R3: Against the Stream (1964)

UK, 27 November 1964
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: R3 (1964-1965) – series 1, episode 4

A British science fiction television episode directed by Bill Hays.

Plot Summary

Cox’s research into a popular drug has begun to cast a certain amount of doubt on its effectiveness. But as he tries to publish his work, he finds himself coming up against the vested interests of big corporations.


Director: Bill Hays
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Script: Bill Strutton
Script Editor/Story Consultant: N.J. Crisp
Music: Ken Thorne
Designer: John Cooper

John Robinson (Sir Michael Gerrard)
Brenda Saunders (Miss Brooks)
Elizabeth Sellars (Dr May Howard)
Richard Wordsworth (Dr Peter Travers)
Moultrie Kelsall (Dr George Fratton)
Simon Lack (Dr Jack Morton)
Edwin Richfield (Pomeroy)
Janet Kelly (Betty Mason)
Derek Benfield (Tom Collis)
Maxwell Foster (Porter)
George Roubicek (Dr Cox)
Rosemary Nicols (Jenny)
Leonard Sachs (Dr Rose)
Rosamund Burns (Miss Pearce)
Griffith Jones (Dr Sibley)
Ian Cunningham (Professor Macauley)
Tom Macauley (Meredith)


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

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