Saturday, August 11, 2007

Gangster Capitalism - The Mayfair Set - Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis' documentary series about junk bonds, gangster capitalism and the wholesale sell-off of British industry in the 1980s.

Mayfair Set looks at how asset stripping, corporate raiding capitalists were allowed to shape the climate of the Thatcher years.

It focuses on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, James Goldsmith, and Tiny Rowland, all members of The Clermont club in the 1960s. It received the BAFTA Award for Best Factual Series in 2000.

Episode 1 - Who Pays Wins

The Mayfair Set (1-5) Part 1

The Mayfair Set (2-5) Part 1

The Mayfair Set (3-5) Part 1

The Mayfair Set (4-5) Part 1

The Mayfair Set (5-5) Part 1

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