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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." 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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UK

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English

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10 June 1968 (USA) See more »

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Los campeones See more »

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(30 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In 2008, when Tom Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner took over United Artists, they announced a feature version of " The Champions " with Christopher Mcquarrie scripting, Guillermo del Toro directing and Tom Cruise starring. However following " Valkyrie " and the poor performance of " Lions for Lambs " , Cruises ambitious slate was cancelled. 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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Slightly Dry but very entertaining
4 June 2000 | by dubnutSee all my reviews

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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