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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10 June 1968 (USA)  »

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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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powerful nostalgic memories
12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My siblings and I stumbled upon The Champions when our local station aired re-runs of it one summer in the 1970's. We absolutely adored it. There was something so exotic and mysterious about it, especially when compared to the usual American re-runs (Petticoat Junction, Green Acres... you get the idea). It had a similar feel to The Avengers (not too much of a surprise, since it was also British and in the spy/adventure genre).

I would love to see it again now -- hopefully it holds up. I've mentioned this show to others and no one has ever heard of it, so I began to wonder if I'd imagined its whole existence. But the wonder that is the web has allowed me track down information about it. Hopefully it will find a new generation of fans.


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