A History Of The Voice

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Scientists predict a silent future where humans no longer speak.

Alistair Mcgowan concludes the series on how we have used our voices by looking back 100 years, before contemplating this new world.

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Three programmes in which Alistair Mcgowan traces the evolution of the human voice.

Neanderthals could not pronounce the sound `ee' because of the shape of their faces and the position of their larynges.

Is this why they died out and we survived?

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The first of three programmes in which Alistair Mcgowan traces the evolution, development and uses of the human voice.

Neanderthals could not pronounce the sound `ee' because of the shape of their face and the position of their larynx.

Is this why they died out and we survived?

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In the second of a three-part series, Alistair Mcgowan looks at how we have manipulated our voices across the ages for purposes ranging from the devotional to the recreational.

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Alistair Mcgowan explores how we have manipulated our voices across the ages and why scientists are predicting a silent new world where man no longer speaks.