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The Story of the Open University

In 1969 change was in the air. Man stepped on the moon and Britain launched a revolutionary new kind of university, one where the lectures were televised and the students could study at home. It was greeted with scepticism, both by politicians and academics, but went on to become a much-loved, and often spoofed, British institution.

Lenny Henry tells the story of the Open University and reveals how it changed his own life. Featuring contributions from Sir David Attenborough, Myleene Klass and Anna Ford.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 23 Apr 2014 00:20
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterLenny Henry
ParticipantDavid Attenborough
ParticipantMyleene Klass
ParticipantAnna Ford
ProducerDavid Symonds
DirectorDavid Symonds
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons