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BBC2 commissions Blakeway for Madoff doc

BBC2 has commissioned Blakeway Productions, a Ten Alps company, to create a doc on the effect Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme had around the world. The special for the international current affairs strand 'This World' will follow the son of Bill Foxton, a UK victim of the fraud who killed himself after he lost his life savings, as he investigates the impact of the crime on the investors from celebrities to schools to multinational banks. The 1x60 minute program is due to air in June when Madoff is due to be sentenced.
May 26, 2009

BBC2 has commissioned Blakeway Productions, a Ten Alps company, to create a doc on the effect Bernie Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme had around the world. The special for the international current affairs strand ‘This World’ will follow the son of Bill Foxton, a UK victim of the fraud who killed himself after he lost his life savings, as he investigates the impact of the crime on the investors from celebrities to schools to multinational banks. The 1×60 minute program is due to air in June when Madoff is due to be sentenced.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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