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More or Less archive April 2009 - May 2009

Here is a list of programmes featured in the Spring 2009 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 May, 2009


A blogger's surprising claims about MPs' expenses and a professor's football forecast. And the European elections: Why a Brit's vote carries less weight than a Luxembourger's.



15 May, 2009

We examine a domestic violence statistic and reports that the recession is hitting white-collar workers hardest. Plus: Another slice of pi.


8 May, 2009

We question the numbers behind a study linking drinking and cancer, find out why gut feeling can be more accurate than careful analysis and why statistics make you mean.


1 May, 2009

From swine flu to longevity: A look at numbers in the news. Plus: What are the odds of hearing a radio traffic report relevant to your journey? And "The Formula of Doom".


24 April, 2009

We examine the arithmetic behind sustainable energy, ask if putting in 100% effort is enough and declare a dictatorship to try to explain the national debt.


17 April, 2009

We investigate the numbers behind the drug legalisation debate, test a former Home Secretary's maths and find out why drowning cats can help explain the credit crunch.





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