CRASH!

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Crash Episode 1: How the Banks went Bust! First Broadcast: 20 April Dispatches Channel 4, 8pm - Crash Episode 2: How Long Will It Last? First Broadcast: 27 April Dispatches Channel 4, 8pm - Winner, 2009 Wincott Award for best Current Affairs programme


Just before he became Prime Minister in 2007, the then Chancellor Gordon Brown congratulated the City on its ingenuity and creativity during his tenure: 'An era that history will record as the beginning of a new golden age for the city of London'. He couldn't have been more wrong.


Now, thanks to the financial crash, Britain is facing economic catastrophe. The debts the UK is incurring will take generations to pay off. But how did the economy get from boom to bust? In this two-part special, economist and author Will Hutton gives the definitive insider's account of what went wrong.

Talking to the key players in government, Wall Street and the City, Hutton presents the nail biting story of how it all happened, and unveils the true extent of the greed, ambition and reckless risk-taking that is now carrying the economy into the worst recession for a century.


Is it really true that no one saw it coming? Or could the recession have been prevented? And how long will


Wincott Award for best Business News/Current Affairs Programme



"Indespensable"
- The Times


"Quality viewing"
- The Guardian

First Broadcast

April 20, 2009

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Credits

Producer Director:

Karim Shah

Reporter:

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Editor:

Michelle Tsen

Series Editor:

Sue Turton

Executive Producer:

Eamonn Matthews

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