'Million Dollar Traders: Make Me a Trader' (Ep 1/3) on BBC iPlayer until 3 Feb.

Until the 3rd of February, BBC iPlayer is showing Million Dollar Traders: Make Me a Trader (Ep 1/3).

"Eight ordinary people are given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. Can they make a killing?...Yet no-one foresees the financial crisis that lies ahead... The traders were selected in spring 2008, before the US credit crisis gathered pace... Among them are an environmentalist, a soldier, a boxing promoter, an entrepreneur, a retired IT consultant, a vet, a student and a shopkeeper."

Read the Guardian's preview here.

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