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Men and Money: The City in the 1960s | A portrait of the bankers who ran London's 'Square Mile'

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Financial man is laid bare in this series from 1964 exploring how the City of London's great institutions operated in the days before the markets went global.

From the floor of the old Stock Exchange to the dealing room at Lloyds, we meet the men who followed their fathers into the world of high finance through the club and the old school tie.

Released to accompany BBC Two's 'City Season', this collection provides a unique counterpoint to today's 24-hour financial culture with a glimpse back to the way the City used to do business in the years before the Big Bang.

Men and Money: The City in the 1960s Collection

Bank of England.

Men and Money

The Machine in Action

BROADCAST 1964
44 MINUTES

What does the Bank of England do?

Cheque clearing.

Men and Money

A Question of Confidence

BROADCAST 1964
42 MINUTES

'People trust banks and the banks trust the government.'

Stockbrokers on the floor of the London Stock Exchange.

Men and Money

The Stockbroker's World

BROADCAST 1964
47 MINUTES

A window into the world of the 'men in dark suits'.

Blank coins.

Men and Money

The Golden Eggheads

BROADCAST 1964
47 MINUTES

A look at the analysts whose predictions help navigate the money maze.

The interior of Lloyds of London.

Men and Money

The Insurers

BROADCAST 1964
48 MINUTES

Behind the scenes with the 'Man from the Pru' and the 'Names' at Lloyds.

Bill brokers.

Men and Money

The Cosmopolitans

BROADCAST 1964
40 MINUTES

What makes the Square Mile so attractive for foreign investment?

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