrew Dickson traces the history of these depictions, asking if they're fair - and if more positive portrayals would enhance the reputation of the City
He speaks to playwrights, a bond trader turned thriller writer, a film historian and a veteran of the banking industry

Producer: Penny Murphy.

Plug-in Car2006092120060924

Tesla Motors has designed an electric car with sports car performance.

Peter Day meets the Silicon Valley enthusiast behind the American company challenging conventional motoring ideas.

Plug-in Car

Tesla Motors has designed an electric car with sports car performance. Peter Day meets the Silicon Valley enthusiast behind the American company challenging conventional motoring ideas.

Plug-in Car: Tesla Motors has designed an electric car with sports car performance. Peter Day meets the Silicon Valley enthusiast behind the American company challenging conventional motoring ideas.

Potash Of Gold2013042520130428

Nearly one mile underground beneath the North Sea are vast supplies of potash and polyhalite waiting to be dug up and turned into valuable fertiliser. There's just one snag: the planned new mine would be in the North York Moors National Park, where such developments are normally prohibited. Locals are taking sides for and against, as Peter Day reports.

Producer: Mike Wendling.

Power Drive2009041620090419

As the world's biggest car companies appeal for government bailouts, fearless newcomers are seeking to revolutionise the global automobile industry with electric cars.

Peter Day takes a test drive in a plug-in Chinese newcomer and hears from an Israel start-up company that wants to charge by the mile.

Power Drive20090419

Peter Day investigates the development of electric cars.

Power Failure2002100320021006

Peter Day looks at the state of British electricity companies.

Power Play2010080520100808

Huge hopes and vast sums of money are being pinned on the so-called Intelligent Grid: a new network of electricity systems feeding information about supply and demand across the grid all the time.

Linked to new compulsory smart meters, it will extend into every home.

Peter Day asks what's happening to our power supplies and why.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Huge sums are being put into the Intelligent Grid.

Peter Day investigates.

Huge hopes and vast sums of money are being pinned on the so-called Intelligent Grid: a new network of electricity systems feeding information about supply and demand across the grid all the time. Linked to new compulsory smart meters, it will extend into every home. Peter Day asks what's happening to our power supplies and why.

Huge sums are being put into the Intelligent Grid. Peter Day investigates.

Power Play20100808

Huge hopes and vast sums of money are being pinned on the so-called Intelligent Grid: a new network of electricity systems feeding information about supply and demand across the grid all the time. Linked to new compulsory smart meters, it will extend into every home. Peter Day asks what's happening to our power supplies and why.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Huge sums are being put into the Intelligent Grid. Peter Day investigates.

Press Under Pressure2010050620100509

Many of the world's best-known business newspapers and magazines are being painfully squeezed by the recession and the rise of rival media.

In London and New York, Peter Day finds out why it matters..and how they are going about fighting for survival.

Producer : Julie Ball.

Press under pressure.

How business publications will survive in the internet era.

Press Under Pressure20100509
Price Conscious2014051520140518

Peter Day looks at current retail pricing strategies, from market stalls to luxury brands.

Manufacturers were banned by law from fixing retail prices 50 years ago, ushering in a revolution in British retailing. So what do prices mean now? How are they set and how much are we prepared to pay for things? Peter Day finds out.

Private Grief2007021520070218

The new breed of private equity funds control huge resources, earn big money and are very secretive.

Now there are worries that they may destabilise the world economy, and bring previously sound companies to their knees.

Peter Day reports.

Private Grief

The influence of private equity firms' is increasing. Their huge resources enable them to seek control of some of Britain's biggest companies in their search for profit. But with their growing power comes increasing concerns. Do private equity firms really create value for the British economy? Or do they, as their critics claim, destabilise previously sound companies through financial engineering? And could the huge debts involved in private equity lead to problems for the economy as a whole? Peter Day investigates.

The new breed of private equity funds control huge resources, earn big money and are very secretive. Now there are worries that they may destabilise the world economy, and bring previously sound companies to their knees. Peter Day reports.

Private Prisons - Who Profits?20170824

Does incarcerating people for profit work? Matthew Gwyther investigates.

Twenty five years after the UK opened it's first privately run prison, Matthew Gwyther explores whether they have fulfilled their promise to deliver a cost effective, safe, and reliable prison service. Does incarcerating people for profit work? Or does it lead the sector to cut corners, sacrificing safety and security in the pursuit of profit?

Producer: Sarah Shebbeare.

Prize Giving2005051920050522

Offering prizes for scientific and technological innovation can be traced back to the 18th century.

Today, large cash prizes are once again being offered to solve some of our most ambitious challenges - from affordable space travel to a cure for ageing.

Peter Day reports.

Prize Giving

Offering prizes for scientific and technological innovation can be traced back to the 18th century. Today, large cash prizes are once again being offered to solve some of our most ambitious challenges - from affordable space travel to a cure for ageing. Peter Day reports.

Prize Performers2011090120110904

At a time of grave crisis, some of the world's top Nobel Prize winning economists have been meeting for a conference on an idyllic Bavarian island.

Peter Day was there to find out if they had any ideas about how to get out of the mess we're in and what their predictions are for the future.

Producer : Neil Keonig.

Peter Day joins a gathering of Nobel Prize economists to discuss the economic crisis.

At a time of grave crisis, some of the world's top Nobel Prize winning economists have been meeting for a conference on an idyllic Bavarian island. Peter Day was there to find out if they had any ideas about how to get out of the mess we're in and what their predictions are for the future.

Prize Performers20110904

At a time of grave crisis, some of the world's top Nobel Prize winning economists have been meeting for a conference on an idyllic Bavarian island. Peter Day was there to find out if they had any ideas about how to get out of the mess we're in and what their predictions are for the future.

Producer : Neil Keonig.

Peter Day joins a gathering of Nobel Prize economists to discuss the economic crisis.

Productivity Puzzle2013040420130407

Something strange is happening to the economy. In Britain, recession is not hitting the total number of people in employment, which means that the nation's vital productivity rate is falling. In the USA, productivity has gone on rising, detaching itself from the rise in jobs for the first time since World War Two. Behind the figures, Peter Day has been trying to find out what's going on and why it matters to a country's standard of living.

Professor Profit2005101320051016

Universities are being challenged to 'sweat their assets' - by turning academic good ideas into real life companies and patents.

Peter Day asks if the strategy is really working to the benefit of both the British economy and the universities balance sheets.

Interviewees:

John Hassard, Imperial College particle physicist and co-founder, chairman of Hydroventuri

Susan Searle, chief executive, Imperial College Innovations

Tom Hockaday, executive director, ISIS Innovation

Bob Boucher, vice chancellor, University of Sheffield

Richard Lambert, member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England and author of the Lambert Review.

Stephen Allott, managing director, Trinamo Ltd.

David Cleevely, entrepreneur

Warren East, CEO, Arm Holdings

Billy Boyle, co-founder Owlstone Nanotech.

Universities are now being challenged to 'sweat their assets' by turning academic good ideas into real life companies.

Peter Day investigates.

Universities are being challenged to 'sweat their assets' - by turning academic good ideas into real life companies and patents. Peter Day asks if the strategy is really working to the benefit of both the British economy and the universities balance sheets.

Professor Profit: Universities are now being challenged to 'sweat their assets' by turning academic good ideas into real life companies. Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 April 199019900403

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 10 April 1990

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03 Apr 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-27.

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8014

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 October 199019901003

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WILDE

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03 Oct 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

07 Oct 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-02.

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8040

Producer: C. WILDE

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WILDE

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03 Oct 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

07 Oct 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-02.

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8040

Producer: C. WILDE

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 September 199519950903

Producer: PAUL DAWYER

Next in series: MICKEYS NETWORK

Previous in series: 11 June 1995

Broadcast history

03 Sep 1995 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 September 199019900905

Producer: S.

CHILCOTT

Next in series: 12 September 1990

Previous in series: 29 August 1990

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05 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

09 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8036

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 September 199019900909

First broadcast on 1990-09-05

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 12 September 1990

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05 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

09 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8036

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 March 199019900306

Producer: R.

POUNSETT

Next in series: 13 March 1990

Previous in series: 12 September 1989

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06 Mar 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

07 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8010

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 March 199019900307

First broadcast on 1990-03-06

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 13 March 1990

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06 Mar 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

07 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8010

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 May 199019900509

First broadcast on 1990-05-08

Producer: R.

POUNSETT

Next in series: 29 August 1990

Previous in series: 01 May 1990

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08 May 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

09 May 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8019

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 April 199019900410

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POUNSETT

Next in series: FRANCE

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10 Apr 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8015

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 September 199019900912

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 4

Previous in series: 05 September 1990

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12 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

16 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-11.

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8037

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 September 199019900916

First broadcast on 1990-09-12

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 4

Previous in series: 05 September 1990

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16 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-11.

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8037

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 March 199019900313

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 21 March 1990

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13 Mar 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

14 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8011

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 March 199019900314

First broadcast on 1990-03-13

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 21 March 1990

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13 Mar 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

14 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8011

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 October 199019901017

Producer: S.

CHILCOTT

Next in series: 06 March 1991

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17 Oct 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

21 Oct 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8042

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 October 199019901021

First broadcast on 1990-10-17

Producer: S.

CHILCOTT

Next in series: 06 March 1991

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17 Oct 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

21 Oct 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8042

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 September 199519950917

Producer: K.

MERKEL

Next in series: 24 September 1995

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17 Sep 1995 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-13.

Producer: K. MERKEL

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01 May 1990

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POUNSETT

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01 May 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4).

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BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8018

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08 May 1990

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 29 August 1990

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08 May 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

09 May 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

Producer: R. POUNSETT

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8019

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 March 199019900321

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 27 March 1990

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21 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-20.

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8012

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 April 199019900424

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 01 May 1990

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24 Apr 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Apr 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8017

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 April 199019900425

First broadcast on 1990-04-24

Producer: R.

POUNSETT

Next in series: 01 May 1990

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24 Apr 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Apr 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8017

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 September 199519950924

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 01 October 1995

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24 Sep 1995 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-18.

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 September 199019900926

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WILDE

Next in series: 03 October 1990

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26 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

30 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8039

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WILDE

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Previous in series: 4

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26 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

30 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8039

Producer: C. WILDE

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 March 199019900327

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POUNSETT

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27 Mar 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

28 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8013

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 March 199019900328

First broadcast on 1990-03-27

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POUNSETT

Next in series: 03 April 1990

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27 Mar 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

28 Mar 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8013

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 August 199019900829

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CHILCOTT

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29 Aug 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8035

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 August 199019900902

First broadcast on 1990-08-29

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 05 September 1990

Previous in series: 08 May 1990

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29 Aug 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8035

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 419900919

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 26 September 1990

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19 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

23 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8038

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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First broadcast on 1990-09-19

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CHILCOTT

Next in series: 26 September 1990

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19 Sep 1990 20:45-21:15 (RADIO 4)

23 Sep 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8038

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

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Programme Catalogue - Details: France19900417

Producer: R.

POUNSETT

Next in series: 24 April 1990

Previous in series: 10 April 1990

Description

SBH:Long feature on setting up of Euro-Disney and shorter one on European business fashion.

Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Broadcast history

17 Apr 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Apr 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rod Pounsett (Producer)

Tony Young (Speaker)

Carol Leonard (Speaker)

Nicholas de Schonen (Speaker)

John Cora (Speaker)

Christian Cardon (Speaker)

Mary Deschamps (Speaker)

John Forsgreen (Speaker)

Joel Mcclure (Speaker)

Stuart Toy (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 418072.

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8016

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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SBH:Long feature on setting up of Euro-Disney and shorter one on European business fashion. Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Programme Catalogue - Details: France19900418

First broadcast on 1990-04-17

Producer: R.

POUNSETT

Next in series: 24 April 1990

Previous in series: 10 April 1990

Description

SBH:Long feature on setting up of Euro-Disney and shorter one on European business fashion.

Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Broadcast history

17 Apr 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Apr 1990 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rod Pounsett (Producer)

Tony Young (Speaker)

Carol Leonard (Speaker)

Nicholas de Schonen (Speaker)

John Cora (Speaker)

Christian Cardon (Speaker)

Mary Deschamps (Speaker)

John Forsgreen (Speaker)

Joel Mcclure (Speaker)

Stuart Toy (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 418072.

BBC Programme Number: 90VQ8016

Producer: R. POUNSETT

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SBH:Long feature on setting up of Euro-Disney and shorter one on European business fashion. Presenter: Carol Leonard.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mickeys Network19950910

Producer: S.

CHILCOTT

Next in series: 17 September 1995

Previous in series: 03 September 1995

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10 Sep 1995 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-07.

Producer: S. CHILCOTT

Programme Catalogue - Details: Publishing19901014

First broadcast on 1990-10-10

Producer: C.

WILDE

Next in series: 17 October 1990

Previous in series: 03 October 1990

Broadcast history

14 Oct 1990 19:00-19:30 (RADIO 4).

BBC Programme Number: 90VD8041

Producer: C. WILDE

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Project Alcatraz2009123120100103

What makes a businessman turn gangsters into employees? Peter Day talks to Alberto Vollmer of the Santa Teresa Rum Company in Venezuela. He tells Peter how the theft of a security guard's gun led him to set up a project which has cut crime in his area by 40 per cent and has now become an integral part of this 200-year-old family business.

Project Alcatraz20100103

What makes a businessman turn gangsters into employees? Peter Day finds out.

Project Alcatraz * *2009123120100103

What makes a businessman turn gangsters into employees? Peter Day talks to Alberto Vollmer of the Santa Teresa Rum Company in Venezuela.

He tells Peter how the theft of a security guard's gun led him to set up a project which has cut crime in his area by 40 per cent and has now become an integral part of this 200-year-old family business.

What makes a businessman turn gangsters into employees? Peter Day finds out.

Prophet Motive20090212
Prophet Motive20090215

Peter Day hears about the influence of religion on business.

Prophet Motive * *2009021220090215

Peter Day hears about the influence of religion on business.

Quick On The Draw2011041420110417

In an age of high technology communications, two long-established companies in a single German city are still battling each other for supremacy in a global marketplace...

in pencils.

In Nuremberg Peter Day asks Faber-Castell and Staedtler how they both stay sharp...

and finds out what light (and shade) they can throw on the success of German industry and the viability of Europe as a single economy.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day visits two rival German pencil companies in Nuremberg.

In an age of high technology communications, two long-established companies in a single German city are still battling each other for supremacy in a global marketplace... in pencils. In Nuremberg Peter Day asks Faber-Castell and Staedtler how they both stay sharp... and finds out what light (and shade) they can throw on the success of German industry and the viability of Europe as a single economy.

Quick On The Draw20110417

In an age of high technology communications, two long-established companies in a single German city are still battling each other for supremacy in a global marketplace... in pencils. In Nuremberg Peter Day asks Faber-Castell and Staedtler how they both stay sharp... and finds out what light (and shade) they can throw on the success of German industry and the viability of Europe as a single economy.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day visits two rival German pencil companies in Nuremberg.

Radio Me2005050820050523

Radio is facing enormous changes from the Internet.

Just like downloading songs, podcasting makes radio available as the listener wants it.

Peter Day investigates.

Radio Me: Radio is facing enormous changes from the Internet. Just like downloading songs, podcasting makes radio available as the listener wants it. Peter Day investigates.

Radio Times2003070320030706

Digital technology is changing the way radio works.

But will it change a business long regarded as TV's poor relation? Peter Day investigates.

Rail Revolution2007101820071021

Peter Day reports on the current railway revival and how it is changing the map of Europe.

Rail Revolution

Ready To Wear2010012120100124

What happens when westerners intervene on behalf of low-paid clothing factory workers.

Many of our clothes are made by low-paid workers in low-cost countries. But when In Business got involved, a factory was closed and working conditions improved. From Bangladesh, Peter Day found out what happens when westerners intervene.

Many of our clothes are made by low-paid workers in low-cost countries.

But when In Business got involved, a factory was closed and working conditions improved.

From Bangladesh, Peter Day found out what happens when westerners intervene.

Ready To Wear20100124
Ready To Wear * *2010012120100124

Many of our clothes are made by low-paid workers in low-cost countries.

But when In Business got involved, a factory was closed and working conditions improved.

From Bangladesh, Peter Day found out what happens when westerners intervene.

What happens when westerners intervene on behalf of low-paid clothing factory workers.

Rebooting Rural Russia20170504

Can small businesses revive Russia's rural economy?

The Kremlin has been flexing economic and political muscles on the world stage but the Russian economy is struggling to keep up. Plunging oil prices, U.S. and European sanctions over Ukraine and military operations in Syria have all taken their toll. People across the country are feeling the pinch but rural areas are the hardest hit - much of the countryside is empty and dying. Almost 36,000 villages, or one in four, have 10 residents or fewer. Another 20,000 are abandoned, according to the latest census. Young people left long ago for cities and towns - the collective farms which once would have employed them disappeared along with the USSR.

It's a bleak picture but some young businessmen and women are trying to revive Russia's dying villages with a mixture of traditional craftsmanship, social enterprise and shrewd marketing.

In the impoverished Pskov Region, Kirill Vasilev employs 15 villagers to make Valenki -felt boots made from dried sheep's wool, the footwear of peasants and tsars for centuries. Traditionally, valenki come in brown, black, gray and white, but Vasilev produces versions in a variety of bright colours which he sells in a fashionable part of his native St Petersburg. Now he has plans to expand to London and New York. He is inspired by the world-famous UGG boots and Crocs, which also had their origins in ethnic footwear for Australian and Dutch farmers.

Will he succeed and what difference could it make to the village of Dolostsy on the Belarusian border?

Lucy Ash visits Kirill Vasilev at his Valenki workshop, meets his employees and finds out more about the challenges facing small businesses in Russia.

Produced and presented by Lucy Ash.

Recruiting By Algorithm20160508

Can a computer programme choose the right applicant for a job? Online assessments, scanning programmes, computer algorithms and the number crunching of social network data are all now part of the tool kit of the recruitment industry. As Peter Day discovers, to get through to an actual interview, you often have to impress a computer algorithm first. Traditionally a subjective process, Peter looks at this huge change in the way people are selected for jobs and asks whether technology can achieve the recruiters' aim of eliminating bias from hiring.

Producer Caroline Bayley.

Regenerating Margate2013081520130818
20130818 (R4)

Towns and cities all over the world are looking to culture to help them rejuvenate. Two years ago Margate in Kent joined the trend when it opened the £17 million Turner Contemporary gallery. Can art improve the fortunes of a struggling community? Peter Day finds out.

Towns and cities all over the world are looking to culture to help them rejuvenate themselves. Two years ago Margate in Kent joined the trend when it opened the £17million Turner Contemporary gallery. Can art (plus shopping) change the fortunes of a struggling community? In Radio Four's Year of Culture, Peter Day finds out.

Research Party2007062120070624

Billions of federal dollars are spent on financing research projects by American corporations.

Finland boasts a similar scheme to boost innovation.

Peter Day asks whether these are examples Britain ought to follow.

Research Party

Billions of federal dollars are spent on financing research projects by American corporations. Finland boasts a similar scheme to boost innovation. Peter Day asks whether these are examples Britain ought to follow.

Reshaping The World2006011220060115

Peter Day runs up against a BRIC wall in this edition.

Brazil, Russia, India and China - the BRICs - are on the rise.

The world may be a very different place well before 2050, when some economists say the BRICs will have pushed the UK, France and Germany out of the G-7.

In the second of two programmes exploring the future of the world economy, Peter asks what these changes will mean for those of us living in the developed world.

Interviewees:

Jim O'Niell

Chief Global Economist, Goldman Sachs

C K Prahalad

Author, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Eugen von Keller

Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants - China

Clyde Prestowitz

Author, Three Billion New Capitalists

Sir Martin Sorrell

CEO, WPP

Naresh Goyal

CEO and Founder, Jet Airways

Remeeb

Farmer and Road Worker, Mumbai, India

Dr Alexandre Qi

Director, CHINBRA

The 21st Century is going to see huge changes in the way the world's economy works.

But with countries such as India and China on the rise - to say nothing of Russia and Brazil - what will happen to the current top nations?

Peter Day investigates.

Reshaping the World

Peter Day runs up against a BRIC wall in this edition. Brazil, Russia, India and China - the BRICs - are on the rise. The world may be a very different place well before 2050, when some economists say the BRICs will have pushed the UK, France and Germany out of the G-7. In the second of two programmes exploring the future of the world economy, Peter asks what these changes will mean for those of us living in the developed world.

The 21st Century is going to see huge changes in the way the world's economy works. But with countries such as India and China on the rise - to say nothing of Russia and Brazil - what will happen to the current top nations?

Return To Teesside2016072820160731 (R4)

Job losses have plagued Teesside for decades. What does the future hold?

Job losses have plagued Teesside for decades and the area still has a stubbornly high unemployment rate. Ruth Sunderland grew up in Middlesbrough where her father worked as an engineer. In 1987 the company, where he'd been employed since he was a teenager, collapsed and he never worked again. Believing there was no future for her in her home town, she left to forge a career in London. Following more recent job losses in the steel industry, Ruth returns to her roots. Will entrepreneurial start-ups provide young Teessiders with prospects that, 30 years ago, she could not see? And what does the post-steel, post-Brexit future look like from Teesside?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Risky Business2002101720021020

`Risky Business'.

Insurance used to one of Britain's most successful industries, but is now going through troubled times.

Is the roof about to fall in? Peter Day investigates.

Running Towards Empty2004050620040509

The world is still powered by oil, and even though discoveries peaked decades ago, nobody knows how much is left buried in the earth.

Peter Day asks some basic questions about the supply and demand of the energy that makes the world work.

Running Towards Empty

The world is still powered by oil, and even though discoveries peaked decades ago, nobody knows how much is left buried in the earth. Peter Day asks some basic questions about the supply and demand of the energy that makes the world work.

Rwanda Rising20100418

Rwanda has huge ambitions to grow itself out of poverty and become a middle income country by the year 2010 by becoming an information technology and business hub for central and eastern Africa.

Rwanda hopes to set an example that it is possible to do proper business in Africa.

Peter Day reports.

Producer: Richard Berenger.

After a tragic recent history, Rwanda is trying to recreate itself, as Peter Day reports.

Ryanair - A Change Of Direction?20171214

In September Ryanair was in crisis. Has this forced the company to change direction?

In September Ryanair was headline news and in crisis, having had to cancel many thousands of flights at very short notice. By offering extremely low fares to flyers, the company has become one of the world's biggest and most profitable airlines. Matthew Gwyther traces Ryanair's history and explores how its business model differs from its competitors. Has Ryanair suffered reputational damage since September or will its passengers stick with the company no matter what? And has a change of direction now been forced on Ryanair?
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Sail Of The Century2003022720030302

The Queen Mary 2 will be the largest liner ever built.

Peter Day goes behind the scenes with the people who have spent years planning the great ship.

Scared New World2005091520050918

War and conflict usually spell money - money being made and money being lost.

Who do you turn to when you want to steer an honest path through the conflict zone to do business? A veritable army of advisors has grown up to show you how.

In Business investigates the new industry of Risk Control.

Scared New World

War and conflict usually spell Money - money being made and money being lost. Who do you turn to when you want to steer an honest path through the conflict zone to do business? A veritable army of advisors has grown up to show you how. In Business investigates the new industry of Risk Control.

Selling Shakespeare2016042120160424 (R4)

Author Andrew Dickson explores William Shakespeare's influence on the business world.

As part of the festivities for the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, In Business asks how the Bard has had an impact on the corporate world. As well as being a profitable part of the British economy, particularly for the tourist sector in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's plays have been exported to almost every country there is. In Neuss, Germany, a replica of the Globe has stood since 1991. In Bollywood, Shakespeare's stories have been retold since the dawn of Indian cinema, and become major money-spinners courtesy of movies such as Omkara (Othello) and Haider (Hamlet). In corporate America, his plays have been seized upon by executive training teams. And in China, Shakespeare's works are being marketed to a new generation of domestic consumers, eager for a taste of historical culture.

Author and critic Andrew Dickson goes on a globe-trotting journey to find out how the Bard is still very much in business - and discovers one of the most successful and flexible cultural brands there is. Produced by Nina Robinson.

Silicon Roundabout2011090820110911

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

Hundreds of small companies have set up shop in a shabby area of East London defined mostly by an enormous traffic interchange.

'Silicon Roundabout' bears little physical resemblance to its California namesake, but it is becoming one of Europe's biggest technology clusters.

Some observers say the area could have a global impact, and the government has latched on to the idea, creating competitive grants for startups and rebranding the larger area 'TechCity UK'.

There are success stories - such as LastFM, a music sharing site sold to American media giant CBS for £140 million - and many more entrepreneurs just starting out.

Could Britain's tech centre spawn a world-beating company along the lines of a Facebook or Twitter? In this programme Peter Day weighs up the evidence, talking to some of London's most promising social networking companies, and the venture capitalists and business groups supporting them, as well as the sceptics who doubt the area could really rival the unprecedented ecosystem that is Silicon Valley.

Peter Day visits the high-tech companies springing up in an unusual area of East London.

Silicon Roundabout20110911

Hundreds of small companies have set up shop in a shabby area of East London defined mostly by an enormous traffic interchange. 'Silicon Roundabout' bears little physical resemblance to its California namesake, but it is becoming one of Europe's biggest technology clusters. Some observers say the area could have a global impact, and the government has latched on to the idea, creating competitive grants for startups and rebranding the larger area 'TechCity UK'.

There are success stories - such as LastFM, a music sharing site sold to American media giant CBS for £140 million - and many more entrepreneurs just starting out. Could Britain's tech centre spawn a world-beating company along the lines of a Facebook or Twitter? In this programme Peter Day weighs up the evidence, talking to some of London's most promising social networking companies, and the venture capitalists and business groups supporting them, as well as the sceptics who doubt the area could really rival the unprecedented ecosystem that is Silicon Valley.

Peter Day visits the high-tech companies springing up in an unusual area of East London.

Small Change2005010620050109

David Bussau thinks he has hit on an important way to tackle world POVERTY.

He tells his story to Peter Day - from orphanage to global social entrepreneur.

Small Change: David Bussau thinks he has hit on an important way to tackle world poverty. He tells his story to Peter Day - from orphanage to social entrepreneur. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Small Change: David Bussau thinks he has hit on an important way to tackle world poverty. He tells his story to Peter Day - from orphanage to global social entrepreneur. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Small Wonder2009120320091206

Microloans have brought credit to millions of poor people shunned by the conventional banking system, but now commercial financial institutions are jumping on the microlending bandwagon.

Peter Day wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

Small Wonder20091206

Peter Day wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

Small World20100502

Outsourcing used to be something that big companies did when they transferred the work of whole departments to offshore specialists across the world to save money.

But now small start-ups are learning how to build global organisations from day one of their existence.

Peter Day finds out why.

Producer : Caroline Bayley.

Why are some start-ups going global from day one? Peter Day finds out.

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes2004102820041031

Europe's companies face big fines from the EU over excess emissions from the start of next year, but few British businesses seem prepared.

It will only work if emissions are traded, but how does that work? Peter Day discovers a new industry and a new type of salesman - the carbon trader.

Smoke Gets in your EyesEUROPE's companies face big fines from the EU over excess emissions from the start of next year, but few British businesses seem prepared.

Smoke Gets in your Eyes

Europe's companies face big fines from the EU over excess emissions from the start of next year, but few British businesses seem prepared. It will only work if emissions are traded, but how does that work? Peter Day discovers a new industry and a new type of salesman - the carbon trader.

Sociability2010082620100829

When the new breed of social entrepreneurs meet the new networks of interactive social media, the impact is felt round the globe.

Peter Day reports on some clever ideas that are tackling some of the big problems in the developing world.

Producer: Julie Ball.

Peter Day finds out what happens when social entrepreneurs meet interactive social media.

When the new breed of social entrepreneurs meet the new networks of interactive social media, the impact is felt round the globe. Peter Day reports on some clever ideas that are tackling some of the big problems in the developing world.

Sociability20100829

Peter Day finds out what happens when social entrepreneurs meet interactive social media.

Sounds Familiar2013010320130106

Peter Day asks if voice recognition is a technology that has finally come of age.

After years of promise, voice recognition is at last becoming a significant method of using computers and accessing the Internet. Why now, and what difference does it make? Peter Day talks to the companies at the forefront of developments in the field (including Massachusetts-based Nuance, one of the largest makers of voice recognition technology), and asks whether our relationship with machines will change once we have the ability to talk to them.

Sovereign Wealth Funds2014120420141207 (R4)

Government owned Sovereign wealth funds are treasure troves of money earned by oil resources and mighty export earnings, vast nest-eggs for the future when overseas earnings dry up. Obscure though they may be, SWFs have extraordinary flows of cash to invest and potentially enormous international clout. This programme investigates SWFs: who they are and what they're doing.

Squeaky Clean2009082720090830

WD40 is one of those rare products that users deeply identify with.

In San Diego, Peter Day investigates the company's secret formula and finds out how to run an international business by using the promise of the original brand to navigate into the future.

Squeaky Clean20090830
Starting Young2013011020130113

Leave college, start a business. That is the idea behind a high-powered new project called Entrepreneur First, taking 30 new graduates through the hazardous first stages of launching their own companies. Peter Day charts the progress of some of them..from initial idea to plausible proposition, and beyond.

Producer: Caroline Bayley

(Picture: James Hennessey, Emily Brooke and Zahid Mitha - the three young entrepreneurs In Business has tracked).

Starting Young

Start-up City2012112920121202

Peter Day reports from Berlin - a city developing into a successful high-tech hub.

Every city wants to become a high technology business hub, but ambitious entrepreneurs

from all over Europe are rushing to set up shop in Berlin. So-called Silicon Allee is fast

becoming a start-up rival to Silicon Roundabout in London. Peter Day finds out why.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Start-up Scotland2016091520160918 (R4)

Douglas Fraser asks what more can be done to encourage and grow new businesses in Scotland

Brexit, a global slump in oil prices, and political uncertainty around a second independence referendum; these have combined to place the Scottish business community in uncharted waters. Additionally, Scotland has longer term historical structural issues, particularly when it comes to successfully starting and growing new ventures. It is widely recognised that the Scottish economy needs to grow faster and be less dependent on both fossil fuels and inward investment. For this edition of 'In Business', the BBC's Scotland Business Editor Douglas Fraser explores what is being done to support and encourage entrepreneurship

Producer: Dave Howard.

Steel In The Uk2016051920160522 (R4)

Peter Day examines the history of Britain's steel industry.

Amid concern about the future of the Port Talbot steel works - and fear for the jobs of workers there - Peter Day looks at the history of the industry in Britain. When was the heyday of British steel, and what went wrong? Peter visits Port Talbot and also delves into the archives to hear stories from a time when manufacturing dominated the British economy.

Presenter: Peter Day

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Steinway2015091020150913 (R4)

Peter Day visits Steinway and Sons in New York to hear what makes its pianos special.

For more than 150 years, Steinway and Sons have been building handmade pianos to please the ear of the most discerning musicians. Their sound fills concert halls around the world. Why? Is it simply because they're the best; the best marketed or is there another reason?

Peter Day visits one of Steinway's two factories, in Astoria New York, to find out what gives this instrument its prized status in the concert world and ask if this once family owned firm can keep its place on the world stage.

Producer:

Sandra Kanthal.

Stitch In Time2014010920140112

Peter Day asks how serious UK manufacturing is for the British fashion industry.

As fashion retailers demand an ever faster response to consumer desires and costs rise abroad, there are signs of a fledgling revival in British textile manufacturing. Peter Day finds out how real it is, and whether it can last.

Strictly Private2005021020050213

Huge and secretive investment groups are bagging great swathes of industry in Britain and abroad.

Once public companies are now being swallowed up in the portfolios of these private equity firms.

Peter Day asks what drives these ""new kings of capitalism""...and whether they are good for us.

Strictly Private

Huge and secretive investment groups are bagging great swathes of industry in Britain and abroad. Once public companies are now being swallowed up in the portfolios of these private equity firms.

Strike Up The Broadband2012121320121216

Peter Day examines the government's aim to increase internet speeds across the UK.

The government's aim is clear: by 2015, it wants Britain to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe. The internet is so essential to businesses, the argument goes, that the network over which internet traffic travels is becoming a vital part of the UK's infrastructure - as important as energy and roads.

Right now, though, the country is a long way off from the target. Nowhere is this more apparent than in rural and remote areas of the country. In Norfolk, some small businesses are struggling just to get connected, much less plug into the high-speed network the government has pledged to help expand.

A decade ago, internet access was a luxury for many small firms, but today it's essential. Orders are placed and received online, a website is a key marketing tool for all sorts of companies, and businesses must now file VAT returns via a website.

This week on In Business, Peter Day evaluates the government's plans for broadband and finds out how close the UK is coming to a high-speed future online.

Producer: Mike Wendling.

Strong Medicine2012120620121209

Peter Day visits two Swiss pharmaceutical companies to look at future drug development.

Big problems loom over the pharmaceutical industry which influences so many people's lives. Giant corporations are beset by scandal and their pipelines of new treatments are running dry. Peter Day looks at the future of the industry through the eyes of two Swiss pharma companies, one very big and one of them tiny. Both are linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimers.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Student Start-ups2009091020090913

Britain's universities are alive with a new wave of business activity, and in many of them the largest student societies are the ones which bring would-be entrepreneurs together with potential backers and mentors.

Peter Day samples some of the start-up ideas on show at Cambridge University and hears how academic attitudes to business have changed over the past few decades.

Student Start-ups20090913
Sugaring The Pill2009121020091213

Brazil has been pioneering the use of ethanol for its vehicles for over three decades.

Ethanol emits 90 per cent less emissions than gasoline.

As world leaders debate climate change in Copenhagen, can Brazil convince the rest of the globe that sugar really is good for you?

Sugaring The Pill20091213
Supportive Partner = Success At Work2016082520160828 (R4)

Who is your partner? - the crucial career choice.

According to Sheryl Sandberg - Chief Operating Office of Facebook and one of the most powerful people in the world - the most important career choice you'll make as a woman is who you choose to be your life partner. Whilst men tend to assume they can have it all - a great career AND a great family - women don't. And she puts that down to the uneven division of labour in the home. She claims in households where both parents work full time, women do twice the amount of house work and three times the amount of childcare. She says that she and her late husband were '50/50' and that has played a huge part in her success. How many of us can claim the same?

The numbers of working mothers in the UK are at record levels with 70% of women with dependent children now part of the workforce. But those who work still earn less overall and enjoy lower status than their male counterparts, especially after having children. Evidence also shows that those who do forge the most successful careers are largely child-free.

So how easy is it to have a successful career if you are female and also a mother? Peter Day asks a range of women how they have done it, about the compromises they have they made and what have they learnt that they can pass on to future generations.

Presenter: Peter Day

Producer: Alex Lewis

Editor: Penny Murphy.

Survival Strategy2011112420111127

As economic gales blow even harder, are there lessons to be learnt from previous recessions? Peter Day talks to some veteran small business survivors and small business advisors to find out how they manage to get through tough times.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day finds out what lessons business owners can be learned from previous recessions.

Survival Strategy20111127

Peter Day finds out what lessons business owners can be learned from previous recessions.

Survivors2008051520080518

For more than a decade Britain's shrunken manufacturing industry has been battered by the strength of the pound.

Now manufacturers may be staring recession in the face.

Peter Day hears how manufacturing companies plan to continue to survive against the odds.

Survivors

For more than a decade Britain's shrunken manufacturing industry has been battered by the strength of the pound. Now manufacturers may be staring recession in the face. Peter Day hears how manufacturing companies plan to continue to survive against the odds.

Take A Bow2014082820140831

Thanks to great craftsmen such as the Amati family and Antonio Stradivari, the city of Cremona in northern Italy has been a global centre of violins for five centuries. Peter Day finds out how tradition, marketing and years of training enable Cremonese instrument makers to survive in a fast changing musical world.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Cremona in northern Italy is a centre of violin making, but can the old industry survive?

Take A Copy2011051920110522

Intellectual property sounds an innocuous enough idea, but patents and copyright have recently been stirring up a lot of strife.

Peter Day finds out why copyright in particular is such a contentious issue in the Internet age.

Producer: Sanda Kanthal.

Peter Day finds out why copyright is such a contentious issue in the internet age.

Intellectual property sounds an innocuous enough idea, but patents and copyright have recently been stirring up a lot of strife. Peter Day finds out why copyright in particular is such a contentious issue in the Internet age.

Take A Copy20110522

Peter Day finds out why copyright is such a contentious issue in the internet age.

Take Me To The Leader2005092920051002

The programme looks at two different captains of industry.

First the company man, Jeff Immelt, the Chief Executive and Chairman of one of the world's biggest companies, General Electric.

Next the serial entrepreneur, Wayne Huizinga, former head of companies such as Blockbuster Video, AutoNation and owner of the American football team the Miami Dolphins.

Peter Day compares the two men's different ways of working and gets their insights into what it's like being a leader.

The programme looks at two different captains of industry. First the company man, Jeff Immelt, the Chief Executive and Chairman of one of the world's biggest companies, General Electric.

Take Me to the Leader: Peter Day talks to two bosses who have taken very different paths to get to the top - General Electric chief Jeffrey Immelt and entrepreneur Wayne Huizinga. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Tall Storeys2005052620050529

Much of the world is experiencing a boom in construction.

But will we get better buildings out of it? What role are the ARCHITECTs playing? Peter Day investigates.

Tall Storeys

Much of the world is experiencing a construction boom. But will we get better buildings out of it? What role do architects play? Peter Day investigates.

Tangled Web2006061520060618

The Internet is evolving into a powerful new communications medium.

It is leaching power away from the old information providers in press and broadcasting and handing it to a new democracy of bloggers and communicators, now numbered in millions.

Peter Day asks how established businesses will cope with this vital change in the media landscape.

Tangled Web

The Internet is evolving into a powerful new communications medium. It is leaching power away from the old information providers in press and broadcasting and handing it to a new democracy of bloggers and communicators, now numbered in millions. Peter Day asks how established businesses will cope with this vital change in the media landscape.

Taste Makers2003021320030216

Peter Day meets the boffins who manipulate the flavour of the foods we love - and hate.

Tax Transparency - Norway's Model2016040720160410 (R4)

The Panama papers reveal tax evasion is a huge international problem.

But how can governments clean things up? One way might be by opening things up.

In the UK, it is a criminal offence to reveal someone else's tax affairs, but in some countries you can easily discover how much anyone earns and how much they pay in tax, from the prime minister and the richest business leader to the poorest pensioner.

It can have a profound effect on business practice and wider society, as business correspondent Jonty Bloom discovers, travelling to Norway.

Producer: Ruth Alexander

With special thanks to Bill Lomas, Leek Town Crier.

Jonty Bloom goes to Norway to find out what happens when salaries and tax are made public.

Taxi2006101920061022

A new breed of tiny jets is spawning a new air taxi industry.

Peter Day hears from the pioneers of a new business that just might change the way we think about flying.

Peter Day talks to Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, about the remarkable achievements of the Grameen bank in Bangladesh and the growing phenomenon of micro credit. .

Peter Day talks to Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, about the remarkable achievements of the Grameen bank in Bangladesh and the growing phenomenon of micro credit. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Taxi: A new breed of tiny jets is spawning a new air taxi industry. Peter Day hears from the pioneers of a new business that just might change the way we think about flying. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Testing, Testing2005092220050925

Why do employers need to subject their workers to psychometric tests and what do they learn from them? Peter Day investigates.

Testing, Testing: Why do employers need to subject their workers to psychometric tests and what do they learn from them? Peter Day investigates. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Testing, Testing: Why do employers need to subject their workers to psychometric tests and what do they learn from them? Peter Day investigates. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Thames Gateway2012080220120805
Thanks For The Memory2014090420140907

Peter Day asks if the potential to remember everything forever is a good for business.

The internet and and the rapid rise of social networking creates the possibility of total recall forever for many of life's most significant (and insignificant) moments - maybe all of them.

Peter Day hears from people building businesses based on this new extension of the human mind..and asks whether it is really a good idea.

Producer: Mike Wendling.

The Apprentices2011091520110918

With Peter Day.

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

With big increases looming in the cost of going to university, the number of people choosing apprenticeships is rising fast.

Peter Day finds what modern apprenticeship means.

to apprentices and the companies who employ them.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day looks at modern apprenticeships.

With Peter Day. Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

The Apprentices20110918

With big increases looming in the cost of going to university, the number of people choosing apprenticeships is rising fast. Peter Day finds what modern apprenticeship means. to apprentices and the companies who employ them.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day looks at modern apprenticeships.

The Art Of The Meeting20170511

Tanya Beckett looks at the art of the office meeting.

We spend hours in meetings at work so what can we do to love them more? Tanya Beckett looks at the art of the meeting and asks how can we make them more productive and enjoyable. How do you deal with the person who never stops talking, or someone who spends an entire hour on their smartphone?
Tanya learns how to prepare for successful meetings and discovers that how they're run tells us a lot about the culture of an organisation, and even a country.

Produced by Smita Patel.

The Big Fat Greek Struggle20170427

How have private businesses fared in Greece since the crisis began? The economy has shrunk by nearly a third and unemployment has soared. So what have companies had to do to survive? And have any managed to actually thrive? Louise Cooper meets hopeful entrepreneurs, embattled importers, and a few small companies going underground in a bid to avoid rising costs and disappearing demand. Can Greece ever return to growth?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

How have Greek businesses fared in an economy that has shrunk by nearly a third?

How have private businesses fared in Greece since the crisis began? The economy has shrunk by nearly a third and unemployment has soared. So what have companies had to do to survive? And have any managed to actually thrive? Louise Cooper meets hopeful entrepreneurs, embattled importers, and a few small companies going underground in a bid to avoid rising costs and disappearing demand. Can Greece ever return to growth?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Business Of Food Waste20170928

With food waste a huge global problem, can business find new and profitable solutions?

With food waste a huge global problem, can business find new, profitable solutions? Tanya Beckett delves into pizza bins, visits larvae breeders and talks to everyone from bankers to hummus-makers as she investigates why this fast-changing business scene. How can new technology help tackle the problem? And are wasteful food consumers ready for radical change?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Penny Murphy.

The Business Of Kindness2012122720121230

Peter Day finds out how random acts of kindness can help businesses in surprising ways.

Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways. Peter Day talks with one woman who explains how the generosity of others has made all the difference to her company. Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady, started her firm just before becoming seriously ill. Through the kindness of strangers she has managed to return to health and run a prosperous company. She is now a great advocate for spreading the idea that kind gestures are an important force in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives.

The Business Of Kindness - Revisited2014122520141228 (R4)

Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways. Peter Day talks with one woman who explains how the generosity of others has made all the difference to her company. Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady, started her firm just before becoming seriously ill. Through the kindness of strangers she has managed to return to health and run a prosperous company. She is now a great advocate for spreading the idea that kind gestures are an important force in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

The Business of Kindness - Revisited

The Business Of Trust2016010720160110 (R4)

The revelation that Volkswagen cheated emissions tests is the latest in a line of scandals that have dented the public's faith in business since 2008's financial crisis.

It was seen as a betrayal of trust. But just what is trust and how important is it in business? And, once it has been lost, can it ever be won back?

The editor of Management Today, Matthew Gwyther, interviews Rupert Stadler, the chairman of Audi - which is part of the VW group.

He also speaks to the chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, Charlie Mayfield, and former chief of Severn Trent Water and Jaguar, Sir John Egan.

The former EMEA head of public relations firm Edelman, Robert Phillips, explores PR's influence on trust and Nobel Prize winning economist and author Professor Robert Shiller gives his thoughts.

Amid all the negativity about business, Rachel Botsman - who is an expert on the collaborative economy - offers some hope.

Producer: Keith Moore.

How important is trust, and can it be won back if it is lost? Matthew Gwyther investigates

The Californian Drought2015080620150809 (R4)

How are Californian farm communities coping with their fourth year of drought?

California has some of the world's most productive agricultural land. It puts fruit and vegetables on America's tables and exports huge amount of produce too; nearly all of the almonds we consume come from here. But the state is also endured a severe drought, now into its fourth year. Farm land is being fallowed, farm workers are losing their jobs and thousands of wells are drying up. Some farmers believe that this year is the tipping point. If rain does not fall in the winter, they'll be out of business next year. But other farmers have had some of their best years during these testing times. Peter Day explores what happens when water becomes the most valuable commodity there is.

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Curse Of The Bonus2011120820111211

It started off as a nice pat on the back for exceptional work.

But then the bonus became some people's primal motivation..first in the financial markets in the City of London, then in big business, and then in the way public services are run too.

Peter Day traces the rise and rise of the bonus culture, and asks how much damage it causes.

Producer Caroline Bayley

Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day traces the rise of the bonus culture and the impact it has had on the economy.

THE CURSE OF THE BONUS

It started off as a nice pat on the back for exceptional work. But then the bonus became some people's primal motivation..first in the financial markets in the City of London, then in big business, and then in the way public services are run too. Peter Day traces the rise and rise of the bonus culture, and asks how much damage it causes.

The Curse Of The Bonus20111211
The Economic Impact of America's Opioid Epidemic20180412

How have workers and businesses fared in Ohio, one of the worst hit states?

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers

Ohio is one of the worst hit US states for opioid addiction rates and deaths. Huge numbers of people have dropped out of the workforce and employers say they struggle to recruit the people they need. If automation increases as a result, will unemployment, despair and addiction get even worse? And is drug testing workers part of the solution or part of the problem? Claire Bolderson asks why the opioid epidemic has taken such a hold here and visits companies hoping to develop new medical solutions to treat pain and manage addition. For them, the opioid crisis might just be a very profitable business opportunity.
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Economic Impact Of America's Opioid Epidemic2018041220180415 (R4)

How have workers and businesses fared in Ohio, one of the worst hit states?

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers

Ohio is one of the worst hit US states for opioid addiction rates and deaths. Huge numbers of people have dropped out of the workforce and employers say they struggle to recruit the people they need. If automation increases as a result, will unemployment, despair and addiction get even worse? And is drug testing workers part of the solution or part of the problem? Claire Bolderson asks why the opioid epidemic has taken such a hold here and visits companies hoping to develop new medical solutions to treat pain and manage addition. For them, the opioid crisis might just be a very profitable business opportunity.
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Fizz Biz2012080920120812

There's a new boom in English sparkling wine. It is taking on Champagne and (sometimes) beating it. But what's behind the bubbles? Peter Day finds out from some of the top English growers... and a select group of world wine experts on a pioneering trip into unknown territory. You can also watch a special video with Peter Day, by following the link on the In Business webpage, via the Radio 4 website.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day discovers the new fizz in English wine.

THE FIZZ BIZ

There's a new boom in English sparkling wine. It is taking on Champagne and (sometimes) beating it. But what's behind the bubbles? Peter Day finds out from some of the top English growers... and a select group of world wine experts on a pioneering trip into unknown territory.

The Freelance Economy2015040220150405 (R4)

Peter Day explores the growing freelance and micro-business economy.

In Business returns with a new series.

This week Peter Day explores the growing freelance and micro-business economy. He asks why so many people are setting up on their own and whether it will be a decision they'll come to regret?

Also, what impact will the rise in the number of sole traders and micro-business owners have on the strength of the UK economy?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Global Trade Referee2018041920180422 (R4)

What can Brexit Britain expect if it has to fall back on World Trade Organisation rules?

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers

The World Trade Organisation could soon play a crucial role in how Britain does global business. If the UK fails to reach a trade deal with the European Union after Brexit, it will trade solely under rules set by the WTO. So what does that mean?

Jonty Bloom meets one of the many Brexiteers who believe that reverting to WTO rules could boost Britain's position as a global trade player. Derbyshire clothing manufacturer Christopher Nieper is relaxed about the UK agreeing quotas and tariffs through the WTO, which was created to be a free trade factory.

But at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva, Jonty learns that brokering trade deals can take many years, with bigger players like the European Union, China and the United States dominating the agenda. And there's the added complication that China and the United States are embarking on a trade war that threatens the WTO's ability to settle global trade disputes. Could the UK once free from the EU, be the one to reinvigorate the WTO and global free trade? Jonty goes looking for answers in its long corridors.

What can Brexit Britain expect if it has to fall back on World Trade Organisation rules?

Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers

The World Trade Organisation could soon play a crucial role in how Britain does global business. If the UK fails to reach a trade deal with the European Union after Brexit, it will trade solely under rules set by the WTO. So what does that mean?

Jonty Bloom meets one of the many Brexiteers who believe that reverting to WTO rules could boost Britain's position as a global trade player. Derbyshire clothing manufacturer Christopher Nieper is relaxed about the UK agreeing quotas and tariffs through the WTO, which was created to be a free trade factory.

But at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva, Jonty learns that brokering trade deals can take many years, with bigger players like the European Union, China and the United States dominating the agenda. And there's the added complication that China and the United States are embarking on a trade war that threatens the WTO's ability to settle global trade disputes. Could the UK once free from the EU, be the one to reinvigorate the WTO and global free trade? Jonty goes looking for answers in its long corridors.

The Italian Banking Crisis2016112420161127 (R4)

Why are Italy's banks in crisis, and what is the impact on business?

Why are Italy's banks in crisis and what's the impact on business? The country's banks have huge numbers of non-performing loans, the result of nearly a decade of recession. The economy has shrunk by nearly 10% in that time. Some small banks have already failed, others may follow. What has it been like to do business through these very lean times? Are banks continuing to lend? And what solutions might there be for one of Europe's biggest players? Ruth Sunderland visits small businesses, the backbone of the Italian economy, and asks what is required to strengthen the banking system.

Producer : Rosamund Jones.

The Long March2008021420080217

China has built an economic machine designed to help millions of country people out of poverty.

Peter Day meets villagers who are still waiting to see the benefits and looks at the impact of one of of the great official modernisation projects, the Three Gorges Dam.

The Long March

China has built an economic machine designed to help millions of country people out of poverty. Peter Day meets villagers who are still waiting to see the benefits and looks at the impact of one of of the great official modernisation projects, the Three Gorges Dam.

The Music Industry2014010220140105

How can musicians make money in an industry that has changed so much in the past decade?

It has been long established that the music industry has changed irrevocably over the past decade, with the internet disrupting the status quo as it has many other sectors. But the story has moved on from an industry dying from dwindling record sales.

The traditional way of releasing your record has changed thanks to new publishing companies, companies that gather music statistics and the streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer. Now these companies are disrupting the industry once again. Peter Day speaks with the key businesses involved such as Spotify and Musicmetric and the traditional, established players such as Sony Music.

Yet streaming services have also caused controversy because their payments to musicians are seemingly minuscule. Radiohead's lead singer Thom Yorke has battled against Spotify, calling it the 'last fart of a dying corpse' ; how can musicians make money now? Peter hears from a band just starting out, Yossarian, to Moby who has sold millions of records and singer songwriter Billy Bragg. We compare how much musicians receive from different sources of revenue.

But others see the streaming services as saviours and the future of the music industry. Is the problem of small returns from songs streamed actually a clash between a new way of listening to music and the traditional way the industry has been run? Sony Music explain how they are writing their record deals with musicians and that they are thinking about changing this for the new digital age.

Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.

The New Leaders19970622

In the final programme of the series, Peter Day investigates what big business can learn from a new breed of entrepreneurs.

The New Manufacturing2014040320140406

Peter Day reports from Sheffield on how manufacturing is evolving in globalising world.

UK Manufacturing has been under heavy pressure for decades but now there are signs of resurgence. Peter Day reports from Britain's former steel capital, Sheffield, on what it takes to survive and prosper in an intensely globalising world.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

The Nhs And Productivity2017011220170115 (R4)

With demand soaring and austerity continuing to bite, can the NHS do more for less?

The NHS is facing a sustained squeeze. An ageing population, the rising cost of new treatments and increasing patient demand on the one hand, and the impact of continued austerity on the other. What can it do? One answer might lie in improving productivity. In the first of two programmes on the NHS, Louise Cooper explores its productivity puzzle. What does increased productivity look like in the health service? She meets clinicians, across the country, who are trying to do more for less. Can their efforts be replicated across the NHS? And, if so, will it ever be enough?

Presenter: Louise Cooper

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Nhs: The Recruitment Dilemma2017011920170122 (R4)

Since its inception, the National Health Service has always relied on doctors and nurses who have been trained overseas. How does it plan for the workforce it requires? In the second of two programmes exploring today's health service, doctor-turned-journalist Smitha Mundasad, asks why the NHS is currently facing a recruitment crisis on so many fronts. She'll ask what impact Brexit could have. Can pharmacists, physician associates and other health workers do the work of doctors, who take longer to train and cost more to employ? And will the NHS start training more of its workforce?

Presenter: Smitha Mundasad

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Since its inception, the National Health Service has always relied on doctors and nurses who have been trained overseas. How does it plan for the workforce it requires? In the second of two programmes exploring today's health service, doctor-turned-journalist Smitha Mundasad, asks why the NHS is currently facing a recruitment crisis on so many fronts. She'll ask what impact Brexit could have. Can pharmacists, physician associates and other health workers do some of the work of doctors, who take longer to train and cost more to employ? And will the NHS start training more of its workforce?

The Remarkable Mr China20090205
The Remarkable Mr China20090208

Peter Day talks to Irish businessman Liam Casey from his base in Shenzen, near Hong Kong.

The Remarkable Mr China * *2009020520090208

Peter Day talks to Irish businessman Liam Casey from his base in the industrial powerhouse of Shenzen, close to Hong Kong.

He gives his insights into how China works and how its influence is rippling through companies and consumers all over the world.

Peter Day talks to Irish businessman Liam Casey from his base in Shenzen, near Hong Kong.

The Second Hand Clothes Trade War20180118

How second-hand clothes donated to charity could lead to an international trade dispute.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the clothes you donate to charity?
Every year, hundreds of millions of pounds worth of clothes from rich nations are exported to Africa.
In Business travels to Tanzania, where second hand fashion is big business. Now the Tanzanian government want to phase-out these cheap imports, which they say are killing the local textiles industry. But if they do, they risk losing a lucrative trade-aid deal that allows them to export to the United States duty free. BBC Africa's Sammy Awami investigates the used clothes or 'mitumba' business, and asks local textiles producers if they are ready to clothe this rapidly-growing nation.

Producer: Helen Grady.

The Secrets Of Germany's Success20170817

From sick man of Europe to world's richest exporter - how did Germany do it?

From sick man of Europe to world's richest exporter - how did Germany do it?

At the turn of the century, Germany's economy was weak and its unemployment high. Fast forward to today and the country has overtaken China as the world's richest exporter. To find out how, Caroline Bayley travels to rural South Germany, home to many so called "hidden champions", little-known world market leading companies. But she also hears how for all its economic success, Germany has yet to come up with the next Google. Though plans are afoot to catch up with Silicon Valley.

Producer: Estelle Doyle.

The Sexy Salaryman2015121720151220 (R4)

The white collar worker has become a central figure in TV series and comic books in Japan.

Ruth Alexander travels to Tokyo to explore the rise of the middle manager as cult hero, speaking to best-seller novelists, manga artists and TV directors about why the workplace makes such good drama.

She finds out what the fictional exploits of the 'salaryman' tell us about doing business in Japan, and hears about the emergence of a new character getting attention in popular culture - the salarywoman.

Presented and Produced by Ruth Alexander.

How the white collar worker has become a cult hero in TV series and comic books in Japan.

The Sharing Economy2014050820140511

Sharing your neighbour's car, tools and clothes. Peter Day reports on the sharing economy.

Home swaps, driving your neighbour's car, private car parking in your drive, even renting your neighbour's clothes. They are all part of a new style of collaborative enterprise in which nearly everyone can join and (maybe) make money: the 'shared economy'.

It's breaking cover, growing fast and could be important. Perhaps the best known example is Airbnb but many more companies have sprung up allowing people to share their things and even their time. And now companies are trying to make money out of what makes all this sharing possible: trust.

But existing regulations and laws are set up for traditional businesses such as hotels and car hire companies, and that is causing problems. Peter Day investigates the opportunities and snags of the sharing economy and asks if it could become a big democratic movement.

Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.

The Sick Note2013041120130414

Peter Day examines new plans to get people who are off sick back to work more quickly.

Until recently, doctors filled in a sick note for people off work. But now things are changing. The sick note has turned into a fit note, and from next year a government-backed scheme will try to help ill people get back to work as quickly as possible, even if it is only part time. Peter Day finds out what's behind the changes, and why they matter.

Producer Caroline Bayley.

The Transparency Detectives20180125

Many investment fees and charges have been hidden for years. Is this finally changing?

Many fees and charges in the investment industry - which, among other things, manages vast pension fund wealth - have been hidden for decades. Lesley Curwen meets the transparency "detectives" intent on bringing reform to a sector that has long shunned it. She asks why the investment industry has been so slow to embrace change and explores the barriers that might still lie ahead. How much money has been unnecessarily spent and how might more transparency alter the shape and structure of the industry? She also hears the stories of the pioneers who are spearheading this new approach. How difficult has the process been for them?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

The Uncertainty Principle2003050820030511

The war has made uncertainty a permanent feature of today's world.

Peter Day investigates the effects the rapidly changing future will bring.

Peter Day investigates the effects the changing future will bring.

The Veneto2014041020140413

Crisi is the Italian word for "crisis" and the country has been living through political and economic upheaval for several years. It has meant hard times for Italy's family businesses serving a global marketplace. From the Veneto region north of Venice, Peter Day finds out how these distinctive Italian companies are hanging on.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day visits family-run businesses in the Italian Veneto.

There's Oil In Them Thar Sands2006012620060129

Peter Day reports on the great Canadian oil rush.

For hundreds of years, people have known about the huge reserves of oil trapped in a black tar sands in the north of Alberta - a wilderness of oil stretching for miles.

It was always too expensive to get at, but now the rising global price of crude oil means that companies are scrambling to get their hands on it, creating what many describe as an oil rush.

Interviewees:

Greg Stringham, VP Markets and Fiscal Policy, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Clive Mather, President and CEO, Shell Canada

Kyle Reedman, DJ, Kyx 98

Sandra Bessey, instructor, Keyano College

Annette Cake, Fort McMurray Oilsands Discovery Centre

Chris Bloomer, Chief Financial Officer, Petrobank

Dan Woynillowicz, environment policy analyst, The Pembina Institute

Melody Lepine, Director, Mikisew Cree First Nation Industry Relations

Bill, Nancy and Rowland Woodward

Music by East Coast Connection.

There's Oil in them thar Sands

Peter Day reports on the great Canadian oil rush. For hundreds of years, people have known about the huge reserves of oil trapped in a black tar sands in the north of Alberta - a wilderness of oil stretching for miles. It was always too expensive to get at, but now the rising global price of crude oil means that companies are scrambling to get their hands on it, creating what many describe as an oil rush.

For decades, experts have known about the great reserves of oil locked up in tar sands in the wilderness of central Canada. For decades, they have been too expensive to exploit. But now the high world oil price has made the sands worth developing, and they are vast. Peter Day reports from the great Alberta Oil Rush.

Thinking Machines2015050720150510 (R4)

Peter Day explores the concept and implications of 'thinking machines'.

One of the most famous computer systems in the world is called Watson, developed by IBM. It's best known in for beating two human contestants to win the American game show, Jeopardy. Watson may now be leading a revolution in 'machine learning'.

Peter Day reports from New York City, fast becoming a high tech rival of Silicon Valley, to find out how smart our machines are becoming and whether we should be worried about the impact Artificial Intelligence will have our lives.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Image credit: Science Photo Library

Programme includes clips from:

Jeopardy!, Sony Pictures

Her, director Spike Jonze, producers: Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison and Vincent Landay, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Mayor Bloomberg via http://wearemadeinny.com/

Through The Mill2012042620120429

In the 19th century the Lancashire cotton industry was at the heart of the world's industrial revolution and the main engine of the British economy. In the 20th century it started a long decline. Today a few remaining textile manufacturers are finding ways of surviving huge global competition. Peter Day finds out how they are doing it.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day finds out how the Lancashire textile industry struggles to survive.

Through The Mill20120429

Peter Day finds out how the Lancashire textile industry struggles to survive.

Through The Net2005100620051009

As jobs for life decrease, people in search of contacts and contracts are turning to new business networks for help and support.

Peter Day meets the networkers.

Through the Net: As jobs for life decrease, people in search of contacts and contracts are turning to new business networks for help and support. With Peter Day. [Rpt of Thu 8.30pm]

Through the Net: As jobs for life decrease, people in search of contacts and contracts are turning to new business networks for help and support. Peter Day meets the networkers. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Ticking Over20100425

Can the Isle of Man create a revival in British watch making? Precision time pieces are proving recession proof but with so few watchmakers left in this country Peter Day finds out if we can really wind the clock back for a British tradition.

Producer: Clare Walker.

Can the Isle of Man create a revival in watch making? Peter Day finds out.

Ticking Over2010052020100523

Can the Isle of Man create a revival in British watch making? Precision time pieces are proving recession proof but with so few watchmakers left in this country Peter Day finds out if we can really wind the clock back for a British tradition.

Producer: Clare Walker.

Can the Isle of Man rejuvenate the business of watchmaking?

Ticking Over20100523
Tiny Profits2004022620040229

NANOTECHNOLOGY has been described as both the next big thing in science and the invention of grey goo that will destroy us all at the same time.

Peter Day investigates the potential of the science of small things for inventors and investors.

Town And Country2006092820061001

Far from the cities, rural communities are trying to cope with the advances of the 21st Century - while keeping their ancient characteristics.

Peter Day tours two different towns to hear about some strategies that work and some that don't.

Town and Country

Far from the cities, rural communities are trying to cope with the advances of the 21st Century - while keeping their ancient characteristics. Peter Day tours two different towns to hear about some strategies that work and some that don't.

Transforming Trains?2016122920170101 (R4)

Work on HS2 is finally due to start next year. And those whose housing will be affected have dominated the headlines. But what will it mean for business? For some it seems a huge opportunity if high speed rail kick starts much broader regeneration. Other businesses face major challenges during construction, or fear they'll lose out when the new railway changes the way people work. And what does it all tell us about how the UK copes with major infrastructure? Maryam Moshiri visits Sheffield and north London to test business opinion

Producer: Chris Bowlby.

With work on HS2 close to starting, what does big infrastructure mean for business?

Truckers: Women Behind The Big Wheel2015121020151213 (R4)

The trucking industry has a staffing shortage, but why aren't more women behind the wheel?

A global industry is facing a staffing crisis, with tens of thousands of new recruits needed across Europe and the United States - yet many people would never consider the job, or even believe it's a job they could do. Why? Because it's truck-driving - an industry with an image problem, where the work is still very much seen as men-only.

Could the solution to this staffing crisis lie in attracting more women to get behind the wheel? Caroline Bayley hits the road with some of the female drivers already heading up and down roads of the UK. She speaks to Pakistan's first and only female truck driver, and asks why aren't there more of them?

Producer Nina Robinson.

Ttip: The World's Biggest Trade Deal2015012220150125 (R4)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or Ttip, is currently being negotiated between the US and the EU. It is the world's biggest trade deal and highly controversial. Peter Day asks how it may effect what we eat, how we work and the strength of our democracy. Will it provide a beneficial boost for business or allow big corporations to side-step important regulation?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Peter Day discusses the potential impact of the world's biggest trade deal.

Turnarounds2016051220160515 (R4)

Matthew Gwyther discovers how to turn around a failing company.

Imagine you run a company and it's failing. What do you do?

Matthew Gwyther speaks to leaders who've turned around businesses in difficulties and finds out how they did it, what inspired them and what lessons they can pass on.

Produced by Nina Robinson.

Uganda's Refugee Entrepreneurs20171221

You are a refugee in Uganda with no money. How on earth do you start a business?

Uganda has taken in more than a million South Sudanese refugees. Many have lost almost everything. So how do they get back on their feet? For some of them the answer is to set up a small business. But doing that in a refugee settlement, when you have no capital and many of your customers have no money, is no easy task.
Yet markets are sprouting up across the refugee settlements of northern Uganda. There are stalls selling eggs, vegetables, mobile phone cards, jeans; and there are even hairdressers and photocopying services in small shacks, where both the refugees and the local Ugandan population can trade.
So how have these places come to existence? How have they grown out of what very recently was untamed African bush land?
As John Murphy discovers, it's a story of entrepreneurship, sacrifice, taking a gamble and simple necessity.

Producer and Presenter: John Murphy.

Unlimited Company2009112620091129

In a world where banks and conventional companies have taken a big battering in the recession, perhaps there are better ways of running an business.

Peter Day listens to some people who are trying to do things completely differently.

Peter Day hears from people who are taking a different approach to running companies.

Unlimited Company20091129

Peter Day hears from people who are taking a different approach to running companies.

Unravelling The Garment Industry2004012920040201

With the end of the Muliti Fibre Agreement looming, Peter Day looks at the wide ranging effects of the MFA in South East ASIA, and finds out how some manufacturing businesses are preparing themselves for the future.

Upending The Pyramid: Remembering Ck Prahalad

Us Jobs: The Ties That Bind20171207

Why are so many US workers forced into job contracts that make it hard to leave?

Why are so many US workers forced into job contracts that make it hard for them to leave? Employers routinely ask new recruits to agree to "non-compete" clauses when they start work. This means they might be unable to work for a competitor company, or to set up on their own. Is this a good way to protect intellectual property or an unnecessary infringement of workers' rights? Claire Bolderson goes to Massachusetts to explore the personal and economic impact of the legislation and asks if reform might, finally, be a possibility.
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

Walk To Widsom2007022220070225

Twice a year, management professor Anil Gupta leads a troop of followers on foot across villages in India in search of local knowledge and inventions that are in danger of being lost, a walk called Shodhyatra.

Peter Day joined him to report on a vision of India far removed from the high technology boom on which the country is placing such high hopes for the future.

Walk to Wisdom

Walk to Widsom

Watch This Space2011042120110424

America's space effort faces big upheavals as President Obama reigns in government spending and NASA is told to work in partnership with private enterprise.

From the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and the Mojave Desert, Peter Day asks what happens next on the USA's journey into space.

America's space effort faces big upheavals as President Obama reigns in government spending and NASA is told to work in partnership with private enterprise. From the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and the Mojave Desert, Peter Day asks what happens next on the USA's journey into space.

Peter Day asks what will happen next on the USA's journey into space.

Watch This Space20110424

Peter Day asks what will happen next on the USA's journey into space.

Watch Your Language2011051220110515

There is no reason why the words used in corporate communications should be pompous and jargon-ridden

but that is how it often turns out to be.

Peter Day goes into a huddle with a group of enthusiasts determined

to improve the way business language works.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day joins a group of enthusiasts determined to improve the language of business.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

but that is how it often turns out to be. Peter Day goes into a huddle with a group of enthusiasts determined

Watch Your Language20110515

Peter Day joins a group of enthusiasts determined to improve the language of business.

Water Works2007020820070211

The geopolitics of oil has loomed over global affairs for the past 80 years, but now the attention of policy makers and investors is turning to an even more basic resource.

In an ever thirstier world, Peter Day asks if water will be the next oil?

Water Works

The geopolitics of oil has loomed over global affairs for the past 80 years, but now the attention of policy makers and investors is turning to an even more basic resource. In an ever thirstier world, Peter Day asks if water will be the next oil?

What Keeps The Chancellor Awake?20171130

Jonty Bloom explores the problems that might keep the chancellor of the exchequer awake.

If you're the Chancellor of the Exchequer, worrying about where the next financial crisis might come from, what keeps you awake at night?
Jonty Bloom hears about the potential problems which might induce insomnia; including car loans, High Frequency Trading and the threat of Cyber attack.

Producer: Phoebe Keane.

What Makes A Company Last?2015092420150927 (R4)

Peter Day asks whether companies really should still be built to last in today's hi-tech internet world. What are the characteristics of those that stand the test of time? Many do learn to change or even re-invent themselves while others, such as Woolworths, have disappeared altogether. In interviews with business leaders and entrepreneurs he discusses whether longevity still matters.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Peter Day asks what makes a company last and whether longevity still matters.

Whatever Happened To Advertising?2016120820161211 (R4)

Matthew Gwyther asks if the digital revolution is creating a crisis in advertising.

Last year, the UK became the first place where spending on digital ads exceeded that spent on all other forms of advertising combined. In this new world, what are ad agencies doing to square up to the challenges they face?

Management Today's Matthew Gwyther presents.

The producer is Nina Robinson.

What's In A Name?2004092320040926

Over the past 20 years, job titles have changed beyond recognition.

Executive President for Presenting Peter Day investigates.

What's In Store?2008052220080525

As increasing numbers of us are buying goods and services online, Peter Day asks what the future holds for the traditional shopping centre.

What's in Store?

Peter Day looks at the history of retail in this country and what new ideas about shopping are being designed to tempt the buying public.

Where Are We Now:2003091120030914

Autumn is the time when experts assess economic and business outlook.

In a world currently gripped by uncertainty, Peter Day asks what the future holds.

Which Way Now For Scottish Businesses?2014091120140914

Peter Day asks Scottish entrepreneurs to assess the business landscape post-referendum.

Peter Day talks to businesses in Scotland and asks how they see the future post-referendum. Could there be a return to the status quo or has so much changed already as a result of the political debate, regardless of which way the vote goes?

Peter Day assesses the future through the eyes of video games companies in Dundee, young entrepreneurs in Edinburgh and established Scottish business leaders.

Producer: Caroline Bayley.

Whistling In The Dark2008100920081012

Peter Day finds out what happens when co-workers blow the whistle on what appear to be dirty dealings by companies and organisations, and whether they ought to be rewarded for their activities.

Whistling in the Dark

Who Sets Our Standards?2010040120100404

World trade in goods and services - from the butter on your bread to the existence of the mobile phone - is held together by an invisible web of standards set by all kinds of official and semi official organisations.

Peter Day has been asking the standards-setters what they do, and why it matters.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

Peter Day asks the standards-setters what they do and why it matters.

Who Sets Our Standards?20100404
Why Are The French So Productive?2017040620170409 (R4)

Productivity, or the lack of it, is one of the great puzzles of the British economy at the moment.

Productivity is not about how hard we work, but how much value we get for each hour of graft. And the French seem to be better at that than the British.

Jonty Bloom explores how workers in France can put in shorter hours and take longer holidays and yet still have productivity levels close to those seen in Germany and the United States.

And he asks whether high productivity always makes for a better economy.

Producer: Ruth Alexander.

Why Chile Works2006020920060212

The free market arrived in Chile under military rule during the 1970s.

It hasn't gone away - and it appears to work.

So much so that successive democratically elected governments have kept to the map laid out then.

As a result, sparkling innovative government-backed projects and trade deals are driving the country and exports forward, but Chile also has deep social division.

Peter Day examines the 'Chilean Miracle' and the economic strategy that's seen by many as a model for other countries in Latin America.

He hears from successful businesses and strategists, as well as social entrepreneurs who are fighting to bridge the divide of inequality and joblessness that, they say, makes Chile a lopsided miracle.

Contributors:

Harald Bayer - Minister for Public Works

Lucas Sierra - Economist, Estudios Publicos

Hugo Zanetta - General Manager, Casas Del Bosque Winery,

Gail Thornton - PR Casas Del Bosque

Eduardo Bitran - Fundacion Chile,

Aleck Kleinsteuber

Joe Vasconcellos

Gloria Rosales - social assistant, Rodelillo Foundation

Macarena Currin - Director, Rodelillo Foundation (voice over by Harriet Green)

Joaquin and Jenny Reyes de Noso

Why Chile Works

The free market arrived in Chile under military rule during the 1970s. It hasn't gone away - and it appears to work. So much so that successive democratically elected governments have kept to the map laid out then. As a result, sparkling innovative government-backed projects and trade deals are driving the country and exports forward, but Chile also has deep social division.

Peter Day examines the 'Chilean Miracle' and the economic strategy that's seen by many as a model for other countries in Latin America. He hears from successful businesses and strategists, as well as social entrepreneurs who are fighting to bridge the divide of inequality and joblessness that, they say, makes Chile a lopsided miracle.

Peter Day examines trends and developments in industry and the world of work. [Rptd Sun 9.30pm]

Women's Work20090813

Women's Work20090816
Women's Work * *2009081320090816

Some business leaders think that the credit crunch crisis marks a great opportunity for women.

Peter Day asks whether female skills can help to guide the world out of the ruins.

Work Of Fiction - The Fiction Business2004010820040111

This week In Business is gingerly stepping into the world of fiction.

Dickens could do it, and so could Trollope; American novelists still write books with business at their heart.

But it's hard to find business novels here in Britain, while television and the theatre find business "difficult", too.

Is this lack of fictional response to business more than just a curiosity, or is it a serious deficit which damages art as well as commercial life.

Authors tend to shun the working world.

Peter Day asks them what they think of business, and what business thinks about how it is portrayed in fiction.

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Peter Day talks to people with disabilities and asks how equal their opportunities are.

Once there were quotas for employing disabled people. Now there is equality legislation and protection from discrimination in the workplace. Employers are ultra-sensitive about this but what does it actually mean for people with disabilities and the people they work with? Peter Day finds out.

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Once upon a time, British computing led the world.

In a mobile world, some people think it might be happening again.

From Bletchley Park to Bristol, Peter Day reports on the past, present and future of computers UK.

Peter Day reports on the past, present and future of UK computing.

Once upon a time, British computing led the world. In a mobile world, some people think it might be happening again. From Bletchley Park to Bristol, Peter Day reports on the past, present and future of computers UK.

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comes what? Double dip or W-shaped recovery? Or something much more uncertain? Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.

Peter Day is on quest to the North East to find out how businesses are doing in a part of the country where many publically funded jobs have been created in the past decade - jobs that are now under threat as the country waits to hear how and where the big planned government spending cuts will bite.

What comes after the crunch? Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.