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BBC drama and Channel 4 documentaries could be your best allies during the credit crunch. Just don't let Niall Ferguson write your one-liners

By Peter Bazalgette   January 2009

We now know that the current financial crisis is debt-driven: the child of over-extended mortgagees in the midwest of America and over-borrowed banks who picked up these loans in attractive but fatal parcels. For those Prospect readers wise enough to be in cash while the stock markets self-destruct, the big challenge is spotting the bottom of the market before piling in again. It’s at times like these we should be able to turn to public service broadcasters for guidance. And this month Channel 4 and the BBC have not let us down.

Take episodes seven and eight of Little Dorrit…

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