25 Million Pounds
In this documentary Adam Curtis describes Barings as one of the oldest and most prestigious merchant banks in Britain, run by the same family for decades with extensive ties to Britain's elites. However, the Bank harboured a terrible secret. In the late 19th century Barings almost went bankrupt. The bank was saved by The Bank of England, but Edward Baring, the head of the bank, was financially ruined and never recovered.