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More or Less archive June - July 2004

Here is a list of programmes featured in the June - July 2004 series of BBC Radio 4's More or Less.

You can listen to individual programmes by clicking on "Listen to the programme" or find out further information by clicking "Read more".

22 July, 2004

What is necessary in life? A television, a car? We examined the way poverty is measured and asked whether measuring the level of debt is the best way of identifying who is really the most needy.

15 July, 2004

We investigated recent reports have shown there is a very slightly higher risk of anti-social behaviour among children who start nursery at a very young age.

8 July, 2004

We investigated whether 99% reliability is sufficient when it comes to drug testing. Also, how the use of statistics has helped a baseball team achieve success.

1 July, 2004

We examined the relationship between politics, statistics and the media. Also, did the Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick predict the war on terrorism?

24 June, 2004

Recent reports have said that cancer cases will treble in a generation, placing a huge financial strain on the NHS, but is this slightly misleading? Also, can psychology affect our shopping habits?

17 June, 2004

We investigated UK recycling targets, whether EU subsidies harm developing world farmers and is it possible to predict football results?

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

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