Do the bad times bring out the best in people? Britain's charities think so, as donations go up.

But will the Prime Minister be able to honour his commitment to Africa's poor?

Consumers tighten their belts, but for the clever entrepreneur even that might be a business opportunity.

And in the age of austerity, is the demon drink the next target for the nanny state?

Presented by Susan Hulme.

27 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Mar 2009 11:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project