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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Complete series cast summary:
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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They're the Tops. the Best. the Peak. They're the Champions. [DVD Boxset]


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Cyril Frankel directed 10 of the 30 episodes. His favorite was episode 18, "The Interrogation". See more »

Quotes

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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"Fun fantasy series!"
20 October 2003 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Three secret agents crash their plane in Tibet, but are saved by the people of a lost civilisation who endow them with the powers of super humans.

Fun fantasy series which has had some good actors and directors working on it including John Gilling (THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, THE REPTILE for Hammer), veteran cinematographer-director Freddie Francis (who won an Oscar for SONS AND LOVERS) and Cyril Frankel who worked on just about every cult British TV show from that era. On the acting side John Carson and Gerald Harper have made guest appearances. It was the skills of all the people involved, not forgetting Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt who made nonsensical material credible to watch.

This show has been re-run on BBC 2 in the mid-1990's and several of the episodes are out on video and DVD.


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