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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

: Cricket: The John Player League: Surrey v Warwickshire

from Sunbury-on-Thames
Surrey, led by new captain John Edrich, have players of the calibre of Intikhab Alam, Younis Ahmed and last season's Young Cricketer of the Year Dudley Owen-Thomas. Warwickshire, 1972 County Champions, can rely on the talents of such players as Rohan Kanhai, Mike Smith and Alvin Kallicharran.

During the tea interval at 4.10*: Talking Cricket
A discussion between E.W. Swanton, OBE, Tony Lewis (Glamorgan and England) and Frank Bough
Peter Walker introduces the programme which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Commentators at Sunbury: John Arlott and Jim Laker


Presenter: Peter Walker
Panellist (Talking Cricket): E.W. Swanton
Panellist (Talking Cricket): Tony Lewis
Interviewer (Talking Cricket): Frank Bough
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Jim Laker
Television Presentation/Series Producer: Bill Taylor
Television Presentation: Roy Norton

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear
with Michael De Morgan


Presenter: Michael De Morgan
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Persian Odyssey: The Migration of the Bakhtiari

Every year for over 25 centuries, the 500,000 members of the nomadic Bakhtiari tribes of southern Iran have made a journey of some 200 miles from their winter to their summer pastures.
They take with them several million sheep and other animals, they travel on foot and by mule as they make a journey which can be described as the most hazardous test of human endurance still undertaken year after year by an entire people.
An Anthony David production
Desert interlude: page 5


Narrator: Shusha
Director: Anthony Howarth
Production: Anthony David
Series edited by: Anthony Isaacs
Series edited by: Christopher Parsons

: Murdered by the Critics

Rachmaninov was 22 when he composed his first symphony and 24 when he had the shattering experience of hearing it murdered twice: once by the orchestra and then by the critics who condemned it as modernist trash. The symphony was never played again in the composer's lifetime, but is the piece all that bad?

In this centenary year of Rachmaninov's birth BBC2 viewers have a chance to consider their own verdict on the First Symphony when Walter Weller conducts the New Philharmonia Orchestra (leader Desmond Bradley) and John Culshaw traces the background leading up to the disastrous premiere in Leningrad in 1897.

(Rachmaninov from the Chester Festival: Radio 3, Thursday at 7.30 pm)


Presenter: John Culshaw
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Walter Weller
Orchestra leader: Desmond Bradley
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Robert Wright
Producer: Brian Large

: The Lotus Eaters: 5: You Might Get Hurt, Jocasta

by David Weir
A second chance to see six of the stories from this drama series followed by six new episodes.
Starring Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham
with guest stars Griffith Jones, James Kerry, Anouska Hempel

Two people return to Aghios Nikolaos. And the marriage of Erik and Ann Shepherd is strained to breaking point.


Writer: David Weir
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Douglas Camfield
Jocasta: Anouska Hempel
Alan Fletcher: Griffith Jones
Alexia: Thalia Kouri
Erik Shepherd: Ian Hendry
Katerina: Karan David
Ann Shepherd: Wanda Ventham
Donald Culley: James Kerry

: M*A*S*H: To Market, To Market

Starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye, Wayne Rogers as Trapper John

When life-saving drugs are hijacked, the boys decide to go into the black market business.


Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major F Burns: Larry Linville

: Jose Feliciano

at The Royal Albert Hall
with the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Measham, leader John Georgiadis
Introduced by Alan Freeman


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Singer/Guitarist: Jose Feliciano
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Measham
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Lighting: Hubert Cartwright
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Closedown

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