The Champions (1968–1969)

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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

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Stuart Damon ...
 Craig Stirling (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alexandra Bastedo ...
 Sharron Macready (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
William Gaunt ...
 Richard Barrett (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Anthony Nicholls ...
 Cmdr. W.L. Tremayne / ... (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate some potentially lethal experiments in Communist China, but when they were escaping, their plane was damaged. They crashed into a remote part of the Himalayas where they were rescued by members an unknown civilization. They came away from the encounter with superhuman powers--telepathy, superior strength, memory, etc.--and returned to the outside world as "Champions of law, order and justice", to quote the series' opening. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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spy | eurospy

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They're the Tops. the Best. the Peak. They're the Champions. [DVD Boxset]


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10 June 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Nemesis building is actually the Directorate of Technical Services and Directorate of Housing and Environmental Services. It is not in Geneva, but in the London Borough of Barnet. See more »

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Craig Stirling: It's what I've oft times said.
Richard Barrett: What have you oft times said?
Craig Stirling: You're cheap
Richard Barrett: I'm what?
Craig Stirling: Cheap, cheap.
Richard Barrett: You sound like a canary.
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Referenced in The Cult of...: Adam Adamant Lives! (2006) See more »

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Slightly Dry but very entertaining

You can tell by the Buddhist overtones in the first 2 episodes that Dennis Spooner was involved here. The Champions, or what I've seen of the series (6 episodes), is yet another in the long line of 60s-70s spy shows from Great Britain. But the marked difference here is the special abilities given to each of the main characters.

They all have unusual, superhuman powers which aid them in their crime-busting. It's a bit cheesy at times, but whatever gets the job done...

I know that The Champions are virtually unheard of in my native country, but the videos are commercially available in the UK. If you're fond of obscure technicolor british action-adventure, then you can't miss The Champions.

The only problem I have with the series so far: Why do so many British shows have American actors at the helm?


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