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'The House That Jack Built Illustrated by RODNEY PEPPE
CAROLE WARD , JOHNNY BALL t
The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People bv Dr John Napier
4: Man chooses a sensible place to live at last With the passage of time the climate - and therefore the vegetation - of the world changed, the forests giving way to grasslands. Our ape-like ancestors had to adapt themselves to the new conditions and only the fittest survived. judy the chimpanzee challenges a man, and both discover that they can perform similar tasks, like climbing ropes and swinging on a trapeze; but can she compete with man in the way he uses his hands and brain?
Director BRIAN JOHNSON
Presented for television by ALAN SLEATH
with Peter Woods Weather
In the race for today few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn -from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to Man Alive reporters
Producer TOM CONWAY
Reporters JIM DOUGLAS HENRY JEREMY JAMES
JEANNE LA CHARD
GILLIAN STRICKLAND DESMOND WILCOX
This week: Firstborn
A film that has taken more than 18 months to make. Two couples: Ally and Mike Scandrett-Smith , and Pat and Peter Robinson ; both had their first babies last year:
Now two baby boys are growing up.
But the film starts long before then, lives with the couples through pregnancy, birth, and looks at the beginning of childhood, It looks, too, at what happens to couples, adjusting as they are to a world that is two, Who must then face the further adjustment of being three. Two's a couple - three's a family.
The arrival of a firstborn is something special. There is nothing qUite like it. It can never happen again. Children are said to make a marriage, but they can also strain a relationship. And couples must learn to adjust and grow.
This is the story of how two couples waited for, and went through, the arrival of their firstborn.
Director DIANNE FARRIS gulled by DESMOND WILCOX and BILL MORTON
(When baby makes three....: see page 4)
fat and Friendly
Introduced by JACK PIZZEY
Many vets believe that well over half of the dogs in this country are over-fed, or badly fed.
In tonight's programme Pets and Vets looks at the right way to feed your pet.
Director BRIAN DAIBNET
Producer PETER BRUCE