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Released 1996
Episode 601
Writers Adam Curtis
Producers Adam Curtis and Stephen Lambert
Noting the futures trader Nick Leeson had an "amazing ability to manipulate and deceive those around him", 25 Million Pounds details his role in bringing about the collapse of Barings Bank, by losing £827 million mainly by speculating on futures contracts. With interviews of Leeson himself and those close to him, the film reveals incompetence especially on the part of head office in London.