Richard Franklin Movies and Career Information

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Actor, Director, Producer and Writer

Richard Franklin is a British actor. He has had various roles in different television programmes including Crossroads (January - June 1969, as Joe Townsend) and Emmerdale Farm (1988–89, as Dennis Rigg). However, his most significant role was that of Captain Mike Yates, a member of UNIT, in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1971 to 1974. Franklin has stood for Parliament on several occasions and works today primarily as a theatre director. He has also guest-starred in a number of Big Finish Productions audio plays including Professor Bernice Summerfield: Dragons' Wrath, Sapphire and Steel: The Surest Poison and I, Davros: Innocence. His other acting television appearances include: Blake's 7, Dixon of Dock Green, The Saint, The Millicent Martin Show, Little Women, The Pathfinders, Catherine Cookson's The Gambling Man (1995) and more recently Heartbeat (1997, as a Doctor). In terms of his political work, this has led to appearances on Campaign Calendar (Yorkshire TV) and an election speech at the Liberal Democrat Conference (broadcast by Sky TV in 1993). His theatre acting work includes Peter Dews' production of As You Like It, Same Time Next Year (Prince of

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