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Episode 4

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Victoria Coren Mitchell entices comedians Richard Herring and Mark Steel and television presenter Janet Street-Porter to commit heresy. From June 2010.

Victoria Coren presents the programme which sets out to prove our most deeply held beliefs, the assumptions on which we base our view of the world, are all plain wrong.

This time, Victoria's guests leap to the defence of the weather forecasters, with Janet Street-Porter admitting that one particular BBC weatherman has been sending her temperature soaring. Richard Herring argues that we have come to expect too much of forecasters, pointing out that in medieval times, Michael Fish would have been hailed as a god for his predictive powers.

And on another topic, Mark Steel uncharacteristically speaks out in favour of David Cameron and George Osborne, praising them for their "proper poshness" in the face of the pseudo-poshness of their Labour counterparts.

Producer: Brian King
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

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Fri 30 May 2014 01:00

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