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

The origin of man's ancestors goes back 65 million years, but it was a long time before human beings appeared. If we compress this development into one year, then it was not until 8.15 pm on 31 December that Evolution's door opened on modern Man.
Information about this comes from the structure of the earth's surface and from fossils. Since our earliest ancestors lived in trees, Dr Napier uses his version of Man's Family Tree to demonstrate the characteristics of animals which have made it their home.


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

The final six holes of this exciting match

After playing 12 of the outstanding holes on Britain's classic seaside links, Jacklin is one under Par, Palmer even par. Tonight our film cameras cover the two champions as they play the decisive last six:
The 6th at Royal Birkdale: 440 Yards, par 4. A moment for decision: can you or can't you carry the ridge with the bunker in it?
The 17th at Royal Lytham: 463 Yards, par 4. Scene of the most famous shot in golf history, where Bobby Jones won the Open - a Plaque marks the spot
The High-Hole-In at St Andrews: 170 yards, par 3. 'Hardest short hole in the world,' say some... 'Trouble once begun may not end till the card be torn into... fragments.' wrote Bernard Darwin.
The 15th at Royal Birkdale: 536 Yards, par 5. Fifteen bunkers and into the wind... not the longest in Britain, but it often plays so. The 6th at Carnoustie: 565 yards, par 5. ' A hole to dream about,' wrote Patric Dickinson, 'an epic in itself' ... one of Britain's longest championship holes...
...and the shortest of them all: The 'Postage Stamp' at Troon: 125 yards, par 3... but one man took 15 in an Open!


Tony Jacklin
Arnold Palmer
Henry Longhurst
Phil Pilley

Items of interest, information, and investigation for collectors about collecting
This week's subjects include:
Collecting Banknotes
Rare old books on Fishing
Victorian Automata
Some viewers' questions answered
Introduced by Hugh Scully and James Norbury
(from Bristol)


Hugh Scully
James Norbury
Robin Drake
Paul Smith
John King

Starring Cary Grant, Doris Day
with Gig Young, Audrey Meadows

A new series of films featuring the great stars of Hollywood's golden era.
Bachelor tycoon's attentions are spurned by lovely blonde - but all girls reserve the right to eventually change their minds!

In the tradition of Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back, this romantic tale provides plenty of comedy situations and ideal roles for Cary Grant and Doris Day.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Stanley Shapiro
Nate Monaster
Martin Melcher
Delbert Mann
Philip Shayne:
Cary Grant
Cathy Timberlake:
Doris Day
Gig Young
Audrey Meadows
Dr Gruber:
Alan Hewitt
John Astin
New York Yankee player:
Yogi Berra
New York Yankee player:
Mickey Mantle
New York Yankee player:
Roger Maris

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