10.35 Energy in the Home-Are You Sitting Comfortably? 11.0 What's It All About? 11.25 Countdown to the ou (3).
11.50 S101 Preparatory Maths-Angles.
Michael Denison , Dulcie Gray
In the first of this afternoon's mystery films, 16-year-old Betty Kane returns to her foster mother in a state of collapse, after two weeks' absence from home, her dress torn and her face discoloured by ugly bruises. The sinister story she has to tell begins the strange case that becomes known as The Franchise Affair.
Screenplay by ROBERT HALL and LAWRENCE HUNTINGTON , from the novel by JOSEPHINE TEY . Produced by ROBERT HALL
Directed by LAWRENCE HUNTINGTON Films: page 21
Det Insp Grant:
starring Brian Cant who invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music with Anita Dobson , Delia Morgan John Kane , Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by JONATHAN COHEN Designer ANDRÊE WELSTEAD HORNBY Director JOHN SMITH Producer ANN REAY
starring Ann Sheridan
Lew Ayres , Zachary Scott
Chris Hunter , whose husband is out of town on a business trip, returns home alone from a party and is attacked by an intruder, who, in the ensuing struggle, is killed. What seems at first like a clear-cut case of justifiable homicide slowly turns to suspicion of murder,
Screenplay by DAVID GOODIS and JAMES GUNN. Produced by JERRY WALD Directed by VINCENT SHERMAN
Films: page 21
More people receive their news from television than from any other source. Could they be better informed? A look at one day's television news bulletins, in which Ludovic Kennedy discusses the BBCtv and ITN versions of the news on Wednesday 28 January. Among those taking part are Peter Woon , editor, BBCtv News and Chris Dunkley , television critic of the Financial Times.
Director ANN FREER
Producer JOHN ARCHER
The Benson and Hedges Masters
The 11-frame semi-finals are being played today. DESMOND LYNAM reports from the Wembley Conference Centre. Commentators TED lowe JACK KARNEHM and JOHN PLLMAN
The Thorn County
Gloucestershire v Northumberland from Kingsholm, Gloucester
Gloucestershire dominated the County Championship in the 1970s with four wins in eight final appearances, and started the 80s as runners-up last year. Northumberland, however, in their centenary season, have already defeated last year's champions Lancashire, and travel south with high hopes. NIGEL STARMER-SM!TH commentates, and previews next week's International Championship matches.
Series producer huw JONES
starring Milos Kopecky
Oldrich Lukasek , a successful Prague lawyer, is forced to move to the mountains for his health. He sets up practice in a small town and is slightly startled when his first client offers him a rabbit as a fee. As he investigates her case, Lukasek begins to discover that outside the city courts, justice has a very different flavour....
Screenplay by JAROSLAV DIETL Directed by JAROMIL JIRES
(A Czech film with English subtitles) (First showing on British television) films: page 21
Doctor of Laws, Lukasek:
by D. H. LAWRENCE. A dramatisation in seven parts by TREVOR GRIFFITHS 3: ' I want to do something. I want a chance like anybody else. A girl is not allowed to be anything. What chance have I? '
Music JOHN TAMS . Producer JONATHAN POWELL Directed by STUART BURGE
Today Carshalton Beaches ... Tomorrow Croydon
Arena investigates the grass-roots of rock today with John Peel and John Walters
' When the punk thing started, the whole process of making records, and music as well, was demystified ... Now everybody seems to have a home tape-recorder and a group. They make a tape and they send it to us.' (JOHN PEEL) John Peel's radio show provides a unique platform for the thousands of groups who have been making music entirely outside the big business of the record industry. Tonight's programme does not begin in a 36-track recording studio in Los Angeles but in a bedroom in Carshalton Beeches, a tasteful suburb just outside Croydon. featuring The Nightingales from Birmingham; The Liggers from Manchester; The Skids from Dunfermline and introducing, from Carshalton Beeches, Move to India
Film cameraman MIKE SOUTHON Film editor ALAN LEWENS Producer ALAN YENTOB DirectorANTHONY WALL
The Benson and Hedges Masters
DESMOND LYNAM introduces highlights of today's semi-final matches which decided who will go through to tomorrow's Final. This year's winner will receive not only the coveted title of 1981 Masters Champion but also a cheque for £6,000. The total prize money is £20,000 with another £10.000 to be won by the first player to achieve a maximum break of 147. Producer RICHARD TILLING
Scores and reports on Ccefax
presents Rockpop: part 2 featuring further highlights from two concerts recorded in December for German television. This week
Dire Straits and ! Talking Heads
at the Westfallenhalle, Dortmund
; Director PETER BEHLE
' Television presentation
Record (record BELP 017, cassette ZCF 017) from record shops
The classic sci-fi series exploring the boundaries of man's inner self when faced with alien forces in time and space.
Production and Decay of Strange Particles starring George Macready
Leonard Nimoy , Rudy Solari
A nuclear holocaust becomes imminent as a cluster of strange particles from another galaxy gets out of control. The cluster starts multiplying, unleashing incredible powers.
Written and directed by LESLIE STEVENS Produced by JOSEPH STEFANO