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More or Less archive

Here is a list of programmes featured in the Winter 2009-2010 series of BBC Radio 4's More or Less.

For archive of more recent programmes, please go to our webpage on the Radio 4 website.

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


22 January, 2010

Is unemployment really down? Surprising statistics, published in January, are decoded by the team. Libel, age and a look back at political wars of numbers also feature.

15 January, 2010

Is it always more environmentally-friendly to take public transport? More or Less speaks to the BBC's 'Ethical Man' Justin Rowlatt. The team also takes a look at why Wales is used as a standard unit of measurement for journalists.

8 January, 2010

The government says it will look at targeted passenger profiling to improve airport security. But would profiling make it easier to catch terrorists? More or Less looks at the maths. Plus, the exponential function explained (and why you really need to know).


1 January, 2010

For this New Year's Day edition we invited Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner to join us in the More or Less studio.


18 December, 2009

Each year, 12,000 people in England and Wales are remanded in prison, and later found not guilty. Could statistics could make the system fairer? We look at the Chief Medical Officer's claims about child drinkers, and who pays the most tax. And why is Christmas an "orgy of value destruction"?

11 December, 2009

Are claims made for energy-efficient lightbulbs exaggerated? And a rare interview with one of the greatest mathematicians; Sesame Street's Count von Count.




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