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The Bottom Line - Cars and money

Updated Thursday, 2nd February 2012

Evan Davis and guests consider the problems of making cars, and the problem of how much money certain people make.

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The former MG Rover factory at Longbridge with classic cars parked outside Creative commons image Icon jon's pics under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license Two classic cars outside the now-demolished former heart of the UK motor industry, the Longbridge plant The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies. The programme is a co-production between The Open University and the BBC.

Evan and his panel talk cars. What road is the automotive industry on? Just where is it headed? They also consider whether it's best to be a wage slave, with a regular salary, or to take a share of the profits of a business.

Joining Evan in the studio are Ken Keir, Vice President of Honda Motors Europe; Nikki King, Managing Director of Isuzu Truck UK; Wol Kolade, Managing Partner of venture capital firm Isis Equity Partners.

The Bottom Line is on BBC Radio 4 at 8.30pm on Thursday, 2nd February 2012. For further broadcast details, and to listen to the episode online, visit

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