The Market

First transmitted in 1976, film cameras follow City of London traders in foreign exchange, metals, stocks and shares; money lenders who deal in millions of pounds at a time; and Lloyds underwriters who bet that an accident will never happen and risk losing their shirt if it does. This is a world of frantic face-to-face dealing which will soon be transformed by cheaper, computer-led dealing systems, satellite communications and fibre optic cables to create a fast-moving global market, worlds away from the street markets that they once resembled.

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45 minutes

Last on

Tue 30 Mar 1976 20:15
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

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BBC Four London Collection

BBC Four London Collection
This programme is part of a collection of BBC programmes celebrating the people and places of London. Available online now. 

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Role Contributor
ProducerRoger Mills
DirectorMark Anderson

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