• Interviewee

    Richard Franklin

  • Portrayed

    Captain Mike Yates in Doctor Who, 1971-1974, 1983

During the early 1970’s the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT) featured heavily in Doctor Who. Captain Mike Yates joined the ‘three man army’ during Terror of the Autons and was a regular cast member right through the Jon Pertwee era.

Richard Franklin’s portrayal of the young and idealistic army officer was an instant success with viewers and eventually led to Mike Yates playing a pivotal role in both Invasion of the Dinosaurs and Planet of the Spiders.

This Myth Makers consists two interviews with Richard, the first shot on location at his former Yorkshire home in 1989 and the second in studios in 1996.

Mind you, Nicholas Briggs did have to persuade Richard to participate…

Technical details, RTP 0355

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