Film Franchises

The latest Harry Potter film is released this week around the world. The Potter films have now become the most financially successful film 'franchise', or long-running series, ever. Vincent Dowd asks if the obsession with movie franchises has changed the way the film industry works

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Tue 14 Jul 2009 04:40 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

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