|01||Pound Versus Euro||20000103|
By David Sinclair.
Joanna David reads five extracts from `The Story of the Currency That Ruled the World and Lasted a Thousand Years'.
Abridged by Neville Teller.
As the new millennium begins and sterling nears its end, will the pound disappear and be replaced by the euro? And if so, does it really matter?
|02||The Start Of Sterling||20000104|
Back to the beginning with the penny, King Offa and the definition of sterling.
|03||The First Poll Tax||20000105|
The trial of the Pyx, Wat Tyler, the first pound coin and the first pound note in America.
|04||The Industrial Revolution||20000106|
The South Sea Bubble, the first building societies, the first levy of income tax and the gold standard.
|05 LAST||The Mondo Next?||20000107|
The effects of both the world wars in the 20th century, devaluation and the possibility of a cashless society.