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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]

: Closedown

: The Saturday Musical: Meet Me in St Louis

Starring Judy Garland with Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Leon Ames
An affectionate story of family life in St Louis at the turn of the century featuring Judy's perennial hit, 'The Trolley Song.'
This Week's Films: page 12


Based on the book by: Sally Benson
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Esther Smith: Judy Garland
'Tootle' Smith: Margaret O'Brien
Mrs Anna Smith: Mary Astor
Rose Smith: Lucille Bremer
Mr Alonzo Smith: Leon Ames
John Truett: Tom Drake
Katie: Marjorie Main
Grandpa: Harry Davenport
Lucille Ballard: June Lockhart

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: News and Sport


: Monterey Jazz

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra with Woody Herman and Joe Williams Modern Jazz Quartet
Tim Weisberg Quintet Johnny Otis Rhythm and Blues Show with JIMMY RUSHING, BIG JOE TURNER and EDDIE ' CLEANHEAD ' VINSON
Highlights from the 13th Annual Monterey Festival held in 1970: a chance to see and hear some of the big names in jazz and blues.
The late DUKE ELLINGTON talks about his life and his music and, with his orchestra, provides the high spot of the festival: including performances of his ' Afro-Eurasian Suite,' ' Satin Doll' and ' Don' get around much anymore.'


Unknown: Woody Herman
Unknown: Joe Williams
Unknown: Tim Weisberg Quintet
Unknown: Johnny Otis Rhythm
Unknown: Norman Abbott

: Pot Black

BBC2 Snooker Championship John Pulman former World Champion against
Graham Miles losing finalist 1974 World Championship.
The last chance to qualify for the semi-finals.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director jim DUMIGHAN
Producer REG PERRIN (Birmingham)


Unknown: John Pulman
Unknown: Graham Miles
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: The Haggard Falcon: 1: The Frog

A new historical thriller in four parts by Bill Craig with Ian Ogilvy as Dominic Allardyce and Roddy McMillan as Gillespie, Victor Carin as Moray, John Carlisle as Lethington and Alex McAvoy as Puddock
1565. The barque Virgin of Leith creeps slowly through a sea mist homeward bound to Scotland from France. She carries three passengers. One is a soldier of fortune, Dominic Allardyce, lately of the French King's Garde Ecossaise. His companion is Puddock, a frog-like mountebank, recently met on the Dieppe quay-side. The third is a morose and anonymous Frenchman - and his puppet doll.
(BBC Scotland) (Repeated: Thursday at 8.30 pm)
(Ian Ireland appears by permission of the Young Lyceum Co, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh)


Writer: Bill Craig
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Mike Vardy
Dominic Allardyce: Ian Ogilvy
Gillespie: Roddy McMillan
Moray: Victor Carin
Lethington: John Carlisle
Puddock: Alex McAvoy
Helmsman: Jake D'Arcy
Gilles de Mere: John Shedden
Blackadder: Brian Coburn
Fenwick: George Howell
Hogg: Martin Cochrane
Archie: Robert Trotter
Kirstie: Anne Kristen
Ewfame: Valerie Pfeiffer
Wattie: Charles Kearney
Joseph: Patrick Lewsley
Bastien: Paul Young
Thief: Roy Hanlon
Fletcher: Willie Joss
Turnkey: Ian Ireland
Randolph: Martin Heller

: News on 2


: Mailer's Marilyn

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
This extraordinary beautiful tender lovely woman, caught up in this unbelievably abysmal life, hardly able to hold her mind together with this absolute intensity of purpose that she's going to succeed. She's going to become a great movie star.
In the studios of KCET, Los Angeles, MELVYN BRAGG meets Norman Mailer to talk about his biography of Marilyn Monroe.
The biography complements a collection of photographs of the star who was in her time the most sought-after photographic subject in the world. She died on 5 August 1962, aged 36. Despite her extraordinary world-wide appeal, her personality remains enigmatic. Also included in the programme, MARILYN MONROE on film in scenes from The Prince and the Show-girl, Some Like It Hot and The Misfits.


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe.
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: John Reynolds
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

: Archie Hill Comes Home

4: Come Saturday
Archie Hill ends his journey of the Black Country by discovering something of their leisure activities. Pigeon racing, whippets. barefisted fighting and a typical Black Country pub-night are all part of the Saturday scene.
Producer DEREK SMITH (Birmingham)


Producer: Derek Smith

: The Sun Also Rises

starring Tyrone Power
Ava Gardner , Mel Ferrer Errol Flynn , Eddie Albert
A group of expatriate Americans wandering aimlessly round Europe in the 1920s become involved with a footloose British aristocrat.
Screenplay by PETER VIERTEL based on the novel by ERNEST HEMINGWAY Director HENRY KING
Paramount matador: page 4 This Week's Films: page 12


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Mel Ferrer
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Eddie Albert
Unknown: Peter Viertel
Novel By: Ernest Hemingway
Director: Henry King
Jake Barnes: Tyrone Power
Lady Brett Ashley: Ava Gardner
Robert Cohn: Mel Ferrer
Mike Campbell: Errol Flynn
Bill Gorton: Eddie Albert
MippipopoloUS: Gregory Ratoff
Georgette: Juliette Greco
Zizi: Marcel Dalio
Doctor: Henry Daniell
Romero: Robert Evans

: Closedown

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