Ian Hislop examines the colourful, seriously loaded Victorian financiers whose spectacular philanthropy shows that banking wasn't always a byword for greed or self-serving financial recklessness. Victorian bankers achieved wealth on a scale never envisaged by previous generations, but many were uncomfortable with their new found riches, causing them intense soul searching amidst furious national debate about the moral purpose of money and its potential to corrupt. Among the characters he profiles are self-made millionaire George Peabody, a merchant banker who managed to overturn his Scrooge-like reputation with a surprising donation. For something just as questionable, RTE have suddenly taken an interest in Two and a Half Men since Ashton Kuther go involved (9.00pm, RTE2).