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The Price of Oil - Episode 7
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The Price of Oil - Episode 7
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Tamsin Oglesby (Author), Alun Armstrong (Speaker), Paul Ritter (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 7

Blood from Stone

A father and son energy company are struggling with the new economics of the oil market. With their wells running dry in Turkmenistan, and having to fight Chinese companies for the right to frack under Lytham St Annes .... is Ralph wrong about getting out of oil for good? Or is his dad Charlie more of an addict than a businessman? Will we ever be able to give up oil? Alun Armstrong and Paul Ritter star in Tamsin Oglesby's future oil comedy - set in 2045. One of a season of dramas exploring the history...

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The Price of Oil - Episode 6
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The Price of Oil - Episode 6
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Joy Wilkinson (Author), Faye Marsay (Speaker), Paul Higgins (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 6

No Two Days

On 20th April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig explodes, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Mexican Gulf. An ambitious young journalist is determined to investigate, but her story becomes confused between youthful romantic dreams and reality. It leads her to a massive old oil rig off the coast of Aberdeen, and a grizzled but good-looking drilling engineer. Their lives become entwined in a sparkling series of alternative stories about the risks, rewards and realities of deep-sea drilling. Faye...

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The Price of Oil - Episode 5
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The Price of Oil - Episode 5
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Rex Obano (Author), Nadine Marshall (Speaker), Obi Abili (Speaker), David Ajala (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 5

Someone's Making a Killing in Nigeria

The Ogoni people's campaign against the environmental degradation of their land by the oil industry has crystallised into a mass movement. Under General Abacha's military regime, the dispute between the people led by Ken Saro-Wiwa on the one hand, and big oil on the other, is reaching its height - when one local businesswoman finds herself caught up in its notoriously violent consequences. This drama uses fictional characters to reflect on real events, about which responsibilities are still disputed,...

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The Price of Oil - Episode 4
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The Price of Oil - Episode 4
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Jonathan Myerson (Author), Michael J. Shannon (Speaker), Stephen Critchlow (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 4

Baby Oil

1991: the start of the First Gulf War. As the first bombs fall on Baghdad, a young man walks into the Marines Recruiting Office and demands to join up... because the war is his fault. Baby Oil follows a young staffer's last crazy weeks in the White House, as George Bush Snr's administration struggles to sell to the American people the unpalatable idea of committing US troops to defend an oil-rich monarchy like Kuwait. That is until the young staffer finds the perfect way... Daniel Betts, James McArdle...

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The Price of Oil - Episode 3
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The Price of Oil - Episode 3
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Jonathan Myerson (Author), Zubin Varla (Speaker), Joseph Balderrama (Speaker), Stephen Critchlow (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 3

The Weapon

After the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, OPEC used an oil embargo to punish the US and Europe for its support for Israel. By early 1974, the embargo had plunged the world into an economic crisis. Then on 21st December 1975, Venezuelan Marxist pin-up Carlos the Jackal storms the OPEC HQ in Vienna. He takes 96 hostages, including 11 oil ministers from OPEC countries. This is the story of the siege. Zubin Varla and Joseph Balderrama star in Jonathan Myerson's thriller - a tense dramatisation of the...

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The Price of Oil - Episode 2
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The Price of Oil - Episode 2
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Nigel Williams (Author), Nicholas le Prevost (Speaker), Jemma Redgrave (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 2

Looking for Billy

Looking for Billy takes us up Alaska's Haul Road all the way to the Arctic Sea. Every day alongside the road, above the tundra, billions of barrels of oil are being piped south from the wells discovered in the 1960's, on the North Slope. As a private detective sets out with his mysterious client to investigate protests against the pipeline, we learn what that oil discovery did to the indigenous Inupiat people of Alaska. Nicholas le Prevost and Jemma Redgrave star in Nigel Williams' gumshoe road...

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The Price of Oil - Episode 1
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch
The Price of Oil - Episode 1
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Jonathan Myerson (Author), Anna Maxwell Martin (Speaker), Raad Rawi (Speaker), Luke Treadaway (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 1

Stand Firm, You Cads!

Anglo-Persian Oil (later BP) was specially formed to exploit the 60-year oil concession to drill for oil, which was signed in 1901 by the then Shah of Persia. Prompted by Winston Churchill, the British Government bought 51% of the company's shares. Persian oil soon became Britain's "single largest overseas asset". But in 1951, newly-elected Prime Minister Mossadegh declared the concession 'immoral', unilaterally cancelled it, and on 1st May successfully passed a law which nationalised Anglo-Persian...

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