R3 (TV series)

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Genre Science fiction
Created by N. J. Crisp
Starring John Robinson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 26
Producer(s) Andrew Osborn
John Robins
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC One
Original release 20 November 1964 (1964-11-20) – 28 September 1965 (1965-09-28)

R3 is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1964 and 1965. Full title was Ministry of Research Centre No.3. It was a 50-minute show, and the series starred John Robinson as Sir Michael Gerrard, Jeremy Young as Wilson, David Blake Kelly as Captain Rogers, and was set in a scientific research facility at the Ministry of Research. R3 is also notable for providing early TV exposure for a young Oliver Reed, cast as one of the scientists on the ministry staff, Dr. Richard Franklin.

In "Experiment in Death" (shown Tuesday 27 July 1965 on BBC 1), written by N J Crisp, Undersea exploration becomes an experiment in survival in a bathysphere. That show starred Edward Judd as Peters, Brigit Forsyth as a secretary, Donald Hoath as Turner and Stephen John as a meteorologist. It was produced by John Robins and directed by Paul Bernard.


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