R3: The Critical Moment (1965)

UK, 23 January 1965
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: R3 (1964-1965) – series 1, episode 10

A British science fiction television episode directed by Bill Hays.

Plot Summary

R3 are asked to investigate a mysterious series of helicopter crashes – but no-one at first can find anything wrong with either the machines themselves or the pilots.


Director: Bill Hays
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Script: Bill Macllwraith
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)
Jerome Willis (Lt Cmdr Johnson)
Glyn Owen (Captain Richards)
Philip Latham (Colonel Gold)
Michael Culver (Lt Lewis)
Michael Wilsher (petty officer)
Maurice Hedley (Brigadier Waters)


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