Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, chairman and chief executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this October 6, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

The collapse of Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers is being dramatized by the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) in a made-for-TV movie to be shown around October.

The Last Days of Lehman Brothers will show Lehman's much-lambasted chief executive Dick Fuld as he attempts to strike a last-ditch rescue deal for the bank, the BBC said on Wednesday.

The failure of Lehman last September, after which a string of lenders across the world buckled, helped trigger such a severe loss of confidence in global finances it plunged the world into the worst recession since World War Two.