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The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16

The Bottom Line returns with a new series from The Open University and the BBC, presented by Evan Davis.

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Evan Davis Radio 4 Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC Since 2006 The Open University and the BBC have been bringing Evan Davis and his panel of experts into your living room, to share their insights on a range of subjects facing businesses nationally and globally. Now they're back with another brand new series on a fresh range of subjects.

Here on OpenLearn, discover more about these topics and go beyond the headlines with experts from The Open University Business School and exclusive extended interviews with some of the guests.

For full details of upcoming broadcasts, and links to listen or watch again, visit the BBC website or visit the episode guide below.

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Ten years of The Bottom Line

Newspaper headlines depicting the economic depression Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Flynt | Dreamstime.com The Bottom Line first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2006. At the time, Tony Blair was Prime Minister, interest rates were 4.5%, petrol was 90 pence a litre and a first class stamp cost 32p (half today's price). In a special edition, to mark ten years since the programme came on air, Evan Davis and guests discuss some of the big changes that have happened in the past decade, including: the global recession, record high and record low oil prices, a technology boom and China's extraordinary economic growth. How have businesses adapted to the changing world?

Guests include: Nicola Horlick, CEO, Money & Co; Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman, Debenhams; Nicola Shaw, CEO, HS1; Ken Olisa, Founder and Chairman, Restoration Partners.

Listen to The Bottom Line

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 25 February at 20:30 to listen to this week's programme, or catch up with the repeat on Saturday 27 February at 17:30. You can also download the podcast for extended interviews and bonus content. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's The Bottom Line pages.

Episodes in this series

Episode Description
Managing the Boardroom This week The Bottom Line looks at company boards and how they operate. Read more
Renewable Energy This week The Bottom Line looks at the economics of renewable energy. Read more
Customer Service This week The Bottom Line investigates how customer service impacts businesses. Read more
Data Privacy This week The Bottom Line investigates the value of personal data to businesses. Read more
Ten years of The Bottom Line This week The Bottom Line celebrates ten years of broadcasting with a look back over the past decade. Read more
Tax Avoidance How much tax should global companies like Google and Starbucks pay in the UK? Read more
Horse Racing This week The Bottom Line investigates the business of horse racing. Read more
Lonely at the Top? What goes on between a manager and his or her coach? Evan Davis and guests discuss. Read more
Life after a Blockbuster How to sustain business success after achieving a blockbuster hit in apps, drugs and oil. Read more

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