Readers may be interested in this Radio 4 series broadcast in early 2010. There were ten episodes to the series so thank goodness it’s only a ‘brief history’!

  1. 8 Mar 2010 15:45–16:00
    BBC Radio 4
    1/10. Jolyon Jenkins traces the religious roots of some accounting practices.
  2. 9 Mar 2010 15:45–16:00
    BBC Radio 4
    2/10. Jolyon Jenkins goes back 5,000 years to see how accountants invented writing.
  3. 10 Mar 2010 15:45–16:00
    BBC Radio 4
    3/10. How a corrupt Roman governor was tried in court using his own forged account books.
  4. 11 Mar 2010 15:45–16:00
    BBC Radio 4
    4/10. The rise of double entry book-keeping in medieval Italy.
  5. 12 Mar 2010 15:45–16:00
    BBC Radio 4
    5/10. Jolyon Jenkins examines accountancy fraud in the Middle Ages.