An Unfortunate Turn Of Events

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950612]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups. 1: The QE2 Fiasco Producer Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950612]

Producer: Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950619]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.

2: The Estate Agents Gold Rush. They paid thousands for them in the 80s and then sold up at 300 for Ll. Why did the building societies make huge losses with their estate agencies? Producer Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950619]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950626]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders.

3: Persil Power Producer Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950626]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950703]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders. 4: The Stock Exchange Computer System

Producer Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950710]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders.

5: New Recipe Coca-Cola Producer Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950710]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950717]

In the last of the series, John Howard tells the story of the Hoover "Free Flights" promotion. Producer Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950717]

Unknown: John Howard

Producer: Nick Ware

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960224]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.

1: The QE2 Fiasco. Why did the luxury Christmas cruise turn into "the holiday from hell"? Producer Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960224]

Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960302]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.

2: Estate Agents Goldrush. They paid thousands fprthem in the 80s and then sold up at 300 for Ll. Why did the building societies make huge losses with their estate agencies? Producer Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960302]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960309]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.

3: Persil Power. The multi-million pound launch of Unilever's new soap powder Persil Power was scuppered last year when rivals Proctor and Gamble revealed that in certain conditions it could rot your clothes. John Howard finds out why Unilever made such an expensive mistake in the first place.

Producer Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960309]

Unknown: John Howard

Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960316]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.

4: Taurus - the Stock Exchange Computer System. Why was the Taurus project scrapped after a decade of planning? Producer Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960316]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960323]

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.

5: The story of the Coca-Cola company's disastrous decision to change the recipe of its classic drink. Producer Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960330]

In the last of the series, John Howard tells the story of the biggest cock-up of recent years - the Hoover Free Rights' promotion. Producer Nick Ware Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960330]
Programme Catalogue - Details: Q.e.219960224

Producer: N.

WARE

Next in series: TAURUS

Previous in series: HOOVER PROMOTION

Broadcast history

24 Feb 1996 22:15-22:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-24.