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More or Less archive October - December 2006

Here is a list of programmes featured in October 2006 - December 2006 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".

25 December, 2006

We investigate the numbers behind the television show Deal or No Deal? and look at a lottery which produced the same combination of six balls on two occasions.

18 December, 2006

We investigate the numbers behind the patient record database and ask whether we need to decide between privacy and data. Also, how numbers have inspired art and the potential threats to the 2011 Census.

11 December, 2006

Fifteen years after they were introduced, we look at the school league table and ask whether the latest reforms will help to realise the ambition of simplicity and accountability.

4 December, 2006

Could a system for monitoring GPs' patient mortality rates help detect suspicious deaths? Plus, we look at the next generation of internet addresses.

27 November, 2006

Why a US airport has more passengers leaving than arrive each year, yet the local population is not steadily declining. Plus, could HIV/Aids figures have peaked?

20 November, 2006

More or Less investigates random numbers and examines why it is very difficult to generate them.

13 November, 2006

We continue our investigation into hospital waiting times. Plus why the changing income of middle and low earners may have influenced the recent US mid-term elections.

6 November, 2006

Could athletes with naturally high levels of the hormone testosterone affect the outcome of their drug tests? And our analysis of the Stern report.

30 October, 2006

We investigate whether hospitals are finding new ways around targets and try to get to the bottom of the immigration debate.

23 October, 2006

In the start of a new series, we go behind a study investigating diet and criminal behaviour. Also, why measuring what people do, changes what they do.

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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