R3: On the Spike (1964)

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

A British science fiction television episode directed by Terence Williams.

Plot Summary

Fratton is rude to a journalist and dismissive of the questions asked of him. But when R3 is subject to a strange series of events, he begins to regret his actions.


Director: Terence Williams
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Script: Bill Strutton
Script Editor/Story Consultant: N.J. Crisp
Music: Ken Thorne
Designer: Peter Sedden

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)
Richard Carpenter (Willis)
Eric Thompson (Haley)
Stephanie Bidmead (Doris Haley)
Carol Austin (Sheila Carson)
Bryan Marshall (Chris Marks)
John Maxim (Dr Tayfield)
Frederick Schiller (Dr Brinkman)


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

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