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: Open University

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.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: 1 The Franchise Affair

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


Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Robert Hall
Unknown: Lawrence Huntington
Novel By: Josephine Tey
Produced By: Robert Hall
Directed By: Lawrence Huntington
Robert Blair: Michael Denison
Marion Sharpe: ,dulcie Gray
Kevin MacDermott: Anthony Nicholls
Mrs Sharpe: Marjorie Fielding
Aunt Lin: Athene Seyler
Betty Kane: Ann Stephens
Mrs Chadwick: Hy Hazell
Det Insp Grant: John Bailey
Mrs Wynn: Avice Landone
Stanley Peters: Kenneth More
Bill Brough: Patrick Troughton

: Play Away

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


Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Andrêe Welstead Hornby
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Cinema: 2 The Unfaithful

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


Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Lew Ayres
Unknown: Zachary Scott
Unknown: Chris Hunter
Unknown: David Goodis
Unknown: James Gunn.
Produced By: Jerry Wald
Directed By: Vincent Sherman
Chris Hunter: Ann Sheridan
Larry Hannaford: Lew Ayres
Bob Hunter: Zachary Scott
Paula: Eve Arden
Prosecutor: Jerome Cowan
Martin Barrow: Steven Geray
Lt Reynolds: John Hoyt
Claire: Peggy Knudsen
Mrs Tanner: Marta Mitrovich

: Did You See....?

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


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Woon
Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: John Archer

: International Snooker

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


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Commentators: John Pllman

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

The Thorn County
Championship Final
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

: Film International: Payment in Kind

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


Unknown: Milos Kopecky
Unknown: Oldrich Lukasek
Unknown: Jaroslav Dietl
Directed By: Jaromil Jires
Doctor of Laws, Lukasek: Milos Kopecky
Lukaskova: Alena Vranova
Zuzana: Zlata Adamovska
Aunty Marova: Marie Brozova
Judge Petrik: Martin Ruzek
Joun: Jaroslav Satoransky
Vrana: Karel Augusta

: Sons and Lovers

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? '


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence.
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Music: John Tams
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Stuart Burge
Gertrude Morel: Eileen Atkins
Walter Morel: Tom Bell
Paul Morel: Karl Johnson
Miriam Leivers: Leonie Mellinger
Clara Dawes: Lynn Dearth
Mrs Leivers: Jean Boht
Mr Leivers: Peter Davidson
Edgar: David Neilson
Maurice: Rob Middleton
Geoffrey: Steven Holt
Hubert: Mark Nightingale
Annie Morel: Amanda Parfitt
Arthur Morel: Peter Duncan
Leonard: Stephen Finlay
Alice: Theresa Ratcliff
Kitty: Deirdre Lee
Beatrice: Janine Duvitski

: News on 2


: Arena

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


Unknown: Mike Southon
Editor: Alan Lewens
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Anthony Wall

: International Snooker

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


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Richard Tilling

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

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


Director: Peter Behle

: The Outer Limits

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


Unknown: George MacReady
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: Rudy Solari
Directed By: Leslie Stevens
Produced By: Joseph Stefano

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