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: Open University Congregation

Today the Open University holds a unique ceremony for the installation of its second Chancellor and the conferring of its first undergraduate and honorary degrees. Over 600 new graduates from all parts of Britain will be presented to the Chancellor, Lord Gardiner, at a Congregation to be held in the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace.
Among those receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of the University are
Sir Hugh Greene
Lord Hill of Luton
Lord Campbell of Eskan
Richard Hoggart and Baroness Lee of Asheridge, who replies on behalf of the honorary doctors.
1.30 Scene-set at Alexandra Palace and film of some Open University events. On-the-spot interviews
2.15 Installation of Lord Gardiner as Chancellor. Conferment of Honorary Degrees. Presentation of the Bachelors of Arts.

(Bridging the education gap: page 5)


Commentator: Richard Baker
Commentator: David Smeaton
Outside Broadcast Director: William Cave
Producer: Roger Tucker
Participant: Sir Hugh Greene
Participant: Lord Gardiner
Participant: Lord Hill of Luton
Participant: Lord Campbell of Eskan
Participant: Baroness Lee of Asheridge
Participant: Richard Hoggart

: Saturday Cinema: Sun Valley Serenade

Starring Sonja Henie, John Payne
and Lynn Bari, Milton Berle

A happy-go-lucky romance on skates and skis, with music from Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, including 'In the Mood', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' and 'It Happened in Sun Valley.'
This Week's Films: page


Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Karen Benson: Sonja Henie
Ted Scott: John Payne
Phil Corey: Glenn Miller
Nifty Allen: Milton Berle
Vivian Dawn: Lynn Bari
Miss Carstairs: Joan Davis
Speciality: Dorothy Dandridge

: Cricket: Second Test

England v
New Zealand Third day
The final two hours' play from Lord's

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: Saturday Request: The Goshawk

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes which viewers have particularly asked to see again.

This International Award-winning film reconstructs the famous book by T.H. White about a duel between a falconer and a hawk.
It takes two months for a man to train a hawk up to the point where it will obey his commands and make its first kill. This unusual programme highlights the struggle that develops between man and bird.

(First shown on BBC1)


Author: T.H. White
Producer: David Cobham
The Falconer: Duncan Carse

: The Song of Songs: Part 5

Based on the novel by Hermann Sudermann
A second chance to see this serial in five parts written for television by Robert Muller


Based on the novel by: Hermann Sudermann
Adapted by: Robert Muller

: The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowski 8 : The Drive for Power
' In the ascent of man, the Industrial Revolution is a step as powerful as the Renaissance.'
This is a programme about revolutions and power. The political explosions that blasted through America and France were matched by another, quieter yet more profound restructuring of the way we live. DR BRONOWSKI calls this 'The English Revolution.' It was a movement that was characterised by energy and its ideas essentially made our modern world. Inevitably, the new doctrines swept political power away from the old masters and ushered in the century of the common man.
Director DAVID KENNARD Producer DICK gilling
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-part pre-publication of Bronowski's The Ascent of Man


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Director: David Kennard
Editor: Adrian Malone

: Wimbledon 1973

A preview of the 87th All England Lawn Tennis Championships. During the past few weeks the great international tennis stars have been arriving in this country to prepare for the toughest, most important tournament in the world. With just two days to go before the action starts in the 1973 Wimbledon Championships Harry Carpenter and Dan Maskell assess the form and the prospects of the favourites. They also look back at some of the great champions of recent years and recall last year's memorable Final between Stan Smith of the USA and Ilie Nastase of Romania - and who doesn't want to see that again?



Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Presenter: Dan Maskell
Tennis Player: Stan Smith
Tennis Player: Ilie Nastase
TV Presentation: Richard Tilling
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Midnight Movie: From the Terrace

Starring Paul Newman
with Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy

Paul Newman is the ambitious and ruthless mill-owner's son, determined to outdo his father; Joanne Woodward the snobbish socialite he marries to improve his status, and then neglects.

This Week's Films: page 9


Screenplay: Ernest Lehman
Based on the novel by: John O'Hara
Producer/Director: Mark Robson
Alfred Eaton: Paul Newman
Mary St John: Joanne Woodward
Natalie: Ina Balin
Samuel Eaton: Leon Ames
MacHardie: Felix Aylmer
Lex Porter: George Grizzard
Dr Jim Roper: Patrick O'Neal
Martha Eaton: Myrna Loy
Sage Rimmington: Elizabeth Allen

: Closedown

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