Businessmen and their city advisers tell us how they would handle an imaginary but realistic take-over bid. We glimpse what goes on behind the boardroom door when a company is threatened with a take-over. We watch the board game develop into a pitched battle and ask where the company chairman’s loyalty lies. Business Decisions Series, a series which uses a technique totally new to television to explore the legal and ethical problems that regularly beset businesses. In each of the six programmes, a panel of some of the top businessmen in Britain, is assembled. They are confronted with situations which, although hypothetical, reflect accurately the kind of dilemma which they have probably at some time had to deal with. Keeping the discussion moving at a lively pace is an experienced moderator who tricks, cajoles or browbeats the often reluctant victim into making a commitment to one course of action or another, revealing how and why some of their decisions are made. A BAFTA award winner
Made in 1981 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless.
Programme 5 in the Business Decisions Series.