Jane Shilling's Tv Choice

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BRAVE NEW WORLD WITH STEPHEN HAWKING 8PM, CHANNEL 4 "This is the beginning of the Brave New World," announces a passing boffin, apparently unaware of the ironical overtones of the phrase borrowed by Aldous Huxley for his dystopian novel of futuristic technology. Among the inventions chosen to feature in this series are an electronic exoskeleton enabling paraplegics to walk -- among its other... (see full summary)

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ORIGINS OF US 9PM, BBC2 The anatomist Dr Alice Roberts, above, is exceptionally pretty, which adds a strange spin to her series about tracing the origins of human evolution in the human skeleton. As she examines the fossil remains of an early humanoid, or stands with toddlers swarming...

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