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R3 was 50 minute a British television drama series produced by the BBC between 1964 and 1965. Its full title was Ministry of Research Centre No. 3. 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.

Created byN. J. Crisp
StarringJohn Robinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes26
Producer(s)Andrew Osborn
John Robins
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)BBC
Original networkBBC One
Original release20 November 1964 (1964-11-20) –
28 September 1965 (1965-09-28)

In "Experiment in Death" (shown Tuesday 27 July 1965 on BBC1), 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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