Extraordinary voice over at the conclusion of tonight's second (of three) lecture given by Professor Alice Roberts on BBC Four appealing on behalf of the Royal Institution (not the BBC) for any privately held recordings of previous lectures.
The list of missing lectures is on the Royal Institution's Website and I reproduce this here, it's unlikely due to the age that any conventionally held private recordings exist, so we are looking at holdings sourced, probably slightly nefariously (as indeed most of this type of material is) by previous broadcast techs.
The missing lectures
The 31 missing CHRISTMAS LECTURES are made up of 5 complete series of 6 lectures each, plus a single episode of Sir David Attenborough’s much loved 1973 series on ‘The language of animals’:
1966 – Engineer in wonderland – Eric Laithwaite
1967 – The intelligent eye – Richard Gregory
1969 – Time machines – George Porter
1970 – Monkeys without tails: a giraffe’s eye view of man – John Napier
1971 – Sounds of music: The science of tones and tunes – Charles Taylor
1973 – The language of animals (1 episode) – Sir David Attenborough
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