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The Royal Institution, London, Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Dr John Napier

During the next few days Judy, a chimpanzee from Twycross Zoo, will help Dr Napier with his lectures, and in the first talk there is an explanation of why it is that human beings are the most intelligent of the primates.
There is very little difference between ourselves and the chimpanzees or gorillas. Like us they have no tails, and, zoologically speaking, they are our closest relatives.

Contributors

Lecturer:
Dr John Napier
Director:
Brian Johnson
Presented for television by:
Alan Sleath

The best of the week's news film from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
and Weather

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael de Morgan
Producer:
Bill Northwood

Rowan and Martin invite you to a new series of their Laugh-In
This week's star guest Goldie Hawn

Promotion for Goldie Hawn leading alumnus (or is it alumna?) of Laugh-In when she returns as tonight's star guest, no less. Things probably haven't changed too much in the meantime, and her fans will hope she hasn't either. Maybe she'll still get her lines deliciously wrong, guest or no guest, and still be the undumbest dumb blonde in the business. But who cares? We'll love her just the same.

With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown, Nancie Phillips, Barbara Sharma
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC

Contributors

Comedian:
Dan Rowan
Comedian:
Dick Martin
Guest:
Goldie Hawn
Performer:
Arte Johnson
Performer:
Ruth Buzzi
Performer:
Gary Owens
Performer:
Alan Sues
Performer:
Lily Tomlin
Performer:
Dennis Allen
Performer:
Johnny Brown
Performer:
Nancie Phillips
Performer:
Barbara Sharma

North of Australia, south of Japan, lies New Guinea. This huge island still hides pockets of unexplored territory. The people in these inaccessible parts appear to outsiders to have retained customs and beliefs of the Stone Age. A Japanese expedition find that tradition and innocence combine to produce a unique portrait of basic existence.

Contributors

Narrator:
Bernard Archard
Presented by:
Christopher B. Child

by Eric Paice
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray

The body of a student is found in a pig-fattening shed. Hardy has to establish the cause of death.

Contributors

Writer:
Eric Paice
Series devised by/Producer:
Gerard Glaister
Series devised:
N. J. Crisp
Script Editor:
Geoffrey Tetlow
Director:
Prudence Fitzgerald
Det Chief Insp Fleming:
Victor Winding
John Hardy:
Marius Goring
Sandra Hughes:
Valerie Murray
Det-Sgt Ashe:
Michael Farnsworth
Ron Taylor:
Gawn Grainger
Det-Sgt Peters:
Donald Webster
Sindall:
Richard Easton
Gibbon:
Roger Hammond
Dr Creasey:
Donald Gee
Jo Hardy:
Ann Morrish
Mr Lewis:
George Waring
Mrs Lewis:
Eve Pearce
Inspector Ramsey:
Ted Webster
Sgt Hughes:
Peter Tilbury
PC Moss:
David Pinner
Jean Marshall:
Jenifer Armitage
Haig:
Gregory Phillips
Nick Carter:
Peter Davies
Jill Spence:
Audrey Murray
Firearms expert:
David Warren
Dick Bennett:
Windsor Davies
Chief Inspector:
John Hughes

Tony Bilbow introduces scenes from There's A Girt in My Soup and Perfect Friday and talks to the star of The Virgin and the Gypsy, Joanna Shimkus.

Philip Jenkinson shows clips from films based on pantomimes.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tony Bilbow
Presenter:
Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee:
Joanna Shimkus
Director:
Philip Crump
Producer:
Barry Brown
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

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