An investigation by the BBC has discovered that satellite TV channel EconUK has given dangerous advice to callers of the show who claim to be in economic turmoil, potentially putting them at risk of bankruptcy.
Economical Miracle Hour is a weekly show run by self-proclaimed 'Money Doctors', who encourage faltering economists to call with their problems, which they proceed to solve live on air. Leading economists have declared the TV show 'reckless and worrying', after advice encouraged a caller, George, of Whitehall, that "his economic problems would disappear shortly" and that he should "relax and buy all his friends a nice car."
George's desperate pleas for an answer to avoiding what he admitted would be his third downfall in recent times have been described as serious and life-ruining, and the doctors' nonchalant disregard for underlining the seriousness of the situation has been lambasted by city officials.
"This George might be an impressionable fellow and is clearly having a lot of money trouble. Who knows what sort of responsibilities he has, and the possible long term effects his actions could have on those he commands?"
It is also thought that Portsmouth FC sought the show for advice a few years back, and more recently, Martine McCutcheon.