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More or Less archive October - December 2007

Here is a list of programmes featured in October - December 2007 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".


17 December, 2007

Loyd Grossman and Bonnie Greer join us for a festive numbers quiz. Plus how to win at Monopoly using probability theory and the value of Christmas gifts.


10 December, 2007

A recent report stated that half of new mothers who die are overweight. But are the medical risks being exaggerated? Plus, we investigate the plans to standardise the sizing system for clothes across Europe and international league tables.


3 December, 2007

We examine the science on lifestyle links to cancer. Plus how little is a "dollar a day"? We also look at child literacy rates and investigate how secure computer encryption really is.


26 November, 2007

Are the financial mathematicians known as "quants" to blame for the credit squeeze? Plus, is it possible to find love by using regression equations? And we spoke to the 20-year-old student who solved a problem that had been puzzling mathematicians in for decades.


19 November, 2007

Ruth Alexander reports on the methods bird watchers and statisticians are using to try to predict the spread of avian flu. Plus, hospital waiting lists and speed cameras.


12 November, 2007

Tim Harford investigates the attractions and the shortcomings of the new science and economics of happiness.


5 November, 2007

Why did the government find it so difficult to say how many jobs have gone to foreign workers? Plus, we investigate the relationship between academic surveys and PR companies and how much does a kilogram weigh?


29 October, 2007

Returning with a new series and a new presenter, More or Less investigates how much alcohol is too much and how people can make their fortune through maths. Plus, would weather forecasts with probability figures make them easier to understand?





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