R3 (1964-1965)

UK, 20 November -28 September 1965
2 series, 26 episodes, average 50m each
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

A British science fiction television series.

Premise

A group of work at the Ministry of Research's Research Centre Number Three (R3) where they investigate a number of then cutting-edge scientific issues, including the effects of space travel, the possibility of surviving a nuclear war and a possible space virus that infects a returning astronaut.

Episodes

Season One
A State of Anxiety (20 November 1964)
Against the Stream (27 November 1964)
On the Spike (4 December 1964)
The Patriot (11 December 1964)
Thunderbolt (18 December 1964)
The Short Cut (26 December 1964)
The Forum (2 January 1965)
Patterns of Behaviour (9 January 1965)
The Fratton Experiment (16 January 1965)
The Critical Moment (23 January 1965)
The Angel (30 January 1965)
The Astronaut (6 February 1965)
A Whole Lot of Reasons (13 February 1965)

Season Two
The Big Balloon (6 July 1965)
Unwelcome Visitor (13 July 1965)
One Free Man (20 July 1965)
Experiment in Depth (27 July 1965)
Black Warning (3 August 1965)
In Your Own Back Yard (10 August 1965)
Witch Doctor (17 August 1965)
And No Birds Sing (24 August 1965)
A Sudden Change of Programme (21 August 1965)
It's Better To Know (7 September 1965)
A Source of Contamination (14 September 1965)
Good Clean Fun (21 September 1965)
Personal Appearance (28 September 1965)

References

Periodicals
Time Screen no.7 (revised) p.24 – note

Books
The Complete Directory to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Television Series pp.636-637 – credits, episode guide, short article
The Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction (3rd edition) pp.359-363 – credits, episode guide, short article