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: Open University

The four-page supplement of 1974 Open University programmes, as printed in Radio Times, is obtainable from the Open University, [address removed]

1.30 pm Closedown

: The Saturday Musical: Summer Holiday

Mickey Rooney , Gloria De Haven Walter Huston , Frank Morgan
Summertime in the small Connecticut town of Danville at the turn of the century and all seems well with the Miller family - but young Richard is soon to receive a surprise which will upset their idyllic life together.
A musical version of Eugene O'Neill 's celebrated play Ah, Wilderness.


Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Gloria de Haven
Unknown: Walter Huston
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Richard Miller: Mickey Rooney
Muriel: Gloria de Haven
Mr Nat Miller: Walter Huston
Uncle Sid: Frank Morgan
Tommy: Butch Jenkins
Belte: Marilyn Maxwell
Cousin Lily: Agnes Moorehead
Mrs Miller: Selena Royle

: Closedown

: News and Sport


: Summer Season

Melvyn Bragg introduces two short films from the best of 2nd House
The Eye of the Storm
An award-winning film from America which documents a young teacher's attempt to explain the meaning of prejudice and discrimination to her eight-year-old pupils - by experience.
A Matter of Taste
A short story by the coloured South African writer ALEX LA GUMA , now exiled in Britain.
Director PETER GILL Producer TONY CASH
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduces: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Alex La Guma
Chinaboy: Alton Kumalo
John: Louis Mahoney
Whitey: Paul Jones

: Our Own Correspondent

The story of ' Our Man in the Far East,' Anthony Lawrence , who will soon end his long tour of duty as a BBC Foreign Correspondent in Asia.
In this film he looks back on his experiences since his first arrival in 1956. He paints a picture of his growing fascination for the East and of what it has been like to be a British observer reporting the world scene to people at home. The film was made in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Washington and Paris.
Other Foreign Correspondents taking part: GERALD PRIESTLAND, CHARLES WHEELER , ERIK DE MAUNY, and the late THOMAS BARMAN , all of the BBC; DENNIS BLOODWORTH of The Observer, ross MARK of the Daily Express, RICHARD HUGHES of the Sunday Times, and DEREK DAVIES of the Far Eastern Economic Review.
(A new version of the film first shown on BBC1)


Produced By: Richard Cawston
Unknown: Anthony Lawrence
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Thomas Barman
Unknown: Dennis Bloodworth
Unknown: Ross Mark
Unknown: Richard Hughes
Unknown: Derek Davies

: News on 2


: Pot Black

BBC2 Snooker Championship
Cliff Thorburn , the first Canadian player to appear in the series, against Jack Rea , Irish Champion for 20 years.
Rea needs to win to stake a claim for a place in the semi-finals. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN (Birmingham)


Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Jack Rea
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumigran
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Love and Mr. Lewisham: Part 3

by H.G. Wells
Dramatised in four parts by Alun Richards

Encouraged by Miss Heydinger, Mr Lewisham was pursuing his ideals when he unexpectedly met Ethel at a seance. He and Ethel found they were still in love and they married.


Author: H. G. Wells
Dramatised by: Alun Richards
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Christopher Barry
Mr. Lewisham: Brian Deacon
Mrs. Lewisham: Carolyn Courage
Madame Gadow: Nancy Nevinson
Cabbie: John Caesar
Mr. Chaffery: Freddie Jones
Mrs. Chaffery: Hilary Mason
Mr. Blackett: Alan Bromly
Mr. Smithers: Jeffrey Perry
Miss Heydinger: Jane Lapotaire
Agent: James Rowe
Blendershin: Peter Stephens
Binks: John Owens
Clerk: John Dallimore
Rival: Oliver Gilbert
Mr. Edwin Peake Baynes: Robin Sachs

: Archie Hill Comes Home

A series of four programmes 2 : Up with the Workers
Archie Hill gets up early to find out more about a Black Country-man's working day. He begins in a foundry, similar to one in which he once worked, then goes to a century-old metal workshop, a modern cycle factory and finally does a day's stint with a blacksmith.
Producer DEREK SMITH (Birmingham)


Producer: Derek Smith

: A Star is Born

Judy Garland James Mason with Jack Carson , Charles Bickford
' Just about the finest one-woman show in modern movie history ' is how one critic has described Judy Garland 's performance as the young singer who takes the road to Hollywood and finds success-but at the price of her personal happiness.
Screenplay by MOSS HART Producer SIDNEY LUFT Director George CUKOR


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Jack Carson
Unknown: Charles Bickford
Unknown: Judy Garland
Play By: Moss Hart
Director: George Cukor
Vicki Lester: Judy Garland
Norman Maine: James Mason
Libby: Jack Carson
Oliver Niles: Charles Bickford
Danny McGuire: Tom Noonan
A starlet: Lucy Marlow
Susan: Amanda Blake
Graves: Irving Bacon
Glenn Williams: James Brown
Miss Markham: Lotus Robb
Wallace: Richard Webb
Stage manager: Sam Colt

: Closedown

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