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Trouble at the Top was a business-based BBC television fly on the wall documentary broadcast on BBC2.[1][2][3] The series focussed on business failings or disputes between business people. Mainly the series depicted half-hour documentaries on large businesses such as Sainsbury's or privately owned ventures. It also featured a number of celebrity-based editions such as Chef Gordon Ramsay, supermodel Jodie Kidd and even pop group Bucks Fizz.[4] The series ran for 11 seasons from 1997 to 2007 and helped inspire the 2005 movie Kinky Boots.

Trouble at the Top
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series11
Running time43-44 minutes
Original networkBBC 2
Original release22 March 1997 (1997-03-22)

A spin off four-part series, Trouble at the Big Top, followed developments at the Millennium Dome in a similar style.


  1. ^ "Trouble At The Top | Mail Online". 17 September 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ Dowd, Vincent (18 June 2013). "BBC News - Kinky Boots inspiration comes out of the shadows". Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  3. ^ "The real story behind those kinky boots - Northampton Chronicle and Echo". 6 October 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ Lovate TV - Trouble at the Top Archived 22 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

Trouble at the Top on IMDb