Sunday October 3/99, BBC 2 19.30
Every year, mountains of old cars throughout Europe are scrapped, crushed and dumped, as millions more roll off the production line. The environmental impact of this is huge, and getting ever bigger.
But all that could be about to change. Car companies may become responsible not just for building new vehicles, but disposing of all the old ones.
Will this lead to a new generation of disposable cars? And who will pay the cost of recycling: the companies, or their customers? Jonathan Charles reports.
Who wants to be a millionaire?
The answer: internet entrepreneurs. And many of them are fulfilling their dreams. But how long can the cyber-bonanza last?
In America, huge fortunes have being made by creators of internet businesses, as investors rushed to pour money into their companies. The pattern is now being followed in Britain.
But there are snags. This new industry has yet to show a profit, and the price of shares in some of Britain's highest-profile internet companies is on the slide. So is this a bubble set to burst? Or are the early fortunes made by a few portents of even greater riches yet to be made? Steve Levinson reports More...