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: Open University

The four-page supplement of 1973 Open University programmes, as printed last week in Radio Times, is obtainable on request from Information Services, [address removed].

Since going to press, the times of some course programmes have changed. Students please note: all television programmes scheduled for 8.30 am on Saturday and Sunday will now be transmitted at 1.50 pm on the same days.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Men of Sherwood Forest

Don Taylor with Reginald Beckwith Eileen Moore Patrick Holt
While Richard the Lionheart is held prisoner abroad, his brother John is plotting to usurp the throne of England and loyalists seek the help of Robin Hood to outwit the traitors.
Director VAL GUEST
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Reginald Beckwith
Unknown: Eileen Moore
Unknown: Patrick Holt
Unknown: Robin Hood
Robin Hood: Don Taylor
Friar Tuck: Reginald Beckwith
Lady Alys: Eileen Moore
King Richard: Patrick Holt
Sir Guy Belton: David King Wood
Sir Nigel Saltire: Douglas Wilmer
Hubert: Harold Lang
Walter: Ballard Berkeley
Hugo: Wensley Pithey
Little John: Leslie Linder
Will Scarlet JOHN: Van Eyssen
Father David: Toke Townley
Elvira: Vera Pearce
Sheriff of Nottingham: Leonard Sachs

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
People and places - music and jokes. Games for indoors and out.
Written and directed by PETER CHARLTON Producer ANN REAY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Directed By: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Inauguration of The President

Today on Capitol Hill President Richard Nixon takes the Oath of Allegiance at the start of his second term and outlines his policy for the next four years in his Inaugural Address. Robert MacNeil reports on the ceremony direct from Washington.
Presented in association with EBU and the US networks


Reporter: Robert MacNeil

: Pets and Vets

In the first of 13 programmes, DAVID BLACKMORE looks at some of the problems and pleasures of looking after a donkey.
Producer PETER BRUCE t,


Unknown: David Blackmore
Director: Alan Rayling
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Man Alive

Danger - Men at Work
Every year hundreds of men contract diseases at work. Man Alive looks at the hazards and asks why it is so difficult to establish who is to blame.

: Westminster

- into Europe
As British MPs and peers take their seats for the first time in the European Parliament, a special Westminster programme looks at this new political arena and reports on the past week in Strasbourg.


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Wales v England and Ireland v New Zealand At the National Stadium in Cardiff the Welsh XV defend the Championship title they have held for four years; and at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, the Tourists face what many regard as their hardest international opposition.
Commentators BILL MCLAREN
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER


Producer: Alan Mouncer

: War and Peace

by LEO TOLSTOY : a second chance to see this dramatisation in 20 parts by JACK PULMAN 17 : Of Life and Death
Nikolai met Maria again and realised they loved each other.


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Jack Pulman

: Full House

A live entertainment for Saturday, presenting a mixture of music, plays, poetry, prose, comedy, films, the visual arts - and a few surprises.
Introduced by Joe Melia with a little help from John Bird Among the main events: Teresa Berganza
Mezzo-soprano star of Covent Garden, the ' Met,' La Scala , turns tonight to the music of her native Spain. With FELIX LAVILLA, her husband, at the piano, she sings songs by Granados, Mompou and Manuel de Falla.
Cheer up with Archigram, a travelling exhibition which starts off this month from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. In the studio, models, designs and projects including Throwaway buildings, the Living Pod and the Instant City. Archigram are an experimental group of English architects who won the 1970 competition for a new entertainments complex in Monte Carlo. PETER COOK , one of the co-founders of the group in 1961, talks about some of their ideas and about his new job as director of the ICA.
(More about Archigram In Scan: Thursday at 8.45 pm, Radio 4)
The London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble play music by John McCabe and Josquin des Pres.
9.45 George Reborn by DAVID CREGAN with, in order of appearance:
' I think, perhaps my parents dominated me too much when I was a child. I'll teach them. I shall go mad.'
Patricia Beer was born and brought up in Devon. Tonight she reads and talks about her poetry which often deals with subjects taken from her own domestic life in the West Country.


Introduced By: Joe Melia
Mezzo-Soprano: Teresa Berganza
Unknown: La Scala
Unknown: Peter Cook
Music By: John McCabe
Unknown: George Reborn
Unknown: David Cregan
Unknown: Patricia Beer
George: Ronald Pickup
Anna: Susan Jameson
Charlie: Tenniel Evans
Amy: Stephanie Turner
Alice: Paula Wilcox
Erm: Sharon Duce
Sydney: Tim Wylton

: The Red Buddha Theatre

The Man from the East
Masks and mime, the traditional arts of Japan, and modern rock music combine in a theatre spectacle devised by the young Japanese percussion player STOMU YAMASH'TA.
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producers: Naomi Capon
Unknown: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

: News on 2


: * Midnight Movie: Too Late Blues

Bobby Darin , Stella Stevens
The story of a dedicated and talented jazz musician, his affair with an attractive but insecure vocalist, and the crisis in their relationship when - in a bar-room brawl-his courage is tested and found wanting.
Producer and director JOHN CASSAVETES (This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Bobby Darin
Unknown: Stella Stevens
Director: John Cassavetes
John ' Ghost' Wakefield: Bobby Darin
Jess Polanski: Stella Stevens
Charlie: Cliff Carnell
Red: Seymour Cassel
Shelley: Dan Stafford
Pete: Richard Chambers
Nick: Nick Dennis
Baby Jackson: Rupert Crosse
Benny Flowers: Everett Chambers

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