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Release Date:
10 June 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
They're the Tops. the Best. the Peak. They're the Champions. [DVD Boxset]
Plot:
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva... See more »
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User Reviews:
"Fun fantasy series!" See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 16)
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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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 Ball .... 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)
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Trivia:
Stuart Damon was cast largely as an incentive for the American market.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) (TV)See more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
"Fun fantasy series!", 20 October 2003
Author: jamesraeburn2003 from Poole, Dorset

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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