Myth Makers: Richard Franklin
 

No. 16 of 135 in the Myth Makers VHS & DVD interviews series
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Starring: Richard Franklin
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Editions:  UK UK (1st VHS) | UK UK (2nd VHS) | UK UK (DVD)
Note:Interview with the actor who co-starred regularly on Doctor Who between 1971 and 1974 as UNIT officer Captain Mike Yates.

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Edition: UK UK (1st VHS)
Title:  Myth Makers 16: Richard Franklin
Released:  January 1989
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Cover blurb:
"When I see the Doctor is actually face to face with a man-eating monster... then I realise I've been duped..."

In this edition of Myth Makers RICHARD FRANKLIN, better known to DOCTOR WHO fans as CAPTAIN MIKE YATES, shows NICHOLAS BRIGGS some of the sights and sounds of his home village of Middleham including his own unique house.

Richard tells the very personal story of how he began his career in acting, how he won the part of Mike Yates and how his life has continued to be involved in phenomenon that is DOCTOR WHO.

Mind you, Nick did have to persuade him to co-operate...

Cover image for Myth Makers: Richard Franklin
Edition: UK UK (2nd VHS)
Released:  November 1996
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Extended edition.

Cover blurb:
"I loved playing Mike Yates but there were times when I felt the character could go a lot further..."

During the early 1970's the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce 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 idealistic young 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 of two interviews with RICHARD, the first shot on location at his Yorkshire home in 1989 and the second in studios seven years later.

Mind you, NICHOLAS BRIGGS did have to persuade RICHARD to co-operate...

Cover image for Myth Makers: Richard Franklin
Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  August 2005
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x DVD
Owned:
Buy:
Reeltime Pictures
eBay

Cover blurb:
"I loved playing Mike Yates, but there were times when I felt the character could go no further."

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 for the rest of 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 of two interviews with RICHARD, the first shot on location at his former Yorkshire home in 1989 and the second in a video studio in 1996. Mind you, NICHOLAS BRIGGS did have to persuade RICHARD to participate...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Introduction, Biography and Behind-the-Scenes Footage.


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