Written by Matthew Solon and directed by John Dryden
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the oldest and largest investment banks in the world, with its headquarters in New York, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was the largest bankruptcy filed in US history and sent the already unstable global financial markets into an uncontrollable tailspin. Based on insider interviews, this 60-minute radio drama is a fictionalised reconstruction of what happened in one weekend.
Starring: John Shea, John Rothman, Rob Campbell and Mark La Mara. A Goldhawk Essential Production recorded on location in New York. Peabody Award – Winner, Wincott Award – Programme of the Year, The Sony Awards – Drama Award – Silver.
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I knew absolutely nothing about the downfall of Lehman Brothers before I stumbled upon this little audiobook, but once I started listening I couldn't stop. The writing and performances were really top notch and the banking powers that be actually came across as human. (Well, almost.)