Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mr Merdle

As the BBC's Little Dorrit concludes, so real life mirrors fiction. In Dorrit, Mr Merdle (the man of the age) is an investment banker whose reputation is revered in society. He is patronised by the rich and famous, some of whom invest their entire wealth in his funds. He is ultimately ruined with the loss of all investments, forcing his followers into debtors' prison.

In real-life, banks, pension funds and celebrities have lost vast sums of money in the Merdlesque Bernard Madoff, who is now on his way to the American equivalent of the Marshalsea.



Blogger Polarbear said...

Little Dorrit a triumph by the BBC Drama dept. Yet again. Radio Liz was putting aside all wedding preperations last week to watch.

11:55 pm  

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