An introduction to The Open University, including interviews with Lord Perry, Brian Broombridge, Len Haynes and Naomi McIntosh, and footage of Harold Wilson and Jennie Lee talking about the origins... of the OU. This programme is the first in a series of 4, designed to introduce new students to various aspects of the O.U. and includes interviews with members of the academic staff as well as a brief introduction to the history of O.U. broadcasting by Professor Brian Groombridge.