Richard Franklin is best known to Doctor Who fans as UNIT Captain Mike Yates. Richard starred in the show in 9 serials alongside Jon Pertwee's Doctor from Terror of the Autons (1971) to Planet of the Spiders (1974), with guest appearances in 1983's 20th anniversary adventure The Five Doctors and 1993 Children in Need special Dimensions in Time. Richard also penned and starred the 1984 play Recall UNIT: The Great Tea-Bag Mystery. Away from Doctor Who, Richard has guest starred in various television shows including Dixon of Dock Green, Blake's 7 and Heartbeat, and has had regular roles in soap operas Crossroads and Emmerdale Farm. Richard can also be seen in 2017's blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Richard also has a vast body of theatre work and regularly produces shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Richard has reprised the role of Mike Yates on audio, alongside Tom Baker for BBC Audio and for Big Finish Productions in Companion Chronicles, Lost Stories, UNIT and most recently alongside Katy Manning and Tim Trelor in The Third Doctor Adventures.
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