with Andy Peebles
'A pinch and a punch for the first of the month...' Usually quite harmless for 11 months of the year, but 1st April holds so much more...
Keeping her head down on this particular errand, Alison Rice delves into the origins of All Fools' Day.
Dr Alan Maryon-Davis delves into the recesses of his mind and talks about memory. Some people have 'photographic' powers, others find it difficult to remember numbers or names. Is it possible to train our powers of retention?
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