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Tuesday 22 November BBC 2 9pm When Bankers were Good

Tuesday 22 November BBC 2 9pm When Bankers were Good. Ian Hislop presents a film about Victorian bankers’ spectacular philanthropy, including the Gurney family and the work of Elizabeth Fry. See again http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017nf4k

Friends House Library and Media helped with the making of this programme, setting up interviews and locations.
 
Also, ahead of the programme:  BBC R4 Today 8.54am interviewed Ian Hislop and Will Crouch and posed this question: if you want to make the world a better place, would you be better off becoming a banker rather than an aid worker? Ian Hislop speaks about Quaker bankers wanting banking to be moral: “The Quakers are particularly wonderful…”  Listen http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9645000/9645137.stm