R3: The Astronaut (1965)

UK, 6 February
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: R3 (1964-1965) – series 1, episode 12

A British science fiction television episode directed by Terence Williams.

Plot Summary

An astronaut returns from his mission, but there seems to be something wrong with him. He's different somehow – but what has changed?


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

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 Pasco (Jim Bartley)
Roy Hills (Mark Bartley)
Michael Sarson (Paul Bartley)
Ann Morrish (Ruth Bartley)
Eric McCaine (Jock Harris)
Tom Bowman (Group Captain Trent)
Alex Scott (Dr Max Ramkl)


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