The Crown Prince of Yugoslavia returns to stay in the suite where he was born in 1945. Other guests who make an appearance include Joan Collins, Stephen Fry and Gerry Parker, who has breakfasted at Claridge’s every day for the last 40 years.
In this three part-series, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century and continue to exert a huge influence on the world today. In this time of economic crisis, economists and their ideas have never mattered so much and Flanders explores whether their theories were right. Masters of Money is a witty and provocative series that conveys complicated ideas in a lively and accessible way.
In the second episode, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders turns her attention to the radical free-market economist Friedrich Hayek, who believed in the primacy of the market and that all attempts to regulate and control it were misguided and would end in failure.
In the final episode, Stephanie Flanders examines one of the most revolutionary and controversial thinkers of all, Karl Marx. Marx's ideas left an indelible stamp on the lives of billions of people and the world today. He argued that capitalism is inherently unfair and therefore doomed to collapse, so it should be got rid of altogether.
Filmed over a one year period, this program takes a look behind the scenes of one of the most exclusive and luxury hotels in the world. Renowned for its clientele, Claridge’s is favoured by royalty and celebrities.
It's mid-summer and thirty delegations from around the world are arriving for the Olympics. Stephen, the butler, prepares a suite for one of the hotel's most regular guests, bringing his furniture and 20 suits out of storage, all for one night.