BBC shows a documentary on Keynes

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

The BBC's economics editor Stephanie Flanders is presenting a documentary on John Maynard Keynes tonight. The hour-long programme will look at how Keynes evolved his ideas, what influence his ideas have had, and what their relevance is today.

Flanders talks to some of the world's leading economic thinkers and asks if Keynes' ideas can help us out of the current economic crisis. Many of the scenes were filmed at King's College, where Keynes was a student, a Fellow and the First Bursar.

The programme was made jointly with the Open University, and is the first in a three-part series called 'Masters of Money'. The other two programmes will be about Friedrich Hayek and Karl Marx.

It will be broadcast at 9pm tonight on BBC HD and BBC2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will be broadcast at 11.20pm on BBC2 in Scotland. For details see the BBC website. You can also watch the programme on the iPlayer during the next three weeks.

17 September 2012