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: Open University

The four-page supplement of 1973 Open University programmes, as printed in Radio Times, is obtainable on request from Information Services (Ref EP), [address removed]

: Closedown

: Saturday Musical: It's Always Fair Weather

starring Gene Kelly
Dan Dailey , Cyd Charisse with Dolores Gray , Michael Kidd
Three soldiers meet'for a reunion ten years after the war is over.
Directors GENE KELLY, STANLEY DONEN (This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Michael Kidd
Unknown: Stanley Donen
Ted Riley: Gene Kelly
Doug Hallerton: Dan Dailey
Jackie Leighton: Cyd Charisse
Madeline Bradville: Dolores Gray
Angie Valentine: Michael Kidd
Charles Z. Culloran: Jay C. Flippen

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
Scripted and directed by ANN REAY Producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Directed By: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Pets and Vets

The Vets
Every vet has his own ideas about running a practice. What can you get for your money?


Director: Andrew Snell
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Rare Ones

In January Eugen Schuhmacher died. He was one of the great German wildlife film makers. As a tribute to him we are reshowing this outstanding film, a result of his incredible seven-year odyssey, started in 1959, through the world's last wildernesses in search of vanishing animals such as orang-utans, Indian rhinos, Asiatic lions, Komodo dragons. Commentary by ANTHONY SMITH
Presented by SUZANNE GIBBS (from Bristol)


Unknown: Eugen SchuhmacHer
Commentary By: Anthony Smith
Presented By: Suzanne Gibbs

: Man Alive

Alive and Well and Living in Malta: nearest place to home where the sun still shines, especially for those with no Empire left to rule.

: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and the progress of Parliament.


Editor: Michael Payne

: Rugby Special

County Championship Semi-final Gloucestershire v Eastern Counties
In order to gain a place in the final for the first time since 1948 Eastern Counties have to overcome the current champions.
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER


Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Weir of Hermiston

A second chance to see this serial in four parts based on the unfinished novel by R. L. STEVENSON dramatised by TOM WRIGHT Part 1


Novel By: R. L. Stevenson
Dramatised By: Tom Wright

: Full House

A live entertainment for Saturday, presenting a mixture of music, poetry, film, dance, comedy, the visual arts - and a few surprises.
Introduced by Joe Melia with a little help from John Bird Among the main events:
With 100 Kazoos
(British premiere)
For some contemporary composers, audience participation can produce a new kind of excitement. DAVID BEDFORD conducts the first performance in this country of an unusual work, in which a chamber ensemble of musicians will be joined by 100 kazoos, played by the studio audience.

One street beyond justice or love
MRS CAROL RUMENS wrote a sequence of poems during the time she was living on the New Addington housing estate near Croydon. Tonight she will read some of the poems that came out of that experience: and the studio audience will be invited to discuss questions raised by her work, about municipal housing in particular, and the quality of the environment in general.

Soft Machine
A group of four musicians whose brand of music defies categorisation, unique in having performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, a Henry Wood Promenade concert, and at rock centres throughout Europe and the USA.
They are MIKE RATLEDGE, keyboards; HUGH HOPPER, bass guitar; JOHN MARSHALL, drums; KARL JENKINS, keyboard, oboe, saxophone.
10.10 Mass
The artistic director of the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Robert Cohan, has been working with composer VLADIMIR RODZIANKO on a new work, which combines dance and singing in a new form of music theatre. Mass is a fusion of Cohan's choreography and Rodzianko's score which will be sung by the dancers themselves.

The Sisters
A film adaptation of one of the stories from Dubliners by JAMES JOYCE: with

Plus showgirls and shepherdesses, matadors and generals, ostriches, bears and turkeys: some unique fairground sculpture by master carvers that will be shown in the Full House studio.
The Sisters: adapted by JOHN MCGAHERN Director STEPHEN FREARS
Full House: Director VERNON LAWRENCE Producers NAOMI CAPON
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Introduced By: Joe Melia
Unknown: Mrs Carol Rumens
Unknown: Mike Ratledge
Bass: Hugh Hopper
Guitar: John Marshall
Unknown: Karl Jen
Unknown: Robert Cohan
Unknown: Vladimir Rodzianko
Unknown: James Joyce
Adapted By: John McGahern
Director: Stephen Frears
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producers: Naomi Capon
Unknown: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton
Eliza: Marie Keane
Father Flynn: Robert Bernal
Cotter: Arthur O'Sullivan
Aunt: May Ollis
Uncle: P G Stephens
Nannie: Sheila O'Sullivan
Stephen: Basil King

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits against Polly Elwes , Richard Baker Robin Ray
Guest musician
Marion, Countess of Harewood Chairman Joseph Cooper


Unknown: Polly Elwes
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: * Midnight Movie: Desire in the Dust

Raymond Burr , Martha Hyer Joan Bennett , Ken Scott
After six gruelling years in a chain gang for someone else's crime, Lonnie Wilson returns home to claim from the lovely Melinda his reward for silence.
Producer and director
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Martha Hyer
Unknown: Joan Bennett
Unknown: Ken Scott
Unknown: Lonnie Wilson
Unknown: William F. Claxton
Col Ben Marquand: Raymond Burr
Melinda Marquand: Martha Hyer
Mrs Marquand: Joan Bennett
Lonnie Wilson: Ken Scott
Dr Ned Thomas: Brett Halsey
Luke Connett: Edward Binns
Maude Wilson: Maggie Mahoney
Zuba Wilson: Douglas Fowley

: Closedown

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