Reality TV

Mole hears that the BBC is to air a new drama in June based on the financial crisis. Titled Freefall, it views the sub-prime crisis through the eyes of borrowers, bankers and brokers, and charts how a decade of excess ended.

Dominic Cooper, who starred in Mamma Mia and The History Boys, plays Dave, a salesman who sells sub-prime mortgages. The character has a turbulent relationship with his girlfriend Sam, played by Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud fame.

Of course, Harding has had real life exposure to the sub-prime business world. Mole attended an infamous BM Solutions bash in 2005 in which Girls Aloud performed at the top of the Gherkin building in the City for a well known executive’s 40th. Those were the days.