Sunday is Stats night on Radio 4….
More or Less: Behind the Stats is a ‘must-not-miss’ half-hour show at 1600 hrs Friday afternoons and repeated at 2000 hrs local time on Sundays which, as it says on the tin ‘investigates (and makes sense of the ) numbers in the news’ . How reliable are those figures? Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. BBC World Service broadcasts a short edition over the weekend.
Moneybox is another ‘don’t miss’ show hosted by journalist Paul Lewis. To really understand money and how to handle your finances you need to start thinking statistically. This programme is on Saturday live in the half hour slot just after midday with news and information about personal finance in the UK. It is repeated on Sunday evenings just after 2100 hrs local time.
TV Programmes & Videos
The Joy of Stats is now a stats classic and Professor Hans Rosling who says stats is not boring and then goes on to prove it, has become a stats superstar.
Tails you win: the science of chance - still shown every now and again on BBC Four and with lots of links to different links available via the BBC website, this is definitely worth a view. Take a read of our review ‘Tails you win won us over' before or after watching it yourself.
Information is Beautiful - a webinar given by Tim Harford, author – Tim is the Undercover Economist and presenter (he presents ‘More or Less’) on 22 May 2013.
Perils of Perception - the film of the RSS-Ipsos MORI-led debate event at King’s College London on 9 July 2013.