The Mayfair Set
|The Mayfair Set|
Title screen of The Mayfair Set
|Written by||Adam Curtis|
|Directed by||Adam Curtis|
|Theme music composer||John Barry (theme from Vendetta, BBC 1966-68)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||180 min (in four parts)|
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Original release||18 July 199918 July 1999|
|Followed by||The Century of the Self|
The programme looked at how buccaneer capitalists of hot money were allowed to shape the climate of the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, James Goldsmith, and Tiny Rowland, all members of London's Clermont Club in the 1960s. It received the BAFTA Award for Best Factual Series or Strand in 2000.
Part 1: Who Pays Wins
The opening episode, Who Pays Wins, focuses on Colonel David Stirling.
Part 2: Entrepreneur Spelt S.P.I.V.
Part 3: Destroy the Technostructure
This episode recounts the story of how James Goldsmith became one of the richest men in the world.
Part 4: Twilight of the Dogs