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Release Date:
10 June 1968 (USA) See more »
They're the Tops. the Best. the Peak. They're the Champions. [DVD Boxset]
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 17)

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)

Series Directed by
Cyril Frankel (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
Paul Dickson (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Gilling (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Asher (4 episodes, 1969)
Roy Ward Baker (2 episodes, 1969)

Ray Austin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Monty Berman (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dennis Spooner (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Donald James (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Philip Broadley (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Tony Williamson (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brian Clemens (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gerald Kelsey (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Terry Nation (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ralph Smart (2 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Produced by
Monty Berman .... producer (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Johnny Goodman .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Original Music by
Edwin Astley (22 episodes, 1968-1969)
Albert Elms (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Cinematography by
Frank Watts (29 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Film Editing by
Peter Pitt (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Derek Chambers (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
Inman Hunter (5 episodes, 1969)
Series Casting by
Judith Jourd (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Anthony Arnell (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Owen (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Art Direction by
Charles Bishop (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Makeup Department
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup supervisor (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Mike Jones .... hair stylist (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
Patrick Grant .... hair stylist / hairdressing (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Production Management
Philip Aizlewood .... post-production supervisor (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Malcolm Christopher .... production manager (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Geoffrey Haine .... production supervisor (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Hough .... second unit director (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ray Austin .... second unit director (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ken Baker .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
Pat Kelly .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Denny Lewis .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ernest Morris .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ken Softley .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1968)
Colin Lord .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Art Department
John Graysmark .... associate art director / assistant art director (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bill Greene .... construction manager (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sid Palmer .... production buyer (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
A.J. Van Montagu .... scenic artist (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brian Rider .... set dresser (27 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Jarvis .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1968-1969)

Larry Clark Bird .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Len Abbott .... sound recordist (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
David Bowen .... sound recordist (19 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alan Corder .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1968-1969)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist (11 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roy Lafbery .... sound editor (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1969)
William Trent .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1968)
Series Special Effects by
Sydney Pearson .... special effects (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Stunts
Bill Sawyer .... stunt arranger (16 episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank Maher .... stunt arranger (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Hallows .... supervising electrician (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Winbolt .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
James Allen .... camera operator: second unit / camera: second unit (18 episodes, 1968-1969)
Harry Gillam .... camera operator / camera operator: second unit (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Walter J. Harvey .... camera operator: second unit / camera: second unit (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Music Department
Tony Hatch .... composer: theme music / theme arranger (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Edwin Astley .... musical director (27 episodes, 1968-1969)
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (21 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alan Willis .... music editor (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Albert Elms .... musical director (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Other crew
Dennis Spooner .... script supervisor (29 episodes, 1968-1969)
Valery Norman .... continuity (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sally Jones .... continuity (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Elizabeth Wilcox .... continuity (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Annabel Davis-Goff .... continuity (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Isabelle Byers .... continuity (3 episodes, 1968-1969)

Lillian Lee .... continuity (unknown episodes)

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60 min (30 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Anthony Nicholls wore a hairpiece and a false beard when he played Commander Tremayne.See more »
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
They are the champions!, 5 June 2013
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

I don't know what was the more "out-there" ITC fantasy series from the late 60's, this or the equally wonderful "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)". I think I'll call it a draw and a high-scoring one at that.

As a child of 8, I slavishly watched this series on first release so my warm memories of it are very strong and long-lasting, completely over-powering my critical faculties screaming how improbable and incredulous the concept and plot-lines were.

The three actors in the lead roles gelled together so well, Stuart Damon, the handsome, smooth-talking athletic American, Richard Gaunt the more grounded, thoughtful Britisher second wheel while Alexandra Bastedo provided the glamour and feminine wiles, triggering a major crush in my boyhood self.

The trio's special powers weren't so all-powerful as to make them immune from danger (unlike say Steve Austin's in the next decade) and they invariably relied on teamwork to get the job done, usually to the consternation of their permanently flummoxed boss Anthony Nicholls.

Looking back, I just feel so pleased that I started watching TV as a boy when adventure series like this were airing, including "The Avengers","Mission Impossible", "Department S" and others too numerous to mention. How lucky for us nostalgia-freaks that they are almost all readily available again on DVD or streaming channels.

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