|Running time||25 minutes|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Home station||BBC World Service|
BBC Radio 4
|Hosted by||Tim Harford|
|Produced by||Michael Blastland|
The programme was created in 2001 by Michael Blastland as a one-off series of six programmes presented by Andrew Dilnot. The positive response to the show led to it becoming a regular programme, first with two series a year and since the winter series of 2008–2009, with three.
As well as the thirty minute Radio 4 show there is also a ten-minute BBC World Service show that runs throughout the year. Both appear on the show's podcast stream. The World Service show repeats items from Radio 4 and has original material when the Radio 4 show is off air. The programme is normally broadcast 4-4:30 p.m. on Friday and repeated 8-8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
In 2007, Blastland and Dilnot published a related book, The Tiger That Isn't: Seeing Through a World of Numbers about misuse of statistics.
Since October 2007 the show has been presented by Tim Harford.
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