1 9 7 3 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Written by Carey Harrison (son of actor Rex Harrison and brother of Noel), The Jensen Code told the tale of 16-year-old Terry Connor (19-year-old Dai Bradley from Kes), a rough Birmingham lad who joins his mates – lively outspoken Jacko (Karl Howman) and quiet, mechanically-minded Ron (Paul Alexander) – at an Outward Bound activity centre in the Derbyshire Peak District.
The school which the three Birmingham boys attend is near a Ministry of Defence establishment where John Jensen (Leon Eagles) – a renowned British scientist and the inventor of “the Jensen Code” – works, and close to a farm run by Granny Powell (Daphne Heard).
When Terry stumbles on several vital clues his suspicions are aroused.
What is the mystery of the farmhouse? Who is the sinister new instructor, Gordon (Brian Croucher)?
What happened to the tough ex-Commando instructor Alex (Tony Wright, pictured) in the caves when they were potholing?
Jensen is murdered, but not before entrusting Terry with the code.
But Terry doesn’t know who to trust – a dilemma which is further complicated when he wakes up in the hospital with all memory of the code completely erased after meeting the sinister Mr Richards (Milton Johns).