On The Money with Robert Peston
Working out how to survive until payday takes enough concentration, let alone trying to work out what is behind the financial crisis. But even if we try to ignore it, it does have an impact on all of us, so admittedly it would be helpful to understand what is going on.
So award-winning business journalist Robert Peston has made a series of handy online videos explaining everything we need to know about money. In this animation about how the banks work he sets up his very own Pesto Bank (and no it isn't full of pasta sauce. Shame.)
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Watch out for a related TV show coming soon to BBC Three called On The Money with Robert Peston. It will feature an audience debate exploring the issues around money and how the financial crisis affects us all.
Dana Stevens is content producer for BBC Three online.