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    • The Day that Lehman Died

    • By: Matthew Solon
    • Narrated by: John Shea, John Rothman, Rob Campbell, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Five Days in May (Dramatised)

    • By: Matthew Solon
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Nicholas Boulton, Gerard Kelly, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Written by Matthew Solon. This play tells the story of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election, which led to the country's first post-war coalition. Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a compelling account of those five momentous days in May.

    Regular price: $8.77

    • The Bid

    • By: Matthew Solon
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    After five years of planning and an 18-month campaign costing more than £15m, England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup ended in humiliation in front of millions of TV viewers around the world. This thrilling drama tells the behind-the-scenes story of what happened in Zurich in the days leading up to the momentous announcement on 2 December, 2010.

    Regular price: $8.77