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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 Lancashire v Derbyshire from Old Trafford Lancashire must win today to stay in the fight for League honours. They have three matches in hand over Kent, the leaders, whom they have yet to play.
During the tea interval at 4.10* Talking Cricket
Alf Gover (Surrey and England) and Jim Laker discuss the many aspects of ' cricket coaching.'
PETER WALKER introduces the programme, which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Commentators at Old Trafford: JIM LAKER , RICHIE BENAUD
TV presentation BILL TAYLOR , ROY NORTON Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduces: Peter Walker
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Roy Norton
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Summary



: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear.
with Kenneth Kendall



Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Geese Are Only Human with Konrad Lorenz
A film about an extraordinary man and the geese that thought he was one of them
Narrated by David Attenborough For 50 years Lorenz has been demonstrating amazing parallels between the behaviour of geese and men. His ideas have inspired many biologists, caused others to regard him as a heretic, and, through such books as King Solomon's Ring, set up such a wave of public interest in animal behaviour that ' ethology' has become a smart word to use.
As Lorenz approaches 70 and retirement, this film shows his continuing work with a team of helpers - all followed by families of goslings convinced that they are under the wing of a real goose ...
Presented by BARRY PAINE
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Presented By: Barry Paine
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Christopher Parsons

: The Harry Secombe Show

with guest stars Arthur Lowe George Hamilton IV Wilnia Reading
Trinidad Philharmonic Steel Orchestra and featuring Julian Orchard
Programme associate JIMMY GRAFTON Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Design PETER BRACHACKI Producer TERRY HUGHES


Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: George Hamilton Iv
Unknown: Jimmy Grafton
Directed By: Peter Knight
Design: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Terry Hughes

: The Great Orchestras

One of a series of films featuring the world's leading orchestras
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Sir Georg Solti
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1891 by the German-born musician Theodore Thomas and at one time enjoyed the reputation of being ' the best provincial orchestra in the world.' GEORG SOLTI became its permanent conductor in 1969 and in 1971 the orchestra left the United States for the first time to a tumultuous European reception, confirming what Chicago already knew-here was a great orchestra. The music extracts include
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (With YVONNE MINTON)
Beethoven Symphony No 9 Mozart Symphony No 25 Strauss Don Juan
Wagner Prelude: Die Meister-singer
An admirable picture setting the orchestra vividly in its city of rich and poor extremes (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Solti is as ever compulsively viewable, both on the podium and as a talker
Co-production by BBCtv and RM Productions, Munich


Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Editor: David Naden
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: The True Life Story of Andy Capp

A film about the North East's best-known cartoon character, his creator Reg Smythe , and the town of Hartlepool where they both come from.
Andy Capp first appeared in the Daily Mirror in 1957: he is now syndicated in 42 countries and in 13 different languages. Despite Andy's fame, Reg Smythe firmly resists any attempts to analyse him -' I never try to explain Andy Capp or make excuses for him: he and I look at life from the same point of view - we come from the same environment.' Narrated by JOE MELIA
Written and produced by MARGARET DALE


Unknown: Reg Smythe
Unknown: Andy Capp
Unknown: Reg Smythe
Unknown: Joe Melia
Produced By: Margaret Dale

: M*A*S*H

starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye Wayne Rogers as Trapper John two young surgeons who work in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital Germ Warfare
Hawkeye only wants a pint of Frank's blood. Not much to ask and it's all in a good cause. But it is a fairly safe bet that stingy Frank will refuse even such a paltry donation, so Hawkeye helps himself -and gets the shock of his life ...


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Wayne Rogers
Director: Terry Becker
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major F Burns: Larry Linville

: The Lotus Eaters

Ian Hendry , Wanda Ventham and with Stefan Gryff
Guest stars Paul Maxwell
Ronald Howard , Susan Engel in The Well Diggers by MICHAEL J. BIRD
' When two people whisper together in a corner they're usually digging a well for a third one to fall into,' Erik Shepherd tells Sam Webber.
Series created by MICHAEL j. BIRD Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer MICHAEL GLYNN Director CYRIL coke


Unknown: Ian Hendry
Unknown: Wanda Ventham
Unknown: Stefan Gryff
Unknown: Paul Maxwell
Unknown: Ronald Howard
Unknown: Susan Engel
Unknown: Michael J. Bird
Unknown: Erik Shepherd
Unknown: Sam Webber.
Unknown: Michael J. Bird
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Michael Glynn
Director: Cyril Coke
Ann Shepherd: Wanda Ventham
Erik Shepherd: Ian Hendry
Sam Webber: Paul Maxwell
Cotton: Frank Duncan
Nicholson: Godfrey James
Gerald Mace: Timothy Carlton
Ariadne Mazonaki: Calliope Petrohilos
Captain Krasakis: Stefan Gryff
Dr Dartington: Ronald Howard
Imogen Lundqvist: Susan Engel

: Closedown

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